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I love a good coffee cake. It’s great with tea or coffee or milk. Have it for breakfast. It is a plain cake with a ribbon of cinnamon/sugar throughout.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/177 Celsius.

Grease a 9″x 9″ square baking pan.

You will need one bowl for mixing the coffee cake batter and a smaller bowl for the streusel.




2 cups flour, all-purpose or gluten free all-purpose

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup softened butter

1 cup milk

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg



1/3 cup cold butter

1/2 cup flour. regular all-purpose or a gluten free all-purpose flour

1/3 cup brown sugar OR white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional



In the smaller bowl, mix the cinnamon, sugar, and flour and cut butter in until crumbly. Add nuts, if desired and set aside..

In the larger bowl, add all the ingredients and beat together until smooth. You can use a mixer or beat it by hand.

Put half the batter in the pan followed by half the streusel and spreading the remaining batter over that and sprinkling the rest of the streusel on top.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until it tests done with a toothpick.

Serves 9.



Last time I made it, I used gluten free flour and I forgot to make layers and just put all the batter in the pan and sprinkled the streusel on top. It worked out very well doing it this way.