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Homemade Coffee Cake!
Classic Coffee Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

My Classic Coffee Cake has a thick layer of cinnamon pecan streusel, a sweet maple glaze, and the honor of being much, much better than what you can buy in a store.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Gemma Stafford
Streusel topping and center:
  • 1 3/4 cups (8 3/4oz/247g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup (7 1/2oz/213g) pecans, chopped
Coffee cake:
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/115g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sour cream
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Maple Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup (3oz/85g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C), then butter a 9.5 inch GoodCook Angel food cake pan

Make the streusel topping:
  1. Make the streusel topping: Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or rub in with your fingers until small to medium clumps form. Mix in pecans.

For the Coffee Cake:
  1. On a stand mixer or using an electric hand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.

  2. Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sour cream and mix until just combined.

  3. Spoon half the batter into the prepared angel food pan. Sprinkle 1/2 the streusel mixture evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter, and spread evenly using a spatula. Lastly, sprinkle remaining streusel topping evenly over the top.

  4. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

While the coffee cake is baking make the glaze:
  1. In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and maple syrup until you have a smooth shiny glaze. 

  2. Once the cake is baked remove it from the oven and transfer the pan to a wire rack, and let cool slightly. Remove from the pan and while the cake is still warm drizzle over the glaze.

  3. Cover and store the coffee cake at room temperature for 3-4 days. 

Watch the Recipe Video!