Delicious Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

As I welcome you to this recipe article, let me tell you that it is my pleasure to be here with you. If you are reading this, I assume that you are someone who loves coffee and cakes as much as I do. Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that will surely make your day sweeter: Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake.

This delightful cake is a perfect combination of moist pineapple cake and crumbly streusel topping. It’s the ultimate treat for your taste buds, whether you enjoy it for breakfast, snack-time or dessert.

Making this cake is surprisingly easy! No fancy tools or complex baking techniques are required. All you need are some pantry staples like flour, sugar, butter and eggs along with canned or fresh pineapple from your local grocer.

So join me in exploring and diving into the wonderful world of Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake. Trust me, the aroma of warm coffee and the scrumptious freshness of a slice of cake will leave you feeling blissful and comforted in no time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake
Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake

Picture this: you wake up on a bright and sunny morning, with the scent of freshly baked cake filling your nose. You look down to see a delicious pineapple streusel coffee cake sitting on your kitchen counter, just waiting for you to take a bite. That’s exactly what this recipe will provide – a delicious and comforting treat that will make your mornings feel brighter and happier.

What makes this recipe so irresistible is the combination of moist and fluffy cake with the crispy and buttery streusel topping, all infused with the tropical sweetness of crushed pineapple. With each bite, you’ll taste the perfect balance of tangy and sweet flavors, making it hard to resist another slice.

Not only is this recipe downright delicious, but it’s also easy to make. Just mix together common pantry ingredients like sour cream, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and granulated sugar with a can of crushed pineapple, pop it in the oven for half an hour, and voila! A fluffy and moist coffee cake that looks like it came straight out of a bakery.

Plus, this recipe has endless variations. Swap out the crushed pineapple for fresh pineapple or even coconut for a twist on the classic. Add in some cinnamon spice to enhance the flavor profile even more. And if you’re feeling extra indulgent? Whip up a batch of homemade frosting or serve it alongside your favorite vanilla ice cream.

In short, there’s so much to love about this recipe. It’s simple, customizable, and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. So why not treat yourself to some warm and comforting pineapple streusel coffee cake? Trust me – once you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever started your day without it.

Ingredient List

 A slice of pineapple streusel coffee cake, served with a steaming hot cup of coffee
A slice of pineapple streusel coffee cake, served with a steaming hot cup of coffee

Get Ready to Create Your Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake!

Let’s talk about gathering up all the ingredients that you need to make this delicious pineapple crumb cake. Be sure to read this list and double-check it before heading to the grocery store. You don’t want to end up forgetting an important ingredient when you’re in the middle of baking your cake!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • For the coffee cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, well-drained (save some juice for later)

  • For the streusel topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

That’s it! All these ingredients combined will make one fantastic pineapple streusel coffee cake!

The Recipe How-To

 Layers of juicy pineapple and crumbly streusel on top of a moist coffee cake
Layers of juicy pineapple and crumbly streusel on top of a moist coffee cake

Now that you are familiar with the reasons why you will love this pineapple streusel coffee cake, let’s proceed to the recipe itself.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with either butter or cooking spray.

Making the Pineapple Cake

In a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup of unsalted butter and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add in 4 large eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Continuously stir as you add.

In another bowl, mix together 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, and the drained crushed pineapple. Slowly fold into the butter mixture and add in 1 cup sour cream.

Making Streusel Topping

In a medium bowl, combine together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of packed light brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix well using a spatula or fork. Cut in 3/4 cup of unsalted butter until the mixture is crumbly. (Pro Tip: If streusel topping is clumping consider using a pastry cutter.)

Assembling the Pineapple Crumb Cake

When working with coffee cakes, pour half of your batter into your greased and floured pan then take half of your streusel mixture and sprinkle it onto the batter evenly. Pour the rest of your cake mixture over the streusel layer then sprinkle all remaining streusel mixture on top of everything.

Baking Instructions

Bake your pineapple crumb cake for about an hour and start checking every five minutes from there on. Use a toothpick to check whether it’s cooked through. The toothpick should come out clean with no wet batter left on it when inserted in the center portion of the cake.

Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your fresh-out-of-the-oven pineapple crumb cake with your warm cup of coffee!

Substitutions and Variations

 This coffee cake is perfect for brunch, or an afternoon pick-me-up
This coffee cake is perfect for brunch, or an afternoon pick-me-up

Are you looking to make this pineapple streusel coffee cake recipe your own? Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try to customize it to your liking.

– Fresh Pineapple: If you want to use fresh pineapple instead of canned crushed pineapple, I recommend chopping the fruit into small pieces and draining any excess liquid before adding it to the mix. Another option is to substitute half of the crushed pineapple for freshly grated coconut for a tropical twist.

– Vegan Coffee Cake: For a vegan version of this coffee cake, you can substitute the butter with vegan margarine or coconut oil and the sour cream with plant-based yogurt or applesauce.

– Bisquick Coffee Cake: If you’re in a rush and don’t have all-purpose flour on hand, try using Bisquick mix or a yellow cake mix as a substitution. These shortcuts will make your baking process much more manageable without sacrificing flavor.

– Hummingbird Coffee Cake: You can give this recipe a southern twist by adding chopped pecans and sliced bananas along with the pineapple. This variety is also known as Hummingbird Cake and makes for an irresistible sweet treat!

– Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake: For a fall-inspired version of this recipe, let’s swap out the pineapple for pumpkin puree. You can add in some pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to give it that perfect hint of fall flavor.

No matter how you decide to revise this recipe, always remember that experimentation is key in cooking. Don’t be afraid to modify ingredients, adjust measurements, or try new techniques!

