Simple Coffee Cake

by Merissa on September 28, 2009

in Recipes

Deliciously easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe, perfect for breakfast or brunch!

Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Here's a great easy coffee cake recipe that I used to send with my husband a few years ago to work to feed his co-workers. It's simple and easy to make with ingredients you already have in your pantry. For the buttermilk, I used the homemade stuff I had from when I made Homemade Butter.(It freezes well.)

This easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake can be made very quickly which makes it perfect for a "fancy" breakfast when you need something in a pinch. You can add various toppings to make it different every time.Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (coconut or olive oil will work, or use butter for an extra rich flavor!)

Coffee Cake Dry Ingredients

Mix all together in a bowl. Reserve 1 1/2 cup of the crumbles for the topping.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Coffee Cake Wet Ingredients

Beat well until no longer lumpy then add another 1/2 cup buttermilk. Beat for about another 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.

Easy Coffee Cake

Sprinkle reserved crumbs over the top. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

This easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake will taste extra special and extra cinnamony with a simple sweet glaze drizzle on top.

Simple Cinnamon Drizzle


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Mix ingredients together in a small bowl and drizzle it over the top of the coffee cake before serving. Add a little more milk if you'd prefer a thinner drizzle.

For extra toppings, you could also add nuts, coconut, cinnamon, dates, or drizzled chocolate. Make it special and make it your own!

For a "coffee filled" coffee cake you have to give this Secret Ingredient Coffee Cake recipe from scratch  a try!

Do you have any upcoming breakfast that you can make this easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe for?


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marlika July 17, 2012 at 11:38 am

I want to try this but I’m a little confused about the directions. In the ingredients you list 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Then you say add another 1/2 cup of butter milk. So is it a total of 1 cup of buttermilk?


2 Merissa July 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Yes, it’s a total of 1 cup of buttermilk.


3 Alexandria July 29, 2014 at 4:53 am

Does this freeze well?


4 Merissa July 29, 2014 at 6:57 am

Yes it does!


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