Decadently Delicious: Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Greetings to all coffee and cake lovers out there! Today, I would like to share a recipe that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth – the Streusel Coffee Cake Mix Recipe. This easy-to-follow recipe will allow you to whip up a mouthwatering cinnamon streusel coffee cake in no time.

As a barista, I know the importance of a good cup of coffee and a delicious pastry to go with it. This recipe combines both of these elements into one delightful treat. Whether you are enjoying this cake with your morning coffee or as an afternoon snack, the aroma and flavor of the cinnamon streusel will leave you feeling satisfied and content.

What I love about this recipe is that it uses simple ingredients that are easily accessible at any grocery store. The combination of flour, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon leads to a fluffy yellow cake mix that pairs perfectly with the crunchy pecans and buttery streusel topping.

So why not treat yourself and your loved ones to this easy cinnamon streusel coffee cake? Trust me when I say it is worth every bite. Let’s dive into the ingredient list and how-to section so we can get started on making this scrumptious cake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Streusel Coffee Cake Mix
Streusel Coffee Cake Mix

Listen up, coffee and cake lovers! I have a recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy. This streusel coffee cake mix recipe is a mouth-watering, irresistible delight that you simply can’t ignore. Trust me, once you’ve tried this cake, your taste buds will be in love forever!

What sets this recipe apart is its perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans and brown sugar. The combination exudes an irresistible aroma that fills the room with warmth and comfort. The sweet, buttery batter complements the cinnamon streusel perfectly; it’s like a match made in heaven.

This recipe is also incredibly easy to make – even if you’re not an experienced baker. All you have to do is mix the cake ingredients in a large bowl, sprinkle the delicious cinnamon streusel topping over the batter, and bake it to perfection. In no time at all, you’ll have a beautiful cake that is sure to impress your loved ones.

And if you’re looking for a gluten-free option, no problem! Just substitute the regular flour with King Arthur gluten-free flour.

So why should you make this streusel coffee cake? Because it’s simply divine. This recipe will leave you craving more after every single bite. You’ll love how easy it is to make and how perfect it is for any occasion – breakfast, brunch or dessert. Not to mention, it pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee for the ultimate indulgence.

So don’t hesitate – try this recipe today and discover why it’s going to be your new favorite way to start your day (or end it!).

Ingredient List

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Here are all the ingredients that you need to make a delicious Streusel Coffee Cake Mix:

  • Yellow cake mix (1 box)
  • All-purpose flour (1 cup)
  • Sugar (1 cup)
  • Baking powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Milk (1/2 cup)
  • Unsalted butter, softened (3 tablespoons)
  • Egg (1 large)

Streusel Topping:
– Brown sugar, packed (1 1/4 cups)
– Ground cinnamon (3 tablespoons)
– Pecans, chopped (1/2 cup)

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir together using a whisk.

For the Streusel Topping, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans in a small bowl. Use a fork to blend properly all the ingredients until the mixture is crumbly.

The Recipe How-To

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare the pan

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with non-stick spray or butter.

Step 2: Make the cake batter

In a large bowl, combine 1 box yellow cake mix, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix thoroughly.

Add in 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened), and 3 eggs. Mix on low speed with a hand mixer or by hand until well combined.

Step 3: Make the streusel topping

In a small bowl, mix together the following ingredients for the streusel topping: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened). Mix these ingredients together until they are crumbly. Then stir in 1 cup chopped pecans.

Step 4: Layering the coffee cake

Pour half of the cake batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread it evenly across the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Sprinkle over half of the streusel topping mixture.

Pour the remaining batter onto of streusel topping and spread it evenly over it.

Finish with sprinkling over remaining streusel mixture across top layer of the cake.

Step 5: Bake

Bake for around 40-45 minutes, or until done when tested with a toothpick – this should come out clean when inserted into middle of cake

Time To Enjoy!

And now you know how to make delicious Streusel Coffee Cake! Enjoy every scrumptious bite!

Substitutions and Variations

 Wake up to a slice of heaven!
Wake up to a slice of heaven!

Looking to put a twist on the classic streusel coffee cake? There are plenty of easy substitutions and variations you can make to customize this recipe to your liking.

