Start Your Morning with One of These 12 Coffee Cake Recipes
Who wouldn't want to start their morning off with a delicious slice of coffee cake? It has a moist, fine crumb and a sweet-spiced topping made with flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and nuts. And you don't have to be a coffee drinker to enjoy a slice of one of these cakes—they pair just as nicely with another hot or cold drink of your choosing.
Start with a basic recipe, like our Cinnamon Coffee Cake. It's a simple one-layer treat that's a breeze to make—no mixer needed. And we're positive you have all the basic ingredients, like flour, shortening, cinnamon, eggs, and milk, in your pantry already. Once you've mastered that, take it to the next level with our recipe for Sour-Cream Coffee Cake with Cinnamon-Walnut Topping. The inclusion of sour cream makes it taste extra moist and two layers of streusel are swirled throughout the batter. It's poured in a tube pan for slices that are bigger and better than ever.
Then it's time to mix things up a little. Instead of the traditional streusel crumble made with flour, brown sugar, and butter, our Muesli Coffee Cake, pictured here, is topped with muesli—a type of whole grain cereal made with dried fruit and nuts—and blueberries. It's a welcome twist on everyone's favorite breakfast treat. Prefer to try a bright, inspired take on coffee cake? Try our Glazed Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake, which uses the zest and juicy of lemons, plus plump, juicy blueberries to deliver a hit of fresh summertime flavor. Just as delightful is our Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake, which has a layer of Meyer lemon slices in the middle of the cake and a crumbly streusel sprinkled on top. The perfect finishing touch is a sweet lemony glaze is drizzled over the entire cake.
Breakfast is guaranteed to be much more delicious when once of these coffee cakes is placed in the center of the table.
Cherry-Streusel Coffee Cake
Almond-Berry Coffee Cake
Sour-Cream Coffee Cake with Cinnamon-Walnut Topping
Glazed Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
When it comes to coffee cake, this recipe is about as classic as it gets. In between two layers of moist cake is an epic streusel with cinnamon and toasted pecans added to the usual streusel combination. If that's not enough, there's an additional layer of the streusel sprinkled on top.
Orange-Cardamom Bundt Cake
Inspired by traditional coffee cake, this super moist cake gets a subtle dash of warmth from ground cardamom, a spice often found in chai tea. A glaze made with unsalted butter, orange liqueur, and sugar is brushed on top of the cake for bright, zesty contrast.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Here's a simply delicious coffee cake that's nut-free and easy to make.
Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake
Yeasted Coffee Cake with Poppy-Seed Filling
New York Crumb Cake
Sara Foster, the acclaimed chef and close friend of Martha, shares her beloved recipe for coffee cake, and it's just like the kind you'd find in the heart of Manhattan. The crumb topping is piled high on top of the cake for one giant bite.