easy cinnamon brown sugar coffee cake

★★★★★ 24 Reviews
DiabeticDonna2 avatar
By Donna Woodford
from Onalaska, WI

I wanted a quick and easy coffee cake as I was sick of the ones sold in the stores. So I decided to make one for myself and was very pleased with the results. My husband has already eaten a quarter of my breakfast snack..wonderful with a hot cup of coffee.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Wow, this is a moist and delicious coffee cake. We all loved it! Part of the topping is swirled and mixed into the batter which carries all the brown sugar goodness throughout the cake. The maple glaze is so tasty. We opted to add macadamia nuts along with pecans to the topping which added a nice a crunch to the cake. Oh, and it smells just wonderful while cooking, kind of like cinnamon rolls.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 24 Reviews
serves group depending on size of piece
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy cinnamon brown sugar coffee cake

  • CAKE MIX INSTRUCTIONS
  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix, I use Betty Crocker with a pudding mix
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1/3 c
    butter
  • TOPPING
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 c
    pecans
  • 1/4 c
    flaxseed or another nut, as desired
  • THE DRIZZLE
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • dash
    maple extract
  • milk or whipping cream, as needed

How To Make easy cinnamon brown sugar coffee cake

  • Baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
    1
    Spray bottom of 9 x 13 pan.
  • Cake ingredients mixed together in a bowl.
    2
    Combine the cake ingredients as directed on the box.
  • Topping ingredients mixed in a bowl.
    3
    Combine topping ingredients.
  • Swirling half of the topping through the cake.
    4
    Pour batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2 of topping and swirl in cake.
  • Remaining topping sprinkled on top of the cake.
    5
    Sprinkle the remaining topping on top of the cake.
  • Toothpick coming out of the baked cake clean.
    6
    Bake at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean about 30-35 min or according to cake instructions. Let cool.
  • Mixing together drizzle ingredients.
    7
    Mix together the powdered sugar, maple extract, and milk until a glaze forms.
  • Drizzling glaze over cooled cake.
    8
    Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.
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