Sutter Home Kitchen Buttermilk Coffee Cake Makes Any Moment Sweeter

Sutter Home Kitchen Buttermilk Coffee Cake Makes Any Moment Sweeter

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Buttermilk Coffee Cake

After a nice, traditional family meal, you sometimes find yourself with a little extra room for some warm, fresh-baked, tender-loving cake. This Buttermilk Coffee Cake is exactly what you’re looking for to finish things off. It’s a thick, buttery delicacy, packed with rich notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. The top layer of chopped nuts gives it a surprising and delightful crunch.

You can enjoy it with a cup of coffee, a Sutter Home Chardonnay or Moscato, or even a Bubbly Brut mimosa. Either way, your craving for something yummy will be completely satisfied. Have a look at the recipe and get ready to enjoy the fragrant smell of scrumptious cinnamon throughout your home. This just-right recipe bakes up the perfect balance of crumbly and thick — plus, it’ll leave a lasting aroma that wafts from the kitchen throughout the rest of your home. Visitors will come knocking for the free smells alone.

Recipe from Chef Lori Conwell


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts
  • Drizzle on your favorite icing — we did, yet it’s optional.

How to make:

  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, and salt.
  2. Cut in butter till crumbly; set aside ¼ cup crumb mixture.
  3. To remaining crumb mixture, add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well.
  4. Add buttermilk and egg; mix well.
  5. Spread batter into a greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
  6. Stir together reserved crumbs and nuts; sprinkle atop batter.
  7. Drizzle on your favorite icing if desired.
  8. Bake in a 350° oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Serve warm. Treats 9.
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