Cinnamon Coffee Cake


I noticed that I haven’t posted any breakfast recipes yet, so here is an amazingly moist and delicious cinnamon swirl coffee cake! If you are a fan of coffee cake or crumb cake, then this is definitely a go-to recipe. This cake could even be considered a Starbucks Coffee Cake copy-cat because it has similar taste and texture.

Overall, this is a simple recipe but requires a good 1 and half hours to make and bake. I made this for a church breakfast event and it was great to go with coffee or just stand alone. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🙂
Happy baking!
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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

16-20 Servings Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and 2 cups sugar until light fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with sour cream, beating just enough after each addition to keep batter smooth. Spoon a third of batter into a greased 10-in. tube pan (or 9×13 pan)
  • Combine cinnamon, nuts and remaining sugar; sprinkle a third over batter in pan. Repeat layers two more times.
  • Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 16-20 servings.

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