Simple Buttermilk Coffee Cake Recipe -
Simple Buttermilk Coffee Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Simple Buttermilk Coffee Cake

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"This coffee cake is a great treat anytime of the day. It's great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It's extremely easy to make and will always be a hit at the party!"

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve about 1 cup butter crumbs.
  3. Stir buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract into remaining crumbs until batter is just combined; pour batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle reserved butter crumbs over batter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 35 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins

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Apr 07, 2013

This is easy to make and produces my favorite type of cake, light and not too sweet. I was unimpressed with the crumb topping so in the future I will not reserve anything and make my own streusel. Thanks, Amy.....4/6/13 edit. I just read how harsh my comment sounded about the topping, not what I intended at all. It is an easy change and in no way detracts from the cake itself. I WAS impressed by how moist and flavorful this cake is the second day.

Jul 31, 2013

I used this recipe as a base then added my own flair to it. I replaced the butter with a honey butter recipe using lavender honey, which made this coffee cake to DIE for! Not to mention makes the crumb topping even more delicious. Great recipe overall and will definitely be making again!


11 Ratings

Apr 06, 2013

Just as described by Amy, this coffee cake is simple and wonderful. The recipe leaves room for individualization by each cook. I will try spices next time, cinnamon and nutmeg, and perhaps add fresh fruit as the season progresses. Very versatile!

Apr 05, 2014

Great tasting, easy, quick to make.. Added cinnamon and brown sugar to the topping. Grand kids loved it! Will definitely make it again.

Mar 17, 2014

This recipe was awesome! Nice and moist and like others have said, even better the next day! I brought some in for my co-workers and they loved it.

Mar 01, 2014

I really enjoyed this cake. I needed to use up some buttermilk and this turned out to be a nice, moist cake. Like others say in other reviews, this is a great base recipe that leaves room for creativity. I made it as is for a test run, but I'll try it again with some adjustments later for sure.

Jan 06, 2014

Great taste, mild and moist. I added about 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon to the topping and loved it. I hear it's good the second day.... although I'm not sure it will last that long in my house! I'm thinking this is a keeper... as is, or as a base to add other ingredients to.

Nov 12, 2013

Great cake! Not very sweet and with a nice taste from the buttermilk . First time I made it exactly like the recipe, and we loved. The second time I used a couple of lonely apples chopped and a little nutmeg (could be great with cinnamon too,but we are not fans of it) and turned up very good . I'm thinking about oranges and cranberries for the next one!


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  • Calories
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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