12 Coffee Cake Recipes

Our round-up of coffee cake recipes will keep you busy—baking all kinds of cakes that are totally acceptable for breakfast, brunch, and any other time you’re craving sweet carbs. There are recipes to sate any desire from cinnamon to fruit to actual coffee.

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there's actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.
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Danish Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake

Coffee cake extraordinaire made with a simple-to-make yeasted dough, a swirl of cinnamon and chocolate, and a sprinkling of almonds, makes an impressively indulgent breakfast.
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Hungarian Coffee Cake

"Moist and rich and not too sweet and airy." "Delicious, indulgent, adult- and kid-pleasing." "Perfect." That's what folks are saying about this.
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Raspberry Peach Coffee Cake

Oh baby. We wait all year for stone fruits to be in season so we can make this. Ideal for breakfast, desert, and everything in between.
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Apple Coffee Cake

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Stunning enough for special occasions. Easy enough for weekday breakfasts. Marvelous enough to make you want it every damn day.
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Zingerman's Sour Cream Coffee Cake

A highly addictive and obscenely moist coffee cake from the legendary Zingerman's Bakehouse. You'll be making this cinnamon and walnut beauty often.
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Lemon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

"Absolutely the best thing I’ve put in my mouth in a long time!" That's what we're hearing about this buttery, citrusy, playfully easy-to-eat coffee cake. We're not arguing with that sentiment.
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Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Buttery and almond-y and all around impressive in its capacity to comfort, this raspberry streusel coffee cake is gonna knock your socks off. Definitely not just for breakfast.
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Banana and Macadamia Nut Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is given a tropical twist with the addition of ripe sweet bananas and flaky coconut. Rich macadamia nuts and cinnamon sugar top it off.
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Apricot, Pistachio, and Lemon Coffee Cake

This cake is actually something of a misnomer, seeing as how nicely it plays with so many sippables beyond just coffee.
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Coffee Coffee Cake

Finally, a streusel-sprinkled coffee cake that lives up to its namesake ingredient thanks to an espresso-laced ribbon through its sour cream base.
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