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Montana Cowboy Coffee Cake Recipe

Being from Montana, I just couldn't resist putting the Montana Cowboy Coffee Cake Recipe on here.
This is my go to cake for just about all the bed and breakfast's in Montana. It's quick and easy to mix up and feeds up to 18 hungry cowboys.

2 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 cups Brown sugar
2/3 cup Shortening
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs, well beaten

Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~ 20 -
Pan Type ~ one 9 x 13 inch cake pan
Preheat oven to 375, grease and flour cake pan. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, salt, brown sugar and shortening with pastry blender. Reserve 1/2 cup of crumbs. Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg to remaining crumbs and stir. Add milk and eggs, mix until blended. Pour coffee cake batter into prepared pan.
Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top. Bake Montana Cowboy Coffee Cake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Serves 18
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 61 g
Calories 205
Calories from Fat 76
Total Fat 8.4g 13%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 128mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 30.1g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 16.4g
Protein 2.9g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 6% • Iron 6%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!