Coffee Cake

With 5 minutes of prep, this crowd favorite homemade Coffee Cake is a delicious go-to for any breakfast, brunch, or celebration!

Along with our One Hour Cinnamon Rolls and Cinnamon Roll Cake, this Coffee Cake is always on our holiday must-make list. Be sure to try our Coffee Cake Muffins too! Can you tell we love our cinnamon cakes?!

A slice of easy homemade coffee cake served on a white plate with a fork.

Easy Coffee Cake

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.

My mom first made it for me when I left for a summer camp as a teenager and I remember thinking, “I need to have this recipe in my life!” It is packed with flavor!

I’ve tried a few coffee cake recipes before, but this is by far the best Coffee Cake recipe.

It’s simple and has become a staple for many holiday morning celebrations, especially Christmas and Thanksgiving. This Easy Coffee Cake is moist, soft, warm and full of cinnamon and sugar goodness.

Coffee cake recipe baked in baking dish.

Why is it called coffee cake?

This type of cake has been around for centuries with each country having their own variation.

The American versions have a delicious streusel topping and seem to have mainly originated from Germany. No matter the recipe what they all had in common was being served alongside warm cup of coffee. Hence the name Coffee Cake!

Coffee Cake vs Crumb Cake: These cakes are very similar and are often served in the morning or as a snack alongside a cup of coffee. The batter of both cakes are the same, the difference lies in the cinnamon sugar topping. Coffee cake is topped with a thin streusel layer. Crumb cake has a much thicker and chunkier crumb topping. 

How to Make Coffee Cake

As we mentioned, this coffee cake recipe is very simple. It takes us about 10 minutes to make before throwing it in the oven. After 30 minutes or so, you end up with the most delicious coffee cake you’ll ever try. 😉

WET INGREDIENTS. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, large eggs, vanilla and milk together.

DRY INGREDIENTS. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.

Combine egg mixture with flour mixture. Pour half the batter into a lightly greased 9×13 pan.

CRUMB TOPPING. In a medium bowl, prepare streusel by combining brown sugar and cinnamon.

Sprinkle half of streusel on top of the batter. Top with remaining half of the batter and then sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.

Drizzle with melted butter (you can do less and use ¼ cup butter or up to ⅓ cup butter melted).

BAKE + SERVE. Bake at 350 (no need to cover) for 35-40 minutes.

Brown sugar and cinnamon mixture in bowl.

Recipe tips

Dense batter: Don’t be alarmed when your batter seems thicker than you’re expecting. Using a spoon or spatula to mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients can help with the density. If you’re really worried you can add an extra egg or a little bit more milk to thin it out and make it easier to pour. 

Muffin method: This cake utilized the muffin method. This just means that the wet ingredients are mixed in one bowl and then you whisk the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.

The purpose for this is to thoroughly mix the baking soda and salt with the flour so that when it is added to the wet ingredients you can rest assured that everything is equally distributed and you won’t over-mix the batter. 


  • Adding fruit can be a delicious variation. Try blueberries, sliced peaches or sliced apples. The liquid from the fruit may cause the cake to be baked longer.
  • Use applesauce or coconut oil instead of vegetable oil
  • Add sliced almonds or chopped pecans or walnuts to the top of the cake to give it a delightful crunch
  • Drizzle a glaze over the top: Make a glaze by mixing ½ c confectioners sugar with 1 tablespoon milk. Mix until smooth and drizzle over cooled cake.
  • Lining the pan with parchment paper can help remove the cake more easily.
Melted butter drizzled over coffee cake batter.

Storing tips

Here are our top tips for storing coffee cake:

  • STORE in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • STORE in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • FREEZE. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

We like our coffee cake warm. To reheat: Warm in microwave for 10 second increments until warm. To heat in the oven remove any plastic wrap, then wrap in aluminum foil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and heat for 6-8 minutes or until warm.

Serving suggestions

This cake is often served with a cup of coffee or tea, but it’s great with other warm drinks as well: 

You can also serve it with some of our favorite savory breakfast casseroles like: Biscuit Egg Casserole, Potato Egg Casserole or Sausage Breakfast Casserole.

If you’re looking for a  quick and easy treat you can make for a breakfast get together, shower or meeting, then you should try this cake. It always gets two big thumbs up from anyone who tries it. 😀

Coffee cake recipe slice on white plate with red dish towel.

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Coffee Cake Recipe

4.98 from 1217 votes
With 5 minutes of prep, this crowd favorite homemade Coffee Cake is a delicious go-to for any breakfast, brunch, or celebration!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 264 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼-⅓ cup unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-x-13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, oil, milk and vanilla together.
  • In a medium bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Pour half the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
  • Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar on top of the batter. Top with remaining batter, by carefully pouring the batter over the cinnamon sugar layer. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the top, using more or less as desired.
  • Bake for 35–40 minutes and serve warm.



Make Ahead: This cake can be prepared several days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave, or in the oven at 350 degrees F for 8–10 minutes.

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  1. 5 stars
    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

    1. 5 stars
      Just had this for breakfast. We really enjoyed it. I doubled it to have one for the freezer and am so glad i did. I added nuts to the struesel just for some extra texture. Took a bit longer than 30 min for me. It was 42 min, for each one (baked individually), but my oven tends to not hold heat as well. Thanks for a yummy breakfast treat

        1. 5 stars
          I used a bundt pan & this receipe cake turned out perfect crunchy crust as a schtruddle should be added a drizzle glaze of OJ & confection sugar … It disappeared when the family woke up tnx JC

    2. Gotta have a re-do. Don’t know what I did wrong, but I did use a mix of ingredients. I used the rest of my turbinado sugar (3/4 cup) with the rest granulated white. Also used coconut flour instead of white. And mostly almond milk and a little oat milk. I’m guessing the chemistry and binding isn’t universal and it came out a pile of crumbles (would not “cake”) and was terribly sweet. I’m going back and sticking to the standard ingredients to give it a second batch. Fun though!

      1. You’ll have to let us know how you enjoy the cake on your second go-around. Thanks for sharing what you did and giving the recipe a try!

        1. 5 stars
          I have made this twice. The first time was strictly by the recipe and the second time with apple filling. Both were fantastic!!! This is a keeper recipe! Thanks!

    1. 5 stars
      This made my morning smell like ChriStmas! Im down south in the Carolinas and my cake was perfecTly done at 28 minutes. Dont underestimate this thick batter. It fills out the entire 9×13 pan. I lined my pan in foil and greased it.

      1. 5 stars
        Love this Coffee Cake recipe. We will be having it for Christmas Breakfast. It is simple, but seems like a nice fancy recipe and tastes so good.

    2. Looking forward to baking this coffee cake for my morning book CLUB’s final meeting till next year. Hope it is WArm buttery and delicious!! Thank you!

    3. 5 stars
      I’ve made this twice. It’s the perfect coffee cake recipe I’ve been looking for. It tastes amazing!

  2. 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!

    1. 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.

      1. 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!

        1. Thus did not bake in 30 minutes, i took it Out and the middle was jumping around like jello, my oven Hasn’t had a problem baking anything else so I am reluctant to say that was the problem

          1. I know that all ovens may vary in baking time, so it may take longer or it could be shorter. I hope it turned out!

          2. The middle wasent done so i left it in longer. Very doughie in the middle did I do something wrong ?

          3. 5 stars
            I made THis recipe FOR the first TIMe this morning. I pulled Mine from THe Oven 32 minutes After I put it in and It was perfect. Great recipe.

          4. Great recipe but wish I had read these comments. I used a glass pan & I added so much bake time that I lost count of how long it needed to bake.

        2. 5 stars
          Amazing coffee cake, added some instant coffe and some sour creme. Amazing. Needed extra cook time with tin foil off but great success. Thank you

          1. How much coffee did you add? I would love to try this with coffee added but I’m not experienced enough as a baker to know how much to add or what the batter is supposed to look like!Thanks!

          2. This recipe actually doesn’t call for any coffee in the ingredient list. It’s called coffee cake because it is yummy to dunk in or eat alongside a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. 🙂

      2. Thanks for answering that! I was also wondering why it’s called “coffee cake” but there’s no coffee in it. Now I understand! Thank you! ????

