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Easy Coffee Cake Recipe From Scratch

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Coffee cakes have no coffee, in case you were wondering, but they are the perfect partners for a warm cup of latte, cappuccino or just a hearty cup of black coffee.

Coffee cakes are always spongy, sometimes nutty, and often have a lovely buttery streusel crust. They’re super popular in coffee shops worldwide, and you’ll find some nice examples in specialized bakeries. How about making your own? How cool would that be?

Well, here’s an easy recipe for a coffee cake that’s ready in about an hour, and that will make your kitchen smell lovely! Your coffee cake will be right in time for when your guests arrive for a cup of coffee, some gossip and a few laughs. Here’s what you need to know.

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What you'll need

For this easy coffee cake recipe, you’ll need sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, a few eggs, a cup of milk and a few drops of vanilla extract. 

That’s it! Then we’re making a crumbly butter streusel with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.

This cake yields six large slices, or eight medium-sized slices, that’s totally up to you. It also depends on the size of your baking pan, which leads me to the equipment needed.

Equipment needed

For this easy coffee cake recipe, you’ll need an 8-inch square baking pan, two mixing bowls, one for the dry ingredients and another for the wet ingredients. 

You’ll make your life easier with a stand mixer, but you can use an electric hand mixer as well. This recipe is flawless; you’ll get a lovely result the first time you try it. Shall we give it a go?

How to Make It

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Serving Size6
  • Energy994 cal


For the streusel:



Preheat the oven at 350°F and grease an 8-inch square pan.


In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.


In a second mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: oil, eggs, vanilla and milk.


In a stand mixer, combine the dry and wet mixtures. Pour the batter into the cake pan.


For the streusel, use a small bowl to combine the sugar and the cinnamon.


Use a fork to mash the butter, slowly adding the sugar mixture to form crumbles.


Cover the cake pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes, uncover, carefully top with the streusel mixture and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size6
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories994
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat54.6 g78 g70%
  • Saturated Fat15.5 g20 g77.5%
  • Cholesterol99 mg300 mg33%
  • Sodium356 mg2300 mg15.48%
  • Total Carbohydrate120.3 g275 g43.75%
  • Dietary Fiber2 g28 g7.14%
  • Total Sugars70.7 g
  • Protein9.9 g50 g19.8%
  • Calcium212 mg1300 mg16.31%
  • Iron4 mg18 mg22.22%
  • Potassium418 mg4700 mg8.89%
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