Party food
Jan 20

Cinnamon Bun Coffee Cake. This is outrageously good. Make this.

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There are several recipes I make in the kitchen that I really believe, in my heart, people should make for themselves. This is one of them. It’s outrageously delicious. If you are a cinnamon bun fan, this is obviously up your alley. Just as delicious (bold statement) and significantly easier to make, especially for folks who are intimidated by baking with yeast.

One of those things you probably shouldn’t eat that often so really enjoy it!!! A nice coffee, some Neil Young. Now that, my friends, is self-care.


Ready in: 1h 15m
Prep: 30m
Servings: 12


  • Cake:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • Brown Sugar Crumb:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • Icing:
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 3 tbsp water


  1. Here we go! In a bowl add all the dry ingredients for the cake: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder. Whisk together and set aside.
  2. Next, wet ingredients. In a bowl mix together milk, sour cream, eggs, vanilla.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix. Careful not to overmix. Once combined, pour in the 1/2 cup melted butter. Mix until combined.
  4. Pour batter into a 9X13 inch greased baking pan.
  5. Now the brown sugar crumb. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, 1 tbsp melted butter, and salt.
  6. Pour the brown sugar crumb over the top of the cake batter. Using a butter knife, swirl the brown sugar mixture through the batter of the cake. Press the sugar down into the batter gently with a spatula.
  7. Bake at 350 for 35-45 mins. Check for doneness after 35 mins.
  8. While the cake is baking, let's whip up the icing. In a bowl mix together icing sugar, vanilla, cream, and water. Whisk.
  9. Let the cake cool, pour icing over top, cut and eat. Enjoy this one. One of those things you probably shouldn't eat that often so really enjoy it!!! A nice coffee, some Neil Young. Now that, my friends, is self-care.