Coffee Cake

8 servings


30 minutes

active time

1 hour 30 minutes

total time


2/3 cup all-purpose flour (76 grams)

3 tbsp white sugar (42 grams)

3 tbsp light brown sugar (42 grams)

2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg powder

1/3 cup unsalted butter room temperature (75 grams)

3 tbsp all-purpose flour (23 grams)

3 tbsp light brown sugar (42 grams)

1/2 tbsp cinnamon powder

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (191 grams)

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature (170 grams)

3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)

1/4 cup brown sugar (55 grams)

2 large eggs

1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream (120 grams)

3 tbsp milk (45 ml)

1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature (56 grams)

1 tbsp unsalted butter (14 grams)

1/4 cup powdered sugar (31 grams)

1-3 tbsp milk


Streusel Crumb

Add the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon powder, and nutmeg to a bowl. Add the butter in. Use a fork to mix the butter and the flour/sugar until a crumbly mixture forms. All the butter should be incorporated with the dry ingredients.

Place it in the fridge while you make the cake batter.

Cinnamon Filling

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set it aside.

Cake Batter

Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF.

Line a 8” or 9” springform pan cake pan with parchment paper and spray it with oil. If using a 8" pan, make sure it's deep. Mine is 3” in height.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon powder. Set it aside.

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter at medium speed for 2 minutes. You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer.

Add the granulated sugar, and brown sugar, and beat together with the butter for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Scrape the bowl every so often to ensure everything is getting nicely incorporated together.

Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until incorporated before adding the next egg.

Add the vanilla and mix to combine.

Pour the sour cream in and mix.

Add half of the dry ingredient mixture and mix on low to combine.

Add the milk and mix.

Finish by adding the last half of the dry ingredients. Stir to combine.

You can also use the spatula instead of the mixer to fold the batter during this final stage. Avoid over mixing, to prevent the cake from turning out dry.

To assemble

Spread 1/2 of the batter on the bottom of the prepared pan.

Sprinkle the Cinnamon Filling on top of the batter on an even layer.

Top with the remaining batter. Smooth it out gently.

Sprinkle the crumb all over the top of the cake, on an even layer.


Bake the cake in pre-heated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. If the crumble is browning too much towards the end, and the center is not yet cooked, cover it with a piece of aluminum foil.

You will know the cake is done baking when you touch the top of the cake and doesn’t feel too jiggly in the center underneath the crumble layer. Also insert a toothpick in the cake, and should come out clean, without any gooey batter attached.

Let the cake cool down before slicing.

About baking: if using a convection oven bake at 325ºF. Baking time will vary depending on cake pan size and on your oven. Make sure to start checking at around 50 minutes, so you don't end up over baking the cake.

Cream Cheese Glaze

To make the glaze, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and 1 tbsp of milk using a hand mixer. You can also use a whisk as long as you can vigorously whisk the mixture.

Add more milk as needed to thin out the glaze. Or more powdered sugar in case it becomes too runny.

Once the glaze is smooth, it’s ready.


Store the cake in a sealed container without the glaze at room temperature for up to 2 days, or up to 5 days in the fridge. If you drizzle the glaze over the cake, it has to be stored in the fridge, because of the cream cheese.

Once the cake has been stored in the fridge, it has to come to room temperature before being served.

The cake can also be stored in the freezer. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap, and place it in an air-tight container. Store in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight, and let it come to room temperature before serving it.


Serving Size



280 kcal

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8 servings


30 minutes

active time

1 hour 30 minutes

total time
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