Coffee Crumble Cake


Spencer and I are total opposites when it comes to our taste in food: he favors a much more savory and spicy palette and I favor a significantly sweeter one. If we’re snacking at night,you can bet that Spencer has some variation of chips and dip and I most likely have a handful of some super sugary candy (Juicy Pear Jelly Beans are WHERE IT’S AT), but when it comes to breakfast our tastes are totally switched!


I really enjoy a savory breakfast. Eggs Benedict, Everything Bagels and Veggie Cream Cheese, Breakfast pizza… uh, I’m drooling and it’s almost 11 o’clock at night! Spencer on the other hand, he loves himself a good doughnut, or waffle, or pancakes or…. coffee cake! He loves a good coffee cake and has always wanted to perfect a recipe of his own. He finally got around to it and I must say, I would eat this coffee cake at ANY meal… it is dense but moist, and oh-so-cinnamon-y, and he even added a secret ingredient: Maple Syrup!


Do yourself and your family a solid by making this Coffee Crumble Cake for the weekend…

Watch out! It’ll be gone in a flash… so maybe make two batches in case you don’t get to try any before it’s gone?!


What you will need for the cake:

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Iodized Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Egg
  • Whole Milk

For the Topping:

  • Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup


Coffee Crumble Cake

A delicious breakfast cake, sure to help you start your day on the right foot!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert


Coffee Cake

  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Iodized Salt
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk

Crumble Topping

  • 3 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Old Fashioned Oats
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup for drizzling on top


Coffee Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Lightly grease or butter an 8-inch round baking pan, sprinkle with flour and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, with a spatula or wooden spoon, add in your flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar and mix together.
  • Add in your butter, egg, and whole milk and mix until fully combined. Your batter will be relatively thick. Spencer says it has a thick cookie-batter consistency.
  • Pour your batter into your prepared baking pan and give it a few good smacks against the counter top- this will help level the batter since it is so thick. Do not cook yet- you need to add your crumble topping before it bakes!

Crumble Topping

  • In a small bowl, mix together your flour, both sugars, cinnamon and oats.
  • Add in your butter and mix until a thick crumble forms.
  • Top your batter with the crumble you just made then drizzle maple syrup over everything (as much or as little as you would prefer).
  • Bake the coffee cake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Let cool, remove from pan, use a pizza cutter to slice and enjoy!
Keyword Coffee Cake, Maple Syrup, Oats


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