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Delectable coffee cake is bursting with lightly sweet cinnamon butter flavor and is so light and fluffy! If you are looking for an easy, tasty coffee cake or snack cake recipe this is it.

Your family will enjoy this moist light coffee cake. A cinnamon sugar streusel adds delicious buttery sweetness. This yummy cake is made entirely from scratch with coconut oil. And it goes great with coffee 🙂

Delectable Coffee Cake piece on a white plate. Baking pan in the background.

Delectable Coffee Cake is a moist light coffee cake with a cinnamon sugar streusel made entirely from scratch with coconut oil

Coffee cake is so retro. When I think about coffee cake a vision of a betty crocker housewife entertaining her friends comes to mind. With her ‘company china’ in her best dress of course. Don’t forget the high heels! Well that’s not me, but I definitely want the cake!

Delectable Coffee Cake is a moist light coffee cake with a cinnamon sugar streusel made entirely from scratch with coconut oil.

Delectable Coffee Cake

I woke up this morning craving something sweet for breakfast but not too heavy. The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day. I wanted to make a special breakfast goodie.

The first thing I do in the mornings is head straight for the coffee pot.  I decided on cinnamon coffee cake to compliment my first morning cup of Java. Best breakfast ever! It’s full of crumbling brown sugar cinnamon streusel. I’ll get up for that. It’s almost like having a cinnamon roll but with fewer calories 🙂

I had no idea there are so many different takes on coffee cake. I had to do a little digging to find a recipe that did not involve a cake mix. But I finally found just the right one.

This coffee cake is easy to make and came out so yummy. I tweaked the recipe to include my favorite baking oil and flavoring for baked goods. You should too. It’s so much better.

We ate it just like this, just plain, and we loved it. Go ahead and whip up a batch of Buttermilk caramel sauce.  Or whipped cream, or even…. French vanilla Bean Ice cream if you’re serving it for dessert. Or your next coffee klatch 🙂

Delectable Coffee Cake

Delectable Coffee Cake with dark brown sugar bakes very dark. But you can see the cake is perfectly baked.

This is a light moist coffee cake with lots of cinnamon and a delicious brown sugar crumb topping (and filling). The flavor of the cake itself is lightly sweet. This easy coffee cake recipe whips up quickly. It’s much more delicious than a grocery store plastic wrapped coffee cake. Baked entirely from scratch for the best flavor and no added chemicals for your family.

I love adding almond extract to my baked goods as I have here. The flavor boost is amazing. Coconut oil adds flavor to the cake unless you are using refined unflavored coconut oil. Heart healthy avocado oil bakes well also and offers loads of healthy fats. Enjoy!

Christmas Breakfast recipe Idea: Or ANY holiday morning.

Keeping Christmas breakfast for a larger group or special day easy?  This coffee cake recipe may be just the thing. I made this for our Christmas breakfast group last year and it was perfect. This recipe makes 18 small servings. 

This coffee cake worked out well for our coffee drinking adults. I made it the night before and wrapped it up. It was delicious reheated with butter. We had leftovers to munch later too. 

Our Blueberry Apple overnight bread pudding or our overnight sausage breakfast casserole are both made the night before. Upon waking Christmas morning you just pop it in the oven and cook. So nice to be free to supervise gift openings( or do your hair or…?). 

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Delectable Coffee Cake Recipe:

This cinnamon streusel coffee cake stays moist and delicious at room temperature in an airtight container for several days. Delectable coffee cake is a good traveler in the picnic basket or lunch box. Make a batch for a snack cake, potluck or dessert. So yummy!

BUT this recipe does make a LOT. If you don’t want coffee cake around all week you might want to cut the recipe in half.

  1. Make it in a 8 x 8 pan.
  2. Bake it for 20 minutes.
  3. Yields 9 servings.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.

  • In a large mixing bowl. Whisk Together oil, eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and milk.
  • In a medium bowl combine granulated sugar, all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
  • stir the egg mixture together with the flour mixture. If the mixture comes out too thick, add milk until desired consistency.
  • Pour half the batter into a greased 9×13 pan.
  • In a medium bowl, prepare streusel by combining brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle half of streusel on top of the batter.
  • Top with remaining batter and then sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.
  • Drizzle with melted butter.
  • Baking time 30 minutes. Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack in the pan and serve.
Delectable Coffee Cake in the baking pan baked and uncut.

Delectable Coffee Cake is a moist light coffee cake with a cinnamon sugar streusel made entirely from scratch with coconut oil.

Delectable Coffee Cake is very dark on top. The streusel bakes deeply when you use dark brown sugar as I did today. A lighter brown sugar will be a lighter golden brown when baked.

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Delectable Coffee Cake
Yield: 18 servings

Delectable Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Delectable coffee cake is bursting with lightly sweet cinnamon butter flavor and is so light and fluffy!  Your family will enjoy this moist light coffee cake. A cinnamon sugar streusel adds delicious buttery sweetness. This yummy cake is made entirely from scratch with coconut oil.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup oil, I used melted coconut oil

(For the Streusel)

  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl. Whisk Together oil, eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and milk.
  3. In a medium bowl combine granulated sugar, all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Stir the egg mixture together with flour mixture. If the mixture comes out too thick to spread, add milk until desired consistency.
  5. Pour half the batter into a greased 9x13 pan.
  6. In a medium bowl, prepare streusel by combining brown sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Sprinkle half of streusel on top of the batter.
  8. Top with remaining batter and then sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.
  9. Drizzle with melted butter.
  10. Baking time 30 minutes uncovered.
  11. Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  12. Cool completely on a wire rack in the pan. Serve.

Notes

This cake holds well for several days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Cut this recipe in half and bake it in an 8 x 8 pan for 20 minutes for 9 servings.


Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1 piece

Amount Per Serving Calories 364Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 36mgSodium 213mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 26gProtein 4g

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Recipe Adapted from: Lilluna.com

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claudia

Sunday 13th of September 2020

Hi, will this work if I don't use coconut oil? Can I use regular veggie oil like canola?

Diane

Sunday 13th of September 2020

Hi Claudia, Canola oil will work just fine in this recipe. I love the extra flavor the coconut oil adds. That's why I recommend it. But the coffee cake is fine with flavorless oils too. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day.:)

Stephanie

Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Hi! Can I use buttermilk instead of milk?

Diane

Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Sure! Should be a yummy substitution. Please Let us know how it turns out for you. Happy Baking!

CLE

Wednesday 25th of April 2018

This cake looks wonderful! Before I make it, though, I wanted to check that the amount of baking soda is actually 3 Tablespoons and not teaspoons. Thanks!

Arabi

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Hi, Looks yummy ?.. sorry for asking, i cannot see any coffee flavour inside this cake..or perhaps i overlooked? ?.cz its name coffee cake,, so just wonder where is the coffrr..thx ?

Kayti Lavergne

Thursday 26th of April 2018

Oh my goodness! It is 3 tsp, not 3 tbsp! Thank you for catching that for me, I will update the recipe! This is a really yummy cake, enjoy! :)

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