CarolynʼS Cafe Coffee Cake Recipe

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CarolynʼS Cafe Coffee Cake Recipe

Delight in the deliciousness of CarolynʼS Cafe Coffee Cake Recipe – a moist and flavorful cake infused with the richness of coffee, perfect for brunch or an afternoon treat!

CarolynʼS Cafe Coffee Cake Recipe is a true gem in the realm of coffee cakes. This recipe has been passed down in my family for generations, originating from my great-grandmother, Carolyn. It has become a beloved tradition and a staple at our family gatherings.

A symphony of flavors awaits you when you take a bite of this coffee cake. The moist crumb, delicately scented with coffee, combines harmoniously with the buttery streusel topping to create a taste that lingers on your palate. Each slice is a perfect balance of sweetness and richness, making it equally suitable for breakfast, brunch, or a delightful afternoon treat.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Gradually add the coffee and sour cream, alternating with the remaining dry ingredients, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it evenly.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the streusel topping ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  9. Using your fingertips, crumble the streusel topping over the cake batter.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Allow the coffee cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

With each slice of CarolynʼS Cafe Coffee Cake, you can taste the love and the history that goes into making this cherished family recipe. It is a cake that brings people together, evoking warm memories and creating new ones.

Whether you enjoy it with a steaming cup of coffee in the morning, savor it as a centerpiece at a brunch gathering, or share it with loved ones on a lazy weekend afternoon, CarolynʼS Cafe Coffee Cake Recipe is a testament to the joy of good food and the connections it fosters.

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Indulge in the irresistible flavors of CarolynʼS Cafe Coffee Cake Recipe – a timeless classic that captures the essence of comfort and togetherness. Bake it today and let the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sweet buttery cake fill your home.