Classic Coffee Cake Recipe

Classic Coffee Cake Recipe

Classic Coffee Cake Recipe

Sometimes I just have a hankering for something sweet. But not too sweet. This classic coffee cake is the perfect solution! And it’s wonderful for any time of the day.

I love pairing it with my new International Delight Light Iced Coffee in the afternoon for a tasty treat. I’ve also subbed the vanilla light iced coffee in the recipe! But it also tastes wonderful in the morning with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. The best part? It takes very little time to make.

If you need a great dish to bring in for a potluck, to surprise a friend, or to simply have on hand as a quick breakfast option, I highly suggest trying this classic coffee cake recipe!

Classic Coffee Cake Recipe

Recipe Type: Breakfast
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)
  • 1/2 cup sifted whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk or International Delight Vanilla Light Iced Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. In small mixing bowl, combine topping ingredients. Blend with fork until crumbly. Set aside.
  2. Sift sifted flour with baking powder and salt into a bowl. In a medium bowl, beat together beaten egg and 3/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square or 9-inch layer-cake pan. Sprinkle topping crumb mixture evenly over batter.
  4. Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Partially cool in pan on wire rack. Cut coffee cake into squares or wedges while still warm.


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  1. Yummy! This looks really simple and easy to make too. I love coffee cake but have never made it from scratch. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. What a clever way to use iced coffee. It’s a time saver and will add lots of flavor.

  3. Sounds yummy I love coffee cake. I wish that I had more time to bake.

  4. I love coffee cake! This recipe looks so easy too. Saving for later use 🙂

  5. You must be a mind reader because this is exactly what I have been craving!

  6. Is there any left? This looks great!

  7. Mmmm I love coffee cake! I have to admit, I tend to buy the ones in the little packets from the store. I’ve made a blueberry one, but it was work. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  8. This looks delicious. We always have coffee cake for the holidays, it really hits the spot on Christmas morning.

  9. Coffee cake is one of my favorite desserts. I’m from Long Island so I grew up grabbing a piece at local delis.
    I’ve got to try this.


  1. […] treat. And with fewer calories in my glass I get to enjoy some yummy baked goods – delicious classic coffee cake. I love that I can enjoy this recipe both ways… with hot coffee and my International Delight […]

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