Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
3/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
Mix into crumbs and put aside 1 cup for topping,
divide into two equal amounts. Put aside.
Then add to the rest of the crumbs;
1 cup of buttermilk and 1 teaspoon baking soda, mixing them
1 teaspoon of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all together, you may have to add a little more buttermilk, but don't have the batter runny, it should be a little on the thick side, but pourable.
Grease and flour two (2) 8 or 9 inch round cake pans, pour the batter into the pans and put the crumbs on top of both, pat down a little.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean.
These cakes are great for freezing. if you want to make ahead, and have extra's on hand. Wrap in Saran Wrap for best results, then put into a freezer bag.