Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake is a light & fluffy golden cake topped with a classic cinnamon, brown sugar streusel topping.
This coffee cake recipe has been in my family for years, made by one of my mom’s best friends, Shelia. Since then we have made several twists on this delicious recipe.
I have to say that this version of Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake is by far my favorite. Made with a few simple ingredients make this a part of your weekend morning routine.
There is one thing though that we all love and that is coffee cake. Seriously it has been a staple in our home and family since I was a child. Every once in a while I get the gumption to add a twist or two to this recipe and try something new. This time it was streusel topping, thanks to the suggestion from my friend Allison who made it first!
Light, fluffy and moist this coffee cake I thought couldn’t be better, but add a cinnamon streusel and a light dusting of powdered sugar, and you have the best pastry to start off your day with.
What is impressive about this Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is that it is so simple to make that even my kids can even make it. I love simple recipes that when paired with other things can make a complete meal.
RECIPES TO PAIR WITH COFFEE CAKE
INGREDIENTS FOR CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE
- 1 yellow box cake mix
- Cold salted butter
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- optional powdered sugar dusting
HOW TO BAKE CINNAMON STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE
Spray a 9×13” cake pan with non-stick cooking spray and prepare cake mix according to package directions.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the center is just barely set.
Meanwhile make your topping, in a large bowl add all your ingredients with a hand mixer. Mix together until combined and small crumbs form.
Remove the cake from the oven and sprinkle on the topping.
Place back in the oven and continue baking for 10-15 minutes until browned.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
Cut and serve each slice with a dusting of powdered sugar.
TIDBITS ABOUT COFFEE CAKE
Does a coffee cake have coffee in it?
Unlike what the name might suggest to some, the coffee cake does not actually contain coffee in it. Often, coffee cake is a term used for any cake that accompanies drinking coffee. To me, coffee cake has a delectable crumb texture with excess streusel, bring on the sugary topping … like the recipe I am sharing.
How should coffee cake be stored?
This coffee cake deliciously moist, tender cake that stays soft for days. For best results and flavor, store in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy within 3 days.
OTHER COFFEE CAKE RECIPES WE LOVE
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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
- 1 box yellow cake mix + ingredients on back of box
Cinnamon Streusel Topping
- 1 cup cold salted butter
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
- optional powdered sugar dusting
- Spray a 9×13” cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until center is just barely set.
- Meanwhile make your topping, in a large bowl add all your ingredients and with a hand mixer. Mix together until combined and small crumbs form.
- Remove cake from oven and sprinkle on the topping.Place back in the oven and continue baking for 10-15 minutes until browned
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly.Cut and serve each slice with a dusting of powdered sugar.