Tucker's is a classic buttermilk coffeecake with a nutty streusel topping.
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chopped pecans
- In a bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add melted butter; mix well. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture for the topping.
- To the remaining crumb mixture, stir in buttermilk, vanilla, and egg; the batter will be lumpy. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
- Add chopped pecans to the reserved topping; mix thoroughly. Sprinkle over the dough; pressing in lightly.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake tests done when a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Makes 12 servings.