This coffee cake is light, fluffy, and is perfect for breakfast or just for something sweet.
For as long as I can remember, coffee cake has always been one of my favorite things. My dad used to buy them out of the freezer section, and we would have them for breakfast on Sunday mornings before church. So whenever I have coffee cake, it makes me think of those mornings. But trust me when I say, this coffee cake is so much better than anything you could buy in the store!
There are so many different recipes out there for coffee cake. My favorite coffee cake though, is the basic cinnamon coffee cake. The cake layer of this coffee cake is so light and fluffy – while the crumb topping is composed of delicious cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter – AND the best part is the VANILLA DRIZZLE. The drizzle is optional as the cake is delicious without it. But in my humble opinion, a vanilla drizzle is never optional! I tend to go a little crazy with the drizzle.
This recipe is super easy, and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. Maybe not the buttermilk, but the buttermilk is a must for this recipe! It helps to keep the cake moist. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by adding 1 Tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar to ¾ cup of milk. Let it sit for a few minutes – and then it’s ready to use. It will look a little curdled, but that’s normal for homemade buttermilk.
I know for most recipes when we bake, we use room temperature butter. For this recipe, we are using cold, firm butter. Cutting the firm butter into the flour mixture allows for pockets of buttery goodness in the cake. So wait until you are just about to use the butter before you take it out of the fridge.
If you wanted, you could add some nuts into the topping – that would be delicious too. Hope you enjoy this delicious coffee cake! It’s perfect with a warm cup of coffee! So YUM.
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