From, "Great Lake Effects...Buffalo Beyond Winter and Wings," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 4 cups flour

  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened


Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Sift 4 cups flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Beat the eggs in a mixer bowl until pale yellow.  Add 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup butter and vanilla. Beat until creamy, scraping the bowl occasionally.  Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk 1/2 at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Spoon into the prepared loaf pans.

Combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 3 Tablespoons butter in a bowl, stirring with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the loaves test done. Cool in the pans on a wire rack.  Invert onto a hard surface. Cut into slices

2 loaves

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