Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you need for this recipe:

Brown Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (half of 1 stick)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze

  • about 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • splash cream or milk, as necessary


Here are the directions that you need to follow to complete this recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients for topping in a medium bowl, and mash together and toss with a fork until pea-sized clumps form. There will be some sandy bits and some small clumps; set bowl aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, optional salt; set aside.
  4. In a large measuring cup or separate small bowl, whisk together the next 5 wet ingredients (through vanilla).
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry, mixing lightly with a spoon until just combined. Small lumps will be present and this is okay. Don’t overmix or try to stir them smooth; set aside. Batter will be on the thicker side.
  6. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  7. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar topping mixture over cake batter.
  8. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. .
  9. Place pan on a wire rack and allow cake to cool for at least 30 minutes before optionally glazing.
  10. Combine all ingredients for glaze in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  11. Evenly drizzle the glaze over the cake before slicing and serving.  Cake will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days.