Recipes | Starbucks Classic Coffee Cake – with how-to video

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It takes a lot to qualify as “Classic Coffee Cake” at Starbucks and as this recipe shows, only the softest, moistest, most scrumptious cake will do.

Starbucks classic Coffee Cake Recipe Each slice has a layer of cinnamon streusel swirled within it and a crumble top that deliciously balances sweet cinnamon spice with crunchy goodness. Starbucks Classic Coffee Cake recipe will thrill your pastry taste buds.

I have found three Starbucks Classic Coffee Cake recipes! You may find slight variations of the cake at different Starbucks locations. Sometimes there is a ribbon of cinnamon running through the middle of the cake, and sometimes the cake is dusted with a bit of powdered sugar. You’ll also find some versions with a few chopped pecans in the topping; and that’s the version here.   

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About This Recipe

“I have found three Starbucks Classic Coffee Cake recipes! You may find slight variations of the cake at different Starbucks locations. Sometimes there is a ribbon of cinnamon running through the middle of the cake, and sometimes the cake is dusted with a bit of powdered sugar. You’ll also find some versions with a few chopped pecans in the topping; and that’s the version here. Double up on the topping for the ultimate topping to match starbuck’s cake..and can use smaller pan if needed. Footnotes To add ribbon of cinnamon to cake, double recipe of topping and reserve half (minus nuts if you like), pour half of batter, use half of doubled recipe, make sure to cover entire cake, pour the rest of the batter and top the cake with the reserve. This batter is very thick!! Option: Dust cake with powdered sugar after cooled to give more a starbucks feel!!”

Ingredients

topping

      • 1 cup all-purpose flour
      • 1 cup light brown sugar ( packed)
      • 1/2 cup butter ( softened)
      • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1/2 cup pecans ( chopped)

batter

    • 1 cup butter ( softened)
    • 3/4 cup light brown sugar ( packed)
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup half-and-half

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Make topping by combining 1 cup flour with brown sugar, a stick of softened butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mixture should have the consistency of moist sand. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 3/4 cup light brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add this dry mixture to the moist ingredients a little bit at a time. Add half n half and mix well.
  5. Spoon the batter into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan that has been buttered and dusted with a light coating of flour.
  6. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the batter. Be sure the topping completely covers the batter.
  7. Bake cake for 50 minutes, or until the edges just begin to turn light brown. Cool and slice into 8 pieces.
  8. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 (181 g)

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Calories 788.4
Calories from Fat 380
48%
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 42.2g
64%
Saturated Fat 23.4g
117%
Cholesterol 141.7mg
47%
Sugars 59.7 g
Sodium 458.4mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate 97.4g
32%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g
8%
Sugars 59.7 g
239%
Protein 7.7g
15%