Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This quick breakfast cake, with buttery cinnamon streusel sinking into the top, has been a holiday and vacation favorite in our family for years. Check out my Banana Chocolate Chip Streusel Cake for a delicious variation. Recipe makes a 9" square pan, and may be doubled for a 9" X 13" pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and flour 9" square baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine streusel ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Cream together sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat in egg.
  4. Stir in milk.
  5. Sift together dry ingredients, add to mixing bowl. Stir until just combined.
  6. Spread batter in pan, and sprinkle streusel over top. As you are sprinkling, squeeze some streusel together into pebble-sized chunks, and drop them over cake batter.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 35 minutes, until batter is golden brown and center springs back when touched lightly.
  8. Cool on a rack about 15 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

I could not wait to post my review. I just made this. I used a 9inch square pan. Moist and delicious. The amount for the crumb topping gave it the right sweetness. 5 star give it a try it will not disappoint. Question on nutrition count: states serves 4 but a 9 inch you can get 9 servings which definitely lowers the calorie count. But I am not sure how it is calculated. Thank you for a great receipe.

Patty C. March 26, 2015

Loved it!!! I made this, scaled back to 1/2 of the recipe, for breakfast this morning. I read the other review and don't think I would have liked it with double of streusel, this was very sweet without doubling it. I did use chopped pecans and it added a nice flavor addition to the cake. I used King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour and you wouldn't even know that it had anything other then AP flour, so good. I adopted you for "Pick A Chef" (PAC) event and look forward to trying 2 other of your recipes.

diner524 March 23, 2012

This was good! I doubled the streusal as that's the whole point of coffee cake for me, and I would do it again next time, so yummy. My 1 year old INHALED 2 full pieces of this! Mine tested done at about 33 minutes. Made for PAC Spring '11.

RSL March 09, 2011

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