This is not just another Cinnamon Streusel Cake recipe. It’s the best Cinnamon Streusel Cake recipe. One reason this is the best Cinnamon Streusel Cake Recipe is because it has a delicious crumb topping made with butter and brown sugar that makes it irresistibly sweet and delicious!
Cinnamon Streusel Cake is perfect for sharing with friends and family because everyone loves this delicious dessert, especially when topped with ice cream!
I hope this Cinnamon Streusel Cake Recipe will be your go-to recipe for many years! It is easy and delicious. You’ll never want to try another cake again once you’ve tried this one!
Are coffee cake and streusel cake the same thing?
No, they are not the same. A streusel cake has much more crumb/streusel topping, that is made with butter and brown sugar, than a coffee cake. Coffee cake does have a crumb topping but it is much less and the focus is mainly on the cake.
What if I want to make Cinnamon Streusel Cake into muffins?
You can make Cinnamon Streusel Cake into muffins if you would rather have muffins. The baking time will need to be changed but other than that, the recipe is the exact same. Instead of adding the streusel to the whole cake, divide it evenly between the muffin cups. Be sure to grease the muffin cups or use muffin papers.
How to Store Cinnamon Streusel Cake
You can also store the cake in room temperature, the fridge, or in the freezer. It’s just a matter of personal preference! The cake lasts longer in the refrigerator but it does tend to taste dried out. You can also freeze this cinnamon cake. I like to cut it into individual slices so that I can one slice out at a time. That way I do not have to use the whole cake at once when I am ready to thaw it out.
No matter where you store the cake, it is crucial to keep in an airtight container or covered well with plastic wrap. This is to keep the cake from drying out and becoming stale. If the cake starts to seem dried out or stale, reheating it briefly in the microwave will cause it taste moist again.
Can I make Cinnamon Streusel Cake ahead of time?
Oh, this coffee cake is perfect for those days when you need to make a dish ahead of time. I recommend making it one day in advance and then storing it in the fridge until you’re ready to heat up and eat! To reheat just place an individual piece on microwavable plate or into 350 F oven for 5-10 minutes. This cake is a go to recipe because it is so easy to make, even when you need to make it ahead.
Can I make this coffee cake dairy-free?
I’m happy to say that the recipe can be made dairy-free by replacing all regular milk with almond or coconut milk! You will also want to use your favorite sour cream substitute. The cake will turn out just as delicious as the original recipe.
Ingredients to Make Cinnamon Streusel Cake
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Butter, room temperature
- Sour cream
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Brown sugar
How to Make Cinnamon Streusel Cake
- Preheat oven to 350° and prepare a 9 x 5 baking pan by spraying with non stick cooking spray.
- In small bowl, combine the cinnamon and brown sugar. This will be the middle layer.
- To make the streusel topping, combine cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, and butter in a medium sized bowl.
- Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the mixture. Set aside.
- Now, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl.
- Using a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar, on medium-low speed, until fluffy and well combined.
- Add eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat the mixture in between each egg. Then add the vanilla and mix until incorporated.
- Now, add half of the flour mixture, followed by the sour cream, and finished with the last of the flour mixture. Make sure to beat well in between each addition.
- Pour half of the batter into your prepared pan.
- Evenly sprinkle the center mixture over cake batter and top with remaining batter.
- Sprinkle top of cake batter with streusel topping.
- Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
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Cinnamon Streusel Cake
Cinnamon Streusel Cake is a moist and delicious streusel cake that is loaded with cinnamon and topped with a crunchy topping.
For the Streusel Topping
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter
For the Center
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
For the Cake
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
For The Streusel Topping
To make streusel topping, combine cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, and butter in a medium-sized bowl.
Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the mixture. Set aside.
For The Cake
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl.
Using a stand or hand mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and well combined.
Add eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat mixture in between each egg. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
Next, add half of the flour mixture, followed by the sour cream, and finished with the last of the flour mixture. Make sure to mix well in between each addition.
Now, pour half of the batter into your prepared pan.
Evenly sprinkle the center mixture over cake batter and top with remaining batter.
Sprinkle top of cake batter with streusel topping.
Bake in oven for 40-50 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Nutritional values are approximate.
Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.
Cake recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Calories: 555kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 6gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 1gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 772IUCalcium: 99mgIron: 2mg
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