Coffee Cake recipe that you will make over and over again. A buttery cake, topped with cinnamon filling, vanilla cheesecake, and a sweet streusel topping.

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Best Coffee Cake Recipe

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The one and only Coffee Cake recipe you will ever need. This is by far the most amazing Coffee Cake I have ever had. What is not to love, just check those layers: A very tender and buttery cake, that is topped with a flavorful cinnamon filling and after that topped with a creamy cheesecake layer.

That is not all my friends, finally, a hefty amount of cinnamon streusel topping, to tie it all together. With this Coffee Cake recipe you will become a brunch pop-star, seriously, people may start making a fan group after they have this cake, it’s that good.

The cake involves many layers that are all different in texture and make it irresistible!

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What is a Coffee Cake?

A Coffee Cake is usually a cake that can be served with coffee or its made with coffee. Usually, it should have a streusel topping and some spices like cinnamon.

Where did the name Coffee Cake come from?

The first coffee cakes are thought to have originated in Germany and they were more like sweetbreads than cakes.

Is the coffee in Coffee Cake recipe?

Coffee cakes rarely contain coffee, mostly the contain spices, nuts, and feature a streusel or simple glaze topping.

How to store Coffee Cake?

Freshly baked coffee cake will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature. While you can store it in the refrigerator, for about 1 week, cover with foil or plastic wrap to prevent the cake from drying out.

Can you Freeze Coffee Cake?

Yes, to freeze, wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and it will maintain it’s the best quality for about 2 to 3 months but will remain safe for consumption beyond that time. Thaw in the fridge before serving, you can cut individual slices and thaw them separately, while keeping the rest of the coffee cake in the freezer.

How to tell if the coffee cake is bad or spoiled?

The best way is to smell and look at the coffee cake appearance, if it has an off smell and you see mold, discard the cake right away.

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Tips to Make the Best Coffee Cake Recipe:

  • Make sure all the ingredients are of room temperature. It is very important for the butter and cream cheese to be soft, so you can easily whip them.
  • The cream cheese layer aka the cheesecake layer is optional, if you don’t have time, you can just skip it. The coffee cake tastes amazing with it, but its an optional, scrumptious addition.
  • The streusel topping is absolutely delicious, but if you want to cut on some calories, you can make half of it only.
  • The glaze is optional, I personally like to add it because it makes the cake prettier.
  • I used this 9×13 Cake Pan to make the coffee cake and here is the ground cinnamon that I used.

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Best Coffee Cake Recipe
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Best Ever Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee Cake recipe that you will make over and over again. A buttery cake, topped with cinnamon filling, vanilla cheesecake and a sweet streusel topping.


  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Cinnamon Filling:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
Cheesecake Layer:
  • 2 packages 8oz each full fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Streusel Topping:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Grease and dust with a bit of flour a 13x9 baking dish and set aside. Make sure you use a deep pan, otherwise the batter will overflow in the oven, this is very important.

  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined.
  3. Using a hand mixer to a stand mixer, beat in softened butter into the flour mixture until all combined and crumbly.
  4. Add in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and beat until fully combined, the mixture should be fluffy.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
Cinnamon Filling:
  1. In a small bowl, using a for mix together the softened butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon until soft crumbs form.
  2. Sprinkle the cinnamon evenly over the cake batter. Set aside.
Cheesecake Layer:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese , once creamy, beat it sugar.
  2. Once combined, beat in eggs and vanilla extract until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Scoop the cheesecake filling over the cinnamon filling and using a spatula spread it evenly.
Streusel Topping:
  1. In a large bowl, mix sugar with cinnamon and salt. Add in the melted butter and combine using a fork.

  2. Once the butter is fully combined, add the flour and mix with a fork or using your hands until fully combined.
  3. Sprinkle streusel topping over the cheesecake layer until evenly distributed.
  1. Bake cake in a 350 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes, until fully cooked.
  2. Cool completely and after that refrigerate it for 3-4 hours for the cheesecake layer to fully settle before serving.
  1. Add the powdered sugar to a medium bowl, add two tablespoons of milk and the vanilla extract. Mix until fully combined with no lumps. If the mixture is too thick add one more tablespoon of milk. I like the glaze on the thicker side, yet pourable, so it will look white and shiny, not transparent.
  2. Use a fork or spoon to drizzle the icing over the cake.
  3. Slice and serve!
Calories: 476, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 204mg, Potassium: 276mg, Carbohydrates: 105g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 68g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 5.3%, Calcium: 18.1%, Iron: 22.7%

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Coffee Cake Recipe with Cinnamon Filling
Coffee Cake recipe that you will make over and over again. A buttery cake, topped with cinnamon filling, vanilla cheesecake and a sweet streusel topping.
Coffee Cake recipe that you will make over and over again. A buttery cake, topped with cinnamon filling, vanilla cheesecake and a sweet streusel topping.