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Slice of LAUSD Coffee cake

The BEST Coffee Cake

This was the coffee cake I grew up with. It's moist, delicous, and a perfect little treat. This is my adapted version. (Original recipe also included)
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword coffee cake, cupcakes, lausd
Servings 12 slices
Author Erin Vittoria


  • *300 grams All Purpose Flour
  • *185 grams brown sugar
  • *85 grams white sugar
  • *1 tsp. salt
  • *1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 30 g (2Tbsp) butter, melted
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 115 g neutral oil
  • 237 ml 1 c. buttermilk, room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter a 7x11 pan, or line with parchment paper.
  • Whisk first 5 (*) ingredients until well combined.
  • Remove 1/2 cup (85g) of dry mixture and place into separate smaller bowl. Whisk the baking powder and baking soda into the original bowl of dry mix and set aside.
  • In the small bowl, add cinnamon and melted butter. Press with a fork and combine thoroughly until it forms crumbles. This will be the topping. Set aside.
  • Whisk the egg, oil, and buttermilk together until well combined. Add this to the large bowl of dry mix. Stir to combine with a spatula or spoon until no dry ingredients remain. Don't overmix.
  • Place batter into 7x11 pan. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the coffee cake batter.
  • Bake at 325ºF for a glass pan, for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out c lean. If you're crazy like me, stick a probe thermometer in the center and check that it's between190-200ºF. Cool in the pan and serve.


  • This will also work in a 9x9 or 8x8 square pan, or if you only have round pans you can use a 9" or 10" round cake pan. Just remember baking times for different pan sizes will be different, so keep an eye on it. The original recipe calls for a 9x13 pan. This size pan will work, but I found that a 7x11 pan makes a nice tall slice.
  • If baking in a glass pan, reduce oven temperature to 325ºF. Baking time will be a little longer for glass than metal.
  • If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute milk and vinegar. For the 1 cup of milk, add 1 Tbsp white vinegar. Stir and wait 5 minutes. Mixture may curdle, and that is totally fine.