Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake


Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake has been something on my mind for the longest time and for no apparent reason, I have never been able to make it. When I chose the BM theme for this week, I knew this was my chance to make this cinnamon crumb coffee cake that has been in mind for a long time. To add on to my thoughts, my neighbor had made a gorgeous loaf of a similar cake and I was even more tempted to make some of my own.

This Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake recipe has everything that I had wanted in my cake. It had great texture, mild sweetness and a wonderful cinnamon crumb. My son remarked that this was just like the ones that he eats at bakery. The whole pan disappeared in less than 48 hours, so that is a proof that the Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake was liked by everyone at home.

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

This Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake recipe yielded a 8 x 8 pan. This recipe can easily be doubled to make a larger batch. My son however felt that the cinnamon crumb could be more. I will remember that when I make it next time. I was however quite happy with the ratio of the crumb to the cake.

Preparation time – 15 minutes
Baking time – 25 – 30 minutes
Difficulty level – easy

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Ingredients to make Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake – yields one 8 x 8 pan

For the cake –

  • All purpose flour – 1 1/2 cups
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Butter (unsalted) – 5 tbsp (softneend)
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Egg – 1 (room temperature)
  • Milk – 1/2 cup (room temperature)
  • Vanilla – 1 tsp

For the Crumb topping –

  • Butter (unsalted) – 4 tbsp (cut into tiny cubes and slightly softened)
  • All purpose flour – 1/4 cup
  • Brown sugar – 1/2 cup (packed)
  • Cinnamon – 1 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Procedure to make Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake –

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 8 x 8 pan and keep it ready.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and keep it aside. I usually whisk them together or give it a quick sieve to combine.
  • In a larger bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar.
  • Add the egg, vanilla and milk and beat them well again.
  • Add the flour mixture in batches and mix gently to combine. The batter will be thicker than the usual cake batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

To make the crumb topping

  • combine the ingredients mentioned for the crumb topping in small bowl and using a fork mix in the butter with the dry ingredients until they are well combined.

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

  • Sprinkle the prepared crumb topping on the batter evenly and press it down gently with a spatula.
  • Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

  • Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then remove carefully onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice the Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake and serve with coffee/tea.

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake


This recipe goes to Kid’s delight event hosted by Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen and run by Srivalli – Spice Your Life!


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30 thoughts on “Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

  1. Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake is by far one of my favourite desserts. I love a Sunday afternoon cup of coffee and a big slice of coffee crumb cake. It just makes everything feel better, don’t you think? 🙂

  2. Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake is one of my family favorite cakes – my husband is totally obsessed with it and would eat the whole thing in one sitting! We love it for breakfast too!! Delicious!

  3. Coffee Cakes are my weakness and with crumbs, they are just super addicting. Your recipe looks so good and actually its perfect for a small-medium cake – which I prefer rather than a large one. Will try for sure.

  4. I can see a piece of this on a plate and a cup of tea on the back porch in the morning. Just watching the birds and enjoying the good things. This coffee cake looks so delicious!

  5. I’ve been thinking about coffee cakes a lot lately, too. Must be the time of year? Or maybe I just need something to eat with my coffee as an excuse to drink more coffee!

    This is going on the “make it this weekend” list.

  6. I sometimes get these nagging thoguhts about certain recipes. Since seeing this I have been thinking about how my mom would have people over and always serve coffee and a coffee cake. She always bought her cakes from the store so that is the type that I have always had. More like a danish than a coffee cake. I am not a coffee drinker so I never understood having coffee cakes. I’m a tea drinker so maybe a tea cake? This looks amazing to have with either!

  7. This looks amazing!! Cinnamon and coffee?? That is the perfect combination to start any day. This looks soft and buttery and that topping is to die for 🙂

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