Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
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Editor's Note: Instead of picking up a pre-made cinnamon cake from the grocery store, get baking with this easy recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake! This eight-ingredient coffee cake uses items you likely already have on hand at home, and is the perfect option if you need to make something for an impromptu brunch or get-together with friends. The recipe will taste delicious when served with hot cups of tea or — you guessed it! — coffee, and will be a hit with your entire family when serving it for breakfast. This easy coffee cake recipe can be served for a mid-afternoon snack, too.


Cooking MethodBaking

Cooking Vessel Size9-inch square baking pan



Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe CourseDessert

EquipmentBaking/gratin Dish

Type of DishCake, Dessert


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

  2. In a medium-size bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, and melted butter or vegetable oil until crumbs form. Remove 1/2 cup and set aside.

  3. Stir the baking powder, cinnamon, and salt into the remaining crumb mixture. Add the egg and milk and stir until just combined. Spoon the batter into the greased pan and top with the reserved crumbs.

  4. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let stand at least 15 minutes before cutting. Cut into squares and serve warm.


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This coffee cake was divine! It was slightly dry for my tastes, but with a nice cup of coffee, it would be perfection )

loved the coffee cake, since it's such a simple dessert and not TOO sweet, it would be really good for an afternoon snack or breakfast!

This coffee cake is one I'd definitely eat again! I loved the cinnamon sugar crumble on the top-- it was the cherry on top. And an easy recipe too!

I loved the crumb topping on this coffee cake. This would be great for a sweet weekend breakfast.

This is a nice, simple, and tasty cake, perfect for any occasion. It's not too sweet, has good bite, and made a delightful afternoon snack with a cup of tea. Easy to bring to parties, and it's no-fuss. Got to like that!

The coffee cake was good, but almost a little bit dry. I had to follow it with a drink of water after each bite; it was still really good though.

Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices so I was all over this coffee cake when it was in our kitchen at work - so much so I wanted the recipe! Even though coffee cake is usually associated with breakfast, this was the perfect afternoon snack!


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