Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

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Marion Jennings Modified: March 25, 2022
Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

How To Make Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Make a delectable spiced dessert with our Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe. Enjoy vanilla and coffee-flavored cake for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Coffee Cake:

  • 1 ¾cupall-purpose flour
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼tspKosher salt
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ¼cupunsalted buttercubed
  • 1largeeggbeaten
  • ¾cupwhole milk
  • 1tspvanilla extract

For Topping:

  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • ¼cuplight brown sugar
  • ¼cupchopped walnuts(optional)

For Glaze:

  • 1tbspwater
  • 6tbsppowdered sugar


  • 8×8-inch square baking pan


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease an 8×8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

  3. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour mixture until a coarse crumb forms.

  4. Add in the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix with a rubber spatula just until combined, with the batter lumpy. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

  5. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar, then sprinkle it over the top of the batter in the pan. Use a butter knife to cut lines through the batter. Sprinkle the top with the chopped walnuts if desired.

  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, then allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes on a cooling rack.

  7. Whisk together the water and powdered sugar to make the glaze and drizzle over the top of the cake before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes


You can replace the walnuts with chopped pecans instead. If no light brown sugar is available, you may use granulated sugar instead.



  • Calories: 667.16kcal
  • Fat: 9.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.39g
  • Carbohydrates: 129.11g
  • Fiber: 3.90g
  • Sugar: 32.85g
  • Protein: 14.83g
  • Cholesterol: 36.26mg
  • Sodium: 154.46mg
  • Calcium: 134.35mg
  • Potassium: 193.25mg
  • Iron: 6.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 61.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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