Coffee Crumb Cake Recipe


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Coffee Crumb Cake

By: Gigi Howe

This recipe makes a large, delicious crumb cake.  Its great for a brunch or early get-together.  I like to make it on a holiday weekend in case we have any unexpected guests stop over.  If you like crumbs on your coffee cake, this recipe is for you!

Coffee Crumb Cake


For the crumbs:
– 2 1/4 sticks butter or margarine, melted
– 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 3 cups flour
– 2 teaspoons cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the cake:
– 2 cups flour
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup milk
– 1/3 cup vegetable oil
– 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.

2. Make the crumbs – combine the sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in melted butter, combining to form large crumbs. Set aside.

3. Make the cake – in a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. In a smaller bowl whisk together milk, eggs, oil and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until blended.

4. Spread the cake batter into the prepared pan (it will be thin). Scatter the crumbs evenly over the batter. Gently press them into the batter.

5. Bake for about 45 – 55 mins. until crumbs are crisp and batter is springy. Remove from oven and dust with powder sugar if using. Serve warm.

Serves 12.


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  • harley69d

    Can’t wait to make this ty

    • Gigi

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Natasha Lueders Graf

    Amazing recipe. I’m making it for the second time today 🙂 Thank you!!

    • Gigi

      That’s great Natasha! I’m glad you like it! thanks for letting me know! 🙂

  • Lauren

    Made this the other day, it was amazing!! Thank you for sharing this recipe….saving in my favorites!

  • rhed dehr

    May I ask how much coffee to add in the cake? Thanks.

  • Maria Folcarelli

    I’m from Australia and don’t know what the weight of “sticks of butter” is.
    Please help.

    • Gigi

      Hi Maria, a stick of butter weights 1/4 pound (4 oz.). Hope this helps!