        1. 5 stars
          Just made your coffee cake,added some sliced apples and blueberries, only added 10 more minutes on cake a just afew more after I took foil off..Thisis a very tasty cake although the apples have alittle crunch, still very good. Will make again!!

          1. The apples and blueberry additions sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing what you do!

      1. I haven’t tried swapping it out, but typically butter and oil are interchangeable, so I think it’d be just fine!

      1. 5 stars
        I like my coffee cake less dense and more fluffy. So I added a half cup more milk to the recipe. Came out out perfect!!! Yummy!!!

    1. 5 stars
      I reduced the melted butter to one and a half sticks but otherwise fOllOwed the recipe. Super yummy!

  3. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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

        1. 5 stars
          Based on the volume and area, I wouldn’t recommend it. It will have to bake longer (since a loaf pan is deeper) so I would cover it for at least 15 – 20 minutes to make sure it bakes evenly.

  4. 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.

  5. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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. 🙂

  6. 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

    1. 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.

          1. 5 stars
            Happy to say it did in fact turn out great! Though next time I make it I think ill just swirl the first half of cinnamon brown sugar through the batter and top with the other half. So delicious! Glad I found this recipe! Thanks 🙂

    1. 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. 😉

  7. 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?

    1. At 25 minutes that is what mine was like with the butter pooling a little on the top. I added 5 minutes more baking time and at the 30 minute mark it was perfectly fine! Can’t wait to dig in tomorrow!

  8. 5 stars
    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!

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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!
    : )


  11. 5 stars
    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. 🙂

    1. 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. 🙂

  12. 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! 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    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! 🙂

    1. Yes! I’m so sorry! Make sure you grease your pan before you pour in the batter. 😉 I hope you LOVE it!! 😀

      1. Could you alter the recipe to state that? I’m just reading the comments while my cake is in the oven (not greased). Are used to Greece everything but I learned my lesson when something didn’t turn out so I always do exactly as the recipes written. It smells great though!

  14. 5 stars
    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.

  15. 5 stars
    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.

    1. I haven’t tried it but I’m pretty sure you can. In fact, I already wrote down on my list for 2016 to do a Pumpkin Coffee Cake version so let me know how it goes. 😉

  16. 5 stars
    This was the best coffee cake I ever made! I made it for Christmas breakfast and everyone went back for seconds. The only change I made was reduced the melted butter on top to 1/4 cup since it seemed like a lot to me and it was still delicious. 5 star!

  17. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday for Christmas using 1 cup apple sauce instead of oil & extra cinnamon in the streusel. It took maybe 5 mins longer to cook, but was excellent without the oil! Will become a regular at our house. Thank you!

  18. 5 stars
    Hi Kristen,

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I tried it today with a little variation. Added chopped walnuts & a tsp of flour to the streusel mixture. I reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 a cup. I used 4 tsp of melted butter instead of margerine. The cake was too good. Hubby liked it too. Must admit that this is one of my best bakes. Thank you so much.

    1. Thank you!! So happy to hear you tried and liked the recipe. Love what you did!! It’s definitely a keeper:)

  19. 5 stars
    Made this but used cocoa instead of cinnamon because I’m allergic to cinnamon. The batter was very thick and the butter is sitting on top of the cake its been 25 mins I’ll leave it in until the butter melts but so far not impressed!!!

    1. 5 stars
      Sounds like a problem on your end. This batter should be thick. And the butter on top is likely a result of variables in individual ovens and tempts.

  20. 5 stars
    this was super good! I replaced half the oil with applesauce (other half coconut oil) and it was moist and lovely. I found I didn’t need/use all the strussel — probably have 1/3 cup left over.

  21. 5 stars
    This recipe is consistently delicious! I’ve made it dozens of times, at home, for school, for meetings, for for friends and family, for brunch and for Christmas morning. It’s so easy, so good and is always appreciated. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  22. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I used it for a brunch gathering I had this morning, and it really turned out perfectly. I truly couldn’t ask for any better coffee cake! Thank you!

  23. 5 stars
    I am late to the party, but I have to say I tried this today and am in love. I’ve made many coffee cakes over the year, and this takes, well, the cake! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  24. 5 stars
    Very good…bakes 10-15 minutes longer for me. This is my newest go-to for breakfast pot lucks and work events. Everyone loves it!

  25. Making this right now! I too have some of the same issues as others…batter is too thick to spread in two layers and the butter is just sitting on the top. Some of it melted in but I had to drain a lot of it off. Baking it for another 15 and I crossing my fingers! Smells delicious!

  26. 5 stars
    I found this recipe a few months ago and have made it 5 times now ???? The second it’s gone my family asks for another. As soon as I make another everyone wants to come over and take some home. It’s perfect. Not too sweet or heavy. I have been considering replacing the milk with buttermilk. Do you suppose it would change the flavor or texture too much? I dont want to ruin a good thing ????

    1. I love hearing that! Thanks so much! I wish I knew. I haven’t added buttermilk before. I don’t like to ruin a good thing either, so I haven’t substituted ingredients for this. I guess you could try?? Let me know if you do 🙂 Thanks!

  27. I would love to make the quick coffee cake recipe, but I try to stay gluten free. Have you ever made it with GF flour? If so, which one?


    1. I am so sorry, but I haven’t. Has anyone else? If you bake a lot with it, does it change the recipes ever? If not, I would say, go for it!

  28. 5 stars
    I made your Quick Coffee cake! The results we’re excellent! My family loves it, it’s easy to make and looks exactly like the picture! Thank you for your recipe! I will be trying a lot more of your recipes.

  29. 5 stars
    I didn’t have any milk but really wanted a coffee cake for breakfast so I substituted the equivalent amount of milk with coffee. It’s really good! Definitely going to make it just like this again.

  30. 5 stars
    I love the Quick Coffee Cake recipe! I’ve made it many times. I do have one suggestion for anyone that the batter turns out too thick. I use 3 eggs instead of 2, makes the batter just right.

  31. 5 stars
    I made this the other night when I was bored, and my family devoured it so fast we were out the next day. IT IS DELICIOUS and I am already surprising it for my family again!!! Can’t wait to eat this yummy treat again!

  32. 5 stars
    Coffee cake has been a favorite breakfast treat of mine for as long as I can remember, and this quick recipe makes it even easier to make! Thank you so much, I can’t wait to try it out. YUM!

  33. I combined the brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter to make the streusel (I also added a teaspoon of ground ginger). That way the butter is throughout the coffee cake and no risk of the drizzled butter pooling on top. It’s just about to come out of the oven but it looks and smells amazing.

  34. 5 stars
    Made it and it was delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe! Do you know how well it freezes if I wanna save a batch to serve later on?

    1. You know, I haven’t tried freezing this. I would think it should be ok. We love it so much, that we never have any left, but I should double it & try it myself.

  35. 5 stars
    I made it and the butter pooled on top and did not cook the middle, I put it in for another 13 minutes with hopes of it being cooked without burning the edges!

    1. Oh, no, I’m sorry. I haven’t had that happen..I wonder what made it do that? How did it turn out after cooking longer?

      1. What type of 9×13 pan did you use? I used glass 9×13 & it needed to cook much longer & had so much pooling butter/squishy areas. It was still yummy but I’m wondering what will happen if I use a different pan.

        1. I use a glass as well. You may just need to leave it in longer or you can totally use a different pan 🙂

  36. 5 stars
    I just made this. It is fantastic! Thank You!
    After 30 minutes in the oven it was not cooked at all.
    I had to cook mine for 1 hour at 350.

  37. I’m making this right now, but it’s taking a lot longer than 30 mins. I keep adding 5 mins at a time. Any thoughts?

  38. 5 stars
    This truly *was* the BEST coffee cake ever (although I’ve only used the recipe on the box of Bisquick!) and SO easy!! The batter was so thick that I wasn’t sure I had done it right. It turned out, though, so I just changed my copy to “‘spread’ the batter…”

  39. 5 stars
    This was delicious, but I did make two changes. First, I used apple sauce in place of the oil – it came out so moist and delicious and saved me tons of calories! lol And second, for the topping, I mixed the butter (not margarine) with the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until a bit crumbly but well incorporated and then put that on top of the batter. No pooling of butter on top this way and makes a delicious streusel!

