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  • Writer's pictureLulu Perez

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Updated: Jun 23, 2020

Breakfast dessert is a must! To all my breakfast pastry lovers out there, this ones for you. I am obsessed with Starbucks coffeecake, so I decided to replicate something similar, so I can have this recipe in my back pocket. Just in case I need it for any weekend brunch or just pastry on the go with my coffee. It may not be an exact replica, but its pretty darn close. It has that crumbly top texture, super soft and moist cake with a layer of cinnamon and sugar filling. Its so hard to resist!

Ingredients for the cake batter

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2 eggs (room temperature)

  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter or 1 ½ sticks (room temperature)

  • 1 ⅓ cup of granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ cup milk

Ingredients for the center filling

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

Ingredients for the streusel crumb topping

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 4 tbsp diced unsalted butter

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ½ cup flour

  • ½ cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, spray or butter a nonstick 9x9 square baking dish.

  2. Center Filling- In a small bowl mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

  3. Streusel Crumb Topping- In a medium size bowl, combine with a fork the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, rolled oats and butter. Mix until you get clumps of the mixture. If it's still too wet and it sticks to your fingers, sprinkle in some more flour, so you get a crumbly texture. Set aside.

  4. Cake batter- In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In an electric mixer bowl with paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar. Then add in the 2 eggs, one at a time, vanilla extract, and sour cream.

  5. After the wet ingredients are completely combined, start adding in the dry mixture along with the milk. Mix until all combined.

  6. Add a little more than half of the cake batter in the baking dish. Then, sprinkle over the center filling until evenly coated. Add the rest of the cake batter and top with the streusel crumb topping.

  7. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.

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