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National Coffee Cake Day: A Decadent Recipe to Savor

Happy National Coffee Cake Day! Elevate your celebration with our Classic Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake recipe.
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As National Coffee Cake Day approaches on April 8th, it’s the perfect time to celebrate this beloved treat and elevate your baking game with St. Charles Trading’s premium ingredients. Join us as we delve into the history of coffee cake, explore its timeless appeal, and unveil a mouthwatering recipe that will delight your taste buds.

The Tradition of Coffee Cake: A Brief History

Coffee cake traces its origins back to Europe, where it was often served alongside coffee during social gatherings and afternoon tea. Originally, they were simple and sweet, designed to complement the rich, bitter flavor of coffee. Over time, coffee cake has evolved into a delectable treat enjoyed around the world, with countless variations and flavors to suit every palate.

St. Charles Trading: Elevating Your Baking Experience

At St. Charles Trading, we’re committed to providing premium ingredients that inspire culinary creativity and elevate your baking endeavors. Our selection of high-quality flours, sugars, and spices ensures that every recipe turns out perfectly, whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply indulging in a sweet treat.

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
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Recipe Showcase: Classic Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Celebrate National Coffee Cake Day in style with our Classic Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake. This irresistible recipe features a tender, buttery cake base topped with a generous layer of cinnamon-spiced streusel, perfect for pairing with your morning cup of coffee or enjoying as a delightful dessert.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the streusel topping:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×9-inch baking pan.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

  4. In a small bowl, prepare the streusel topping by combining the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir in the melted butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  5. Spread half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle half of the streusel topping over the batter. Repeat with the remaining batter and streusel topping.

  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  7. Allow the coffee cake to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy warm or at room temperature with a steaming cup of coffee or tea.


Celebrate National Coffee Cake Day with St. Charles Trading

This National Coffee Cake Day, indulge in the simple pleasure of homemade baking with St. Charles Trading’s premium ingredients. From our selection of high-quality flours to our rich, flavorful sugars, we have everything you need to create unforgettable coffee cakes and other delicious treats. Try our Classic Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake recipe and savor the warmth and comfort of this timeless dessert. Contact us to learn more about our ingredient offerings!

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