Deliciously Moist Yogurt Coffee Cake Recipe

Welcome coffee lovers, it’s time to switch up your morning routine with a delicious and easy-to-make Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake recipe! You may have tried various types of coffee cakes in the past, but trust me, nothing compares to the moist and fluffy texture that yogurt brings to this recipe.

The blend of cinnamon and brown sugar in the streusel topping perfectly elevates the rich flavors of your favorite coffee. The pecans add a lovely crunch to every bite, making it an ideal dessert for hosting guests or indulging in a cozy evening at home.

I know what you’re thinking: “but baking a cake takes too much time and effort.” Rest assured this recipe takes care of all those concerns with simple ingredients and minimal steps. With a preparation time of just 20-25 minutes, you can bake this yummy treat in under an hour.

Let’s switch on our ovens and get started on making the perfect Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also leave you feeling delighted.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake
Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake

Let me ask you a question: have you ever tried a coffee cake that was so dry, you wondered if it had been baked in the Sahara desert? Well, get ready for a complete game changer.

Introducing the Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe – a delicious twist on the classic coffee cake that will leave your taste buds singing with joy. Trust me, I’m a barista and I know a thing or two about coffee and desserts.

What makes this recipe so special, you may ask? First of all, the addition of Greek yogurt to the batter provides an extra layer of tangy flavor and moisture that is hard to beat. And let’s not forget about the Sweet Cinnamon Streusel Topping which adds just the right amount of crunch and sweetness to every bite.

This recipe is perfect for those morning coffee breaks or afternoon tea time snacks. You can also customize it to suit your preferences by adding some chopped pecans or apples into the batter, or even substituting the brown sugar for granulated sugar for a lighter flavor.

So why should you try our Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe? Simply put, it’s because it’s one of the best coffee cakes out there, period. It’s moist without being too dense, sweet without being too sugary, and has just the right amount of cinnamon to make every sip of your coffee feel like heaven.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a mug of your favorite brew and whip up this amazing Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe today. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Ingredient List

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Here’s a rundown of what you’ll need to make this Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe:

For the Yogurt Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain yogurt or greek yogurt

For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping:

-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
-3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
-pinch of salt
-12 tablespoons (1 and 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted

Optional Pecan Topping:

-3/4 cup chopped pecans

Make sure to have these basic ingredients to create the perfect yogurt streusel coffee cake!

The Recipe How-To

Preheat the oven and prepare the pan

First things first, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Then, grease a 9-inch cake pan with butter or cooking spray. I like to use a springform pan because it is much easier to remove the cake once it’s finished baking.

Make the batter

In a mixing bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until they are well combined. In another mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and granulated sugar until they start to become fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, making sure each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next one. Then add in plain yogurt and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Slowly add in dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined.

Make the Cinnamon Streusel Topping

In another mixing bowl, combine light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, and melted butter until it becomes crumbly. Do not overmix this topping as you want some larger pieces. You can also add in some finely chopped pecans for a bit of nuttiness.

Assemble the Coffee Cake

Spread about half of the batter at the bottom of your prepared pan then generously sprinkle with cinnamon streusel topping. Repeat this pattern one more time so that you have two layers of batter and two layers of cinnamon streusel on top. Using a spatula or knife, swirl through the coffee cake batter and streusel topping so it marbles together.

Bake and Cool

Pop it in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean. Once ready, take it out from the oven and allow it to cool down completely before you cut into it. This coffee cake will be soft and tender straight from the oven, but leaving it to cool down completely allows it to set perfectly for a truly enjoyable experience.

This recipe is perfect for having with your morning coffee, serve it to unexpected guests or an after-brunch dessert. Trust me, not only is this Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe delicious, it is also fun and easy to make!

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven in every bite!
A slice of heaven in every bite!

There are plenty of substitutions and variations you can make to this yogurt streusel coffee cake recipe that will still result in a delicious treat. Here are some ideas:

– Pecans: If you’re not a fan of pecans, try swapping them out for another nut such as walnuts or almonds. Or, omit the nuts altogether if you prefer.

– Flour: You can substitute all-purpose flour with other types of flours such as wheat flour or gluten-free flour.

– Sugar: You can use brown sugar or granulated sugar interchangeably in the recipe, depending on your preference.

– Butter: Salted butter can be used instead of unsalted butter in the streusel topping, but make sure to reduce the salt in the recipe accordingly.

– Yogurt: Greek yogurt can be used instead of plain yogurt, which will give the cake a tangier flavor. Alternatively, you could try using vanilla yogurt for an extra kick of flavor.

– Egg substitutes: If you’re looking to make this recipe vegan or egg-free, you can swap each egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce or mashed bananas.

– Flavors: You could add apple chunks to the batter and cinnamon to create an apple coffee cake; or add sour cream in place of Greek yoghurt for a richer flavour

When it comes to making substitutions, it’s important to keep in mind that changing ingredients may affect the texture and overall taste of the final product. Experimenting with substitutions is encouraged but remember to note down what worked and didn’t work for future reference.

