Monday, February 15, 2016

Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

What I look forward to most on the weekends is enjoying a cup of coffee with Greg in the morning. It's such a simple thing, but I took it for granted when we lived together. Since moving back to Florida, we landed jobs in different cities and are currently enduring what I call "short distance." We see each other only on weekends, which is tolerable compared to our previous year-long stint of California-Florida long distance where a date would consist of watching a movie & eating dinner through Skype (romantic right?) 

We aren't big on Valentine's Day and always opt for something low key. To make our usual Sunday morning routine a little more special, I made a cinnamon crumb coffee cake using this recipe. The cake was fluffy and light with sweet cinnamon & brown sugar crumbs - so delicious!

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1 tablespoon flour, for coating the pan
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons (1 and 1/4 stick) unsalted butter, firm & cold
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle the bottom with 1 tablespoon of flour and tap out the excess.
Whisk the flour, sugar and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter in very small pieces using a fork until the mixtures resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1 cup of the flour mixture.
In a stand mixer, add baking powder and baking soda to the remaining flour mixture. Add the buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Vigorously mix everything together until the batter resembles frosting (about 2 minutes). Spoon batter into the prepared springform pan, smoothing the top.
Add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the reserved flour mixture. Toss with a fork until well blended. Sprinkle the crumbs over the batter, pressing lightly so they stick.
Bake the cake for 50-58 minutes until the center is firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean - mine took 55 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then remove sides of the springform pan and allow cake to cool completely before serving. Enjoy with a cup of coffee!


  1. thanks for sharing :) I´m hungry :D
    adidas ootd

  2. Coffee cake is one of my absolute favorites! This looks SO yummy!

  3. YUM! This sounds incredible!

    xx Kathryn

  4. yum yum! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a blessed week doll!
    Much love, Len

    1. Thank you Len! Wishing you a great week too! x

  5. Wow, this looks so delicious, thanks for sharing, beauty! Have a great week!



  6. Anonymous2/15/2016

    Oh, this looks so good! I love cinnamon crumb cake. I think I'm going to have to make this. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I've never tried cinnamon cake. Looks yummy though!
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

  8. I love crumb coffee cake! I've never tried making it before, but now thinking I should!

  9. Oh, yum! Cinnamon crump cake sounds good right about now! Great recipe, babe!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  10. You had me at coffee cake! One of my favorites!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. This seems very similar to a recipe my mom used to make for breakfast on special occasions- YUM. Thanks so much for sharing, lady! Need to pin this ASAP. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. well this sounds amazing and super tasty!

  13. I am such a sucker for crumb cake and this looks amazing! You always have the best recipes!


    1. You're too sweet! Thanks so much Annessa!

  14. Aww...I'm doing "short distance" with my fiance right now...having most of our time together on the weekends. Here's to us having no distance with our guys! And what a scrumptious recipe! I love coffee cake.


    1. Yes cheers to that girl! Thanks so much Krisztina!

  15. Sounds and looks so good! I will have to try this recipe :)

  16. That crumb cake looks amazing!! wishing I was munching on some right now :)
    xo, jill

  17. Mmmm this looks so good!! Thanks for sharing :) Glad you and your partner are closer to each other now, living at opposite sides of the country must have been really hard

    Rachel xx

    1. Thank you so much Rachel, you're so sweet! x

  18. yummy this cake looks so good