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coffee cake with cinnamon streusel topping
4.48 from 70 votes
Nutrition Facts
Easy Coffee Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 192IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:16 servings
Easy Coffee Cake Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

This easy coffee cake recipe is a simple yet elegant cake that’s topped with the most delicious cinnamon sugar streusel. My classic coffee cake is made moist with sour cream and is perfect for a baby shower, holiday brunches or a coffee date with some girlfriends!

Streusel topping
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment and set aside.

  2. To prepare the streusel topping, mix together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter and use your hands to really mix it up good. Set aside.

  3. For the cake, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the butter and sugar to a separate mixing bowl and use an electric mixer on medium speed to combine ingredients for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape sides as needed and then add the egg, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute until combined and smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Turn the mixer to low speed and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined and smooth, again, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  6. Transfer the batter into prepared baking pan. Spread it out with a spatula. It will seem very thin, but don't worry, it will bake up nice and fluffy. Sprinkle streusel topping over the cake and gently press down with your fingers. It might seem like too much streusal, but we really enjoyed the amount.

  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the cake is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. My cake was done in 30 minutes.

  8. Remove cake from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Cake tastes best on day 1 or day 2. The cake may be made 1 day in advance. Store covered at room temperature for up to 3 days. Cake can be frozen up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or for several hours at room temperature.

Glaze: I didn't make the glaze for the photos, but I typically do and it's SO good! Mix 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar with 1 to 2 teaspoons milk. Mix until smooth and drizzle over the cooled cake.

Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim
Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy coffee cake, moist coffee cake, sour cream coffee cake

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