Easy Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake

Easy Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This easy old-fashioned coffee cake by Allrecipes will surely bring back a lot of memories. If you haven’t tried this before, you are definitely missing out. It’s one of the best cake recipes from the past years. It is a combination of pound cake, cinnamon swirl, and streusel topping. You’ll have the best combination of flavors and texture in just one bite.


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Most of the ingredients you need to make coffee cake are already in your pantry, so you can make it right away without having to go to the store. Your house will surely smell like a bakery, once you bake this recipe at home. Some people dust the top with powdered sugar, but you can serve it as is. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee or tea for a complete snack.

Classic Coffee Cake Ingredients

For cinnamon layer

  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

For streusel topping

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (softened)


  • 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups of milk
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

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How to Make Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake

Step 1:

Start by preheating your oven to 350F and lightly greasing a 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside for later.

Step 2:

Make the cinnamon layer. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

Step 3:

Make the streusel topping. Combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Next, add the butter and stir with a fork until crumbly. Set aside for later.

Step 4:

Prepare the cake. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 5:

In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on, add the sugar and butter. Beat until fluffy for about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, scrape the sides then turn the mixer on low speed. Add the eggs and beat until well incorporated. Gradually add the flour mixture and milk. Next, beat in the sour cream and vanilla for a bout 30 seconds.

Classic Coffee Cake Ingredients (1)
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Step 6:

Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking dish, then spread evenly. Sprinkle the cinnamon layer, then pour the remaining batter on top. Spread the streusel topping over the cake. Spread evenly and press lightly.

How to Make Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake
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Step 7:

Place inside the preheated oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean for about 40 to 50 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and cool completely before serving for about 30 minutes.

Easy Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake

Easy Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake

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