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5 from 3 votes

Cowboy Coffee Cake

This classic coffee cake is delicious enough for special occasions, but easy enough to make any day of the week.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee cake, cowboy coffee cake, crumb coffee cake, old fashioned coffee cake
Servings: 9


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar and sugar.
  • Cut the softened butter into small pieces and use your fingers to mix until it resembles fine crumbs.
  • Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set aside.
  • Stir in buttermilk, eggs, soda and salt.
  • Pour batter into pre buttered 9 x 9 pan.
  • Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture evenly over the top.
  • Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for at least 30minutes.