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Baking More? LAUSD Shares Legendary Old Fashioned Coffee Cake Recipe Amid 'Safer-At-Home' Orders

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As more residents stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, many have found themselves baking to pass the time.

Los Angeles Unified School District shared the recipe for its legendary Old Fashioned Coffee Cake from 1954 in hopes to bring some comfort to those staying "Safer-At-Home."

Here's what you'll need:

  • Baker's Flour - 2 1/2 cups
  • Brown Sugar/packed - 1 cup
  • Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp.
  • Salt - 1 tsp.
  • Nutmeg - 1 tsp.
  • Salad (Vegetable) Oil - 3/4 cup
  • Cinnamon - 1 tsp.
  • Baking Soda - 1 tsp.
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp.
  • Egg - 1 large
  • Buttermilk - 1 cup

The directions are as follows:

"Combine first six ingredients. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup of the above for topping. To this add the cinnamon. Combine last four ingredients and add to the first mixture. Blend together but do not over-mix. Put in a greased 9" x 13" cake pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon crumb topping over the top of the batter. Bake at 350 to 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes."

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