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Homemade Raisin Coffee Cake Dessert Recipe

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Here’s a classic amongst classics, a plain coffee cake with specks of fruit. This is the original coffee cake and, hands down, the best partner for any caffeinated drink. Coffee cakes are meant to be uncomplicated but tasty; they’re supposed to complement your coffee while chatting with friends and family.

Well, the cake below does just that, and it does it very well. When making coffee cakes in a loaf pan, they also look the part — after all, this is the ultimate homemade baking treat!

Homemade Raisin Coffee Cake Dessert Recipe

Why Make Raisin Coffee Cake?

If you have friends over for a cup of coffee, you need coffee cake — that’s just how it is and how we’ve done it for generations. Coffee cakes, though, at least the store-bought kind, have become too artificial and not particularly good. On the other hand, a homemade coffee cake is a memorable snack and a lovely coffee complement.

Besides, making this type of cake is easy. You need not deal with frostings and the likes — just good-old baking, and that’s satisfying. Let’s make this classic coffee cake and make a second loaf for a significant other! Everyone appreciates a good coffee cake.

What Goes Into Homemade Raisin Coffee Cake?

You can make a lovely coffee cake with ingredients you already have at home. You don’t even need baking experience, just a few mixing bowls and a hand mixer. For this recipe, we’ll mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs and vanilla. This is one spongy coffee cake! Add raisins or cranberries to give personality to your loaf, and have a greased loaf pan in hand — that’s all you need!

This cake is ready in an hour, from start to finish, and, if you’re not careful, your loved ones will make it disappear faster than that! Here’s the recipe for one classic coffee cake.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Serving Size10
  • Energy593 cal




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


In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon 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. Add the raisins and stir. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.


Cover the cake pan with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes or until cooked.


Allow cooling before unmolding. Slice and serve.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size10
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories593
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat32.4 g78 g41.54%
  • Saturated Fat6.2 g20 g31%
  • Cholesterol51 mg300 mg17%
  • Sodium201 mg2300 mg8.74%
  • Total Carbohydrate70.7 g275 g25.71%
  • Dietary Fiber1.8 g28 g6.43%
  • Total Sugars32 g
  • Protein7.5 g50 g15%
  • Calcium139 mg1300 mg10.69%
  • Iron3 mg18 mg16.67%
  • Potassium343 mg4700 mg7.3%
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