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Classic Coffee Cake

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Classic Coffee Cake

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  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (very soft)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (very soft)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
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    Calories580Calories from Fat240
    Total Fat27g42%
    Saturated Fat16g80%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat240
    Total Carbohydrate80g27%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Jan Nelson 2 months ago
    This is a great recipe! I halved it and put in and 7” x 11” pan. It is very moist and smooth. I highly recommend it. I did substitute gluten free flour and it turned out great!
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    Carla 3 months ago
    Needed a bigger pan. Next time I would add more cinnamon less flour to the middle and use vanilla paste . It was easy and good
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    Michelle veerasawmy 8 months ago
    Great! Easy to follow. The only thing is to be prepared to bake for longer should you change the dimensions of the pan you bake it in. Other than that this turned out to be very tasty.
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    Robinson a year ago
    I think I over mixed it.. but it turned out fine. I added chopped pecans to the topping. My husband and I will enjoy it with some breakfast sausage and fresh fruit on Christmas Eve morning!
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    Sherry Mckay a year ago
    Made this recipe and I have to say it's the best Coffee Cake I've ever eaten, it was much better the next day after wrapping it in plastic wrap very buttery ❤
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    Thùy Đoan a year ago
    It turn out amazing, but I get confused if it is well-cooked enough to eat. Still luv it
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    Audrey Luker 2 years ago
    I LOVED this recipe!!!!! I will definitely be making this again. It was moist and the flavors were just right. I personally put ice cream and chocolate syrup on top and it was AMAZING.
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    Derek Burr 2 years ago
    It turned out dry....,maybe I baked it too long? Tasted delicious, probably my fault it was dry. Very upset
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    Oanh P. 2 years ago
    it turns out alright for second time trying this recipe. For my personal taste i would prefer less sugar but it does taste lovely. i made some mistakes still with the sour cream - not very creamy this time so i would give another try third time. Hopefully it will be even better than this time!!!
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    Monju 2 years ago
    This is an awesome recipe Delicious!
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    Laura Armstrong 2 years ago
    It was good. A little plain. But it was probably my fault I ended up using crisco.
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    Aslanian 2 years ago
    Amazing classic coffee cake! Exactly what I wanted. I also did 2 cups sugar instead of the extra 1/4 cup and it was sweet enough. Very tastey and fluffy!
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    Cynthia Yu 2 years ago
    Follow all instruction except only use 2 cup of sugar for the cake. It came out super moist and the perfect sweetness.
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    Hen 2 years ago
    My roommates and I love this cake! I made it with all the specified ingredients at the correct temperatures, but I did have two qualms- one, the topping made with room temp butter basically turns into a mush. I'll try it with cold butter next time as I had to add a ton of extra flour to get it to crumble. Secondly, I was appalled at the amount of sugar in the batter itself- and reduced it by 100 grams. I find mine to be perfectly sweet without the extra, and will make it this way again next time.
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    Regina 2 years ago
    I had high hopes but this was not tasty at all. Too sugary. The crumble on top was nasty tasting. The inside was OK but a bit chalky tasting.
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    Mark Mayer 2 years ago
    Fantastic! Perfect addition to our continental breakfast at the Big Moose Inn in the Adirondacks. Our guests love it.
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    Missy Keilstrup 2 years ago
    Simple, moist, and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn’t change anything. It was definitely a hit in my household.
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    Glodine Anderson 2 years ago
    I made this with 3 substitutes of dairy ingredients. I replaced whole milk and cream with almond milk, but taken down by 1/4 cup. I also used egg substitute. It came out amazing! So moist and so perfect! I was pleasantly surprised.
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    Jill natkin 2 years ago
    Delist the crumb on the top has a great crunch too
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    Emily Adams 3 years ago
    Amazing! I’ve made it four times in 8 weeks.
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    Evelyn Martinez 3 years ago
    delicious!! added less butter to my streusel and it was perfect
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    Owen 3 years ago
    I used two 5” x 9” loaf pans, cooked them for 55 minutes and they turned out terrific!
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    Livingston 3 years ago
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    Gina 3 years ago
    My family loved this! Great for the weekend
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    Rothwell 3 years ago
    A little moist and the crumbles made it fall in my fault
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    Alexa Gomez 3 years ago
    Is have not tasted but recipe was quite easy to follow
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    Cory D 3 years ago
    The coffee cake turns out to be surprisingly delicious! I am blown away by how moist & scrumptious it is! I followed the recipe & directions precisely, & it turns out perfect. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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    wendie d. 3 years ago
    Easy. I halved and added pecans to the cinnamon sugar layer. I didn’t use my mixer, hand mixed and turned out great.
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    Phoebe Boyd 3 years ago
    The crumbs on top didn’t turn out, other than that it was okay
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    Brando 3 years ago
    I’d forgotten how much I love coffee cake and can really regard it as my top favorite cake. I had made a bunch of other recipes before this one and they all missed the mark, except this one. This particular coffee cake recipe is absolutely perfect in every way. This is a super soft and moist cake with a prefect crumble on top and amazing flavor. This is what coffee cake should be. I'll forever be returning to this recipe. Thank you to whomever it was for putting this recipe together and for sharing it with us. This is the cake I'm asking for on my next birthday, even though I'll be making it again before then.