Mouth-Watering Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe

Are you looking for a new recipe to impress your friends and family with? Look no further than my Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe. This recipe has been passed down through generations of my family, and I am excited to share it with you today.

Imagine biting into a tender cinnamon coffee cake with a delicious brown sugar streusel filling, all topped off with a creamy vanilla glaze. The flavors and textures perfectly complement each other, making for an absolutely irresistible treat.

This coffee cake is perfect for any occasion – from a lazy Sunday morning breakfast to a formal holiday brunch. It can be served warm or at room temperature, making it easy to prepare ahead of time. And, if you have any leftovers (which is unlikely), it stores and reheats easily.

Trust me, once you try this streusel filled coffee cake, it will become a staple in your baking repertoire. So let’s get started and make some Grandma Rosie’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Grandma's Streusel Filled Coffee Cake
Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake

Are you looking for a delicious and easy way to impress your friends and family at your next gathering? Then you’ll love this Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe! Perfect for any time of day, this cake is layered with a cinnamon streusel filling, giving it a sweet and spicy flavor that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

But this cake isn’t just delicious – it’s also incredibly simple to make. With only a few basic ingredients including flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter, you can whip up a delectable cake in no time. And if you’re feeling creative or adventurous in the kitchen, this recipe is easily customizable with substitutions and variations to suit your taste.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also versatile. Serve it as a dessert or enjoy it with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast. The moist and tender cinnamon coffee cake is perfect for any occasion from Christmas morning brunch to a casual get-together with friends.

It’s clear that everyone will love this delightful treat; from Grandma Rosie’s secret streusel filling recipe to its use in Grandma German Streusel Coffee Cake 1930. This classic recipe has been passed down through the generations, making it a beloved addition to any family gathering or social event. So why not add it to your baking repertoire and impress your loved ones with Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe today?

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven with every bite.
A slice of heaven with every bite.

Ingredients for Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe

Here’s the list of ingredients that will make the delicious and tender coffee cake, just like Grandma Rosie used to bake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

For the Streusel Filling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

By preparing these ingredients beforehand, you can ensure you have an easy time mixing and making this scrumptious coffee cake. Don’t forget to double-check if you have everything listed before proceeding with the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Say hello to your new breakfast bestie.
Say hello to your new breakfast bestie.

Now, it’s time to jump into baking this delicious grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake. There are three parts to this cake recipe: the cake, the cinnamon streusel, and the streusel filling. But don’t worry; it’s not complicated at all.


Here are the ingredients you will need to make this recipe:

For the Cake:

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Streusel:

  • 3/4 cups of light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cubed

For the Streusel Filling

  • 1 cup finely pecans, optional
  • 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Make The Cake

Now that we have our ingredients ready let’s start with making our cake.

Step one: Preheat your oven to 350°F /177°C. Grease and flour or line with parchment paper a (10 inch) bundt pan.

Step two: In a mixing bowl cream together butter, shortening and sugar until creamy.

Step three: Beat in eggs one at a time.

Step four: Add milk alternating with flour mixture incorporating well but do not over beat on low speed.

Step five: Stir in vanilla extract.

Step six: Pour half the batter into prepared bundt pan; add streusel filling on top of the layer of batter. Pour the remaining batter over the streusel filling then top it with cinnamon streusel.

Step seven: Bake for 65-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack set over a baking sheet.

Serving and Pairing

This cake is warm and delicious on its own, but it’s also fantastic with a cup of coffee or tea. Serve it as a dessert, snack or even for breakfast.

Make-Ahead, Storing,and Reheating

You can store this cake covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days. To reheat simply microwave in 20-30 seconds bursts at a time to avoid overcooking.

Tips for Perfect Results

To make sure that your cake turns out perfectly here are some tips to consider:

  1. Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. This ensures that they mix easily and harmoniously.
  2. Do not overmix the batter; this would cause the cake to be

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect excuse for a morning coffee break.
The perfect excuse for a morning coffee break.

You can always experiment with different ingredients to give the recipe a customized twist. Here are some suggestions for substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Flour: You can substitute ¼ cup of all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour or almond flour.

– Sugar: You can use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar for a richer taste. For a healthier option, use coconut sugar or honey.

– Butter/Shortening: For a dairy-free version, replace butter with vegan butter or coconut oil.

– Streusel filling: While cinnamon is a classic filling, you can mix in chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans or almonds for extra crunch.

– Milk: Swap regular milk with plant-based options such as almond milk or oat milk.

– Sour cream: If you don’t have sour cream on hand, substitute it with plain Greek yogurt.

– Coffee Cake flavor: If you’re in the mood for something different from the classic cinnamon streusel coffee cake, try experimenting with various flavors like pumpkin pie spice, apple cinnamon, cream cheese streusel, cherry pie filling or chocolate chip streusel.

Remember to stick to the same measurements when substituting ingredients to ensure consistency in the recipe. Also, keep in mind that any ingredient substitution might result in slightly different texture and taste.

Serving and Pairing

 This coffee cake is what dreams are made of.
This coffee cake is what dreams are made of.

