Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

With a thick cinnamon streusel topping over fluffy, buttery cake and a ribbon of melty cinnamon through the center, this Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake is going to be a hit at your family breakfast.

A slice of coffee cake with a ribbon of cinnamon in the center and topped with crunchy cinnamon streusel on a piece of white parchment paper.

EASY CINNAMON CRUMB COFFEE CAKE

This classic coffee cake 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. Truly the best crumb cake recipe.

Sweet carbs are actually one of the things I really enjoy for breakfast. If you are like me, you may also want to try these whole wheat banana muffins and peanut butter and banana coffee cake!

A cup of coffee on a small round saucer.

AN OLD-FASHIONED CRUMB CAKE RECIPE

Every baker should have this easy crumb 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.

A close up view of a slice of coffee cake with cinnamon swirl and crumb topping

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.

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT CINNAMON CRUMB COFFEE CAKE:

Can you make it the night before and then bake it in the morning?

I’d recommend baking it the night before. Let it cool completely and store it in the refrigerator. You can warm it the next morning by baking it at 300°F for 15 minutes.

Is the cinnamon crumb topping very sweet?

I don’t think it’s too sweet. The cake overall is well balanced. But everyone’s taste is different.

Can I make cupcakes with this recipe?

I suppose you could. They would turn out more like a muffin than a cupcake though.

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Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

With a thick cinnamon streusel topping over fluffy, buttery cake and a ribbon of melty cinnamon through the center, this Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake is going to be a hit at your family breakfast.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields 1 9-inch square cake
Calories 157 kcal
Author Jen Sobjack

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. See the full recipe and instructions at Go Go Go Gourmet.

Recipe Notes

Please understand this is not my recipe! That is why I do not share the full recipe on my site and instead leave a link to the original owner of the recipe. 

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Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe | Cake | Breakfast | Snack Cake | Made from Scratch | Homemade

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