Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Posted on September 16, 2013
Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a good, relaxing weekend! It was the first fall-like weekend here and I ended up getting sick and spending most of it at home sitting on the couch! Not exactly how I imagined enjoying the first days of cooler weather! But I’m starting to feel a little better now and I have a super quick and easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe to share with you this morning! It only takes a couple of minutes to put together and it is so good! It’s a wonderfully moist and buttery cake and the best part of it are the little pockets of sugary cinnamon that sink into the batter as the cake bakes and just melt in your mouth when you take a bite. Utter deliciousness! If you are looking for a quick and easy dessert to have with your tea or coffee, this is a really good one!
(Adapted from Southern Food)
*Makes 16 servings*
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Optional: Chopped Pecans
1. Preheat your oven to 375 deg F and grease a 9×9 inch baking pan. Prepare your topping by combining flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon using a fork, until you have a moist topping made up of large crumbs. Set aside.
2. In your electric mixer bowl, cream together sugar, egg and melted butter. Add in the vanilla extract and milk, and mix until smooth. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix until you have a smooth, creamy, light yellow batter.
3. Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan, then sprinkle on the topping evenly. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Zainab Mansaray September 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Yummmm, this looks so good!! I’m sorry to hear you were sick this weekend. Glad you are beginning to feel better 😉

  • OrangeHeroMama September 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    This sounds and looks amazing! Thanks!

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks so much!!

  • Jemma September 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Oh yes, this is one yummy recipe! Pinned!
    Warm Hugs,

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks, Jemma! It’s so easy to make and so yummy! My favorite recipe combination 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

  • GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart September 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    This coffee cake looks just about perfect! I would really like to make this very soon! Thanks for sharing!

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks so much, I hope you love this coffee cake! So easy to make and so yummy! My two favorite things in the kitchen 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Christine September 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Maria, coffee cake is one of my very favorite things and this looks amazing! I will be trying it VERY soon. 🙂 Thanks for posting!

  • Christine September 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I just read your “about me” and saw that you are originally from the Czech Republic. My last name is Czech. My husband’s great-grandfather was brought over by his parents as a young boy. One day it would awesome to go there and learn more about our heritage!

  • The Mrs. September 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    This looks delicious! I’m going to pin it now so I can cook it later 🙂 If you get the chance, I’d love for you to share this over at Tell Me Tuesday:

    Have a wonderful week!

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Angie G. September 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Happy to hear that you are feeling a little better. There sure have been a lot people getting sick already. I guess it doesn’t take long once school is back in session. Cinnamon Coffee Cake is a favorite of mine. Can’t wait to try. I am your newest Pinterest follower and found you via ‘SaltTree Social’ blog hop. Hope you have wonderful day!

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Angie! You’re right, as soon as September rolls around everyone seems to be getting sick again! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a good rest of your week! 🙂

  • Ritchil Shafer September 17, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    This coffee cake looks amazing! Pinning!

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Nutritious Deliciousness September 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Delicious looking cake, love cinnamon and coffee two of my favourites in cake! Over from Anyonita Nibbles!

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Lynn Huntley September 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I love coffee cake! Looks delicious~ Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      THanks so much! Coffee cake is one of my favorites, I love how easy it is to make and how good it is! Thanks for stopping by!

  • KC Coake September 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Looks so moist and delicious! Yum!

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • cooking with curls September 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Oh my yummy! That coffee cake looks delicious! I’m so sorry that you got sick, that’s never any fun!!

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • AndiWinslow September 18, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Hope you are feeling better, your coffee cake looks very yummmmy I just made and posted a Strawberry Cream Cheese coffee cake. andi

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much! I will have to go over to your blog to check out your coffee cake too, it sounds delicious!!! I love how you can make so many different versions of a coffee cake!! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful rest of your week! 🙂

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life) September 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Oh this sounds delicious. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    • Maria September 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Marty! 🙂

  • Britni September 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    These look so delicious with perfect cinnamon swirls.

    • Maria September 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks so much, Britni!

  • Mrs. Santos September 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Yummy! Thanks for posting the recipe. We just had cinnamon rolls today…guess it’s time for some cinnamon coffee cake now.

    • Maria September 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks! Hope you love this cinnamon coffee cake! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Deborah Warren September 19, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Maria, these look lovely! Glad you posted at link party! Happy baking. Deb@ Kneaded Creations

    • Maria September 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • TheTastyFork September 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

    YUM!! I wish I was having this for breakfast instead of my sad cup of cereal. I’m sharing this recipe on FB, Twitter and Pinterest. Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays!!

    • Maria September 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks so much! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Ann K September 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Oh, I love cinnamon in anything!! This looks especially delicious! I probably shouldn’t be reading food posts when I’m hungry….I think I may have to try it! Thanks for sharing!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage

    • Maria September 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Ann!

  • Poppy September 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Maria,

    I love your blog and all the recipes you have created for us, including the great photos! Looking forward to baking some of your latest cinnamon treats as I love ALL things cinnamon! Appreciate your easy rather than complicated choices. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy Autumn and happy baking!

    Your newest follower,


    • Maria September 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Poppy! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet comment! Happy Autumn to you too! 🙂

  • September 22, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I’m a sucker for cinnamon baked goods! Just pinned to my “want to try” board! 🙂

    • Maria September 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Hope you love this cinnamon coffee cake! I love anything with cinnamon too, especially this time of year! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Britni September 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I need something for playgroup tomorrow morning and this looks delicious.Thanks for the recipe!

    • Maria September 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

      I hope you enjoy this cinnamon coffee cake, it’s so easy to make! Hope everyone in your playgroup likes it! Have a great day!

  • Carrie September 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    This looks so warm, yummy, and comforting! Thanks for sharing it at Think Tank Thursday. I featured it today at saving4six(dot)com.

    • Maria September 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much, Carrie! 🙂

  • Harsha Tanwani October 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Where did you use the coffee? I did not see it in the recipe.. unless I overlooked something?

    • Maria October 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      The cake doesn’t use coffee, it’s just the name of a type of cake. Hope you enjoy it.

  • andie October 25, 2014 at 9:03 am

    What a lovely cake. Just made it for my husband and it’s been a great success. Very easy to make, will definitely be making it again.

  • Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes November 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    More cinnamon! Swoon!

  • Barbara M March 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I made this today, my family (and I) just LOVED it. I did substitute pure Almond extract for the vanilla and added sliced almonds to the topping. We love almonds around here! It was delicious!! Next time I will make double the topping, layer it in the middle with thinly sliced apples then the last of the cake batter on top, then the topping. This needs NO drizzily glaze. Nice and sweet, and buttery without oozing. Thanks for the great recipe, it’s a keeper in our kitchen!

    • ahomemadeliving March 2, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Barbara! I’m so glad you enjoyed the cake, I love it too! The sliced almonds in the topping sound really good – I’ll try that next time, I love almonds too! Thanks so much for stopping by to tell me! Hope you have a wonderful week! 🙂

  • Ellen June 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I have made this cake so many times Ii’ve lost count. It’s so easy and sooooooo delicious. Thanks for the recipe

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