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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

A classic coffee cake is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for holiday gatherings. It tastes just as good when baked the night before a big event, giving you more opportunities to spend quality time with your guests.

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

For the streusel topping and center:

For the cake:


  • Streusel topping:

  • 1

    Mix together flour, ¾ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 1 tsp. salt. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly. Refrigerate.

  • Streusel center:

  • 1

    Combine remaining ¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ tsp. cinnamon.

  • For the Cake:

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch tube pan or bundt pan. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and ½ tsp. salt into a bowl.

  • 2

    Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla. Alternate adding flour mixture and sour cream. Beat until well combined.

  • 3

    Spoon half the batter into the pan. Sprinkle streusel center mixture evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter, using a spatula to spread evenly. Sprinkle streusel topping mixture over batter.

  • 4

    Bake for 55 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer pan to wire rack and allow to cool completely. Remove cake from pan and transfer to parchment.

  • The glaze:

  • 1

    Whisk together powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle over cake. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.