Coffee House Coffee Cake

Found this wonderful cake while surfing the Net. Have try it and it was an instant hit with my family and friends. It is really good with coffee or tea. Want to share it with anyone who care to give it a try

p/s Some said that it taste like Starbucks coffee cake. Haven’t try the coffee cake at Starbucks so I can’t really comment. But one thing I can say is that it is easy to make and it taste good.

Happy Baking

Coffee House Coffee Cake


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecan

For the Cake

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup milk

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.

  2. Make topping by combining 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl.

  3. Mixture should have the consistency of moist sand.

  4. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

  5. In a large bowl, cream together 3/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup light brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.

  6. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

  7. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.

  8. Add this dry mixture to the moist ingredients a little at a time.

  9. Add milk and mix well.

  10. Spoon the batter into a 9 inches round cake tin ( you can also use bundt pan) that has been buttered and dusted with a light coating of flour.

  11. Spinkle the crumb topping over the batter.

  12. Be sure the topping completely covers the batter.

  13. Bake 50 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. (check at about 40 mins)

  14. Cool.

12 servings