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cinnamon coffee cake
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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake that is buttery, moist, and has the most delicious streusel crumb topping in the whole world.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 291 kcal


  • 1 tbsp flour (to sprinkle on greased baking pan)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter (1 ¼ sticks), firm and cold
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 inch springform pan with butter spray and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of flour.

  2. In large bowl of a stand mixer, mix together flour, sugar, and salt until combined.  Using a pastry blender, cut butter into mixture, until butter/flour mixture looks like coarse crumbs.  Scoop out and set aside 1 cup of the butter/flour mixture.

  3. Mix the baking powder and baking soda into remaining butter/flour mixture.  Add in the room temperature buttermilk, egg, and vanilla.  Mix well.  Batter will be very thick.  Mix on high until batter is fluffy, and looks similar to whipped frosting consistency (about 2 minutes).

  4. Spoon batter into springform pan and smooth top.

  5. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts (if using) to the reserved 1 cup of butter/flour mixture and toss together with fork. Sprinkle butter/flour/brown sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of  batter and spread evenly over batter.  Press lightly into batter until it sticks.

  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  50 minutes was perfect for our cake.

  7. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, remove side of  springform pan.  Let cake cool for about an hour.  Slice and Enjoy!!  

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 272mg12%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 58mg6%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.