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.
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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 everything a good breakfast cake should be. And it’s piled high with a thick cinnamon streusel topping that offers a lovely texture contrast.
It’s similar to my cinnamon sour cream coffee cake except this one is butter based. It’s so buttery tender, it practically melts in your mouth! Perfect for enjoying alongside a cup of hot coffee.
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.
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.
Buttery good cinnamon crumb coffee cake!
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.