    1. I thought to do that as a classical streusel topping, but decided to follow the recipe instead. did you mix the brown sugar & cinnamon with cold butter and sprinkle that on top? how much butter did you use?

  40. This will let you know I experimented with your recipe and failed. Trying to cut carbs, I decreased the sugar to about 2/3 cup. The batter was like a cross between bread dough and cake batter. Not sure if that is normal. ? Had to work to spread it out. Didn’t seem like enough to make two layers. The cake came out extremely crumbly. Tasted ok. More Sugar in cake would have been better. 🙂
    My question: would the reduced sugar make it crumbly? Just wondering and wanting to learn. Thanks for your great recipes!

    1. I haven’t tried, so I’m not sure. The only thing that should be crumbly is the streusel. Besides the sugar, you followed the recipe?

  41. Recipe is messed up, it calls for margerine, but when you get down to the description, there is no margerine mentioned.

  42. 5 stars
    Made it on the spur of the moment for New Years house guests. Easy to make, got rave reviews. Made my house smell great! Looked a little gooey when I first took out of the oven but nice consistency after it cooled. Followed recipe exactly. Will definitely make again. Thanks!!

  43. Didn’t have a 9×13 so used an 8×8 and so far it’s been in oven 40 min and still when I stick a toothpick in it’s soggy and nowhere near done. Is this because I used a smaller pan? It smells devine though.

  44. 5 stars
    I baked it in a ceramic 9×13 baking dish. It took an extra 20 minutes to get done. Excellent recipe. Next time I’m adding chopped pecans.

  45. 5 stars
    Delicious! I tried this coffee cake recipe for the first time & my kids & I loved it! They finished the whole pan in one day! Thanks for the recipe!

  46. 5 stars
    I followed the recipe almost exactly (swapped the margarine for butter) and its half way through baking now. I am also seeing a pool of butter forming in the center as the cake rises higher around the edges. Still looks and smells amazing. Hoping it turns out!

  47. 5 stars
    Made this today. Despite my initial misgivings it’s terrific & my guests loved it. Those misgivings similar to those already mentioned in other posts. Too thick batter but it works. Size of the pan, because of the amount of batter I questioned the size but glad I stuck with the size recommended. Next time I would like to try adding fruit like blueberries or apple. As my Mom says “it’s a keeper!”

      1. 5 stars
        Would you believe I just pulled one out if the oven! My Mother loved it so much she asked me to make another. I did add 3/4 cup chopped walnuts to the second topping of brown sugar and cinnamon. Since it was still warm from the oven I couldn’t help but think all I needed was a scoop of vanilla ice cream! It’d be great. Thank you again for sharing this wonderful treat.

    1. You know, I haven’t tried. There is already margarine or butter in there, so I’m not sure how it would turn out if you did sub that. There is always trial & error 🙂

  48. 5 stars
    Hi! I made this yesterday to share at bible class. IT was so delicious and easy!! Everyone loved it. Mine cooked for 40 minutes. I followed everything else exactly. Thank you!!

  49. 5 stars
    I just made this for my kids for breakfast. It was very good and they loved it. I’m starting a blog where I make recipes I find from blogs and I write about them. I will absolutely be writibg about this one!

  50. Do you prefer to use cake and pastry flour or all purpose flour for your Quick Coffee Cake? Looks fantastic!

  51. I did something wrong! Aaaa! My husbands hopes were so high.
    I blended the eggs with the liquids. Would that make it watery?
    I also put the 1 1/2 brown sugar in with the white sugar mix. Then added more for the strudel. Could that be it?
    The eggs were super fresh from my chickens. Could that be it?
    I’m obviously not a cook.
    Thanks for the recipe even though I messed it up. I’ll try again another day.

    1. The only thing I notice is that you mixed brown sugar with the white sugar. The brown sugar is for the streusel, it’s not in the cake. You did the eggs right with the liquids. That could have been it with the brown sugar. I hope you will try again 🙂 Thank you!

  52. 5 stars
    5 stars for sure. Follow the recipe and you will not be disappointed
    Only thing I liked was putting the brown sugar batter on top
    Not in between layer
    Awesome recipe love it

  53. 5 stars
    Made this for Sunday brunch with friends and everyone raved about it… it was quick and easy and delicious. I added chopped walnuts to my filling just because I like nuts in coffee cake, but it would have been great without too! thank you!

    1. Yes, sorry. I do lightly grease the pan. You don’t have to flour it, but you could 🙂 Let me know what you think!

  54. This cake batter gave me some issues at first. The cake had to much butter floating on the top. when i took it out of the pan, it was so soggy it fell apart. I tried again and it worked! i have no idea what went wrong the first time!

  55. 5 stars
    This is perfect and my new go-to recipe. So easy to make with ingredients I always have on hand. Thank you!

  56. Just made my second one. What I like about this is it doesn’t require sour cream. Not that I have anything against sour cream, but I never seem to have it on hand when I crave coffee cake, and in fact baked this because it was the only recipe the didn’t require it when I went looking. Two notes: Yeah, the batter is thick. I just slurped in more milk until it looked right. Worked for me. And 2: the filling/topping allows for a lot of variation. For instance, I divided it this last time and added a big pinch of cocoa powder and some chopped pecans to the filling, and some shredded coconut to the topping. All stuff I had in the freezer and fancies it up a bit and makes it that much better.

  57. We live in Canada. I would love to make the cinnamon roll bake but I’ve never even heard of frozen pre-made cin buns. We only really have the Pillsbury ones that come in 8’s or 5’s and it says right on the package not to freeze them. Can you tell me or post a picture of the ones you use please?

    1. Are you talking for this recipe or a different one? This specific recipe is from scratch, so there isn’t pre-made cinnamon buns in it. I’d love to help you out, so just let me know which recipe. 🙂

  58. 5 stars
    I just made this!

    I pretty much followed the recipe and it turned out great. I didn’t have trouble with the batter being too thick since I just made sure I “poured” it evenly so I didn’t have to even it out much.

    I didn’t use all of the brown-sugar-cinnamon mixture because I was afraid it might turn out too sweet, but next time I will use all of it, so the listed amount seems just right!

    I also didn’t pour any margarine on top and it still turned out great.

  59. 4 stars
    I would give this’s 5 stars other than the fact that the batter was hard to work with! My pan didn’t have the dimensions on it but it looked like 9×13. I poured what looked like half the batter in and it just didn’t reach all sides. I poured in more and then the topping and hardly had enough for a second layer! Took forever to bake and the topping just sat there instead of dissolving and getting all yummy. Still tasted great, but it was just frustrating!

    1. Thank you for giving it a try! I am sorry it was difficult. I am glad you liked the taste, though!

  60. 5 stars
    I have been looking for a Coffee Cake recipe like the Drakes Coffee Cakes that I grow up on. I finally found it. I used half of the sugar both in the cake battered the streusel, and half of the margarine on top, and I only put the streusel on the top of the cake. It came out perfect. Thank you for the recipe. I’m looking forward to trying some more of your recipes.

  61. 5 stars
    I have made this a few times to take to work and it is now a permanent recipe in my collection. It is easy to make and simply delicious! My coworkers request it on a regular basis. I have also added chopped pecans to the streusel mixture, along with some cinnamon chips mixed into the batter.
    Both were wonderful additions, but the original recipe is just as good. Do yourself a favor and try this delicious coffee cake!

    1. 5 stars
      Hello! This is My go to coffee cake reCipe thank you so much!
      I was wondering if it can be used to make a 2 or 3 layered cake? (I would divide batter into 9” pans) ??

      1. 5 stars
        It turned out pretty good. I made it for my sister in law last night and today it was really tasty. I used Pillsbury gluten free flour, half oil-half applesauce, and everything else was the same. This was my first time baking anything gluten free. She said it was really good and that she couldn’t tell it was gluten free.