Serving and Pairing

 The golden streusel topping adds a crunchy texture to each bite
The golden streusel topping adds a crunchy texture to each bite

Now that your mouth is watering from the aroma of the freshly baked pineapple streusel coffee cake, it’s time to serve and enjoy this delectable treat. This coffee cake is versatile and perfect for any time of day, whether as part of a breakfast spread, an afternoon snack with tea, or even dessert after dinner.

To enhance the flavors of the coffee cake, I recommend pairing it with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea. The sweetness of the cake goes well with a bold cup of dark roast coffee or a fragrant cup of Earl Grey tea.

You can also add some fresh fruit on the side, such as sliced pineapples to complement the flavors of the crushed pineapples inside the cake. A dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream will add a creamy touch and balance out the tangy notes.

For an extra indulgent treat, you can serve this pineapple streusel coffee cake warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce on top. The rich and buttery flavors in the caramel complement the sweetness in the cake, making for an irresistible combination.

No matter how you choose to enjoy this pineapple crumb cake, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or occasion. Make sure to have extra slices ready because they will go quickly!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A slice of this pineapple streusel coffee cake is like having a taste of the tropics
A slice of this pineapple streusel coffee cake is like having a taste of the tropics

Dear coffee lovers,

What’s great about this pineapple streusel coffee cake recipe is that it’s easy to make ahead of time and store for future indulgences. Here are some tips for making the most out of your baked treasure:

Make-ahead: This cake can be baked 1-2 days in advance, covered with foil or plastic wrap and stored at room temperature. When ready to serve, simply whip out and apply the streusel topping before putting it in the oven.

Storing: If for some reason you have leftover coffee cake, fear not! Simply store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. You can also freeze any remaining slices and use them as a quick and easy breakfast or dessert later on.

Reheating: The best thing about this cake is: it’s even better reheated! To get the maximum flavor and texture, reheat individual slices in the microwave on low heat or oven at 350F° for 5-7 minutes until warmed thoroughly. I highly recommend serving this delicious treat with a dollop of whipped cream and hot coffee.

So, now that you know how to store and reheat your pineapple streusel coffee cake, you can indulge yourself whenever that hankering kicks in. Don’t forget to share it with your loved ones too!

Happy baking!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don’t forget to sprinkle some powdered sugar on top for an extra touch of sweetness
Don’t forget to sprinkle some powdered sugar on top for an extra touch of sweetness

A good pineapple streusel coffee cake recipe must result in a light, fluffy and flavorful cake that satisfies your cravings. But what if it doesn’t turn out that way? Here are some tips to guarantee the perfect pineapple crumb cake at all times.

First of all, do not overmix the batter. This may cause the cake to become tough and chewy. Mix the ingredients just until they are incorporated. Also, ensure that eggs, sour cream, and butter are at room temperature before using them. This will help with even mixing so that you get a harmonious blend while preparing your streusel coffee cake.

Secondly, have all your ingredients ready before you start cooking. Measuring all of them beforehand and putting them within reach will save you a lot of time and anxiety. There’s nothing worse than starting to bake only to find out midway that you don’t have an ingredient or measurement you need.

Thirdly, always use fresh, high-quality ingredients starting from your flour down to your crushed pineapple, as fresh ingredients taste better than stale ones, resulting in the most flavorful pineapple coconut crumb cake.

Lastly, make sure that your cake is golden brown when you remove it from the oven. Over-baking or under-baking can significantly influence its texture or aroma. You may be tempted to take it out of the oven prematurely when the aroma fills up your kitchen, but wait until it’s cooked until golden.

In conclusion, by following these tips, you will have a successful bake every time without any frustrations. Happy baking!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe is one of the best desserts you will ever taste. It perfectly combines the sweetness of crushed pineapple, sugar, and cinnamon with the savory flavor of butter and flour to create a mouth-watering coffee cake that you won’t be able to resist.

Whether you’re having a family gathering, brunch with friends or simply want a sweet treat for yourself, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. The aroma of the cake baking in your oven will have your whole house smelling like a bakery! Once ready, cut yourself a slice and watch as the streusel topping crumbles beautifully leaving behind the delicate structure of the cake underneath. With its irresistible combination of flavors and textures, you’ll definitely want to make seconds!

So what are you waiting for? Gather up all the ingredients listed and follow the instructions step by step to achieve perfect results every time! And don’t hesitate to add a personal twist on this recipe by adding different toppings or mixing it up with different kinds of coffee. Trust me; once you make this pineapple crumb cake, making it again will soon become second nature.

Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake is one recipe that will always come in handy on those days when you need something quick and easy yet oh-so-tasty! Whether it’s for breakfast or dessert, it’s sure to hit the spot. So go ahead and give this recipe a try; I guarantee that once you take a bite, there will be no going back.

Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake

Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Recipe from Gold Medal flour. This is a made-from-scratch cake, if you're looking to avoid the packaged mixes.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 355.3 kcal


For the Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

For the Coffee Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (can use pineapple yogurt instead)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple


  • Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour bottom only of a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Make Streusel topping: Mix all ingredients except almonds until combined. Stir in almonds.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving 2/3 cup juice.
  • Mix flour, sugar, butter, yogurt, baking powder, salt, baking soda, eggs and 2/3 cup pineapple juice in a large bowl with a spoon. Spread in greased and floured pan. Sprinkle with pineapple and streusel topping.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 118gCalories: 355.3kcalCarbohydrates: 51.6gProtein: 4.5gFat: 15.4gSaturated Fat: 8.6gCholesterol: 60.1mgSodium: 261mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 31.1g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Breads, For Large Groups, Fruit, Nuts, Pineapple, Tropical
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