Grandma’s Coffee Crumb Cake

Grandma’s coffee crumb cake, an easy and delicious breakfast indulgence with just 205 calories

Serves: 12

For the Crumb Topping!
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
For the Cake:
  • 1 cup white wheat flour (King Arthur)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl blend the streusel crumb topping ingredients together, work the butter into the flour until well incorporated, and set aside.
  3. In large bowl with a fork or electric mixer on low speed combine the flours, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and butter until the butter is worked well into the flour. Beat in the egg and then stir in the milk just until blended.
  4. Spread half the batter into the prepared pan and spread half the streusel crumb topping over it. Cover with the remaining batter and then the rest of the topping. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes before serving.
Cook’s Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/12th): 205 calories, 8.6 g fat, 29.2 g carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 3.7 g protein