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Mom's Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Rated 5/5 based on 4 reviews

Cinnamon is one of our favorite spices because it's invigorating and heartwarming at the same time. It brings back memories of childhood breakfasts around the family table — eating Mom's Cinnamon Coffee Cake warm from the oven. This recipe is ideal for a weekend brunch or Friday breakfast club at work, but we wouldn't even mind having it for dessert after a weeknight dinner! The great thing about Mom's Cinnamon Coffee Cake is that it's bursting with flavor but is so easy to make. You simply have to cream the butter and sugar and add the egg, then alternate adding the dry ingredients with the Smith's Buttermilk and baking soda. Mix up the delicious streusel crumb topping and layer that in the pan with the batter. It takes just 30 minutes to bake, then you're ready to share the joy of Mom's Cinnamon Coffee Cake with your family and friends — any time of the day or night!

How to Make


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Smith's buttermilk
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Crumbs for topping:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Cream butter and sugar, then add egg. Add the dry ingredients alternately with Smith's buttermilk and soda.
  2. Pour half of batter into greased pan and sprinkle with half of crumbs. Then put remaining batter on top and top with remaining crumbs.
  3. Bake in 8" x 12" pan in 350 F oven for 30 min or longer.
  4. Crumbs for Topping: Mix together



June 12, 2022


I've tried many different coffee cake recipes, searching for one that I would be happy to make over and over. This is it! I have made it twice so far and am happy with the results--very moist and delicious, Thank you.

Excellent !

October 02, 2022

Debbie Dunn

So moist and yummy!! I had to bake it for 40 minutes in a glass pan, came out great. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe Smith's!!

Great Coffee Cake

October 15, 2022

Mrs Haberman

This is a great simple coffee cake. Moist and 1/2 the butter of others. I made 1 1/2 times the crumb topping. Perfection!

Delicious coffee cake

January 30, 2023

Brenda Schildt

This coffee cake was so moist and easy to make. And I liked that it wasn’t a large cake. I used a 9x9 in dish and extended the baking time. Will definitely make again.