Butter Crumb Coffee Cake

This Butter Crumb Coffee Cake is soft, fluffy, and tender with a generous crumb layer that is to die for.

This Butter Crumb Coffee Cake is soft, fluffy, and tender with a generous crumb layer that is to die for.

I’ve seen a lot of doctored up cake mix coffee cakes recently and while it certainly is easy and convenient, there is just something so much better about a completely homemade cake. This cake is every bit as easy to make as one based on cake mix but so much more delicious.

That crumb layer especially is dangerously good. While the recipe doesn’t call for it, I often like to include finely chopped walnuts to the crumb mixture. That added bit of crunch is just so satisfying and reminds me of my mothers favourite coffee cake recipe.

 

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Boston Cream Poke Cake

Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

Pineapple Poke Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

 

Butter Crumb Coffee Cake

INGREDIENTS
Cake:
2 1/2 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 cup softened Butter (cut in 1 tbsp pieces)
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2/3 cup Buttermilk (or 2/3 cup Milk + 1 tsp White Vinegar)

Filling:
1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Cinnamon

Crumb Topping:
1 cup cold Butter (cut in 1 tbsp pieces)
2 1/4 cup Flour
1 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
1 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

Butter Crumb Coffee Cake

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease 9×13″ baking dish or spray with nonstick spray.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in mixer bowl.
Gradually add in butter while mixing. Mixture will be crumbly.
Add in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk while beating until the mixture is combined (scrape down the bowl periodically).
Set batter aside.
Mix together filling ingredients.
Pour 1/2 the batter into the prepared pan and spread to level.
Sprinkle filling on top of the batter.
Pour remaining batter on top.
Use a butter knife to swirl Through batter.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Cut butter into bowl using pastry cutter or forks until crumbly.
Sprinkle topping evenly over top.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the cake sets up.
Allow to cool and dust top with powdered sugar.

Butter Crumb Coffee Cake

Butter Crumb Coffee Cake

4.43 from 7 votes

Ingredients
  

  • Cake:
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup softened Butter cut in 1 tbsp pieces
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2/3 cup Buttermilk or 2/3 cup Milk + 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • Filling:
  • 1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1 cup cold Butter cut in 1 tbsp pieces
  • 2 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease 9x13" baking dish or spray with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in mixer bowl.
  • Gradually add in butter while mixing. Mixture will be crumbly.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk while beating until the mixture is combined (scrape down the bowl periodically).
  • Set batter aside.
  • Mix together filling ingredients.
  • Pour 1/2 the batter into the prepared pan and spread to level.
  • Sprinkle filling on top of the batter.
  • Pour remaining batter on top.
  • Use a butter knife to swirl Through batter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  • Cut butter into bowl using pastry cutter or forks until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle topping evenly over top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the cake sets up.
  • Allow to cool and dust top with powdered sugar.

 

This Butter Crumb Coffee Cake is soft, fluffy, and tender with a generous crumb layer that is to die for.

20 thoughts on “Butter Crumb Coffee Cake

  1. Hi Liz ! I have been trying to get your recipe for the Butter Crumb Coffee Cake but every time I try to click on it … it goes into a blank page.
    That Coffee Cake looks so delicious ! Can you possibly send me the recipe or tell me how I may get it ?
    Thanks so much,
    Diane

  2. 4 stars
    So delicious! But I had to cook it way longer than instructed. Will just need to plan more time – will make again!

  3. Went on vacation to Norh Carolina with seven people. We all had to plan a whole day of meals and cook – I chose this crumb cake with fresh fruit for my breakfast. It was a huge hit – everyone wanted the recipe. Takes a while to make, but the end results are amazing! Definitely a keeper for our family.

  4. I made this yesterday and it came out just like the picture looks. I was thrilled that the taste matched the presentation. I will definitely make this again.

  5. 5 stars
    Did you whisk and mix the batter and crumb topping by hand, or did you use an electric mixer? I used the whisk attachment on my mixer the first time I made this coffee cake. I also had to bake the cake a little longer, but it still turned out very yummy!

  6. 5 stars
    Very moist and buttery sweet! I ran out of brown sugar on the topping so I improvised with succanot and course sanding sugar to achieve the proper measurement. Never, never use anything but real butter, on this or any other purpose!

  7. Looks outrageous! I’m just curious; do you think I could use coffee extract instead of vanilla or perhaps one tsp. Of each? Your thoughts?
    Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    I am making this for my grandson’s birthday, he is turning 10, after having a piece last week when I made it for my women’s group, he requested it for his birthday dessert. It is really good but then how could it help it with all that butter and sugar in it.

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