  62. Need a recipe for coffee cake that’s easy/fast w/no special ingreds & found this one. Unsure if I’ll get a reply bcuz it’s an older recipe but I have a question question. Step 1 says “combine” ingreds which contain liquid. Step 2 says “blend” but only contains dry ingreds. The dry/wet ingreds don’t come together till step 3. I typically think blend means “use a mixer” but unsure here. I’d like to make this asap. Do I need elec mixer or just stir to combine? Thanks!

    1. You can use a mixer or use a spatula. Either works 🙂 I’d love to know what you think! Hope you like it!

  63. 5 stars
    I take breakfast to my grandkids every morning in small rubbermaid dishes so they can eat in the van on the way to school. I’m always looking for something different that can be easily eaten in the van. I made your coffee cake recipe this morning and they loved it. In fact, my 11 year old granddaughter declared it to be her new favorite food. My son and husband love it too. Thanks!

    1. I have to admit something though. I’m lazy. I use my stand mixer and first beat the eggs, then added the rest of the wet ingredients, then the dry ones one at a time, ending with the flour. Saves one dirty bowl, and the resulting batter was silky smooth. If there is a reason the mix the wet and dry separately, I can’t figure out what it is.

    2. Love it! I am glad they all love it!! It is our go-to recipe for sure!! Thank you for sharing!

  64. 5 stars
    I just made this and pulled it out of the oven a couple hours ago. I did make a few changes:
    I used butter instead of oil and creamed it with the sugar and before adding eggs, milk and vanilla.
    I also used rounded teaspoons of cinnamon instead of leveling off.
    I added 10 minutes to the baking time – so 40 min.
    It sure smells divine and I can’t wait to have a piece later this evening..

    1. I have not tried these, but here are some suggestions I found online…Here is a guide to help you choose the right non-dairy milk for all your cooking and baking needs.
      Soy Milk. Of all the non-dairy milks available, soy milk has the most protein and in that regard is comparable to cow’s milk. …
      Almond Milk. …
      Cashew Milk. …
      Coconut Milk.
      Rice Milk. …
      Oat Milk. …
      Hemp Milk. …
      Flax Milk.

  65. 5 stars
    I made the quick coffee cake, and it was delicious. The batter was thick, and I questioned it at the time. However, it turned out great. I was wondering if this recipe would work if it was put together the night before, and baked in the morning.

    1. It should be ok 🙂 I haven’t made it the night before, but don’t see why it couldn’t be. Thank you so much for letting me know. I am so glad you liked it!

  66. 5 stars
    Hi when I saw your quick coffee cake recipe I knew I would try it and take to a ladies get together where it would suit all tastes. It’s truly easy to make and I love it. It’s definitely a favorite recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  67. 5 stars
    I made this recipe yesterday and put in 2 round cake pans. I sent one to my daughter and my phone has been ringing all day with compliments on this coffee cake. It is awesome and so moist that i have to moan with each bite. Definately a keeper.

    1. I personally haven’t tried, so I can’t say if it turns out the same. I would think it should be ok, though 🙂

  68. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious, I’ve already made it once before and I’m making it again this weekend. I just wanted to ask if the batter or the topping could be made ahead of time (as in a day and a half before) or would that not be good?


    1. I personally haven’t made it that far in advance. I’m thinking it should be ok 🙂 I’m glad you like it!

  69. Hi I just made the batter and it’s a very dough like texture and idk why … is this suppose to be like this … I’m confused

  70. 5 stars
    Cake’s in the oven, I’m excited to see how it turns out! 🙂
    Also! We have the same first name spelled the same way! This is the first time I’ve seen it the exact same way as my own. This cake was meant to be!! ????

    1. Yay!! So, glad you liked it 🙂 And, I agree…haven’t seen it spelled the same way too often! Meant to be 🙂

  71. Hi,
    How many does this recipe serve? I have a brunch for 40 coming up and will need to scale it up.

    1. You would need to double it or even triple it. Depending on how big you cut them, you could get maybe 15-20 pieces in a 9×13. It is always a hit!! Good luck!

        1. 5 stars
          I used gluten free flour and it was so delicious! I tripled it and it was the right amount for 40 people.

  72. Is it supposed to turn out crumbly :/ I feel like I did something wrong somewhere. It definitely doesn’t look like the picture.

    1. Not too crumbly. I am sorry, I wish I knew what happened. All the measurements were correct?

  73. I really liked the coffee cake. So did my husband! The batter was thick. I assume it is supposed to be but the top layer was too thick to spread without messing up the streusel. It looked clumpy instead of a smooth layer. Is that the way it should be?

    1. I am glad you both liked it. It is a little thick, so you may not have done anything wrong. Was it ok, after baking? You should be able to spread it around.

  74. There’s a recipe for blueberry coffee cake: 1c oil,2eggs,1t vanilla,1c milk,1c sugar,3cflour,3t baking powder,Half t salt,1.5c brown sugar 2t cinn, Half cup margaine 9/12 in.pan. pour in pan half and half of mixture ,half topping, half stussel. Drizzle w butter. HOW MANY CUPS OF BLUBERRIES(FRZ)????

    1. I haven’t tried adding blueberries, but really, you could add as much as you like. You could start with a cup or add less, if you want less or more, if you love blueberries 🙂

  75. 5 stars
    I love this coffee cake and have made it at least 4 times already. I would like to change it up and make an apple coffee cake with similar ingredients. Should I add less milk or oil to balance out the moisture? Or should I just add in the apples with the recipe as-is?

    1. I decided to experiment, I reduced oil to 1/2 cup, and added 1/2 cup grated apples to the dough. Also in between the 2 layers, I sprinkled cubes of apples throughout. Turned out great! No need to peel apples

      1. Thank you for sharing that!! I hadn’t tried adding apples, so I was unsure. I am glad it turned out!

  76. 5 stars
    This is so easy! It has become my Daughter’s most requested recipe from me! It’s great for breakfast or dessert. Making this tonight, for tomorrow the Daughter is getting braces. It’s soft and she’ll be able to eat it no problem! Thank so much for this!!

    1. It doesn’t matter. I would add to whichever is in a bigger bowl. So, if your dry ingredients are in the bigger bowl, add you wet to that. Let me know what you think 🙂 Thanks & enjoy!

      1. 5 stars
        This recipe was absolutely amazing! There’s only one slice left, even though I made it yesterday! My sister loved-and she’s been waging war on any sort of carb. This was delicious!

  77. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for the recipes my nephew came across your page he as soon as he did he jump in his car to come and show me all the new recipes. He said he will go to the grocery store and pick up some of the ingredients he don’t know where he want me to start but he ready to eat I told him silly boy go do what you got to do and I have to say that the recipe look delicious once again thanks and keep them coming.

    1. I love this!!! That is so awesome to hear that he found some recipes for you to try 🙂 Well, I hope you try some & like the ones you do!

      1. 5 stars
        My 13 year old daughter made this on her own. I thought the top would look more crumbly and wasn’t sure how it would turn out after baking but it was amazing!! She’s about to make another batch for a teachers luncheon. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

  78. 5 stars
    This recipe is so yummy! I left everything the same except the butter for the top. I did 1/4 cup instead of the recommended 1/2 cup and it was perfect. I baked mine for 35 minutes. This will be a regular dish for church, friends, family and pot lucks at work.

    1. Yay, I am so glad to hear that!! It is the best recipe to take anywhere 🙂 Thank you for letting me know!

  79. I’ve read in the comments, some mention a video for this recipe. I don’t seem to see it here. Even a search yielded no results. Could you send send me the link, please? I’ve made this a few times but still have reservations about how thick the batter is and how to spread it. Thank you, Robert

  80. 5 stars
    This was the tastiest & easiest recipe ever!! I made it for breakfast, but it could easily be dessert, too! My family has requested it again!

  81. 5 stars
    My sister has a yummy coffee cake recipe but I never make it because there are so many steps. I really loved how simple this one was to make and it tasted just as good.

