This Cowboy Coffee Cake is the perfect dessert to serve at your COUNTRY STYLE BARBECUE, MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION OR  BACKYARD BARBECUE!

Cowboy Coffee Cake - Lady Behind The Curtain

Adding brown sugar gives this Cowboy Coffee Cake and caramel taste and adding buttermilk keeps the cake moist.  Together they make this cake delicious!

Cowboy Coffee Cake - Lady Behind The Curtain

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Cowboy Coffee Cake - Lady Behind The Curtain

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Cowboy Coffee Cake

Preparation 20 minutes 2017-10-19T00:20:00+00:00 Cook Time 35 minutes 2017-10-19T00:35:00+00:00 Serves Serves 24     adjust servings

Perfect for your next Backyard Barbecue!


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, and salt.
  4. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; reserve 1/2 cup for topping.
  5. To remaining crumbs add baking powder, soda, and spices; mix well.
  6. Add milk and eggs; mix well.
  7. Turn into prepared baking dish.
  8. Combine the 1/2 cup reserved crumbs and nuts; sprinkle over batter.
  9. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into 24 squares.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is fromLady Behind The Curtain


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