Serving and Pairing

 This coffee cake is a party in your mouth!
This coffee cake is a party in your mouth!

Ah, let’s talk about the fun part – serving and pairing the yogurt streusel coffee cake! This one is a no-brainer folks. Dish it out with a hot cup of coffee or tea and you’re set! The warm spices of cinnamon and delicious tangy flavor from the yogurt make this cake a perfect match for your favorite morning beverage.

I suggest placing a generous slice of this yogurt crumb cake on a pretty plate and pair it with a piping hot cup of greek yogurt coffee. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this heavenly combination.

But wait, there’s more! You can also enjoy this cake as an after-dinner dessert or snack. The moist texture and rich flavors of this coffee cake can be paired well with a dollop of whipped cream, fresh berries or even some tasty apple slices.

For those of you feeling adventurous, try pairing this cake with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt for an extra sweet treat. The combination of cool and creamy ice cream with the warm and crunchy streusel will take your taste buds to the next level.

So, go ahead and indulge in this delectable dessert any time of day – whether you’re having it for breakfast, brunch or as an after-dinner treat. This yogurt streusel coffee cake is sure to satisfy your cravings and impress your guests.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Breakfast just got a whole lot better.
Breakfast just got a whole lot better.

One of the best things about this yogurt streusel coffee cake is that it can be made ahead and stored. This way, you can enjoy a freshly baked coffee cake any time you like. To get started, preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and follow the recipe as instructed.

To make-ahead, simply bake the coffee cake, allow it to cool completely, and then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The coffee cake will keep well at room temperature for up to three days, or in the fridge for up to a week.

When it’s time to serve your make-ahead coffee cake, simply slice the desired portion and reheat it in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds or until warm.

As for storing leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

You can also freeze individual slices or even the whole coffee cake. Just wrap each slice tightly in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer-safe container where they’ll keep for up to three months.

When you’re ready to reheat your frozen slice of coffee cake, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw on the counter overnight or reheat it by putting it into the microwave for 30 seconds or until warmed through.

But let’s be honest here; fresh is always best! So we recommend you eat your yogurt streusel coffee cake within three days of baking. And if you have a batch leftover after three days? Turn them into perfect bites of joy by warming them slightly, then adding a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream – guaranteed deliciousness every time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself!
Perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself!

When it comes to making the perfect coffee cake, there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure success. As a barista, I have had my fair share of experience in crafting delicious drinks as well as baked goods. Here are some essential tips for baking a mouth-watering Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake.

1. Measure ingredients correctly

Baking is all about precision, and this starts with measuring your ingredients correctly. Too much or too little of any ingredient can affect the texture, taste, and overall outcome of the cake. Be careful when measuring flour, and for better accuracy, use a kitchen scale rather than measuring cups.

2. Room temperature ingredients

For best results, make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before starting on the recipe. This includes the butter, eggs, and yogurt. Room temperature ingredients mix more easily and uniformly than cold ones.

3. Double check your oven temperature

Before putting the cake in the oven, double-check its temperature using a thermometer, especially if you are using an older or unreliable oven. The proper oven temperature is crucial to achieve even baking and a golden crust.

4. Don’t overmix the batter

Mixing too much will result in a dense and heavy cake rather than light and fluffy one. Be gentle when mixing in the dry ingredients until just combined.

5. Let it cool

After baking the cake, do not cut it immediately to let it cool down for at least 20 minutes before serving or storing it. This way will prevent your streusel coffee cake from crumbling apart or losing its shape.

6. Garnish with nuts

The combination of pecans’ sweet taste and crunchy texture make them an ideal garnish for streusel coffee cakes like this one. Toast them in advance to increase their flavor profile further.

By following these guidelines, you can avoid common baking problems and create a delectable Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake recipe is a must-try for coffee and cake lovers. With its moist crumb and delicious streusel topping, it offers the perfect balance of sweetness and texture. Plus, with its delightful use of yogurt, this coffee cake recipe is even healthier than traditional cake recipes.

Furthermore, this recipe can easily be adapted to taste with variations such as adding apples or pecans in the streusel or using vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain.

So why not take a break from store-bought cakes and try making this delicious yogurt streusel coffee cake at home? It’s fuss-free, easy-to-follow and guaranteed to impress your family and friends. And who knows? Maybe you’ll love it so much that you’ll become a coffee cake connoisseur!

Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake

Yogurt Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Get creative by using different types of yogurt and nut combinations, this is just a basic recipe
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 483.8 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (I use low fat)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt or tube cake pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Add the yogurt and vanilla; stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix well.
  • For the streusel:.
  • Mix the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter until all the ingredients are combined and damp.
  • Stir in the pecans.
  • Put half the cake batter in the bundt pan and spread with half the streusel mixture.
  • Add the rest of the cake batter on top the sprinkle the remaining streusel on top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Let cool in the pan 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool further.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 141gCalories: 483.8kcalCarbohydrates: 66.8gProtein: 6.9gFat: 21.9gSaturated Fat: 10.6gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 409.4mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 40.2g
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