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How to Make a Classic Coffee Cake

How to Make a Classic Coffee Cake

Posted by Stephen Berke on Sep 10th 2020

EMAIL AUTOMATION – Coffee Cake [06.13.2017]

How to Make a Classic Coffee Cake

Peanut butter and jelly got some good competition.

We love classic combos—bread and butter, cheese and crackers, peanut butter and jelly—the list goes on and on!

But a new pairing enters the arena and is now ready to take home the crown: a cup of our flavorful Christopher Bean Coffee with a decadent slice of warm coffee cake. Yum!

This ultra-indulgent pair is one of our absolute favorites from our kitchen, best for Sunday brunches with the fam and friends. It’s quite a showstopper for holiday celebrations, too, or even when your neighbor stops by unannounced for a chat. No one can resist the soft, cinnamon goodness of this coffee cake!

Today, we’ll be sharing our not-so-top-secret recipe for you to enjoy with your favorite Christopher Bean brew. Aprons on and let’s go!

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Serves 10-12

Cake Ingredients

  • 1-2 teaspoons of Christopher Bean coffee concentrate
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk

Streusel Topping Ingredients

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Grease a 9-inch square pan with butter and lightly sprinkle flour.
  • Streusel Topping: In a mixing bowl, stir together ¼ cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Add in 1 tablespoon of softened butter, and blend in with a fork, to make the crumble mixture.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 1-2 teaspoons of coffee concentrate, 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, ¾ cup sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat 1 egg, ½ cup milk, and ¼ cup vegetable oil until thoroughly blended. Stir in flour mixture and mix until blended.
  • Pour into greased pan. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the cake batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Let it cool before serving.

We have a delectable range of cold brew coffee concentrates. You can order them through the links below:

For an infusion of cinnamon flavors, you can try our Christopher Bean cinnamon-based coffees:

Now it’s starting to smell like coffee and cinnamon here! Bake away and enjoy your combo coffee treat with our Coffee Cake recipe. We’ll wait for your ‘Gram shots!

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