Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by motherof4boys


Top Review by mama_lisa

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.

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.

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