Old-Fashioned Lemon-Nut Coffee Cake

Old-Fashioned Lemon-Nut Coffee Cake

1/3 cup  sugar; brown, packed
1/3 cup  sugar; granulated
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup  butter; chilled
1/3 cup  nuts; chopped walnuts or peanuts
1    egg
1/3 cup  buttermilk
2     teaspoon lemon rind; grated


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8- or 9-inch square cake
pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar,
granulated sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in the butter
until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the nuts. Remove and
reserve 1/3 cup of the mixture. In another bowl, beat in the egg,
buttermilk, and lemon rind or lemon extract together. Stir the egg
mixture into dry ingredients. Do not overmix. Batter will not be
smooth-looking. Turn batter into prepared cake pan. Sprinkle reserved
crumb mixture over the top. Bake 25 minutes, until golden. Serve
warm. makes 1 8" or 9" square cake