Delicious Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe

Ah, my dear coffee lovers! Do you smell that? It’s the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon quick coffee cake. This recipe is perfect for those lazy mornings when you crave a warm slice of cake with your cup of Joe. I assure you this recipe will not disappoint!

The first time I tried this cinnamon coffee cake, it was love at first bite. The combination of cinnamon, sugar, and pecans gave me all the cozy feels I needed to start my day right. It was so good that I knew I had to share this recipe with you.

Imagine waking up on a weekend morning and the first thing you do is bake a pan of this easy cinnamon coffee cake while your coffee is brewing. Picture yourself enjoying your first cup of coffee paired with a slice of warm cinnamon streusel coffee cake. Perfect right?

This recipe is easy to follow and takes minimal effort to make. You’ll love how simple it is to whip up something so delicious that your family and friends won’t be able to resist its tempting aroma.

So, are you ready to elevate your coffee game and impress everyone with your baking skills? Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake

Listen up, y’all. If you’re a fan of cinnamon and coffee, you are going to fall head over heels in love with this Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake recipe. And I’ll tell you exactly why.

First of all, this recipe is easy as pie. Well, easier than making a pie actually. We’re talking about a coffee cake that comes together in under an hour, and it doesn’t require any fancy equipment or complicated techniques. You don’t even need a mixer! Trust me when I say that this is the perfect recipe for when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

Now let’s talk about the taste, because that’s really what matters most here, right? This coffee cake is loaded with warm and cozy cinnamon flavor that pairs perfectly with a steaming hot cup of Joe. But it’s not just the cinnamon that makes this cake stand out – there are also crunchy pecans and chewy raisins scattered throughout, adding texture and sweetness to every bite.

But wait, there’s more! The texture of the cake itself is spot-on. It’s light and fluffy with just the right amount of crumbly topping (which is made with even more cinnamon and brown sugar…yum). And if you happen to have leftovers (which is unlikely but hey, anything is possible), this cake actually gets better with time!

So whether you’re serving this as a special weekend brunch treat or just whipping up a mid-week dessert, trust me when I say that you will absolutely adore this Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake recipe. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it will make your taste buds sing with joy.

Ingredient List

 A warm slice of cinnamon coffee cake is calling your name!
A warm slice of cinnamon coffee cake is calling your name!

Before we start baking this Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe, it’s crucial that we have all the ingredients ready to go. Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delightful coffee cake:

For the Cinnamon Streusel

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (187g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted

For the Cake Batter

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) whole milk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins:

  • Pecans, chopped
  • Raisins

Make sure you have all these ingredients ready before starting with the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Don't worry, this coffee cake is quick and easy to make!
Don’t worry, this coffee cake is quick and easy to make!

Step 1: Preheat oven & prepare baking pan

First, I preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Then I prepare a 9×13-inch baking pan by greasing it with butter and flouring it. This method helps prevent the cake from sticking to the pan when baking.

Step 2: Prepare cinnamon swirl mixture

In a small bowl, I combine 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to make the cinnamon swirl mixture.

Step 3: Mix batter ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, I beat together 1+1/2 cups of granulated sugar and 1 stick of butter at room temperature until creamy. Then, I add in 2 large eggs followed by adding in oil and mixing again.

Next, I mix in 3 cups of all-purpose flour combined with 3 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Afterward, I stir in 1+1/2 cups of milk and mix until the batter is smooth.

Step 4: Add cinnamon swirl to batter

I then pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Using a spoon, I sprinkle the cinnamon swirl mixture on top. Next, I pour the remaining half of batter over top.

Step 5: Add streusel topping

In another small bowl, I mix together 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup packed light brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to make the streusel topping. Then, I add in half a cup of softened butter and use a fork or pastry cutter to mix everything together until crumbly. Finally, I sprinkle the streusel overtop of the batter.

Step 6: Bake for approximately one hour

I bake the cake for approximately one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Once done, I let it cool down.

Now my Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake is ready to be served.

Substitutions and Variations

 A sprinkle of cinnamon adds the perfect touch of spice to this cake.
A sprinkle of cinnamon adds the perfect touch of spice to this cake.

Ah yes, one of the joys of cooking – the ability to make substitutions and variations to suit your taste. Let me tell you, with this cinnamon quick coffee cake recipe, the possibilities are endless!

Let’s start with the nuts. If pecans aren’t your thing, try swapping them for walnuts or almonds – both would be equally delicious in this recipe. Don’t like raisins? No worries, leave them out completely or switch them up for dried cranberries or chopped dates instead.

Butter is a crucial ingredient in this recipe, but don’t fret if you don’t have any on hand. You can substitute unsalted butter with equal parts vegetable oil or coconut oil. It won’t have that same buttery flavor, but it’ll still be moist and delicious.

If cinnamon isn’t your go-to spice, switch it up by using pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice or even cardamom in equal measure to give your coffee cake a new spin. Feeling adventurous? Add sliced apples or sprinkles of cocoa powder into the mix for some extra oomph.

But perhaps you’ve got some dietary restrictions to work around? No need to miss out on this lovely treat – stick with gluten-free flour and baking powder to make a gluten-free version of this easy cinnamon coffee cake. You can also use dairy-free margarine or oil substitutes if needed.

With so many different ways you can make substitutions and variations to the original recipe, just imagine all the different mouth-watering flavors you could create. So go ahead and get creative!

Serving and Pairing

 The texture of this coffee cake is perfectly moist and fluffy.
The texture of this coffee cake is perfectly moist and fluffy.

