Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  4. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender to the size of small peas.
  5. In a separate small bowl, beat the egg well; then stir in the milk and vanilla.
  6. Add the egg-milk mixture to the flour mixture all at once.
  7. Stir carefully until just blended.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  9. Drizzle top with melted butter.
  10. In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  11. Sprinkle on top of cake.
  12. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  13. Bake t 425 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Most Helpful

I made this on a whim this morning because I was craving coffee cake for breakfast. It was pretty easy to throw together and I had all the ingredients on hand. The batter came out very thick, almost like a dough. I was thinking I had done something wrong. I had to spread it in the pan with my spoon and then add the butter and topping. I baked it for 20 minutes. The final cake came out with good flavor, although maybe a little dough-y. I may modify this recipe if I try it again. I did have 3 pieces for breakfast, ha, so it is tasty, but seems like it needs a little fine tuning.

mama_lisa February 01, 2010

This is billed as easy and it really is. It's also very good! The cake itself is a great texture, light and moist, and the brown sugar topping is a little crispy. I think next time I'd use regular golden brown sugar instead of dark for a lighter colour of topping and add a bit more flour to the topping. I followed the recipe except that I used 2% milk. Thank you for a very nice recipe!

Cookin-jo September 10, 2008