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cinnamon streusel coffee cake

Amish Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

This easy-to-make delicious coffee cake has a wonderful play of textures from the tender, moist crumb and crunchy streusel topping. It's perfect with a cup of coffee!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 15 people
Calories 610 kcal


For the cake:

  • 3/4 c. butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. yogart or sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For the Streusel:

  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp. melted butter

For the Glaze:

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp. heavy cream


For the Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for a few minutes.
    3/4 c. butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks), 1 c. sugar
  • Add eggs and mix. Add yogurt and vanilla. Mix well.
    2 large eggs, 1 c. yogart or sour cream, 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the creamed mixture. Mix only enough to combine. The batter will be thick.
    2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Spread half of the batter into a well-greased 9x13" baking pan. Sprinkle half of the streusel over the top. Then drop the remaining batter, by spoonfuls, over the top and spread as best you can. Cover with the remaining streusel.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs. Overbaking will result in a drier cake.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the top of the baked cake. Or you can omit the glaze, if you prefer.

For the steusel:

  • Mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nuts. Add melted butter, and stir to combine.
    1/2 c. brown sugar, 3/4 c. all-purpose flour, 1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts, 2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 6 Tbsp. melted butter

For the glaze:

  • Mix all the ingredients and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the cake after it's finished baking.
    1 c. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp. heavy cream


You can also make this coffee cake using chocolate chips instead of nuts. Or go ahead and add both:).
Store in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to two days. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week. Or you can freeze this cake for later use.
Try it warmed. Warm your piece of cake in the microwave at 10-second intervals until warm.


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 610kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 8gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 353mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 3gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 553IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Amish Cinnamon Cake, Amish coffee cake, Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
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