Quick Coffee Cake

The BEST and EASIEST Coffee Cake Recipe! { lilluna.com }

One of my FAVORITE things to make for a breakfast get-together is COFFEE CAKE! This next recipe is quick and it is so buttery and cinnamon-y that everyone loves it.

I’ve tried a few Coffee Cake recipes before, but none come close to this one…

 If you’re looking for a  quick and easy treat you can make for a breakfast get together, shower or meeting, then I know you’ll love this Quick Coffee Cake recipe. It is SO GOOD!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Quick Coffee Cake
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cup flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup margarine melted
  1. In a large mixing bowl. combine oil, eggs, vanilla and milk together.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Combine egg mixture with flour mixture. Pour half the batter into a 9x13 pan.
  4. In a medium bowl, prepare streusel by combining brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Sprinkle half of streusel on top of the batter. Top with remaining batter and then sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.
  6. Drizzle with melted margarine.
  7. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Makes 18-24 servings

The BEST and EASIEST Coffee Cake Recipe! { lilluna.com }

The BEST and EASIEST Coffee Cake Recipe! { lilluna.com }

Let me know if you try it out and like it! It’s SOO GOOD!

And in case you’re looking for another Morning Treat, check out this Cinnamon Roll Cake – another favorite!

Super Delicious Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe on { lilluna.com }!!

And why not share a few other favorites? 😉

Cream Cheese and Cinnamon Crescent Rolls - YUM! { lilluna.com }

Cinnamon and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Delicious and Easy Homemade Biscuit Donuts! { lilluna.com }

Biscuit Donuts

Pound Cake French Toast! YUMMY! { lilluna.com }

Pound Cake French Toast


Uncooked Spaghetti as Frosting Protector!!

Totally used this tip this weekend for Gav’s Monster CakeCheck it out HERE.

For all breakfast recipes on the site go HERE.


Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
Lil' Luna

Latest posts by Lil' Luna (see all)

Lil' Luna
Follow me on Instagram!
contact instagram subscribe g+ twitter pinterest facebook

Get updates,recipes & free prints


About Lil' Luna

Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

Leave a Comment


Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge


  1. 1

    Thanks for the recipe. That looks scrumptious! I pinned it and I'm totally going to have to try it soon!

  2. 2

    I ♥ the video…so cute & soooo funny!!!Thanks!♥'sSherry

  3. 3

    You always have the best posts! I now want to make a coffee cake, bake a cake and sit and watch this video over and over! LOVE this video…it's such a classic! Have a great day!Kirsten

  4. 4

    Yum this looks so good! I'm a sucker for coffee cake :)

  5. 5

    oh yum!!! Looks so delicious! Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

  6. 6

    Your coffee cake sounds absolutely delicious!

  7. 7

    thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! can't wait to see what you'll bring this week. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

  8. 8

    This recipe looks great! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's. I'm featuring this for my treat of the week on the link party today!

  9. 9

    How come there is no coffee used in the coffee cake

    • 10

      Because coffee cake is traditionally served with coffee. If I remember correctly, coffee cake was served more as something for guests to nibble on while having coffee with their hosts and not necessarily as a breakfast item, though that’s what it has become.

      • 11

        Oh, we love this coffee cake recipe and make it all the time. If you like this you should also check out the cinnamon roll cake – it is so good too!

  10. 12

    Love the cinnamon roll cake :-)

  11. 13

    I made this bread it is super easy and sooo sooo good…

  12. 15

    Amazing Coffee Cake, I’m having a piece now with my coffee. My husband loves it and has requested that I make one for him to take to work in the morning. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

    • 16

      Oh, I LOVE to hear that!! It’s definitely my favorite Coffee Cake recipe! If he likes it you’ll also have to try the Cinnamon Roll Cake (it’s our other favorite!) Thx for stopping by. XO

  13. 17

    This may be a silly question, but can you use butter instead? I don’t use margarine at all in cooking because of the hydrogenated oils.

  14. 19

    Hello. I baked your quick coffee cake for breakfast this morning and it was gorgeous! So quick and easy, too. This will become a regular for me now – can imagine this with blueberries or peaches mixed in. Just wanted to let people know it tastes as great as it looks.

    • 20

      I LOVE to hear that!! And I’ve never thought of adding fruit but that sounds divine… looks like I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  15. 21

    It sounds so easy! definitely gonna try. One question only, can I use whole wheat flour?

  16. 22

    I followed your recipe exactly but found that batter was kind of thick. It was hard to pour the second half and spread it out. So I just swirled it with a butter knife to make it marbled cake. It is in the oven now. Hope it turns out well

    • 23

      I had the same problem just now when I mixed it up following the recipe exactly. Would love to know if anyone else had this problem.

  17. 24

    Do you think I could make this recipe but pour it into a muffin pan to make coffee cake muffins? :)

    • 25

      I’ve never tried it but I think it would work! I would just decrease the cooking time. I’ll have to give it a try myself and let you know how it goes. 😉

  18. 26

    After drizzling the melted butter on top of the streusel, I put it in the oven and baked it. When I took it out the butter was just sitting on top and making it really soggy. Was there something I did wrong?

  19. 27

    Omg I made the coffee cake recipe…divine, it is a keeper! Thank you!

  20. 29

    Found this recipe on pinterest… Thanks so much! It’s Thanksgiving today and we unexpectedly found ourselves unable to travel to the wonderful dinner waiting at my relative’s house. I was scrambling to at least come up with a special breakfast brunch and this recipe was the perfect addition. It was super fast, easy, and delicious! Not to mention it uses common ingredients that I had on hand… Very important when all the stores are closed! The hubby and kids loved it, thanks again!

  21. 30

    What kind of oil did you use? Can coconut oil be substituted?

  22. 34

    I just wrote down 4 of your cinnamon recipes (I like cinnamon too). I will be making the cinnamon cresent rolls this morning. They look so yummy and easy. I like easy recipes. Thanks for sharing so many great looking sweets. I’d rather bake than cook. :-)

  23. 35

    Am I missing something? Where is the coffee in this ‘coffee cake’ Or is it just a cake to have with coffee??

    Still sounds delicious but thought I’d ask!
    : )


  24. 37

    In the oven…watch this space. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. 38
    Dianne McDonald :

    OMG!!! I made this tonight for a dessert and everyone loved it! I can’t believe how easy yet so tasty! I served it with a fresh whipped cream on top. Thank you very much for this recipe. Will definitely print this out and save it. :)

    • 39

      Thanks for stopping by, Dianne!! I’m so glad you guys liked it. It’s definitely one of our favorites (delicious AND easy!!) I hope you continue to find other recipes on the site that you love and enjoy. :)

  26. 40

    CoffeeCafe is so delicious and super easy to make!! Wondering if you can substitute the flour for whole wheat flour? Trying to figure how can I make it a little bit healthier so my husband and I can have it more often! :-)

  27. 41

    Thank you for your wonderful recipe! We tried it tonight and it was a HIT! One question, was I supposed to grease the baking dish? The edges were a little crispy. I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes! :)

  28. 42

    Do you prep the 9×13 pan with anything for the Quick Coffee Cake recipe?

  29. 44

    I just made this coffee cake and it is amazing, for the people who do not want a dense cake you have to mix the flour mixture and the egg mixture with a spatula and not an electric mixer. I only used 1 tablespoon of margarine to drizzle on top and it turned out just as great.
    deana recently posted..Link Party PaloozaMy Profile

  30. 46

    Made this tonight for bible study in the morning. Hope it makes it til then! 😉 This is an awesome coffee cake…some can get dry on you, not this one! Delish! Thanks for sharing.

SheKnows Media - Food