Cinnamon Crusted Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is not your typical coffee cake recipe. A double treat in using coffee in the mix.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 9 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 13 cup oil
  • 1 13 cups brewed decaffeinated coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 12 cup shredded coconut
  • 12 cup walnut pieces (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat cake mix with eggs, oil and coffee in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Pour evenly into 2 greased (9 inch) round cake pans.
  4. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  5. Stir in coconut and walnuts.
  6. Sprinkle evenly over cake batter.
  7. Bake 30 minutes.
  8. Cool completely on wire racks before removing cake layers from pans.


Most Helpful

Because of the coffee ingredient, I didn't make this for here at home for rather for my other half to take to work & share, & from the reports I got several hours ago, it was a big hit (& devoured in no time at all by the 8 people in the office) ~ The great combo of coffee, coconut & cinnamon was mentioned several times, & I did take KITTENCAL's tip & included some cinnamon in the cake batter! And apparently it's a recipe that I'll be making again from time to time! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Zaar Stars recipe tag]

Sydney Mike August 25, 2009

Mine didn't look like the photo but was super moist with crunch on top and a dark coffee colour and flavour - I am taking the last bit to work for my buddies there to try as I loved it - thanks so much !!

katew May 06, 2009

I love the addition off the coffee, I also added in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the cake batter, thanks for sharing Coffee, we loved it!

Kittencal@recipezazz April 04, 2009

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