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!
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment and set aside.
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.
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.
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.
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.