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Best Easy Coffee Cake

Make a moist, coffee cake from scratch with 10 minutes of prep time and everyday kitchen staples! It's laced with the best cinnamon streusel topping and is so good for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 419kcal


Coffee Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup cold butter diced


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and grease an 8x8 square baking dish with butter or spray oil.

Making the crumb topping

  • Add the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon to a small mixing bowl and mix together.
  • Add the diced cold butter to the flour mixture and cut it into the flour mixture using a fork or two knives. Make sure all of the flour and sugar mixed and it becomes moist and crumbly. I have even used my hands.

Making the Cake

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix well.
  • Add the butter to the dry ingredients and blend well.
  • Add the milk, egg, and vanilla extract and stir until just barely blended and the
  • Pour half of the cake batter into the baking dish and sprinkle a thin layer of the crumb topping across the batter.
  • Then pour the remaining batter in and spread evenly.
  • Top with the remaining streusel topping and again spread evenly across the top.

Baking the Coffee Cake

  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
  • Cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing into 9 squares.


Add ¼ -⅓ cup of chocolate chips to the batter.
Add in ½ cup of fresh diced apples or fresh blueberries
Add in nuts like chopped pecan or chopped walnuts to the streusel topping.
Use sour cream or plain Greek yogurt in place of milk
Swap out the butter in the cake for an equal amount of unsweetened applesauce for a lower calorie cake.
Use almond milk , soy milk or any other non-diary milk. Vanilla flavored milk will also be good.
Use gluten free flour like Bob's red Mill One-to-One.
Double the recipe and bake in a 9x13 rectangle baking dish
Store in an airtight container for a couple of days on the countertop or for up to a week in the refrigerator. I like to put mine in the microwave for about 10 seconds to warm it up just a tad before eating.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 528IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg