There is absolutely nothing better than waking up in the morning and enjoying a slice of warm coffee cake. This Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake is so perfect with a cup of coffee, it’s the best way to start your day! With a thick cinnamon streusel topping over fluffy, buttery cake and a ribbon of melty cinnamon through the center, this crumb cake is going to be a hit at your family breakfast.
cinnamon crumb coffee cake
This recipe is from Jacqueline at Go Go Go Gourmet, a food blog dedicated to busy moms who enjoy baking, cooking, and entertaining.
The coffee cake is buttery, light, fluffy, and features a sweet ribbon of melty cinnamon through the center.
It’s piled high with a thick cinnamon streusel topping that offers a lovely texture contrast.
Every baker should have this Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake recipe on hand. The batter is thick and ultra rich.
It yields a super soft crumb which is perfect for a cake that you are going to eat for breakfast. Butter and an egg leave the cake fluffy and tender with tight crumbs throughout.
Buttery good coffee cake
The butter is creamed with the sugar which provides the moist, cakey texture that is so well loved about this coffee cake.
There’s a ribbon of sweet cinnamon through the center of the cake and thick crunchy cinnamon streusel over the top. Both the filling and topping are made with brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and softened butter.
Work the softened butter into the dry ingredients with your fingertips or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. It’s important to use softened butter in this recipe.
Softened butter is easier to work into the dry ingredients, making sure each granule of sugar, flour, and cinnamon are coated with buttery goodness.
More coffee cake recipes you’ll love
Raspberry Jelly Donut Coffee Cake – It goes perfectly with a warm cup of coffee or tea and is just the thing you need to start your day off right.
Sweet Potato coffee Cake – It has loads of sweet potato flavor and is best enjoyed while it’s warm, making it ideal for a cold morning.
Apple Cider Coffee Cake – It has loads of apple flavor, which is ideal for fall. There’s even an apple cider cinnamon glaze over the top!
Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake
For the cake
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch salt
- 3/4 cup milk
See the full recipe and instructions at Go Go Go Gourmet.