Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Mom's Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is pretty much a staple in my family. If there is a holiday or special breakfast, my mom always makes this coffee cake. I've tried helping her in the past making the cake and I somehow always mess it up! I tend to forget that I need to reserve some of the dry ingredients for making the crumb topping and then the cake ends up really dry. OOPS!

I was so excited and relieved because on the 4th of July I made the coffee cake for breakfast when Dusty's family came to visit for the holiday weekend and it turned out perfectly. Yay for overcoming the dry icky cake and making it super moist and wonderful. I definitely made my mom proud!

If you are having a special get-together or holiday breakfast, you have gotta make this coffee cake!

Here is what you are going to need:
-2 cups All Purpose Flour
-2 tsp Baking Powder
-1 tsp Salt
-3/4 cup White Sugar
-2 tbsp cold Butter
-1 cup Milk

For the Topping:
-2 tbsp melted Butter
-1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
-3 tbsp Brown Sugar
-3/4 cup Reserved Dry Ingredients from Cake

In a mixer or food processor, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cold butter. Reserve 3/4 cup of the mixture for the topping. Add 1 cup of milk to the original cake mixture and mix until smooth.
*You don't want to over mix because then the cake will be tough!*
Pour the batter into a greased 8x8 baking dish.

Now for the crumbly topping!

Combine the melted butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and 3/4 cup reserved cake mixture. Mix well and sprinkle on top of the cake batter.

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees until slightly golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.
Your family and breakfast guests will go nuts over this cake!
Also, make sure to have some milk on hand :)

Print Recipe Here!


  1. I LOVE great tried and true recipes from Moms! So great it turned out perfectly when you made it for Dusty's family : ) It sounds delish!

  2. Wow Haley I sure wish I had a slice of this right now! I love coffee cake!

  3. looks and sounds wonderful! glad it turned out perfectly for you :)

  4. Oooo Lovely :) Geez, I really shouldn't read food blogs in the morning, it only makes me hungrier.
    I'm sure this won you massive points wiht Dusty's family. ~M

  5. This looks awesome! Especially that crumbly topping--mmmm. I can almost feel the little crunch in my mouth . . .

  6. I Love making coffee cakes! And i have also over mixed then and ended up with a Coffee "puck"! (lol)


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