Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This the most incredible coffee cake recipe! I tried this found at It's a Mrs. Fields copycat recipe. I LOVED this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Butter and flour the tube pan (10-inch).
  3. Make the cake: Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together using the electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Scrape down the bowl.
  5. Add the vanilla and eggs, 1 at a time, beating for 20 seconds after each addition.
  6. Scrape down the bowl again.
  7. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  8. Add this mixture to the butter mixture in thirds, alternating with the sour cream.
  9. Beat for 45 seconds after each addition, and begin and end with the flour mixture.
  10. Pour the batter into the prepared tube pan.
  11. Make the syrup: In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon.
  12. Drizzle the syrup over the batter and with the blade of a knife or a skewer, swirl the syrup through the batter.
  13. Make the streusel: In a bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.
  14. With a pastry cutter, cut in the butter, a few pieces at a time, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  15. Scatter the streusel over the batter in the pan.
  16. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  17. Remove the pan from the oven to a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
  18. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

The amount of butter in this recipe is more than I have ever used in a single recipe. So much in fact I felt guilty serving it to my friends, let alone eating it. I used half the butter it called for in the crumble and I added more nuts and some flour to the crumble and I think it came out pretty well. Overall this cake tasted very good but I will not be making it again as it is just way too much butter for me.

lunderdork March 06, 2013

very tasty with lots of nice cinnamon flavor and topping. it's nice and moist - could be due to the 3+ sticks of butter!! i used a tube pan, but would like to try it in a 9 x 13 next time.

patticakes November 22, 2003

I made this coffee cake on my diet's cheat day. It is absolutely delicious. I almost cried knowing that I cannot make another cake until my next cheat day.LOL It is moist with just the right amount of sweetness. I substituted toasted walnuts for the pecans since that is what I had on hand and I just know it will be even more fabulous with the pecans next time. I also used light sour cream and doubled the syrup recipe. This would make a perfect dessert for a potluck or brunch. This is going to be my go-to coffee cake recipe from now on. Thank you spatchcock for posting this scrumptious winner.

SandySparkles January 12, 2013