Easy Cinnamon Brown Sugar Coffee Cake

Donna Woodford


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.

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This is so good and so much better than store bought coffeecake. We all just loved it!

It looks like a crumb cake when done, but when you cut a piece out you see how the swirling of the topping carries all that brown sugar goodness all the way through the cake.... Oh, and it smells just wonderful while cooking, kind of like cinnamon rolls.

TIP: It is important to swirl 1/2 the topping really well througout the cake - It gives it a true coffee cake feel. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 23 votes

group depending on size of piece
10 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix, I use Betty Crocker with a pudding mix
  • 3
  • 1 c
  • 1/3 c

  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    flaxseed or another nut as desired

  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • dash(es)
    maple extract
  • ·
    water, as needed

How to Make Easy Cinnamon Brown Sugar Coffee Cake


  1. Spray bottom of 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Combine the cake ingredients as directed on box.
  3. Combine topping ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 of topping and swirl in cake.
  5. Rest of topping sprinkle on top of cake.
  6. Bake at 350 until toothpick comes out clean about 30-35 min or according to cake instructions.
  7. Let cool and drizzle with powdered sugar, maple extract and a little water.

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About Easy Cinnamon Brown Sugar Coffee Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Festive Feasts
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Recipe For: The Best Coffee Cake

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