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Easter Coffee Cake Recipe

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This Easter Coffee Cake Recipe is a fast and delicious option for breakfast or brunch! Perfect for feeding family and friends. When it comes to easy Easter recipes, this is one of the best!

The texture of coffee cake pairs perfectly with a hot cup of joe or a mug of tea. Cut yourself a slice, fill your cup, put up your feet – and enjoy! It’s always fun to relish the food that you make!

Even if you’re not a fan of coffee, you can still enjoy this simple cake recipe. That’s because it doesn’t taste anything like coffee – and tastes like delicious homemade cake.

Easter Coffee Cake Recipe

Once you see how simple and easy it is to make homemade coffee cake, you’ll always crave it. Luckily all that you need are pantry staples to make this delicious dessert.

My boys are big fans of this coffee cake for Easter because it’s full of sweet and cinnamon flavoring. The fun part of this recipe is adding more cinnamon if you’d like or scaling it down.

I’ve made this many times and promise it’s a winner each time. It’s a large recipe that can easily feed a crowd, making it a good option for Easter brunch or dinner.

Does coffee cake have coffee in it?

While the name of this deliciously moist and crumbly cake may suggest it contains coffee, it does not.

Coffee cake is typically made with milk, flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, butter or oil, and various spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

This cake has the word “coffee” in its name because it has traditionally been served with a cup of coffee.

It may be enjoyed at breakfast but is popular any time during the day as a dessert or snack.

Despite being absent from its ingredients list, the name “coffee” in this cake pays homage to an old tradition where sweet treats were shared with family and friends alongside savory coffee.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a great way to get ahead of the dinnertime game! All you need to do is plan just a bit; everyone will love knowing what to expect for dinner.

Here is how simple it can be:

Main Dish: Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe

Vegetable Side: Asparagus on George Foreman Grill

Starch Side: Oven Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Paloma Mocktail Recipe

Best Coffee Cake Recipes:

Once you make this Easter Coffee Cake Recipe, it’s time to realize that there are many other coffee cake recipes and flavors. Why stop at just one when you can make them all?

Here are some of my favorite recipes for coffee cakes – and I can’t wait to hear what you think!

This Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe is one of the best!

You will love the ease of this Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe!

Sour Cream Coffe Cake has so many yummy flavors!

This Coffee Cake recipe is fast, simple, and delicious!

I like the flavor of this Cherry Almond Coffee Cake Recipe!

I make this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake annually during the fall months.

For ease, you must make this Apple Butter Walnut Coffee Cake Recipe!

How do I keep coffee cake moist?

If you find your coffee cake is drying out quickly, there are some simple tricks to keep it moist.

First, store it in an air-tight container at room temperature. This will help maintain the cake’s freshness and reduce the moisture that evaporates into the air.

Additionally, adding a layer of frosting or cream cheese between any layers will prevent them from sticking together and provide extra moisture when sealing.

Lastly, try putting a slice of bread into the storage container; this helps retain moisture without making the cake soggy!

With the right combination of storage and ingredients, you can ensure that your coffee cakes stay moist for days!

More Cake Recipes:

Easter Coffee Cake Recipe

Easter Coffee Cake Recipe

Yield: 15 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Easter Coffee Cake Recipe is perfect for brunch, breakfast, and any time of the day!


  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13-inch pan.

Add the eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl.

Blend the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a different bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix. Pour 1/2 of the cake batter into the baking dish.

In a bowl, mix the cinnamon and the brown sugar.

Drop six scoops of the sugar mixture onto the cake mixture.

Use a butter knife and make swirls with the sugar mixture.

Melt the butter and add to the rest of the sugar mixture. Using your fingers, sprinkle the sugar mixture on the rest of the cake.

Put the cake in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 192mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/8/2023

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Friday 6th of October 2023

So, after it says use a butter knife and make swirls with the sugar mixture, you then pour in the second half of the cake batter, before it says to melt the butter and add to the rest of the sugar mixture. So, it is on the top of the coffee cake, you are actually using your fingers, for sprinkling the sugar mixture on the rest of the cake before putting into the oven, right? Thank you.


Tuesday 31st of October 2023

Correct. You are making the sugar mixture to sprinkle on top with the melted butter and sugars, and you add that onto the top of the cake batter, using your fingers. You then put it into the oven to bake.


Monday 28th of August 2023

Made this yesterday. But I folded in 2 cups of frozen blueberries into the batter, and it came out fantastic. Had to bake for 45 minutes. This one is a keeper. Thank you.

Kelli Miller

Friday 15th of September 2023

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Easter Coffee Cake recipe! I'm thrilled to hear that you made a delicious variation by adding 2 cups of frozen blueberries to the batter. It sounds absolutely fantastic! It's always fun to experiment and personalize recipes to suit our tastes.

I appreciate you mentioning that it required a longer baking time of 45 minutes. This information will be helpful for others who might want to try the blueberry version. I'm delighted that you found this recipe to be a keeper and I'm grateful for your kind words. If you have any more culinary adventures or variations, feel free to share them. Happy baking!


Saturday 8th of April 2023

When do you add the 4 tablespoons of melted butter?

Kelli Miller

Tuesday 18th of April 2023

it is in the next to the last instruction "Melt the butter and add to the rest of the sugar mixture. Using your fingers, sprinkle the sugar mixture on the rest of the cake."

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