Coffee Cake Recipe- Blogmas Day 3!

Happy Blogmas day 3!! We got our Christmas tree last night, I’m definitely in the festive spirit… Today I have a recipe that I’ve adapted from the King Arthur Flour website for coffee cake. It is rich and delicious and super easy to make. If you’re having people staying for the holiday season or are in a pinch for some breakfast foods, this is the thing to make!

There are three parts to this: the cake, the filling, and the topping.

Basically, you mix each part separately in a bowl, layer them in a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan,  and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees.

For the cake:

3/4 cup butter

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 large eggs

3/4 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)

1 1/4 cup milk

3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Add the butter, salt, sugars, baking powder, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Then add in eggs one at a time. Whisk sour cream (yogurt) and milk together and add them into the mixture, alternating with flour.

For the filling:

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tblsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp cocoa powder

Just mix that together and set aside.

For the topping:

1 cup granulated sugar

pinch of salt

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 tblsp cinnamon

5 tblsp butter

Melt the butter and combine everything together, don’t worry about any clumps!


To put the whole cake together, pour half the batter on the bottom of the pan, and yes, it doesn’t look like much, but trust me, the cake will turn out to be massive.

Then sprinkle the filling over the cake in an even layer. When you’re done, pour the rest of the batter over the top. To get that classic coffee cake swirl, take a knife and gently swirl it around the batter to mix the layers together slightly. You do want that divide, so this is just for the effect. Then just sprinkle the topping evenly over the top of the cake. Don’t feel like you need to use all of the topping, you just want it to cover the cake, not layer up too high because it can get to be too much.

Just bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees (I definitely recommend baking towards the 60 minute side) and let cool in the pan. dsc06538

This cake is so amazing and moist and cinnamony, it’s definitely the perfect thing to wake up to during the festive season. I hope you enjoyed Blogmas day 3, and I’ll be back tomorrow!


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