Nutmeg Coffee Cake

Nutmeg Coffee Cake

Serves 12

For a decadent touch around the holidays, spread a layer of Maple Cream Cheese Frosting over the top of this aromatic cake before slicing, then serve with hot, spiced cider.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar or brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with canola or olive oil spray. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flours, baking powder, salt, baking soda and nutmeg. Using a pastry cutter, two forks or your fingertips, blend butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine cornmeal. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish; set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together milk and egg, then add to remaining flour mixture along with chopped walnuts and stir to combine. Spoon on top of crust in pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan slightly before turning out onto a wire rack to let cool completely.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:290 calories (140 from fat), 16g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 19g sugar), 5g protein
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