Firstly, if you’re looking to make this recipe gluten-free, simply sub in a gluten-free yellow cake mix and all-purpose flour.

To add some fruity flavor, try layering blueberries or diced apples in between each layer of the cake batter. You could also swap out the milk for lemon-lime soda for a tangy twist.

For a nut-free option, remove the chopped pecans from the cinnamon streusel and instead sprinkle the top with graham cracker crumbs.

To make a sour cream coffee cake, simply add 1 cup of sour cream to the cake ingredients and reduce the milk by 1/2 cup.

If you’re watching your sugar intake, replace the brown sugar in the streusel with a sugar alternative. You can also make this recipe skinny by using low-fat milk and cutting back on the butter in the streusel topping.

The possibilities are endless with this recipe. Whether it’s adding blueberries or apple chunks, swapping out ingredients for dietary restrictions or just experimenting with different combinations – this versatile recipe is perfect for any baker looking to spice things up.

Serving and Pairing

 Treat yourself to a yummy breakfast!
Treat yourself to a yummy breakfast!

When it comes to serving and pairing the Streusel Coffee Cake, there are several options that you can consider. To start with, this cake is an all-time favorite breakfast pastry that pairs nicely with a cup of hot coffee. The aroma and flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg in this cake make it ideal for any cozy morning or lazy afternoon.

For a breakfast option, I would suggest serving it warm out of the oven with a dollop of whipped cream or drizzle of caramel sauce. Additionally, you can serve the cake with fresh banana slices, mixed berries, or even roasted fruits such as apples or pears.

Alternatively, if you are a fan of lemon-lime flavors, a sprinkle of lemon zest over the top can add the perfect touch to brighten up these spices. For a more indulgent dessert pairing option, serve it with vanilla ice cream or a fruit flavored sorbet.

If you want to change things up, try making your Streusel Coffee Cake with blueberries or other fruits like apples or peaches. You could also add in a cinnamon crumble to give it an extra textural element.

When it comes to choosing the right drink to pair with Streusel Coffee Cake, you can never go wrong with coffee. Freshly brewed coffee complements this cake’s sweetness perfectly. Alternatively, you could opt for your favorite tea or hot chocolate mixed in warm milk.

In case you have some leftovers, store them properly by wrapping each slice tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerating for up to 3 days. Reheat small slices in the microwave for 10-15 seconds before serving.

Overall, when enjoying this classic coffee cake recipe, there is no need for any expertise or advanced palate- just pure enjoyment!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Take a break from your busy day!
Take a break from your busy day!

Planning ahead is an excellent idea if you’re craving a delicious streusel coffee cake. You can prepare this cake ahead of time and store it for later use in the refrigerator or freezer.

To make-ahead, bake the coffee cake as per the instructions and let it cool down completely. After that, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months. When you are ready to serve, let it thaw overnight in room temperature or defrost individual portions as needed.

For reheating, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Remove the plastic wrap from the coffee cake and place it on a baking sheet. Cover with aluminum foil to prevent burning and bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on how large your slices are.

To achieve that freshly baked flavor, melt a teaspoon of butter and brush it over the cake before reheating. The butter helps keep the cake moist while adding extra flavor.

In case you have leftover streusel topping or cinnamon crumble, you can store them separately in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to three months. Use them to top yogurt, oatmeal, or pancakes for breakfast.

Overall this coffee cake recipe is perfect for make-ahead breakfast treats or weekend brunches. Storing and reheating will not affect the taste of the coffee cake – instead, flavors may intensify over time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You can never just have one slice!
You can never just have one slice!

Making the perfect streusel coffee cake takes a bit of finesse, but with these expert tips, you’ll have a delicious cake every time. Here are some crucial tips for achieving the best results:

Firstly, make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before starting to bake. This allows for even mixing, which is necessary for the perfect texture and taste. Take your butter, eggs, and milk out of the fridge about an hour before baking.

When making the streusel topping, be careful not to over-mix as this can result in clumps. Use your fingers to mix the ingredients together until they form pea-sized crumbles.

Incorporate the streusel into the batter by layering it between two layers of batter in a bundt pan or square baking dish. This will help prevent the streusel from sinking to the bottom.

For best results, preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remember that each oven is different, so adjust the baking time accordingly.

