Maple Streusel Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is definitely one of the better things in life. Throw some streusel on top and it’s even better. Drizzle it with a maple glaze and it’s everything I’ve ever wanted. Maple Streusel Coffee Cake is what the world needs right now.

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The cake is soft and fluffy with the slightest bit of tang from the buttermilk. The streusel on top is sweet and crumbly, everything that a good streusel should be. The maple glaze brings a warm but sweet flavor that ties everything together perfectly.

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If you’re not a maple lover you can skip the glaze and still have an amazing coffee cake. If you’re a mega maple lover, like me, double that glaze recipe and drown that baby in it!

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Maple Streusel Coffee Cake
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Maple Streusel Coffee Cake

Soft and fluffy coffee cake topped with a sweet streusel and drizzled with a maple glaze
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Keyword: coffee cake, maple, maple glaze, streusel
Servings: 9 slices

Ingredients

For Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup (99 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick (56 grams) unsalted butter cold and cubed

For Cake:

  • 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup (132 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup (180 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons (26 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (28 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract

Instructions

For Streusel:

  • In a small bowl stir together the sugar, flour, and cinnamon until fully combined.
  • Add in the butter and use clean hands or a fork to break the butter up until the texture is sandy and there are no pieces of butter larger than a pea. Set in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

For Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray a 9-inch cake pan with non-stick spray and lay parchment paper in a cross shape across the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine the softened butter and sugar. Cream the two together until it is light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  • Alternate adding the dry mixture and the buttermilk, making sure each addition is just combined before adding the next. Stop mixing occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and top with the streusel mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the glaze.

For Glaze:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
  • Allow the mixture to come to a gentle boil and remove from heat.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the coffee cake.

Maple Streusel Coffee Cake

Streusel Topping
  1. In a small bowl stir together the sugar, flour, and cinnamon until fully combined.
  2. Add in the butter and use clean hands or a fork to break the butter up until the texture is sandy and there are no pieces of butter larger than a pea. Set in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
Coffee Cake
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray a 9-inch cake pan (I used this one) with non-stick spray and lay parchment paper in a cross shape across the bottom of the pan. This will make it much easier to remove the finished cake from the pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (I used this one) fitted with a paddle attachment or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine the softened butter and sugar. Cream the two together until it is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  6. Alternate adding the dry mixture and the buttermilk, making sure each addition is just combined before adding the next. Stop mixing occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and top with the streusel mixture. There will be a pretty thick layer of streusel, but that’s what we want!
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the glaze.
Maple Glaze
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan (I used this one) and place over medium heat. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
  2. Allow the mixture to come to a gentle boil and remove from heat. You can add more heavy cream or milk if it is too thick.
  3. Drizzle the glaze over the coffee cake.

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