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Easy Coffee Cake Recipe

This is an extremely delicious, addiction, and no-fail easy coffee cake recipe I know you're gonna love.
Categories Bread
Difficulty Easy
Keyword coffee cake recipe, coffee cake recipes, easy coffee cake recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 346 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup PLUS 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted PLUS 5 tbsp. cold and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour a 9-in cake pan (I use a spring-form pan).
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, 5 tbsp. cubed butter, 1/2 cup of the flour, cinnamon and salt. Set aside (this will be the streusel that will go in the center and on top of the cake).
  4. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, 2 tbsp. melted butter and vanilla extract. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Be careful not to over-stir, just stir until the flour is incorporated.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread to coat the bottom of the pan with a knife or spoon. Sprinkle about 1 cup of the streusel (brown sugar mixture) over the cake layer. Spoon the rest of the cake batter over the streusel, spreading out if necessary to cover the entire layer. This can get a little messy and doesn’t need to be perfect.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining streusel over the top of the cake.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and place onto cooling rack until room temperature.
  9. While cake is cooling, whisk together the powdered sugar and maple syrup until smooth and runny. Start with 2 tbsp. of the maple syrup and add just a little at a time as needed until glaze is thin enough to drizzle over cake. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake with spoon.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Coffee Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.3g8%
Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 50.7mg17%
Sodium 289.4mg12%
Carbohydrates 68.5g23%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 37.5g42%
Protein 6.4g13%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.