The Cake to your Coffee

Surprisingly, today was my first time making coffee cake. I remember this dessert sitting on the stove from time to time at my parents house growing up and oddly enough can picture it perfectly with the main lights turned off and just the stove light left on; it’s funny how some (random) memories stick around. I was very lucky growing up in a beautiful home where my parents always cooked delicious meals and baked wonderful desserts! Quick side story? My brother had dinner with us tonight and we had green beans as our vegetable, but I made broccoli for Hailey since she refuses to eat green beans. So of course, that brought up the story of how we had to eat what was put on our plate as kids and one night when I didn’t want to eat my green beans I sat at the dinner table as everyone ate, left, the kitchen got cleaned and the main lights were turned off….yep, until I finally ate those green beans! That story makes me laugh and I have to imagine at some point my parents at least giggled in the next room as I sat in the dark kitchen! Kids, huh? 🙂 Okay, back to the cake…


Browsing Pinterest (as I too often tend to do in the evenings) a few days ago a photo of coffee cake caught my eye and I had all but one ingredient to make it so I decided to pick up that final ingredient at the store and try it this weekend. I halved the recipe so my layering didn’t come out quite how I wanted since I didn’t have the appropriate size pan to bake it in, but the taste is very good and I believe that’s what matters at the end of the day 🙂 It’s been husband, step daughter and brother approved at our home! My husband is a big coffee drinker and is looking forward to having some cake with his coffee tomorrow morning. I can’t say this is one of the healthier recipes I’ll share, but I think we can all splurge now and then and this is a great splurge recipe! Check it out below and enjoy!

Coffee Cake


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cup flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup margarine, melted


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, eggs, vanilla and milk.
  2. In a separate bowl, blend sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir well to combine. Pour half the batter into a 9×13 pan.
  4. In a third bowl, prepare streusel by mixing brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Sprinkle half the streusel over the batter in your baking pan. Top with remaining batter and sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.
  6. Drizzle with melted margarine.
  7. Bake uncovered at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Makes 18-24 servings


As always, thanks for reading!!


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