Published March 1, 1995.
The trick is to use the same mixture for both batter and topping.
The two standard options for homemade coffee cake are less than appealing on a typical Sunday morning--either a time-consuming yeast coffee cake or an unappetizing but quick baking-powder cake.
A relatively simple, quick-to-make coffee cake with a rich, buttery flavor and a tasty crumb topping.
Use buttermilk to thicken and enrich the batter, which must be thoroughly beaten to aerate and emulsify the ingredients; use a generous amount of crumb topping; and let the cake cool completely before serving.list of recipes