Jennifer’s Coffee Cake

Cutting straight to the chase tonight. It is a very political time and the food politics are so slanted and outrageous that I can’t even bother anymore.


  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour + 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Stick Butter + 2 Tablespoons
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Cardamom (fresh)


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Ovenproof 9 inch Square Pan (Pyrex)
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Fine Stainer
  • Mortar and Pestle
  1. Pre heat oven to 350.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt through the strainer.
  3. Beat egg in separate bowl.
  4. Melt 1 stick of the butter. Let cool slightly.
  5. Add egg, butter and milk to flour mixture. Mix well.
  6. Melt the other two tablespoons butter.
  7. Crush the cardamom with the mortar and pestle.
  8. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, cardamom, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, nuts and 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  9. Butter the pan well.
  10. Pour Half the batter in the pan.
  11. Add a layer of the brown sugar mixture evenly over the first half of batter.
  12. Cover with the remaining batter.
  13. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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