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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

This Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake is the perfect addition to your Mother’s Day Brunch.

This coffee cake recipe has been in my family for years, made by one of my mom’s best friends, Shelia. Since then, we’ve made several twists on this delicious recipe, and I have to say this version of Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake is by far my favorite. Made with a few simple ingredients, make this a memorable part of your Mother’s Day brunch this year.

Mother’s Day is the one “holiday” that I am picky. The rest of the holidays I am all about what the kids love and what the hubby will eat, but on Mother’s Day, I couldn’t really care less if they like what we’re having or not.

There’s one thing though that we all love, and that is coffee cake. Seriously, it has been a staple in our home and family since I was a child. Every once in a while I get the gumption to add a twist or two to this recipe and try something new. This time it was streusel topping, thanks to the suggestion from my friend Allison who made it first!

Light, fluffy and moist, I never thought the original coffee cake could be better, but add a cinnamon streusel and a light dusting of powdered sugar, and you have the best pastry to start off Mother’s Day.


Whether you do breakfast in bed or brunch to celebrate all the amazing women and mothers in your life, this Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake will be a hit!

I love the month of May. Not only do you have spring, school getting out of session, neighborhood pools opening up, and flowers blooming, you also have Mother’s Day - the day I lounge in jammies and don’t think about the store or whatever. I love seeing the bustle around my house of the kids making last minute cards and my husband making something delicious on the grill.

Being a mom of 5 kids makes my heart want to burst. To say I am blessed is an understatement. Time flies, and I cherish the days of their little handmade notes out of paint and crayons, but I’ll say now that having one kid two weeks from driving is pretty amazing. What’s amazing about this Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is the kids can even make it by themselves.


Really, the only other time I feel like I get something for me is when I get customized coupons tailored to my shopping or a free coffee drink sent to my phone. Like, wa-hoo... and trust me, I’m not complaining, it’s the simple things that bring me joy, truly.

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So this Mother’s Day, you’ll find me with a coffee in hand, slippers on til noon, coffee cake served in bed, an afternoon family hike and then home to a delicious dinner. All because I rock.

Mom’s, celebrate you - the authentic, real you. The one that wipes tears, that does endless loads of laundry, laughs at things that really aren’t funny but the kids think they are, plans snacks, packs lunches and spends time with each child. Celebrate how your kids see you in their eyes because aren’t we all someone’s superhero?

Well, at least we are until they reach 15... lol. Happy Mother’s Day friends.


Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

                                                        Prep Time
                                                           10 mins

                                                        Cook Time

                                                           40 mins

                                                        Total Time

                                                           50 mins

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake - A light & fluffy golden cake topped with a classic cinnamon, brown sugar streusel topping.

Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 12

Calories: 507 kcal

Author: Sandra



  • 1 box yellow cake mix + ingredients on back of box

Cinnamon Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup cold salted butter
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
  • optional powdered sugar dusting


1. Spray a 9x13” cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.

3. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until center is just barely set.

4. Meanwhile, make your topping, in large bowl add all your ingredients, and with a hand mixer, mix together until combined and small crumbs form.

5. Remove cake from oven and sprinkle on the topping.

6. Place back in oven and continue baking for 10-15 minutes until browned.

7. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

8. Cut and serve each slice with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 507Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 10g50%

Cholesterol 40mg13%

Sodium 458mg19%

Potassium 92mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 85g28%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%

Sugars 50gProtein 4g8%

Vitamin A9.5%


By Sandra McCollum

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