This Easy coffee cake recipe will be a hit at breakfast, weekend brunch or your next gathering. It is simple and delicious with crumb topping. Add a cup of coffee and you will be set.
Easy coffee cake recipe
Coffee cake is amazing and we look for any excuse to make it. It’s the perfect idea for breakfast or an afternoon snack. My kids love it because they get “cake” for breakfast. 🙂 The entire family goes crazy over the topping. YUM!
This easy coffee cake recipe is also great for dessert. As you can see, it is great anytime!
If you love pumpkin, try our Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe. This is another favorite and pumpkin fans will love it.
Even better, the recipe is quick and easy. We also make this Cinnamon Roll Cake.
These recipes are special enough for guests but easy enough for busy school mornings. Yeah!
How do you make a coffee cake from scratch?
It is not complicated at all. You only need a few ingredients to make this homemade coffee cake. Skip the store bought mixes and make this simple cake instead.
I promise it is SO easy. Keep reading to learn more.
What ingredients do you need to make this easy coffee cake?
- baking powder
- butter or margarine
- topping: butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and reserved dry ingredients
How to make coffee cake?
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Next, spray a 9×9 baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Make sure to reserve ¼ cup to use later to make the topping.
Add softened butter, eggs, and milk to the large bowl. Mix until thick batter forms. Pour into prepared 9×9 pan.
Now it’s time to make the topping.
For the topping, cut in cold butter with the ¼ reserved dry ingredients. It should look like small crumbles when you’re done.
Cut in brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle crumbles over the batter.
Bake at 350 F for 35-40 or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Enjoy!
It is that simple and easy to make. You can enjoy this anytime you want.
What are some coffee cake add-ins or substitutions?
- Add nuts to the coffee cake topping. Pecans and walnuts are delicious.
- Drizzle a glaze on top like the one in Cinnamon Roll Cake.
- Try pumpkin puree in the cake to make a pumpkin coffee cake. We have a great recipe here.
- Fruit is a delicious add in. We like blueberries!
- Sour cream is a great add-in to make the cake even more moist and add flavor.
How do I store coffee cake?
You want to keep the coffee cake moist! Simply cover with foil or store in an air tight container in the fridge.
This will keep up to a week stored properly. However, ours never lasts that long. Everyone eats it pretty fast. 🙂
Make sure you have a good baking dish for this coffee cake.
There are several baking dishes on sale here. We used a 9×9 baking dish but you can also use a 9×13 if you don’t want it as thick.
The ones with the lid are really handy if you are taking this coffee cake somewhere.
I often use the disposable pans for the cake if I’m taking it to a potluck or gathering. I like not having to worry about the pan.
This is a great recipe to take to someone that just had a baby or is recovering from surgery. It can easily be dessert of breakfast. 🙂
This recipe is always a hit and perfect for dessert, breakfast or a snack. Everyone always loves it!
Try this delicious and easy coffee cake recipe!
The crumb topping is so delicious and the cake is super moist. This will quickly become one of your favorite coffee cake recipes.
Enjoy amazing streusel topping on top of this easy cake batter recipe. The entire thing really is so very simple.
Save money and make this homemade easy coffee cake.
Feel free to try some of these add ins or substitution ideas based on what is in your pantry. We often use what is on sale or we already have. The coffee cake always turns out fabulous!
Plus, we save so money making it homemade. Those box mixes can add up and they really don’t make that much if you have a crowd to feed.
We are fans of using what we already have and it saves us time and money. This is a great recipe.
We love simple recipes like this. In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.
Everyone will love it! You definitely will want to save this recipe because you will make it again and again!
Whether you are feeding a crowd at your next holiday or gathering or need something for your family, this coffee cake does not disappoint.
Make it this week and let me know how it turns out. Your family and friends will go crazy over this simple and easy recipe!
Print this classic coffee cake recipe:
Easy Coffee Cake
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons softened butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup of combined dry ingredients for cake
- 2 tablespoons cold butter or margarine
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Spray 9×9 dish.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Reserve ¼ cup in a small bowl to use for the topping.
- Add softened butter, eggs, and milk to the large bowl. Mix until thick batter forms. Pour into prepared 9×9 pan.
- For the topping, cut in cold butter with the ¼ reserved dry ingredients. It should look like small crumbles when you’re done. Cut in brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle crumbles over the batter.
- Bake at 350 F for 35-40 or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Enjoy!
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