Deliciously Moist Coffee Cake Recipe for Breakfast

Are you looking for a delicious and satisfying morning treat that will make you feel like you’ve truly treated yourself? Look no further than this incredible Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe. This delectable cake is the perfect way to start your weekend mornings, whether you enjoy it with a hot cup of coffee or over some lazy conversation with loved ones.

But what makes this coffee cake so special? It’s all in the texture, flavor, and crumbly streusel topping finished off with a sprinkle of cinnamon. This recipe has been a breakfast staple since the 1968 farm kitchen cookbook and became one of my personal favorites among the 20 coffee cake recipes I’ve tried. The texture is incredibly soft, and it practically melts in your mouth with every bite. You’ll love how easy it is to achieve the same bakery-like quality at home using everyday baking ingredients like all-purpose flour, sugar, and baking powder.

So whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to treat yourself to something delicious, this easy coffee cake is sure to become one of your go-to dessert recipes for lazy Sundays or even Christmas morning. Let me show you how to make this deluxe Sunday morning coffee cake. Trust me; the joy cooking will bring comes from the scent of Sunday morning love that comes with brewing fresh coffee and whipping up this scrumptious cake recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sunday Morning Coffee Cake
Sunday Morning Coffee Cake

Listen up, folks. If you’re a coffee lover like me, then this recipe is surely going to put a smile on your face. I present to you the Deluxe Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe – a recipe that’s so good, it could rival your favorite pastry café.

First off, let’s talk about the texture and flavor. This coffee cake has a crumbly streusel topping finished with a cinnamon sugar coating that will leave you craving for more with every bite. The cake itself has a lovely texture that perfectly complements the flavor – an explosion of warm cinnamon and buttery goodness all wrapped up in one cake.

This cake’s perfect crumb and balanced sweetness make it an ideal dessert to be served not just at breakfast but also after dinner or during afternoon tea time.

But what makes this cake even better is its versatility. You can add blueberries, sliced apples or even chocolate chips to take this sweet delight to another level. Imagine the possibilities!

It’s also an excellent dessert option for holidays like Christmas morning, where you want something easy but special for brunch.

The Deluxe Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe will help you serve up some homemade coffeecake joy each weekend. With its easy-to-follow recipe and readily available ingredients, you can surprise your guests with an explosion of flavors every time they visit.

So whether you’re looking to impress your family or just craving something indulgent on a cozy morning at home, this coffee cake recipe is the way to go. Forget Bisquick mixes or cake mixes from popular brands; trust me when I say nothing compares to the luxurious taste of homemade Streusel Coffee Cake. And why settle for ordinary when there’s something as extraordinary as this that comes easy like Sunday morning?

Ingredient List

 Flaky layers of goodness topped with cinnamon and sugar crumbles.
Flaky layers of goodness topped with cinnamon and sugar crumbles.

Baking Essentials

Item | Quantity
All-Purpose Flour | 2 cups
Sugar | 1 cup
Baking Powder | 2 teaspoons
Salt | ½ teaspoon

Wet Ingredients

Item | Quantity
Butter (softened) | 2 tablespoons
Egg (large) | 1
Milk | 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons
Vanilla Extract | 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Item | Quantity
Brown Sugar| ¼ cup
Granulated Sugar| 3/4 cup
Cinnamon (ground)| 2 teaspoons
All-Purpose Flour| 1 ⅓ cups
Salt| ½ teaspoon
Butter (softened) | ½ cup

Getting the right ingredients for this deluxe Sunday morning coffee cake recipe is the key to creating a crumbly streusel topping and giving the cake texture and flavor. Here are the key components you will need for your morning coffeecake joy:
– All-purpose flour: The base of this recipe is made with all-purpose flour, so make sure you have enough in stock.
– Sugar: Both granulated sugar and brown sugar are used for sweetness and richness.
– Baking powder: To get that perfect rise in your cake, baking powder is a must-have item.
– Salt: It’s a small amount but absolutely essential for balancing out the sweetness of the cake and cinnamon streusel topping.

For wet ingredients, make sure you have softened butter, at least one large egg, full-fat milk, and pure vanilla extract on hand. These all play crucial roles in helping to bind everything together while also providing rich flavor.

Finally, don’t forget about the cinnamon streusel topping! This provides a beautifully rich crunch atop your coffee cake. You can make it from scratch using various ingredients such as all-purpose flour, softened butter, ground cinnamon, granulated sugar, salt, and brown sugar.

The Recipe How-To

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to get down with the recipe! I present to you my Deluxe Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe. With its fluffy texture and crumbly streusel topping, this coffee cake is perfect for lazy mornings at home. Follow these steps closely, and you will have the most delicious breakfast in no time.

Step 1: Preheat the oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Meanwhile, grease a 9-inch square pan with butter. You can also use cooking spray or parchment paper if you prefer.

