Coffee Cake

Brown sugar and cinnamon make a yummy topping for this favorite breakfast and brunch recipe.

Coffee Cake
Servings: 9 Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 1 hr


  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees . Coat 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.


2. In medium-size bowl, blend brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. With pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until crumbs form. Chill.


3. Pour vinegar into a measuring cup. Add enough milk to equal 1 cup. Set aside. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Working in batches, beat in milk mixture alternately with flour mixture.

5. Scrape batter into pan. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Dust with confectioners sugar; cut in squares.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 9; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 387, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 83, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 59, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 240, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.