classic coffee cake

i have been channeling my grandmother during quarantine and that has included a lot of kitchen experimentation.  this week, i tried my hand at something everyone loves – a classic coffee cake.


here’s what you will need:

  • 1 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of butter (melted)


now, for the steps:

  1. combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl
  2. combine the baking powder, flour, salt and sugar in a medium mixing bowl
  3. combine the egg mixture with the flour mixture
  4. pour half the batter into a lightly greased 9×13 pan (i used pam cooking spray for this)
  5. in a medium bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon to make the streusel
  6. sprinkle half of the streusel on top of the batter
  7. add the remaining batter, then top with remaining streusel
  8. drizzle with melted butter
  9. bake uncovered at 350 for 25-30 minuets (my oven required 30)
  10. allow to sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting
  11. enjoy!



if you are like me and not big on a huge breakfast (boozy brunches are a completely different story), a serving of this classic coffee cake is the perfect way to start the day.  who doesn’t love a little something sweet?


are you a coffee cake fan?  what is your favorite sweet to have for breakfast?  if you try out this recipe, let me know how it turns out.



k. tap

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