Coffee Cake
Serves: 1 9" Cake
  • 1 tablespoon flour - for coating the pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter - lightly softened (still cool to touch)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee - at room remperature
  • 1 large egg - at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Generously spray a 9" pan with cooking spray and sprinkle the bottom of the pan with 1 tablespoon of flour and tap out the excess.
  3. Whisk the flour, sugar, and salt together in a large mixing bowl until combined.
  4. Cut in the butter in very small pieces.
  5. Mix with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs - set aside 1 cup of the flour mixture.
  6. Mix the baking powder and baking soda into the remaining flour mixture.
  7. Add the buttermilk, egg, coffee and vanilla - you may want to do this with a mixer as the batter will be thick.
  8. Mix everything together until the batter is smooth, fluffy - about 2 minutes.
  9. Spoon the batter into the prepared springform pan, making sure the top is smooth.
  10. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the reserved flour mixture.
  11. Toss with a fork until well blended.
  12. Sprinkle the crumbs over the batter, pressingly lightly so they stick.
  13. Bake the cake until the center is firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean - 50-58 minutes - mine took about 52 minutes.
  14. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and allow cake to cool completely before serving.
Recipe by Stacey's Recipes at