  82. 5 stars
    I made this coffee cake for a brunch, and everyone seriously LOVED it. I was counting on leftovers for the next day or two, but the entire coffee cake was gone before brunch was over! LOL

  83. 5 stars
    We all loved this Coffee Cake. The cinnamon is bursting in this recipe! I made it while guests where in town, and it was perfect. Quick and delicious. Thank you for the new go to recipe for when we have guests!

  84. 5 stars
    THIS is the best and easiest coffee cake I have ever made. It is so simple! I was a little nervous about putting all the melted butter on during the final step but it made the edges so nice and crispy. This recipe is a keeper and I’m glad I found your site while searching on Google.

  85. 4 stars
    While my whole family agreed this recipe was delicious, everyone felt sick after just one brownie-sized piece. If you struggle with intensely sweet things for breakfast, I’d recommend halving the brown sugar, butter and slightly reducing the oil and white sugar.

    Absolutely a delicious coffee cake, but this is more dessert than breakfast.

  86. 5 stars
    Made this last night. When I tried it warm out of the oven, I thought it was good but maybe needed a little something. After trying another piece this morning though after letting it sit overnight, I must say it is a pretty darn perfect coffee cake! Moist, buttery, cinnamony. Reminds me of the little cinnamon streusel cakes that I love so much! Look forward to experimenting by adding something like orange or maple extract to the batter, and putting almonds or pecans in the middle or sprinkled on top, just to mix things up. This is a great base recipe for anything you might like to try, and perfectly delicious just the way it is. I do a lot of baking and almost never take the time to leave a review, but this one deserves it! Love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing :)))

    1. Thank you so much for leaving a comment 🙂 I appreciate it! Yes, you can add all kinds of things, that’s what I love! Thank you for trying it & letting me know!

  87. 5 stars
    Girl…I honestly never give reviews on recipes or leave comments….but I made this tonight and added chopped apples to the batter. It is so. Freaking. Good. Thanks so much for bringing this into my life. ❤

    1. WOW!! Thank you so much for leaving a review 🙂 I am so glad you liked it & I’ll have to try adding apples!

  88. 4 stars
    THIs had good flavor but I had to bake it longer to get it done and ended up BEing on the crumbly/dryer side but still tasted good. It probably baked more like 35-40 minutes because it was still wet in the middle. It was tasty though

    1. Thank you for trying it. Yes, all cooking times will vary, depending on ovens, but I am glad you liked the taste!

  89. For the people who comment that it has no coffee in the coffee cake that’s because coffee cake was originally made to be eaten with your coffee. It does not traditionally have any coffee in it.

  90. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe many many times it is so awesome. easy and super tasty.
    I had misplaced my recipe and found was so happy every year for Oct
    ober and novemberi make this great recipe.

  91. 5 stars
    I just need to clarify: You mix the butter with the Brown sugar and cinnamon?

    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.

    1. No, you sprinkle half the streusel on top of half the batter, then pour remaining batter on top, then sprinkle the rest of the streusel & drizzle melted butter over the top. Hope that makes sense 🙂 Hope you like it!

  92. 5 stars
    I made This cake this morning and let Me start off by saying that my entire house smelled so delicious. Had a piece after it cooled Down a bit and OMG, it was scrumptious! I will definitely store this recipe in a safe place and use it FOr years to come. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    1. I personally haven’t tried. It will probably change it a bit, but can’t tell you exactly, since I have not tried.

  93. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time last year and everyone loved it. My oldest son, 33, asked for it as a Christmas present lol. So yes that was one of his presents! Now making for Thanksgiving!

  94. 5 stars
    All 3 of my adult “kids” decided to Come home and spend the night. As I wondered what to make for breakfast the next morning, I found this RECIPE. I had all the ingredients on hand and decided to give it a shot! I Cut the melted butter down to 1/4 cup and drizzled the cake with powdered sugar icing. Very moist. Easy, and delicious!

  95. 5 stars
    Made this for ThaNksgiviNg morning. It was amazIng!!! Had to nearly double the baking tIme, And i Ended up wrappiNg Wet dishcloths Around the pan so the sides didn’t overcook.

  96. 5 stars
    I love your recipes, not only are the yummy, but I enjoy your sites I actually Find everything I’m looking for thank you

  97. 5 stars
    THis came TOGETHER quickly with staple items i had in my pantry and the texture and flavor is pure perfection. DElicious and tastes like a bakery product.

  98. 5 stars
    So I made this this morning. I saw all the comments about how thick the batter was and how the butter pooled on top. All true. I had my reservations. baked it for 30 minutes until it was browning around the edges. The streusel on top isn’t like your typical crumb topping – so it’s not as pretty. I was surprised how much it rose, no doubt due to the three tsp baking powder. And I like the cinnamon sugar in the cake itself. Decided to try a piece while it was warm. Then another. Then a third. Yeah, this is a tasty cake – nice and light and not too sweet. i’ll try to save the rest for breakfasts. thanks.

  99. Hi there, about to make the cake, but I’m confused. Do I put 1 2/2 cups sugar in the batter? Then how much more sugar do I use for the streudal topping? Thanks!

  100. Maybe I am doing something wrong, but the amount of batter is not enough for a 9×13 pan. It’s a thick batter too, so spreading it on top of the streusel layer is quite challenging. Will need to make another bowl of batter.

    1. It should be enough. Yes, it is a little thicker, so it’s ok to have the streusel not completely covering the layer. I hope it works out.

  101. As a member of several groups that meet over coffee, we are always on the hunt for good, easy recipes to share. This will be vanishing from the table soon 🙂

  102. 5 stars
    This is a favorite at our house! It’s so simple, but oh so tasty. We love it with scrambled eggs and a smoothie. Yum!

  103. 5 stars

  104. 4 stars
    What cOnsistency shoUld The batter be? I followed the recipe exactly and it seems to have come out too thick. I used the right meThod to measure The flour.

    1. It is a little thicker, than like cake. It’s not runny, but you should be able to spread it 🙂 Hope that helps 🙂

  105. I have baked for the full 30 minutes and the batter still is very wet. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I think it is from all the butter drizzled on top. What should I do????

    1. I am sorry 🙁 How did it turn out? It’s ok, if it’s longer than the recipe, since all ovens are different, baking times could be different too.

  106. So I made this per the recipe… It looked pretty mushy after 30 minutes in the oven, so i kept it in another 10 after draining most of the butter that was sitting on top. I wanted to be a little “extra” so I put it on a low broil for maybe, IF EVEN, 2 minutes, so it would crisp up the sogginess in the middle. It actually looks great. I won’t be serving until tomorrow… I wanted the cinnamon flavor to really set in. I will update after it’s consumed. I’m positive it will taste good! It smells fabulous! I’m mostly Just curious about the moisture factor! 🙂

  107. 5 stars
    Hi, thanks for the recipe. 🙂 It turned out pretty nice. I halved it and used a 9×9 pan at 350F. cake is nice and moist but baked after 27 mins.

    I just wanted to write in for others to know that an alternate way to make the streusel is to add in some flour to the dry mix. and then mix in softened butter until it is coarsely mixed (but not dough). my streusel topping is too crunchy/flat for me and a bit too sweet. You can also add a little salt. i think i will use this recipe but try the streusel that way next time to try to get it more crumbly. Using melted butter this way might work better if you put it into the streusel mix before topping? not sure.

  108. 5 stars
    Made This coffeecake over the holidays and everyone loved it, even people who need chocolate chips in everthing said this was a keeper!

  109. 5 stars
    Very easy to make, impressed my in-laws, one of whom has a sweet tooth while the other prefers less sugar. This cake was/is perfect and so simple to make. I didn’t have margarine so used butter instead.

  110. 5 stars
    My favorite coffee cake recipe! I love the buttery, brown sugar taSte of this cake. Its just one of the best.

  111. This didnt really work out for me and i dont know why! I followed everything to a T but the margerine pooled in the center while bakIng and it took over an hour to get it baked enough to consume:( you bet i Ate it anyways and it tasted amazing, ill have to try this one again with less margerine i think.

