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Homemade Classic Coffee Cake

Who can say no to a cinnamon-filled and buttered slice of cake? Prepare this delicious and mouth-watering Coffee Cake recipe with a cup of coffee.

November 20, 2021
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Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 25 mins
Cooking 50 mins
Total 75 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Grease a 9" x 13" cake tin with cooking spray or butter.
  2. For the cinnamon filling, mix 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a medium bowl. Then gradually add ¾ cup of flour and mix until all the ingredients are combined. Set aside.
  3. For crumb topping, add 1 cup brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 cup flour to a medium bowl. Whisk the ingredients. Then add 6 tablespoons of butter.
  4. Use your clean fingers to press the butter into the dry mixture and break it up. After you get a crumbly mixture, you can set it aside. For larger crumbs, try pressing a large handful together and breaking them into large pieces.
  5. For the cake batter, put 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of granulated sugar and ⅔ cup of brown sugar in a stand mixer. Beat ingredients on medium-high speed until fluffy and light in colour. Then add the eggs one at a time and beat the cake batter until each one is combined.
  6. Then add the vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt and blend for about 1 minute until all ingredients are incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  7. Run the mixer at low speed. Alternately add the remaining flour and sour cream. Blend until ingredients are combined and smooth.
  8. Pour half of the cake batter you prepared into the cake mold. Then spread the cinnamon filling evenly over the dough. Spread the remaining cake batter on the cinnamon layer with a spatula. Then sprinkle the crumb topping mix.
  9. Bake the coffee cake for 40-50 minutes. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and transfer it to the cooling wire.
  11. Wait 5-10 minutes until the cake has cooled. Then sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
  12. Enjoy this delicious cake with your favorite coffee.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Coffee Cake
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21 g26.9%
Cholesterol 96 mg32%
Sodium 339 mg14.7%
Protein 6.2 g12.4%
Potassium 229 mg4.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Be careful not to over mix the ingredients. Otherwise, the cake batter may harden.
  • Measure your flour correctly. You can use a kitchen scale to measure flour.
  • Use softened butter. Make sure the butter is not melted. If the butter is cold, the ingredients may not come together.
  • You can use full-fat yogurt instead of sour cream.
  • Insert a toothpick into the center to see if the cake is cooked. If it comes out clean, the cake is baked. If it is still dough, check your cake every 2-3 minutes.
  • Be careful not to overcook the cake. Otherwise, the cake may be dry.
  • Use chopped walnuts in the top layer of the cake for extra crunch.
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This Classic Coffee Cake recipe is a favorite of those who love a moist and fluffy sweet cake. The vanilla cake batter has a rich cinnamon flavor with cinnamon filling cream and crumb topping. Although it basically does not contain coffee flavor, you can add it if you wish.

Perfect for a morning breakfast or brunch with a hot coffee. Try this recipe now to accompany your tea or coffee pleasure. Bon Appetit.

What is Coffee Cake?

Coffee Cake is a moist and soft cake with cinnamon flavor made from flour, butter and sugar. The cake has a streusel layer. The streusel in this sweet cake can also be placed inside the cake as a filling. Coffee cake does not actually contain coffee flavoring. It got this name because it is served with coffee. It has different types of recipes. It can also be prepared with coffee upon request.

Coffee cakes became popular shortly after coffee was introduced to Europe in the 17th century. It began to be served with coffee and tea in the USA in the 18th century.

Does Coffee Cake Have Coffee in It?

It varies according to the recipe. Basically, cinnamon filling is used in the classic coffee cake. American coffee cake is a traditional sweet cake topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnut streusel. No coffee flavoring is added. The reason why this cake is called 'Coffee Cake' is that it goes perfectly with a cup of coffee. However, coffee flavoring is often used in coffee cakes in Ireland.

How to Store Coffee Cake?

Coffee cake tastes best when hot. However, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If you want to store it in the refrigerator, let it cool completely, then place it in a freezer bag or airtight container. This way it will last up to a week.

You can also freeze the coffee cake. To freeze the cake, let it cool completely, then wrap with cling film and aluminum foil. You can consume it this way for up to 3 months.

You can use a microwave or oven to reheat. If you are going to heat it in the microwave, wait 10 seconds. Bake the cake for 6-8 minutes at 350 °F to heat it in the oven.

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