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Mom's Christmas Coffee Cake

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This was our "Christmas Coffee Cake" which was served every Christmas morning and all of my sisters and I have carried n the tradition!

Ingredients

1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Filling:
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted

Instructions

With electric mixer mix oil and sugar. Mix in eggs, dry ingredients and alternately add the milk and vanilla. Spread half of batter in greased 9x13-inch pan. Mix filling ingredients and spread half of this over cake layer and repeat. Pour 1 stick melted butter over entire cake. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Sarah (Dues) Hauri
Moline



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