Coffee Cake

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Start your day on a delicious note with the comforting aroma and rich flavor of Coffee Cake. This classic treat is the perfect complement to your morning cup of coffee or tea, offering a delightful combination of moist cake, cinnamon streusel topping, and optional glaze. Whether enjoyed as a leisurely breakfast indulgence or a sweet afternoon pick-me-up, Coffee Cake is sure to become a beloved favorite in your baking repertoire. Prepare to delight your senses and elevate your mornings with this timeless Coffee Cake recipe that’s as comforting as it is delicious.


For the Cake:

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. 1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  9. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping:

  1. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Optional Glaze:

  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2-3 tablespoons milk or brewed coffee
  3. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×9-inch square baking pan or a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the sour cream or Greek yogurt and vanilla extract until smooth.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan, using a spatula to smooth the top.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, prepare the cinnamon streusel topping by combining the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix until crumbly.
  8. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the cake batter in the pan.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. While the cake is cooling, prepare the optional glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, milk or brewed coffee, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  12. Once the cake is completely cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake.
  13. Slice and serve this classic Coffee Cake alongside your favorite hot beverage for a cozy morning treat or enjoy it any time of day for a delicious pick-me-up.

Conclusion: With its tender crumb, cinnamon streusel topping, and optional glaze, this classic Coffee Cake is the perfect companion to your morning routine or any time you crave a comforting indulgence. Whether shared with loved ones or savored on your own, it’s sure to brighten your day with its delicious flavor and aroma. So brew a fresh pot of coffee, slice into this homemade Coffee Cake, and savor every bite of this timeless treat that brings joy and comfort to every occasion.