  112. 5 stars
    I love this coffee cake!! We made it over the holidays & it turned out so soft & had the perfect amount of cinnamon was a hit!

  113. 5 stars
    My mom always called this breakfast cake and i was always excited to wake up and find it waiting. Your recipe rivals hers and Is a new favorite.

  114. 5 stars
    Just made this and it was a hit with my family. I just added 5 minutes to the baking time based on some reviews. Looking forward to making this again for my coworkers.

  115. 5 stars
    This looks so moist and Delicious! My daughter saw the video and wants to make it! I can’t wait to try it! I love your recipes!

  116. 5 stars
    Found this recipe by googling “easy coffee cake,” as I’m not much of a baker, but am sick of the supermarket’s substandard bakery offerings. I loved how this only required ingredients I already had on hand, and I didn’t have to break out the mixer or do anything fancy. Like many other posters, I found I had to cook this a little longer to get done in the center (I took mine out at 31 minutes, and it maybe could have gone a minute or two longer).

    Definitely a keeper of a recipe; I’m going to try some of the fruit versions i see in the comments–this seems infinitely adaptable. I also love that your mother made this for you when you came back from summer camp–what a lovely and loving thing to do. I also love how patient and kind you are with comments asking about something you’ve already covered in your original blog post. Thank you (and my husband thanks you) for this great recipe!

  117. 5 stars
    Delicious, Delicious, Delicious!!!
    My kids and I just made this!! It is sooooo good and moist. We did have to cook it about 30-35 mins but we have a gas stove so maybe that makes a difference. I just kept checking it with a knife in the center. Love this recipe ?

  118. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious, easy and had everything on hand! While making the recipe I wasn’t paying attention and used a loaf pan by accident instead of a 9×13. Needless to say, I found myself questioning the amount of butter used for “drizzling” as it was more like a butter lake. As if that wasn’t enough to double check the recipe, I looked in on my coffee cake at the 25 and 30 min mark and it was still well under done. Once my brain finally kicked in I vaguely remembered seeing “9×13” at some point and re-read the recipe. Oops! I scooped out a lot of my butter lake realizing the drizzle for a 9×13 isn’t quite what one needs for a loaf pan. 1 hour into cooking it still wasn’t set. I covered the top with foil since the streusel was on the verge of burning and another 15-20 mins later it was ready. After a short semi-cooling period both in the pan and out of the pan my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this! Like for real, it’s great. I will never look for another coffee cake recipe. My husband and I ate our cake with coffee, as you do, and I’m thinking back at my snafus…maybe I should have had some coffee before making the recipe as well. 😉 Bottom line: if you accidentally (or purposely) use a loaf pan, you won’t be disappointed. It’s amazing. Just recommend using (at most) half the butter, keep an eye on your topping in the oven and don’t expect to eat it anytime soon. Thanks for the recipe Lil’ Luna!

    1. LOL…well, that is good to know! I am so glad you both liked it!! Thank you so much for sharing that!

  119. 5 stars
    This coffee cake was delicious. It was a bit thick to pour half batter into pan, top, then add the second day half- but it Came out moist and scruptious. Will make again. THANKS!

  120. 5 stars
    i wanted to post my EXPERIENCE with this recipe since at first I didn’t think it would work. Once the dough was mixed it was very thick. So thick that i was convinced i hadn’t added the milk but when i looked at the measuring cup i saw milk so I confirmed i had. the recipe said “pour the dough” but i had to spread it with a spoon. it was so thick that i could not spread it well in a larger pan, so i used a 9×9″. also i was out of cinnamon so i used apple pie spice. due to smaller size pan i did not use all the streusal topping but poured all the melted butter on top. it appeared to be pooling as some readers commented but i put it in the oven and expected poor results. amazing! it turned out perfectly. i was taking it to a meeting and the people loved it. my reason for posting is to reassure anyone who has the same EXPERIENCES that mine turned out great. i would DESCRIBE this as a “dump cake” recipe — very easy and the flavors and textures are good.

  121. 5 stars
    I’m the chief cook, baker and dishwas in the home. I’m alwaYs looking for new things to make. Found this recipe and it was so good i made it twice in a row. But i get bored easily so then made a differenT coffee cake.

    BoY, did i hear it from my wife! “Why did you change? I really liked that other one…”

    #3 is just getting done in the oven now.


    It is very yummy!

    1. 5 stars
      Sorry! Something strange is going on when i Typed my comment. Of course i meant to type “dishwasher” and i have no explanation for the rogue capitalizations.

      One other thing: I also added some chopped nuts (about 1/2 cup?) and about a tablespoon of flour to the cinnamon mixture. I also added more cinnamon than in the recipe because like cheese and garlic, who measures?

  122. 4 stars
    agree with others that the batter was very thick. “Spread” would be a better description of what you have to do to get it in the pan! BUT… This Recipe really saved me in a pinch when my husband told me on sunday morning we needed to take breakfast with us to share with our sunday school class. mine turned out just like the picture which is rare.

    in the future, i would make sure to use unsalted butter on top because i thought it was really salty. no one else seemed to mind and it got eaten right up!

  123. 5 stars
    This turned out so well!! I’ve made this recipe twice now and my cake has turned out perfect each time. thank you so much!!!!!!!

  124. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for famIly and friends over the weekend. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. Thanks for posting sUch a delicious cake recipe that is very easy to make!


  126. 5 stars
    I’ve been on a health challenge for five weeks and today is my “cheat day.” This recipe is what I “cheated” with!! In fact, I’m having my second piece right now with a cup of coffee. I had no problems with the batter at all. My family agrees: this recipe made it to the “make-again” category.

  127. 5 stars
    Fabulous! It tastes just like the coffee cake my Mom used to make!!
    I have a gas oven and needed to bake it for 42 minutes.
    Thanks so much for bringing me back to wonderful memories growing up!

  128. 5 stars
    This is one if the best coffeecake recipes i’ve ever made. Fast, easy, and absolutely delicious. My husband went nuts over it, said i can make this one anytimE. Thank you for sharing.

  129. 5 stars

  130. 5 stars
    This turned out delicious! It was crisp and crumbly on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. My only problem was that I am a child and fairly inexperienced in baking, so when I saw oil I was not really sure what kind of oil to use. Canola oil worked well, but I think it would be a good idea to state specifically what kind of oil. Oh, and I used brown sugar instead of white sugar. anyway, it turned out great! Thank you!

    1. I am so glad you liked it & tried it! Usually, when you see the word oil, it’s vegetable oil, unless otherwise stated 🙂 But, I am glad you improvised!

  131. 5 stars
    How much honey shall i use if I use honey as a substitute to sugar? and does that make the cake softer or something?

  132. I plan on making one and take it to work when it is my turn to bring friday breakfast treats. however i don’t have time in the morning. can i bake it the night before and warm it up in the microwave at work? should i back it in the oven to 90% done so it won’t become hard when i warm it up? what is the best way to go about it?

    1. It should be ok to bake all the way, then heat up. Sometimes, I cover with a paper helps to keep soft.

  133. 5 stars
    I made it this morning. My husband loved it. I did not change the recipe at all. I will cut back on the brown sugar next time. I found it to be a little too sweet. Great recipe

  134. 5 stars
    This Is a delicious recipe. We added about 1 cup of pecans to the topping to add Some crunch and nutty flavor.

  135. 5 stars
    Really awesome! Substituted almond kilk since its all i had, and still came out great! Also, added walnuts! Mmm mmm!! Thank you!!!

  136. 5 stars
    kristyn this coffee cake recipe is easy and retired and making homemade instead of store bought stale son works from home a few days a week so he can have home made instead of fast food.we wanted to save for the morning but had a tassty piece after dinner.we will enjoy in the morning too.thanks

    1. I am so glad you tried it & liked it! Thank you so much for letting me know that! This coffee cake is great all day long 🙂

  137. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for the recipe.
    I did it and it was awesome.

    I WISH could do more than just 5 STARS.


      1. Hi Kristyn! I am fascinated by the picture that accompanies this recipe – that little square almost looks like it was scored (similar to bread dough) to produce that diamond-shape in the middle! how did you ladies achieve that effect?

