Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

This cinnamon espresso cake recipe is wet, buttery, and full of cinnamon taste. this is the satisfactory recipe for cinnamon crumb cake accessible!

While i am typically satisfied to percentage each recipe that I put up, there are a few that i am definitely excited to percentage- and this is one in all them. I’m no longer a massive breakfast eater, however one component that i'm able to in no way face up to is espresso cake. this is additionally why I not often ever purchase or make it- i will’t live out of it. i like the overall idea in the back of espresso cake. someone honestly truely desired to devour some type of spice or fruit encumbered cake at 7 AM, but ought to still pay attention their mom’s voice wheedling at them, “You don’t eat cake for breakfast!” 

I’m now not going to sit down right here and misinform absolutely everyone and inform you that this cinnamon coffee cake is fitness meals. it's miles maximum truly no longer. i'm able to tell you that it's miles delicious and got here out precisely the way that I had hoped. It has a mild, buttery crumb, but yet continues to be one way or the other just a little dense. there may be a ribbon of cinnamon filling thru the center and it's far piled with a cinnamon streusel on pinnacle.


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar


  • 5 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar, scraping down the sides occasionally. Add the vanilla and egg, mix in.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add one half of it to the mixer, and when mostly combined, add the milk. Once the milk is mostly incorporated, add the rest of the flour.
  4. To make filling: in a small bowl, pinch together the softened butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon until soft crumbs form.
  5. To make topping: add the butter, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon to a food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form (You can cut in with forks or a pastry cutter, but I am not patient enough for that!).
  6. Grease a 9x9 baking pan. Pour in ½ of cake batter, and spread to all four corners. Sprinkle the filling over top, then pour in remaining cake batter, and spread carefully across the top, disturbing the filling layer as little as possible (an offset spatula works well for this).
  7. Sprinkle the topping over the top and press lightly so it adheres.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool to warm on wire rack before serving.
  9. Based on the recipe from