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4.75 from 8 votes

Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon cake, Cinnamon Streusel Cake, Coffee Cake
Servings: 6


For the Streusel Topping

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter

For the Center

  • cup brown sugar
  • tsp cinnamon

For the Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350° and prepare a 9 x 5 baking pan by spraying with a non stick cooking spray.

For The Streusel Topping

  • To make streusel topping, combine cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, and butter in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the mixture. Set aside.

For The Center

  • In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and brown sugar. Set aside.

For The Cake

  • Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl.
  • Using a stand or hand mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and well combined.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat mixture in between each egg. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Next, add half of the flour mixture, followed by the sour cream, and finished with the last of the flour mixture. Make sure to mix well in between each addition.
  • Now, pour half of the batter into your prepared pan.
  • Evenly sprinkle the center mixture over cake batter and top with remaining batter.
  • Sprinkle top of cake batter with streusel topping.
  • Bake in oven for 40-50 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.


Cake recipe adapted from Martha Stewart