Let your coffee cake cool for at least 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. This allows it to set properly and makes it much easier to slice without crumbling.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with substitutions or additions. Try using chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts in place of graham cracker crumbs for added texture and flavor. You can also switch up the spices by using pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon and nutmeg for an autumnal twist.

Follow these tips and you’ll have a deliciously moist and fluffy cinnamon streusel coffee cake every time!


As with any recipe, questions may arise during the baking process. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the streusel coffee cake mix recipe that I have encountered in my experience. These FAQ should help to ensure the best end product for this delicious treat.

What is the difference between coffee cake and streusel?

When it comes to crumb cake and coffee cake, the amount of streusel topping used is what sets them apart. Crumb cake usually has a thicker layer of streusel topping compared to coffee cake, and the latter can even be made without any streusel topping.

How do you add coffee to a box cake mix?

If you want to add a bold coffee flavor to your cake, I’ve got just the trick! Start by dissolving a tablespoon of coffee in 1 and 1/4 cups of water. Then, instead of using plain water to make your cake batter, use the coffee mixture instead. Simply follow the instructions on the cake mix box as you normally would, but replace the water with the coffee mixture. Once the cake is fully baked, allow it to cool just as the directions suggest. This simple swap is sure to take your cake to the next level!

How to spice up boxed cake mix?

Looking to give your coffee a unique twist? Consider adding citrus flavors like orange, lemon, or lemon-lime! For a refreshing blend, try infusing lemon and lime zest into your coffee. If you’re feeling adventurous, experiment with extracts. A bit of extra vanilla can never hurt, or try amplifying the flavor with an additional teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Can I substitute coffee for water in boxed cake mix?

If you’re looking to add a unique twist to your cake mix, consider replacing the water with coffee. This hack works particularly well with chocolate cake mix, although it can also be a delicious addition to a simple yellow cake. Once you try this combination of coffee and chocolate, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t tried it before.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the streusel coffee cake mix recipe I have given you is an excellent choice for those who love rich and flavorful coffee cakes. With simple ingredients such as butter, milk, egg, pecans, nutmeg, cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder, you can create a delicious and moist cake in no time.

You will love this cake because it’s easy to make and tastes great with a cup of your favorite coffee. This recipe allows you to play around with the ingredients and make substitutions and variations as per your taste. You can add blueberries for a fruity punch or use gluten-free flour for dietary restrictions.

The streusel coffee cake made using this recipe is the perfect dessert or snack for any occasion, be it birthdays, anniversaries or even casual get-togethers. The cinnamon streusel topping adds a nice crunch to every bite, while the graham cracker crumbs give it a subtle graham flavor that complements well with the sweetness of the cake.

If you’re looking for tips to perfect your results with this recipe, make sure to preheat your oven at the right temperature and use unsalted butter that is softened but not melted. Additionally, mix your coffee cake ingredients well in a large bowl before adding the streusel topping to get an even texture.

Finally, whether you’re making the streusel coffee cake mix recipe for yourself or friends and family, make sure to store it in an airtight container. You can also refrigerate or reheat slices using a microwave.

So what are you waiting for? Try out this easy cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe today and impress everyone with your baking skills!

Streusel Coffee Cake Mix

Streusel Coffee Cake Mix Recipe

A recipe for a Streusel-topped coffeecake mix. This mix can be used to prepare *three* 9-inch coffeecakes. Each coffeecake serves 9.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 coffeecakes
Calories 2132.1 kcal


Cake Mix

  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Streusel Mix

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

Ingredients needed to prepare cake

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • To prepare the mixes: Combine the cake mix ingredients; set aside. Combine the first four Streusel ingredients; add pecans. Store both mixes in separate airtight containers in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 3 batches (6 cups of cake mix, 2 1/4 cups of streusel).
  • To prepare coffee cake: In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of cake mix, egg, milk and oil; mix well. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  • Combine 3/4 cup streusel mix and butter; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 9 servings per batch.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1650gCalories: 2132.1kcalCarbohydrates: 366.2gProtein: 28.8gFat: 66.4gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 86.4mgSodium: 1985.4mgFiber: 11.8gSugar: 205.7g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Dessert, Healthy, Low Cholesterol
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