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A square slice of coffee cake on a stack of white ceramic plates with a metal fork.

Classic Coffee Cake

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Sweet, tender cake with a layer of cinnamon-sugar filling and a delicious streusel topping, this Classic Coffee Cake is a must-bake. It’s perfect for brunch with friends, or lazy Sunday morning snacking.




  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Cinnamon Sugar Layer:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter a 9×13-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, sour cream, milk and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the mixer and beat on low speed until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoons cinnamon for the cinnamon sugar layer until well combined.
  5. Spread 1/2 of the cake batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkle the batter in the pan evenly with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  7. Spread the remaining batter evenly over the top of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. In a medium bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter for the streusel. Once melted, stir in 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 2 teaspoons cinnamon with a fork until a crumbly mixture forms. Sprinkle the streusel all over the top of the cake batter in the pan.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool at least one hour before slicing into and serving.


*If the streusel starts to turn dark brown before the cake is finished baking, tent it with foil and let it continue baking until the cake is baked all the way through.