Quick Coffee Cake

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

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!

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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 } Super moist and delicious!

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

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

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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.
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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.

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  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?

    • 27

      I’m having the same problem with the butter and the batter was really really thick. it’s in the oven now, hoping it turns out OK

      • 28

        How did it turn out Stacey? I hope it did! I’m not sure what is causing the butter to do that. I know that baking times may vary, depending on your dish and oven, so it may need to be in longer. Let me know how it turned out.

  19. 29

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

  20. 31

    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. 32

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

  22. 36

    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. 37

    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. 39

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

  25. 40
    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. 🙂

    • 41

      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. 42

    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. 43

    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. 44

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

  29. 46

    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.
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  30. 48

    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.

  31. 50

    Quick question, could I put in pumpkin puree in place of eggs to make it a pumpkin coffee cake?

    • 51

      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. 😉

  32. 52

    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!

  33. 53

    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!

  34. 54

    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.

  35. 56

    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!!!

  36. 57

    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.

  37. 59

    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!

  38. 61

    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!

  39. 63

    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! 🙂

  40. 65

    It was hard to separate the batter. There didn’t seem enough to half it. I put it all in then just put the brown sugar on top it seemed too sweet. I usually like crumb cakes. I may try it again by using 1/2 the brown sugar & adding flour to make it more of a crumb cake. maybe try some cheese or some other flavoring for the center. Not sure I will it was ok. Sorry the center didn’t cook so well in a 35 minutes. I had to cook it another 15 mints.

  41. 67

    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!

  42. 69

    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!