  138. 5 stars
    I really Enjoyed the coffee Cake. 30 minutes Was absolutely perfect for my oven. It came out Just right. The batter Was thick, but that just resulted in me mixing The layers up before placing on the final toppings. It turned out delicious.

  139. 5 stars
    Hi there,

    well i made this coffee cake for mothers day yesterday. it was a great hit. everyone asked for the recipe.

    thanks for the great recipes.

  140. 5 stars
    So delicious and very easy to make! I am a novice baker and I had no problems making this cake! Even brought it to work for my co-workers to finish so that I wouldn’t eat it all myself! It was a huge hit! i’m going home with an empty cake pan!

  141. 5 stars
    Served at our homeowners meeting and added coconut flakes and chopped walnuts. EVERYONE was impressed. all GUYS SO NO ONE ASKED FOR THE RECIPE. WILL MAKE IT AGAIN TOMORROW . THANKS

  142. 5 stars
    I’m a novice baker and i found this recipe fool proof 😉 i substituted coconut oil for the regular canola oil i usually use, and the texture and flavor of the cake came out amazing.

  143. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! It’s tender, flavorFul and sooo buttery. Everyone at our house loves it.

  144. 5 stars
    I awoke this morning to the smell of cinnamon and walked downstairs to the kitchen to find that my husband had baked this amazing coffee cake for me. He has made several different coffee cakes but this, by far, is the absolute best. this recipe will replace any others! the moisture is incredible and the cinnamon/sugar ratio is perfect!

  145. 5 stars
    Not sure on the taste yet, but my sister has been wanting me to get her 1 of those little hostess ones but they have been out so as a surprise tonight I’m making her one. 16. Minutes left and I get to surprise her. She has a broken ankle that just had surgery. She can’t put any weight on it so she is pretty much bed bound.. Yay!! Surprise ??

  146. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for the family. It got a 5 star rating. Made an inadvertant deviation from recipe using 3 eggs instead of 2. Maybe made cake richer? Also drizzle More butter over both layers. Our family loves butter.

  147. 5 stars
    Made this on a whim! So delicious! Made it with the melted butter on top, next time will try with the glaze.

  148. 5 stars
    I love your recipe! It is so delicious and easy to make! I Changed the cup of oil to a cup of melted butter, but I do that on all recipes. For some reason anything more than a tablespoon of oil, and that’s all I can taste. Thank you!

  149. Where is the strusel receipe????

    Sprinkle half of streusel on top of the batter. Top with remaining batter and then sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.

  150. 5 stars
    EASY & Excellent! I did swirl instead of layer the cinnamon sugar and baked it for 35 minutes. (I live at high altitude so added the standard 2 tablespoons of flour to the dry ingredients.) It smells mouthwatering and looks pillowy. The cake is so moist and delicious! I will absolutely be adding this to the rotation! Thank You! ?

  151. 5 stars
    I never take the time to comment on recipes, but I had to let somebody know how great this recipe was! My son requested coffee cake for breakfast when going to bed last night, so when I woke up this morning, in my not-quite-yet-caffeinated state.. I googled “quick coffee cake no cake mix” lol. This was the first recipe that came up, and looked quite simple. The time shown for making it also had me interested. Anyways, I had the ingredients mixed before my oven had a chance to finish preheating (which is just not something that happens), and it was perfectly done after 30 minutes. The taste and texture are simple, yet delicious. I was shocked, just because obviously there are some much more complicated recipes for coffee cake.. but I will be coming back to this one again and again! Thank you so much for sharing! ?

    1. Thank you so much for sharing that!! I am so glad you gave it a try 🙂 It really is a simple & great recipe.

  152. 5 stars
    I halved it, used my small pyrex dish, 7x 5×1.6 and it rose just a bit above. There was a bit too much sugar for my tastes… so I just scraped some of the streusel off. it is fragrant and delicious. I will definitely make this again.

    1. 4 stars
      This was a good recipe, cake turned out pretty well. I cooked cake for the suggested time, but the top was too liquidy so I ended up cooking the cake for too long. For me, I would use about half the butter and cook as directed.
      Tastes great with ice cream!

  153. 5 stars
    This was yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe. As with other coffee cake recipes i haVe tried the batter is Thick and difficult to spread as a third layer. The Sugar sprinkle allows the batter to move when attEmpting to spread it and iT makes for a time consuming step i wish could be solved. Too bad you left out that process in the Video. I assumed you DOLLOPED piEces of batter on the sugar Layer and attempted with spoons and fingers to get a complete laYer to form. I would love to see a Video or side note explaining how to spread that third LaYer in the coffee cake.

    1. I did dollop it on, then spread it as best as I could. It doesn’t have to be perfectly spread 🙂

    1. Thank you for trying it & letting me know! You can always adjust the cinnamon/sugar, it it’s too sweet.

  154. 5 stars
    soooo good! I did have to bake for 35 minutes but I usually have to add some time with the oven i have. will make again!

  155. 5 stars
    First, i dont love that people give it less stars because their oven didnt cook it in the time you suggested. I had the saMe problem, it needed much more time than 30 minUtes in my oven. And although i was disappointed after 30 minutes that i couldnt stuff my face yet, it doesnt change how It tastes, etc. it needed more like 50-55 minutes. It tastes delicious, nice texture, i wasnt sure about Putting melted butter on it, i usually do dollups and they melt into it. But it definitely adds to the flaVor. Thanks for the recipe!

  156. 5 stars
    I have tried making coffee cakes myself before, but trust me your’s taste way better than mine. vanilla and cinnamon did the magic for me, Thank you so much, Kristyn!!!

  157. 5 stars
    This is my go to holiday coffeecake recipe. I even add nuts sometimes to the brown sugar layers. It’s very rich and decadent and everyone loves it. If I have a large get together I know I have to make 2.

  158. Hi ?? i want to try this recipe this weekend! But i just want to make sure i Follow exactly What you do. I know the correct way to meAsure flour is to scoop and level but a lot of other bakers i follow Do not do it that way. I dont want to pUt too little or too much floUr. What method do you use to measure out the flour. Thank you in advnce.

    1. Honestly, I put my cup in there & fill it, then give it a little shake, so that’s it’s level & that’s it. I bet it will turn out great! Good luck!

  159. In the oven now. Exact recipe but no way did i have enough batter to spread across a 9×13 pan. some spots are empty or extremely thin. I look forward to seeing the result.

  160. 5 stars
    I made this coffee cake yesterDay, substituting unsweetened applesauce for the oil. I did not Have baking powder so i used cream of tartar aNd baking soda. Everyone said it was the best coffee cake they have ever had!

  161. 5 stars
    I mixed the melted butter with the brown sugar and cinnamon. After spreading half the batter in the PAN, I swirled in half of the streusel. Then I layered the remaining batter and swirled in the remaining streusel. After it cooled I mixed 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk fOR a glaze. It was delicious. Great brunch dish.

  162. 5 stars
    I just made this And it’s amazing. I wIll nEver buy coffee cake aGain. THe butter and STREUSEL CARAMELIZE around the edngeS and in the Nooks. I made the recIpe eXactly as WRITTEN (always do) and this will be a staple for me when i haVe guests! Thank you for Sharing this recipe! Xoxo

  163. 5 stars
    Your recipe looks yummy. I tried it out and it came out beautifully, not too sweet and very easy to make. I used Baileys Original Coffee. Thank you for the recipe

  164. 5 stars
    It’s a huge hit! I’ve made this 4 times now. The first time i only had olive oil, i didn’t like it that much, but my son who doesn’t care for sweet things loved it. the pan was emptied with no problem. the second time i made it i took it to work on the weekend for all to enjoy. another big hit. so many thank yous. I just made again yesterday and though it is very sweet, i brought home another empty pan. now today I made it again with a bit less sugar and am taking it to work for my lab crew to enjoy. Great recipe! Thank you for sharing it.

