Quick Coffee Cake Covers Craving

Sophia Bartolo, Staff Writer

With the holidays fast approaching, and with them, the icy chill of winter, warm culinary concoctions are becoming more popular. While some may crave the chocolate desserts associated with Christmas, nothing beats a toasted slice of coffee cake.

This sponge cake sprinkled with streusel can appear complex, and the thought of putting together the ingredients can be daunting, but taste-bud heaven is worth the wait.

One option is the internet-famous “coffee cake in mug,” which only takes a few minutes in the microwave. In reality however, it is nearly impossible to achieve those flawless cakes so perfectly displayed in mommy blogs.

There’s also the option of walking down to the nearest cafe and buying a slice over the counter. 3 dollars a slice can add up quickly though.

What if I told you the perfect coffee cake consists of 8 simple ingredients and can be made in 30 minutes or less? The best part is that 20 of those 30 minutes the cake is in the oven, which means this recipe only takes 10 minutes out of your morning schedule. Throwing a few ingredients together and indulging in a warm slice of coffee cake sounds nearly impossible, but this 5 star cake from food.com is the answer to your sweet tooth’sprayers.


3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup milk

1 egg


To prepare, preheat oven to 350°F. Grease round cake pan.

Combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Measure all remaining dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

Beat together butter, milk and egg; pour over dry ingredients. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened – don’t beat!

Pour batter into a pan and sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 20 minutes and serve warm.

The recipe can also be changed slightly to your liking, so if you prefer more cinnamon, add some in the batter. This coffee cake is perfect no matter what time of day it is, both morning and night, and is suitable for any occasion.