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Cinnamon Coffee Cake – Kaffeekuchen


  • 2cups flour
  • 1⁄2cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 3⁄4cups sugar
  • 1tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4cup nuts
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1teaspoon baking powder
  • 1cup milk, mixed with
  • 2teaspoons vinegar, to sour
  • 1egg


  • Mix first three ingredients until crumbly.Remove 1/2 c mixture and mix with cinnamon and nuts. RESERVE for topping.
  • Add baking soda and baking powder to step 1 mixture and stir to mix it all in evenly.
  • Add vinegar to milk to sour the milk. Stir egg into the milk and stir vigorously with a fork to blend the egg. Add to the dry mixture and stir just until blended.
  • Spray or grease a 9×13 pan and pour mixture into pan. Top with reserved topping.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.


  • mommyoffour

    This is a wonderful coffee cake recipe. I made this yesterday for our breakfast and it was a huge hit. I used pecans for the nuts and wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for sharing.

  • MyCookiesCrumble

    I have to admit I did use at least one cup of nuts in these, as my feeling is there is nothing better than nuts in baked goods! I also have to tell you that my family gave it thumbs up all over the place, so it will be made over and over for us!

  • Laura’skitchen

    I don’t think you can go wrong with baking anything with cinnamon so this recipe was pretty good but nothing spectacular which I had thought it would be with all the fantastic reviews it’s gotten. I followed directions to the letter too. It’s an ok recipe if you want to bake something quickly with stuff in the cupboard you already have.

  • Messy44

    This was super easy and very good. Lovely smell and a warm treat in the morning. Did not use the nuts as the boys are not fans, but I do believe it would be even better with the nuts. Did not have the “WOW!” factor for me, but a great, solid and easy recipe with a fine product. Thanks so much, will definitely make again.

  • HokiesMom

    You are so right – another GREAT German recipe. A very light texture for a coffee cake and simple to prepare. I did use chopped almonds in the batter as an option as we love that in our family. Made for the I Recommend Tag game in the Cooking Games with Friends Forum.

  • Debber

    Ach du lieber my little liebling! This is a wonderful recipe, and reminds me very much of my very own German oma! This goes together SO easily, and the taste is a perfect breakfast on a Saturday morning. I didn’t change a thing (it’s perfect as is!), okay I changed one LITTLE thing (but that doesn’t count!). I did add about 2 T of oatmeal to the reserved topping, only because that’s the way Gramma made it. *ZWT 6 for The Ya Ya Cookerhood*

  • Raspberri_Skies

    If I could give this 25 stars I so would! This has to be the BEST cake I have ever made. It tastes like no other coffee cake I have ever had, and the texture is great. I could have eaten the entire pan but I had to share. This will definitely be made again. If you are reading this and haven’t made this yet you have to try this one!! Thanks for a great recipe!

  • lanchik in the city

    Fantastic! I took this to school as part of an assignment on the German culture. (Our teacher encourages food! hehe.) Everyone loved it and the guy who sits behind me asked if I’d make another one for him the next day! hehe. 😉

  • happysunflower36

    Wow!! This was a delicious great cake! My dad came to visit (who is German) and I wanted to surprise him with some German dessert. I knew you had posted some great recipes (such as 24k Carrots) so I browsed through your collection and found this one. Well you did good. My dad just loved it. This recipe is very easy to make.This can be made with basic ingredients which most people have on hand, which I love. Very moist and tasty. I didn’t use nuts but still came out great. Thank you again for posting another great recipe.

  • Curlee

    Very good cake with simple ingredients.