Spice Nut Coffee Cake

1/2 c. butter, room temperature
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar, divided
2 large eggs
2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
3 t. cinnamon divided
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. chopped wlanuts

In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat room temperature butter, sugar, 1/2 c. brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat. Add sifted flour, baking powder, soda, 2 t. cinnamon, nutmeg, alternate with buttermilk.  Fold in nuts. Pourinto a lightly sprayed 13 x 9 in baking pan. In a small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1 t. cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Preheat oven to 350^. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 

This coffee cake can be made several hours ahead or made the night before covered and refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperture before baking.

.Bon appetite!
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