If there is something more incredible than coffee, then it must be a coffee crumb cake. It is a pleasant and enjoyable treat for your family or friends. Or you can just have it by all by yourself. Varying on how you decide to look at it, there are certain benefits to eating cake, a crumb cake to be precise and not just because it tastes so delightful and tantalizing!

Not to say that you must have to share your cherished slice of crumb cake, but you do have to share the pleasant twinkling of digging into it. This because it’s been precisely established that consumption of cake with somebody else who is also consuming cake can shape and encourage friendship bonds and represent friendship and intimacy.

Many people have the impression that coffee is one of the ingredients in a coffee crumb cake. Well, that is not the case. While it does not have any coffee in it, a coffee crumb cake is an ultimate accompaniment to coffee. The coffee crumb cake is the finest cake for weekend mornings. With this recipe, be certain to lick your fingers to the last piece in the mouth. It will not last long on the plate.

Exceptionally flavorsome with coffee or tea, this moist crumb cake has brackish, crispy, sweet crumbs on top. The coffee crumb cake has various recipes. However, all of them insist on the thick batter that is heavily flavored with cinnamon and vanilla.

The recipe below, followed step by step will guide you to the best tongue teasing coffee crumb cake. Moreover, a coffee crumb cake is easy to prepare and doesn’t take as much time to prepare as one would think.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon powdered nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces
  • Filling Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon powdered cinnamon


Pre-heat your oven to 350F

  • Make sure to put on your oven mitts
  • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, ginger and salt together in a bowl.
  • Afterward, add in butter, one piece at a time and mix till it attains a crumbly texture.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and whisk up until the combination is well blended.
  • Put half of the batter into the set baking pan. The batter should be thick and thus take more of time to spread.
  • After that, scatter the filling onto the batter. Then pour the other half of the batter that was remaining.
  • You can use a knife to make shapes on the batter.
  • Topping Ingredients
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) cold, unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Beat flour, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla together in a mixer bowl. Add in unsalted butter into the mixture and carry on to beat till it attains a crumbled consistency. Toss the crumbled consistency topping uniformly on top of the batter.

Bake the mixture for 45 minutes, or you can insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. When it comes out clean, it’s ready. You can then allow cooling. At this instant, you can take off your oven mitt and dig in.


For definite results without any flops, it’s essential to keep an eye on baking recipes to the precision so that your cake will be as excellent as the recipe and procedure you use.

Another cool way to complement alternatives to your coffee crumb cake is to add some grated coconut in it or even chocolate chips. This is just a variation of the recipe that is above. It could be good to add some twist to the cake. A coffee crumble cake is not just meant for people with a sweet tooth, but really, anyone can have it as well.

Certainly, thoroughly, freshly brewed coffee is the best to go with this. Sit back and enjoy. My advice is that you consume within the first day you bake. It tastes better when you consume fresh from the oven. If it has cooled down more than you wish, you can also warm it for a little while in the microwave. Make sure to follow all the steps correctly.

Kanisha is the founder and writer of Fortunate Kitchen, a blog about everything food related from the basics of food preparation to learning how to make exquisite dishes. Kanisha is a self-taught chef with a curiosity and passion for food blogging. She is on a mission to educate and teach her readers one recipe and kitchen technique at a time, all while she balances her own hectic life as a mom.

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