Welcome back to the world of bakery goodness! As a coffee cake lover, I can tell you that this Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe is one of my favorites. This coffee cake is perfect to serve for breakfast or brunch, and it pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee.

Cinnamon coffee cake’s warm notes along with its sugary cinnamon swirls will tantalize your taste buds. If you want to add more texture and flavors to your cake, feel free to throw in some raisins or pecans while baking. They’ll not only elevate the flavor profile but also add a nice crunch to each bite.

This easy cinnamon coffee cake recipe isn’t only great for breakfast or brunch – it’s also a delicious dessert. It’s easy to make and perfect for a quick snack or weekend treat. You can even pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for some added luxury.

Another idea is to turn this coffee cake recipe into layers by baking three cakes and using cream cheese frosting as the filling between the layers. Or if you’re looking to entertain guests at dinner parties, try serving apple cinnamon roll coffee cake or Betty Crocker gluten-free yellow cake mix flavored with cinnamon streusel and topped with cream cheese frosting on the side.

Overall, cinnamon streusel coffee cake is fantastic comfort food that reminds us all of home. So, go ahead and pull out your favorite mug, pour yourself a cup of the best coffee, sit back, and enjoy munching on this lovely treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of this cinnamon coffee cake.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of this cinnamon coffee cake.

After enjoying a mouthwatering slice of this cinnamon quick coffee cake, you might find yourself wondering about how to store any leftover cake or how to make it in advance for the next morning’s breakfast. Well, keep on reading my dear friend, for I’ve got you covered!


Preparing this scrumptious coffee cake couldn’t get easier because you can prepare it up to 2 days ahead if stored properly. The simplest way to go about it is by baking the cake entirely and letting it cool down before covering it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Ensure that you refrigerate the cake until the next morning when you plan to serve. Before serving, let it come to room temperature, dust some powdered sugar over the top and enjoy an effortless beautiful brunch dish.


Suppose you’re wondering what to do with a baked coffee cake that hasn’t been consumed entirely. In that case, fret not because you can still store it quite efficiently, so that it doesn’t lose its freshness and aroma. Firstly, let the cake cool down entirely before wrapping it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to avoid moisture and air entry. This can then be stored at room temperature for up to two days or in the refrigerator for an extended period – up to one week.


The best way to encourage the aroma and flavor of cinnamon quick coffee cake when reheating is in the oven. Preheat your oven up to 350°F and brush some melted butter on top of your refrigerated cake before placing on a baking sheet in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. Once it’s heated thoroughly through should be good to go- Enjoy!

In summary, Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake does not only have excellent taste but also longevity when properly stored after baking. Whether you want to prepare this recipe ahead of time or avoid food wastage by storing leftovers. Apply these storage techniques, and enjoy fresh and mouth-watering cinnamon quick coffee cake any time of your choice!

Tips for Perfect Results

 It's coffee time! Add a slice of this cake to your morning routine.
It’s coffee time! Add a slice of this cake to your morning routine.

To make sure this Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe comes out perfectly every time, there are some tips to keep in mind. First, it’s essential always to measure your ingredients accurately. Baking is a science, and the measurements matter!

Additionally, make sure the butter is at room temperature before you start creaming it with the sugar. Softened butter will help with a fluffier and more tender cake. Don’t try to cut corners by microwaving cold butter or melting it completely because that will alter the texture of the cake.

Next, don’t overmix or undermix the batter. Mix until everything is well combined but don’t keep mixing after that! Overmixing can result in a tough cake, while undermixing can leave pockets of dry ingredients in the mix.

When adding the cinnamon swirl or streusel, don’t skimp on it! These are what give the coffee cake much-needed flavor and texture. Be generous when layering them between the batter, and do swirl with a knife gently.

Lastly, while it’s okay to enjoy this coffee cake right out of the oven, letting it cool first allows for better slicing and serving. If you’re making this coffee cake ahead of time or plan to have leftovers, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container to keep its moistness for several days.

Remember these tips, and your Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe will become everybody’s favourite!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe is an excellent choice for those who want to make a delectable breakfast or coffee cake with a sweet cinnamon twist. With easy-to-follow instructions and a flexible ingredient list, you can customize this recipe to your liking and create your version that suits your taste preferences. Whether you’re making it from scratch or using a cake mix, this recipe will undoubtedly be an instant hit with everyone who eats it.

If you’re a coffee fanatic like me, then you know that coffee and cake go hand in hand. That’s why I highly recommend pairing this Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe with your favorite coffee blend to enjoy the ultimate coffee house experience from the comfort of your home. The warm aroma of cinnamon mixed with the rich, bold flavor of coffee makes for the perfect breakfast treat to start your day off right.

Whether you’re baking for family, friends, or just yourself, this Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe is sure to impress anyone who takes a bite. So what are you waiting for? Grab the ingredients and step into the kitchen today to make this delicious recipe! Trust me; you won’t regret it.

Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Quick Coffee Cake Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 563.1 kcal



  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1/4 cup vanilla sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and sugar an 8" round pan or a 8" or 9" square pan.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together using a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  • Add the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, alternating them. Mix well.
  • Combine all the streusel topping ingredients in a small bowl and stir until blended. By hand, stir half of the streusel topping into the batter.
  • Spread the batter into the pan, smooth the top of the dough and sprinkle on the remaining streusel topping. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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Serving: 131gCalories: 563.1kcalCarbohydrates: 72.7gProtein: 8.4gFat: 27.9gSaturated Fat: 11.8gCholesterol: 77.4mgSodium: 676.9mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 34g
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