Once you’ve made Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake, it’s time to decide how best to serve and pair it. The cake is sure to be a hit at any brunch or gathering, but it can also be enjoyed as a special treat at home. It pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea, though the coffee cake itself has a subtle coffee flavor that is both rich and satisfying.

This cake can also be served in a variety of ways, depending on your preferences. If you prefer your cake warm, simply heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave or oven before serving. You may also enjoy it with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top.

To add more depth to the flavor of the coffee cake, consider pairing it with fresh fruit like berries or sliced peaches. For an extra indulgent treat, serve it with a side of bacon or sausage links.

If you’re hosting a brunch or afternoon tea party, this coffee cake makes for an excellent centerpiece dish that can be accompanied by other sweet treats like muffins or scones. Consider serving it alongside our Grandma Schmidt’s Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake for an additional flavor experience.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair this delectable coffee cake, one thing is for certain – you won’t regret giving this recipe a try!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You can't buy happiness, but you can buy this streusel filled coffee cake.
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy this streusel filled coffee cake.

One of the great things about Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later consumption. Here are some tips for making, storing, and reheating the perfect coffee cake:


If you’re planning on serving this recipe for a special occasion or event, why not make it ahead of time? Once your cake has cooled to room temperature, simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days. This will help the flavors to develop even further and make the texture even more moist.


To store your cake after baking, simply let it cool to room temperature and then wrap it in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. It will stay fresh for up to four days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator. You can also freeze leftover coffee cake for later by wrapping it tightly in several layers of plastic wrap or aluminum foil and placing it in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply thaw out the cake at room temperature before reheating.


To reheat your coffee cake, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove any wrapping materials and place your cake in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Cover it with aluminum foil and bake for 8-10 minutes. The foil will help to retain moisture while allowing the flavors to meld together nicely.

Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices of coffee cake in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds on high heat. This method is quicker but may result in a slightly drier texture.

By following these simple storage and reheating tips, you can guarantee that your delicious Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe will always taste fresh and flavorful whenever you choose to enjoy it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A warm and comforting hug in cake form.
A warm and comforting hug in cake form.

When it comes to baking Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake, the right ingredients and techniques can make all the difference in achieving that perfect, tender crumb and perfectly balanced cinnamon streusel topping. Here are some tips to ensure your coffee cake turns out just like Grandma used to make it:

First, make sure all your ingredients, especially the butter and eggs, are at room temperature before you start. Room temperature ingredients will mix more easily and help create a smoother batter.

To make sure the streusel filling is evenly distributed throughout the cake, try alternating layers of streusel with layers of coffee cake batter as you pour them into the pan. You can also lightly swirl them together with a knife before adding the remaining streusel on top.

When mixing the batter, don’t overmix! Overmixing can create a tough texture in baked goods. Mix until just combined and there are no dry spots.

To ensure even baking, rotate your pan halfway through baking. This will help prevent one side from browning too quickly or too much.

Don’t be afraid to use sour cream in place of milk for a richer, more tender crumb. Sour cream adds moisture to baked goods and lends a tangy flavor that complements the cinnamon and brown sugar in the streusel filling.

Lastly, let your coffee cake cool completely in the pan before removing it to serve. This will prevent it from falling apart or sticking to the pan. A bundt pan or springform pan works great for this recipe if you have one.

Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to creating a delicious and impressive streusel filled coffee cake just like Grandma’s!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you want to impress your guests with a delicious and unique dessert, this Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe is the perfect choice for any occasion. With its soft and tender cinnamon coffee cake combined with the aromatic brown sugar streusel filling, this cake will win over the hearts of everyone who tries it.

Furthermore, this recipe is easy to follow and can be adapted for different variations by simply adding your favorite ingredients such as cherry, chocolate, pumpkin spice, or apple. You can also make substitutions and variations based on your dietary preferences.

Finally, I encourage you to use this recipe as a starting point for your own creativity in the kitchen. Experiment with different combinations of ingredients and make it your own. Your family and friends will love that you put your own spin on it.

Remember, cooking is all about having fun and expressing your creativity. With this recipe in hand, you’ll surely impress your guests and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Grandma's Streusel Filled Coffee Cake

Grandma’s Streusel Filled Coffee Cake Recipe

This is my grandmother's recipe & this cake never lasts very long whenever I make it! It's a family favorite!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9x9 cake
Calories 2983.1 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • Sift the flour once before measuring.
  • Then sift the flour, baking powder, & sugar together.
  • Cut in shortening until mixture is like corn meal.
  • Blend in well beaten egg mixed with milk.
  • Add the vanilla and beat just enough to mix well.
  • Pour half the batter into a well greased & floured pan.
  • STREUSEL- Mix dry ingredients together. Rub in butter and add the chopped nuts.
  • Sprinkle with half of the streusel mixture.
  • Add the remaining batter & sprinkle the remaining streusel over the top.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes at 375?.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 809gCalories: 2983.1kcalCarbohydrates: 444.4gProtein: 43.7gFat: 120.8gSaturated Fat: 36.8gCholesterol: 264.1mgSodium: 3081.1mgFiber: 14.4gSugar: 261g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Breakfast, Dessert
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