This buttermilk coffee cake recipe is the perfect treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or as a delicious dessert. The moist and tender cake paired with a cinnamon streusel topping makes it irresistible to anyone with a sweet tooth. It’s easy to make and even easier to devour!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes | Serves: 8


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • For the streusel topping:
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  5. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the wet ingredients, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the streusel topping until crumbly.
  8. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the cake batter.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 320 || Carbohydrates: 42g || Protein: 3g || Fat: 16g || Saturated Fat: 10g || Cholesterol: 68mg || Sodium: 230mg || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 26g

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