SPRINGTIME COFFEE CAKE BY JANET
Family Tested & Approved
butter ( 1 1/2 sticks )
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and spices. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles corn meal.
Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture in a second bowl, combine the buttermilk and baking soda.
Pour this into the remaining crumb mixture in halves, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Stir in the raisins and nuts. Spread the batter into a greased and floured9 by 13 pan.
Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until brown and springy when touched or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.