Step 2: Make the cinnamon streusel

Mix together in a medium bowl, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Add in 6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces, and mix with clean hands until a crumbly streusel forms. Set aside.

Step 3: Prepare the cake batter

In another bowl, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

In a separate large mixing bowl, beat together ¾ cup granulated sugar and ½ cup softened butter using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in two large eggs – one at a time – beating well after each addition. Stir in one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Gradually add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet mixture while alternating with adding in 1 cup milk until everything is thoroughly combined.

Step 4: Assemble the cake

Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan smoothing out evenly on top; sprinkle with half of your prepared cinnamon streusel. Then pour remaining batter over the streusel layer and sprinkle with remaining streusel topping. Gently press down.

Step 5: Bake

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack before cutting into pieces and serving.

Congratulations! You have now made my best coffee cake ever! Your family’s coffee break will never be boring again.

Substitutions and Variations

 Warm and comforting, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.
Warm and comforting, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.

When it comes to cooking and baking, it’s always great to have options. Here are some substitutions and variations to consider:

– Flour: You can use cake flour in place of all-purpose flour if you want a finer texture. You can also use part whole wheat flour for a healthier option.

– Sugar: Brown sugar can be used instead of granulated sugar for a deeper, more caramel-like flavor.

– Butter: If you’re out of butter, you can substitute with margarine or shortening. However, keep in mind that the flavor will be slightly different.

– Cinnamon: For a spicier version, add a dash of nutmeg or ginger to the cinnamon.

– Streusel Topping: Switch up the topping by adding chopped nuts or using brown sugar instead of granulated sugar.

– Sour Cream: Substitute sour cream for greek yogurt or buttermilk to give the cake a tangy twist.

– Chocolate Coffee Cake: Add 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the dry ingredients and mix well. This will give you a delicious chocolate coffee cake that’s perfect for dessert.

Remember, these are just suggestions – feel free to get creative and make this recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Classic coffee cake with a modern twist.
Classic coffee cake with a modern twist.

Once you’ve baked this deluxe Sunday morning coffeecake, I know you’ll be dying to dive right in. But hold up there, cowboy–let’s talk about serving and pairing first.

This cake is the ideal accompaniment for a steaming mug of coffee or tea, as its name implies. The cake’s texture and flavor are crumbly and buttery–so much so that it might just melt in your mouth. The cinnamon streusel topping finished off by the perfect crunch is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy.

But don’t let the name of the cake limit your pairing options. You can also enjoy this cake with milk or many different types of juices, such as apple or orange. The sweet flavor makes it a perfect pair for any breakfast meal.

When it comes to serving size, a 9×13 inch baking pan will yield 12 generous slices. But if you want smaller portions, cut the cake into 16 pieces instead.

If you’re really feeling creative, try serving this coffeecake alongside fresh fruit or ice cream for an extra special brunch or dessert treat.

Now go ahead and indulge in some easy-like-Sunday-morning love, because this coffee cake is easy to make and guaranteed to please.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A slice of heaven in every bite!
A slice of heaven in every bite!

Now, let’s talk about how you can enjoy the Sunday Morning Coffee Cake even after the day of baking. This cake is perfect for make-ahead preparation, which means you can prepare it in advance and store it for later. What’s more, this cake tastes even better on the second day when stored properly.

To store your beloved coffee cake, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent air from entering, which could dry out your cake. You can keep your coffee cake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. However, I suggest that you keep it at room temperature for better texture and flavor. It never lasts over 2 days in my house!

To reheat the coffee cake, preheat your oven to 300°F (148°C). Remove the plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place the cake on a baking sheet. Let it heat for about 12-15 minutes until heated through. You can also microwave your slice of coffee cake for about 20 seconds on high power or toast lightly before serving.

Believe me when I say that this is one of those cakes that only gets better with time. The cinnamon streusel topping finished off with a crumbly texture brings back memories of classic coffee cakes from the past century. The fact that you can enjoy it beyond just ‘Sunday mornings’ makes me crave a slice right now.

So go ahead and make this deluxe Sunday morning Coffee Cake recipe! Make it ahead of time and store it properly for a quick breakfast or snack later in the week. The sour cream in the recipe helps prolong its shelf life while maintaining an excellent consistency and taste. This coffeecake joy knows no bounds – A true classic that will become part of your routine once you try it!

Tips for Perfect Results

Making a perfect Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe can be easy, but there are some tips and tricks that you can use to make sure that the coffee cake comes out perfectly every time.

Firstly, it’s important to use room temperature ingredients as this will help them blend together more evenly. It helps the butter to cream better which aids in creating a lighter cake texture. So if you plan on baking a cake in the morning, take out your ingredients from the fridge and let them sit on your counter for at least 15-20 minutes before using it.

