One of my fondest memories of elementary school in the LAUSD is the Old Fashioned Coffee Cake. I would make sure I got to school early enough, just to be one of the lucky ones to score a warm crumbly cake! It’s divine. And now that my boys are in the LAUSD – they got to experience this goodness. Yup, just like me…they looked forward to coffee cake days.
With school closed during unprecedented circumtances and remote learning is taking place at home, I wanted to give them a taste of normalcy in form of a cake…coffee cake to be exact!
I was so happy when I heard LAUSD released their famous coffee cake recipe from 1954! Oh, the little girl inside me was shrieking. It’s easy to make and best part, my boys helped bake it with me! Next, I hope to find LAUSD’s Chalupa recipe.
LAUSD’S Old Fashioned COFFEE CAKE
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven at 350° and grease a 9 by 13 pan. Set aside.
Combine the first six ingredients and mix until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup of the mix for your topping and add cinnamon. Combine the last 4 ingredients and add to the first mixture. Blend together but do not over mix. Pour the mixture onto the pan and sprinkle the reserved cinnamon crumb topping. Bake for about 25 minutes. Test with a toothpick – if it comes out clean, it’s READY!