This is my mom's recipe and one of my favorites for breakfast; love it warm out of the oven.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Mix flour, brown sugar, white sugar, butter, and salt together in a bowl until crumbly. Measure 1 cup mixture and set aside for later use.

  • Stir buttermilk, eggs, and baking soda into crumbly mixture until batter is smooth. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle reserved crumbly mixture over top of batter; top with cinnamon.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 53.6g 17% DV; fat 16.7g 26% DV; cholesterol 72.5mg 24% DV; sodium 299.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2014
Followed the recipe except I substituted Truvia Baking Blend for the white sugar. The recipe doesn t state to use a mixer or to mix by hand. I used the KA mixer on the Stir setting which was a lot easier than mixing by hand and it had a nice crumbly texture. Set the timer for 45 minutes and it was overdone which unfortunately resulted in a somewhat dry cake. It just wasn't as moist as I expected particularly since it had buttermilk in it. Granted this may be an issue with the temp of my oven but in the future I ll start checking for doneness at about 35 minutes. I also will add 1 tsp of baking powder as I would have liked more rise on the cake. On the positive side really enjoyed the flavor of this simple coffee cake and I will make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/17/2017
Personally i would just buy the Krusteaze mix. it taste better and is far cheaper considering this recipe calls for two sticks of butter. Not that this recipe taste bad its fine. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2014
Followed the recipe except I substituted Truvia Baking Blend for the white sugar. The recipe doesn t state to use a mixer or to mix by hand. I used the KA mixer on the Stir setting which was a lot easier than mixing by hand and it had a nice crumbly texture. Set the timer for 45 minutes and it was overdone which unfortunately resulted in a somewhat dry cake. It just wasn't as moist as I expected particularly since it had buttermilk in it. Granted this may be an issue with the temp of my oven but in the future I ll start checking for doneness at about 35 minutes. I also will add 1 tsp of baking powder as I would have liked more rise on the cake. On the positive side really enjoyed the flavor of this simple coffee cake and I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2018
I followed the recipe except for one change, I added cinnamon to the batter after I took out the one cup for the topping! My family loved it!! Have made it twice in less than four days! Thanks for the amazing recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/17/2017
Personally i would just buy the Krusteaze mix. it taste better and is far cheaper considering this recipe calls for two sticks of butter. Not that this recipe taste bad its fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2015
I had to make 3 different coffee cakes for a breakfast carry-in at school. This was a nice basic recipe. It was best warm from the oven but once completely cool it didn't have near the flavor it does when served warm. I did really enjoy the crunchy topping. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2017
Made it for a class project and everyone loved it. It tastes best when warm. I think I'll make it again pretty soon because it was great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2014
Delicious coffee cake.. and very easy to make. Also the topping was perfect & crunchy & the inside was very moist and tasty. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2019
I followed the advice of other reviewers by adding 1 tsp of vanilla mixing the cinnamon into the crumbly topping and baking for 35 minutes. I also lessened the white and brown sugar from 1 cup each to 3/4 cups each. I've made this several times. We love this coffee cake! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2014
This recipe is definitely a keeper! I like that it's not overly sweet as many coffee cakes are. I pulsed the ingredients together with my food processor and it came out great. I only baked it for 35 minutes and it was perfect. The only thing I would do differently is mix the cinnamon into the topping before sprinkling on top for more even distribution. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2015
This is a wonderful basic coffee cake delicious warm from the oven with fresh strawberries. I added a little vanilla for warmth. Read More