Secondly, be sure to measure your ingredients properly. Use measuring cups and spoons instead of eyeballing or using a kitchen scale. Even small variations in measurement can affect the final outcome of the coffee cake.

When mixing the batter, don’t overbeat it. Once all the ingredients are added, mix only until just combined. Overmixing can lead to a dense and tough coffee cake texture which won’t be so pleasing.

For streusel toppings, using cold butter is crucial because it will create a tender and flaky crumb finish. If you opt for other toppings such as fruits or chocolate chips, sprinkle them lightly over the streusel topping in a uniformed manner – this will create an even distribution of flavor.

Baking temperature is also another pivotal factor for success with Coffee Cake recipes. Make sure that you preheat your oven so that it reaches the required temperature – usually between 350°F (175°C) to 375°F (190°C). The ideal baking time is usually between 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.

Finally, be patient and wait for your coffee cake to cool before transferring or slicing it. This allows its structure and flavors to settle into place properly.

With these tips, you’ll enjoy making this easy-to-follow Sunday Morning Coffee Cake recipe that we guarantee everyone will love.


As we come to the end of this recipe article, I would like to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that we receive about this Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe.

What’s the difference between coffee cake and regular cake?

Coffee cakes have a unique appeal that sets them apart from other cakes. What makes them distinctive is their streusel topping and the fact that they don’t have frosting. Coffee cakes also come in various forms, such as with a streusel swirl, or being stuffed with chocolate, nuts or fruit. This makes them an excellent choice for those looking for something different in their baking options.

What is the difference between tea cake and coffee cake?

Coffee Cake and Tea Cake are popular types of cakes served alongside coffee or tea in different parts of the world. While Coffee Cake originated in mainland Europe and is typically dense and sweet, Tea Cake is originally from England and is known for being less dense and less sweet. Interestingly, despite its name, Tea Cake does not actually contain tea but is meant to be enjoyed with a cup of tea. It can also come in the form of cookies or wheat bread, which can be toasted and buttered for added flavor.

Can you eat coffee cake for breakfast?

As mentioned earlier, coffee cake is traditionally enjoyed alongside a cup of coffee. However, it can also be paired with a cup of tea or a refreshing glass of milk. For those seeking to create a delicious spread for breakfast or brunch, coffee cake can make for a wonderful addition to the table. To balance the sweetness of the dish, serving it alongside savory options is a great idea.

What to serve with morning coffee?

As a barista, I recommend trying out some delectable baked goods to delight your taste buds. You could start with the Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Cinnamon-Walnut Swirl or the Chai-Spiced Banana Bread for a cozy and comforting breakfast experience. If you’re a chocolate lover, don’t miss out on the Double Chocolate Biscotti or the Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. For something nutty and buttery, go for the Butterscotch Pecan Scones. And if you’re in the mood for fruit, indulge in the Raspberry Jam Bars or the Maple Muffins. These baked treats will pair perfectly with your favorite coffee or tea, and make for a delicious start to your day.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe is the ultimate treat to enjoy on a lazy weekend morning. It’s easy to make, requires simple pantry ingredients, and tastes like heaven in every bite.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe will not disappoint. With its crumbly streusel topping and moist cake texture, it’s impossible not to fall in love with. I promise you that your kitchen will smell heavenly, and your taste buds will be thanking you for days.

So what are you waiting for? Whip out your apron, follow the recipe how-to section, and enjoy a cup of coffee while savoring the delicious taste of this coffee cake. Trust me; it’s easy like Sunday morning!

Moreover, if you’re feeling adventurous, try the different substitutions and variations mentioned in this article. Experiment with the flavors and add your twist to give it a unique touch.

In summary, there’s nothing quite like Sunday mornings with family or friends and a slice of coffee cake. From the classic cinnamon sour cream coffee cake to deluxe Sunday morning coffeecake joy cooking, or even bundt cakes- there are options to suit everyone’s palate. The possibilities are endless; you can customize the recipe exactly as per your liking.

In conclusion- perfect that steaming cup of coffee and make this delicious coffee cake today. Your taste buds and loved ones will thank you! And next week? Who knows? You might be trying out a different dessert recipes—after all, who doesn’t love good food!

Sunday Morning Coffee Cake Recipe

From TOH magazine. It sounds a lot like the Bisquick coffeecake I love but without using Bisquick (which I don’t like to bake with). Cooking time includes 10 minutes cooling time. Note: I find the vanilla flavor to be a bit strong and makes it a bit too sweet for my taste. I don’t think I’ll use it in future, but I’ll leave it in as optional for those who might like their coffee cake a bit more sweet than cinnamony.

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, chilled
  1. Preheat oven to 350* F. Grease an 8 inch square baking dish.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and salt until crumbly. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture. Pour into baking dish.
  3. To make topping, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl and cut the butter into the mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  4. Bake at 350* F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minues. Serve warm or cooled as desired.
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