    1. You are so welcome! Sounds like you are sharing it with many people, so thank you! Glad you like it!

  165. 5 stars
    A coffee cake not having any coffee ingredient, now that got my attention. I’m looking forward to trying out this quick and delicious cake and enjoying it with my Rasa coffee.

  166. 5 stars
    Hi Krystyn, LOve this recipe! We moved from the states to Croatia and there is nothing like this on our island. Made is for my husband two weeks ago and he loved it. Making it tomorrow morning to take to coffee hour at a friend’s house. It will be warm and fragrant when I carry it into her house. thank you for the recipe…it is t great recipe!

  167. 5 stars
    It a great recipe and it tastes delicious. It does take much longer to bake in a convect oven vs. conventional (at least double the time). If your oven has double setting I hig sugge using conventio for this recipe.

  168. 5 stars
    This was so good!!!! Oh so good!!! I made the mistake of baking it in a casserole dish. So it took an extra 20 minutes. Now my house smells amazing and my wife and kids already have breakfast made. I’m going to make this again as soon as we are able to go back to temple…. I’m going to check out some more of you stuff too! Thanks again,

    1. Awe, thank you so much for saying that!! I am so glad it was a hit! I hope you find some more yummy recipes to try!

  169. 5 stars
    I made this recipe yesterday and it was an absolute hit! Everything about was great! I substituted sugar for monk fruit Sweetener and reduced it to 3/4 cup as I believe it is sweeter than regular sugar. The dough is super thick but i was able to spread it. Family loved it and I will definitely make it many more times!!! Thank you!

  170. 5 stars
    So many comments about taking longer to bake makes me wonder if people are not pre-heating their ovens since it is not mentioned in the instructions. Would make a world of difference especially with a cool glass pan being used!

    1. What kind of pan should I use? I see comments about a glass pan not working as well. What should I do different with a glass pan? It’s the only kind I have.

  171. 5 stars
    This was really good. I needed a coffee cake in under an hour and this delivered. my only complaint is that prep time is listed as 5 min. takes me 5 minutes just to get the ingredients out. 😉

    1. Oh, I am sorry..I should add a few min for getting things out. Thank you though for trying this. Glad you liked it!

  172. 5 stars
    This was a Really quick and easy recipe! Batter was a littlE thick, but otherwise, delicious! I added walnuts to half. Yum! Thank yOu for sharing!

  173. 5 stars
    I’ve never made cofee cake before, and i’ve only Tasted it Once…a very long time ago. When my Husband was asking for coffee cake for the last week or two, i didn’t know where to start. Then you posted this recipe on your IG and it was the Perfect timing!
    The cake is delicious, and reminds me of a snickerdoodle cookie. (One of my aBsolUte favorite cookies!) MY Whole family loves it, and my husband was pleasAntly surprised i woke up and made this just For him today. This is definitEly a keeper recipe, just like the Others I’ve tried on your site! Thank you!!

    1. Awe, thank you so much for saying that!! It does taste like a snickerdoodle! I am so happy everyone liked it!

  174. 5 stars
    I Used to make coFfee cake with bisquick Until i found this recipe… its Delicious!!! I will never go back to making bisquick coFfee cake again. My whole family loves it. ?

  175. 5 stars
    We tried it and it was delicious, perhaps a bit too sweet for me, so I’ll cut down on sugar the next time! ?

  176. 5 stars
    a really lovely cake. As others have noted, it’s moist — drizzling melted butter over the batter is a huge factor — using ingredients that are easily on hand. mine took 35-40 min. to bake (i live in ontario Canada).
    a great cake to pair with morning coffee!

  177. 5 stars
    I had been looking for a good coffee cake recipe and this one really takes the cake! It’s easy to make, not dry, and so yummy that I have to try really hard not to eat the whole pan!

  178. I will DEFINITELY Make this next week. I gave up desserts for lent, so this wOuld be a perfect one to have after weeks of no Sweets ?
    Thank you for the recipe! I used to think cofFee cake had coffee in it too! ?

  179. 4 stars
    When i made this recipe, baking time was 40 minutes, and my oven has no problems with heat. At 30 minutes, the cake was just getting baked at tge edges.

  180. 5 stars
    We love this cake!! My Husband requested It for Our easter Breakfast this year! So easy to make and os DELICIOUS!

  181. 5 stars
    Just made this and it’s awesome! It baked for 30 minutes and it’s perfect. So easy to put together too. Thanks ?

  182. 5 stars
    I made this with my teen this weekend and it was sooooo easy! The ingredients are stuff we have on hAnd, the iNstructions were easy to follow and omg the Flavor was AMAZING!! This is definitely a new go-to for us!

  183. 5 stars
    This coffee cake is so yummy! I used whole wheat flour since its all i had, while i do think it altered the texture a bit, it was still good.

  184. 5 stars
    This was a great coffee cake for breakfast and for snacks throughout the day! I tried this since I didn’t have bisquick on hand and thats how i usually make it. this was super easy and gobbled up by my kiddos. I did cut out 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and it was still PLENTY sweet! This fed my family of 5 for breakfast twice.

  185. 5 stars
    This was a family hit! And I especially loved that all the ingredients are those I always have on hand. Thanks again for sharing your yummy recipes!

  186. 5 stars
    This coffee cake is soooooooo delicious and easy to make. I was thinking of doubling the recipe to make a bigger and thicker cake. I will post again when I do that.

  187. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! This was the second time I tried it, and it came out perfectly! I cooked in a glass pan, and so had to adjust the time.

  188. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe a few times now and my fiance and I can not get enough! Thanks for sharing we LOVE IT!

  189. 5 stars
    I never rate recipes but I just made this (having never made coffee cake in my life) and it turned out SO good. My boyfriend is a self-proclaimed cinnamon-hater and he can’t stop nibbling at it. I baked it for 32 minutes and it looked done to me, but i think two of my middle pieces are a little underbaked. It’s hard to tell if it’s just part of the streusel or the cake itself so I’m letting it cool and then I’ll decide what to do with it. The rest of the cake is baked perfectly and tastes SO good.

  190. 5 stars
    such a great recipe! super easy prep and baked perfect! batter may be dense but defi fills the pan and i didnt need to thin at all!

  191. 4 stars
    The batter was super thick. I had to thin it out a lot. It baked well. Next time i will add less brown sugar (very sweet) and less butter too. Otherwise a keeper recipe.

  192. 5 stars
    Made this yeSterday and it came out perfect. No changes to the Recipe. Yes the batter is thick but a rubber spatula And a spoon made it very easy to spread the batter out in the diSh. Taste great reheated in the microwave for a few seconds. Thanks for sharing the recipe?

  193. 5 stars
    okay, I made this recipe twice (at the same time) because I have a 15 year old and my hubby who both like coffee cake and I wanted some too LOL!

    The first batch I did was really thick…so I didn’t even try to do two layers…I just did one layer, spread it out in the pan, sprinkled the brown sugar/cinnamon mix evenly across the top…then took a spoon and just did rows of melted butter on top.

    The second batch I tried to layer it…kind of thin for the layers since the batter is very thick….but I wanted to try it the way it was written too. the 2nd batch i layered with the strussel topping, and then the rest of the batter and then the rest of the top mixture with butter.

    Between the two cakes…the first one was the best. The batter will be super thick….so spread out your batter in a 9×13 pan, put the brown sugar mixture over the top, use a spoon and just do rows of melted butter till its all gone. cook at least 30 minutes.

    the 2nd cake where i layered like the recipe stated was very very gooey in the middle. my hubby cut out the edge pieces which were essentially cooked….but that left like 6 pieces very gooey…i turned the oven back on and I probably cooked those an additional 15-20 minutes on top of the original 26 minutes…

    so my suggestion is to just layer your entire pan with the batter, toppings and cook 30-40 minutes and you should have a perfect cake. (I used glass dishes for both).

    This cake is absolutely scrumptious and its in my keep forever pile. Very easy to make and besides the 2nd one being gooey…I knew the first one was tasty/good so its just about finding a way to make it work for you. Try my suggestions and see if that helps the gooeyness. For reference both cakes tasted the same whether it was a solid batter OR layered like listed 🙂