White Chocolate and Lemon Coffee Cake

Fresh, sweet, lemony coffee cake is the perfect way to start your day. This streusel-topped cake has white chocolate chips mixed in, which firm up the texture a bit.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
1 8-inch cake


  • cooking spray


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat an 8-inch springform or cake pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. Stir flour and sugars together in a small bowl with a fork. Add melted butter and mix until crumbly, leaving some large crumbs. Set topping aside while you make the cake.

  3. Combine butter, sugar, and lemon zest in a large bowl and cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, lemon juice, baking powder, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until well combined, about 3 minutes. Add in flour gradually on low speed, mixing until combined. Add sour cream and milk and mix batter until smooth, about 4 minutes.

  4. Fold white chocolate chips into the batter. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the topping.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for about 30 minutes before removing from the pan and serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

543 Calories
26g Fat
70g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 543
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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