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Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

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As they say, the streusel makes the coffee cake, really. That buttery, spicy and crumbly topping in all proper coffee cakes is the best part of these cake specialties. Without streusel, you’re just looking at a sponge cake.

It’s the streusel that makes coffee cakes so wonderfully attractive and compatible with all types of caffeinated drinks, from lattes and cappuccinos to flat whites and macchiato.

Well, let’s learn how to make a traditional streusel coffee cake. This one is not only easy but also reliable. Have this recipe close to your heart and make a coffee cake every time you have friends coming over for coffee!

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What goes into a Streusel Coffee Cake?

Coffee cakes start like many other sponge cakes. The recipe calls for butter, sugar, baking powder, salt and a little oil to keep the cake moist. Eggs, vanilla and milk will be today’s wet ingredients, and it all comes together beautifully to form a batter.|

The streusel, today’s main character, is made with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. You combine them and form crumbles. We’re not adding these to the cake just yet, but for the last ten minutes of baking time.

How to serve Streusel Coffee Cake?

Serve streusel coffee cake with a creamy coffee drink. It can be hot, iced or blended — any rich and creamy coffee drink is a great partner for a traditional coffee cake. You know what? You’ll love a slice of this cake on its own as well.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time50 min
  • Serving Size6
  • Energy651 cal


For the streusel:



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


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


Combine the oil, eggs, vanilla and milk in a second mixing bowl.


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


For the streusel, combine the sugar and the cinnamon in a food processor to form crumbs.


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
  • Calories651
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat22.9 g78 g29.36%
  • Saturated Fat8.5 g20 g42.5%
  • Cholesterol87 mg300 mg29%
  • Sodium126 mg2300 mg5.48%
  • Total Carbohydrate97.8 g275 g35.56%
  • Dietary Fiber2.7 g28 g9.64%
  • Total Sugars25.7 g
  • Protein13.7 g50 g27.4%
  • Calcium140 mg1300 mg10.77%
  • Iron5 mg18 mg27.78%
  • Potassium251 mg4700 mg5.34%
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