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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Course Breakfast, brunch, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon-streusel-coffee-cake, coffee-cake-recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16 pieces


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • Streusel:
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pecans or walnuts optional
  • Glaze: optional
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream plus additional as needed


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a tube pan with baking spray or butter and flour. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl using a whisk, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Once combined, add sugar. Whisk until combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, butter, vanilla and eggs.
  • Add wet to dry ingredients. Mix by hand until fully moistened and lumps are dissolved. Pour half of batter into tube pan.
  • To make the streusel: In a medium size bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or rub with your hands until it resembles peas. Add 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 streusel over batter.Top with remaining cake batter ending with streusel.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes. or until a toothpick inserted into the cake portions shows moist crumbs. Check at 30 minutes and lay foil on top to prevent over browning, if needed.
  • Cool in the pan on a baking rack for 30 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely.
  • Mix together glaze and drizzle on top once cooled. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or chilled.