Breakfast & Brunch | January 11, 2010

Streusel Coffee Cake

Streusel Coffee Cake
Streusel Coffee Cake

Streusel Coffee Cake

My mother’s one and only cookbook growing up was the BH&G red checked cookbook. That book had a special spot above the stove in our kitchen cupboard for years. I think this recipe was one of the first (besides lasagna) I attempted as a young girl. Here’s the great thing about this recipe. If I was a betting woman- ( I mean real Vegas betting, which I’m not, which is really surprising, because my dad loved gambling, and my mom loves, I mean LOVES slot machines, which btw, I loved one time, on one day back in 1989, when I put a dollar coin into a slot machine on a cruise ship and won $100. I took my winnings and walked away, bought an outfit. Grant couldn’t believe it. He said – “Seriously, you are just going to walk away?” Well, yes, I won something, isn’t that what you are suppose to do?? ) oh- anyway, odds are 🙂 you have everything in your kitchen right now to make this yummy coffee cake. The term for this is a “no shop recipe”. Did you know that? I didn’t. It simply means you already have everything in your kitchen/pantry to make this. It’s simple, easy on the budget and yummy. Perfect to take to a neighbor or friend who could use a treat. Still love it to this day.

I bet you and your family will love this too. Happy Monday!
Streusel Coffee Cake
4.6 from 5 votes

Streusel Coffee Cake

Author adapted from BH&G Cookbook


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil vegetable

Streusel topping ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional
  • if not using nuts add 1/2 cup flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the first 4 cake ingredients in a bowl. Make a well in the center, and add the wet ingredients. Mix just until all ingredients are incorporated. Pour into a greased 8 or 9 inch cake pan (round or square).
  3. Place brown sugar, flour and cinnamon for streusel into a small bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients. Add chopped nuts, or more flour if omitting nuts. Crumble topping over batter .
  4. Bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.

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  1. Hi, just put the coffee cake in the oven!

    The batter was very firm and sticky, no way was it going to pour into my pan. I added a little bit more milk and then spread it into the pan. I used pecans in my streusel. 8 minutes to go…lookin good, smells great! It looks yummy. It's good, the streusel didn't fall into the cake as much as I thought it would. The cake is moist and sweet. I will make it again without pecans.

    I will make it again.

  2. This is one of the easiest, convenient, and quick coffee cake, especially when you're having company. I always have what I need on hand whenever I want to make it. The one thing I did add to mine was 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

  3. To use a 9” pan you must double the cake batter. I followed this recipe exactly and it was an epic fail in the larger pan.

  4. I made this last night and taking with me to a family weekend get-to-gether. We won’t have it until Saturday am. How to I store it? On the counter or in the fridge?

    It looks great – can’t wait to serve it.


  5. 5 stars
    I think this may be the recipe I grew up with! My mother made this but it was decades ago.
    I love your gambling story! My husband and I went to a casino 1 time when we first started dating. He’d give me money and I would put it in my pocket and walk around people watching. I bought a really nice purse with my “winnings”. Alas, we never “gambled” again. 🥰

    1. Hi Amy!
      That’s a perfect gambling story! Even better that you bought a purse with the winnings! Hope you love this coffeecake and thanks for reading ABK.