Copycat Recipe – Starbucks Coffee Cake

Easter is sneaking up on me this year – it’s next Sunday!

One of my favorite things about Easter is Easter Brunch/Breakfast.  Because of our church schedule this year (we go from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) we will be having breakfast before church and Easter Dinner after church.

Whether we are having Easter breakfast or Easter brunch – a good coffeecake is a must-have on the menu.

I recently found a Copycat recipe for Starbucks Coffee Cake on a food blog I like to visit

This is a simple and easy coffeecake that uses a yellow cake mix.  I don’t know how it compares to the real Starbucks Coffee Cake because I have never had it.  If you give this recipe a try and you’ve had the real thing – let me know how it compares.

Starbucks Coffee Cake will be part of our menu for Easter breakfast.  I’ll share what’s for Easter dinner on Thursday!

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Copycat Recipe – Starbucks Coffee Cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix 9plus ingredients on back of box)
  • 2 sticks cold, salted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Prepare cake mix in large bowl according to directions on box.
  • Spray 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray.
  • Pour batter into pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until center is just barely set.
  • While cake is baking, prepare crumb topping.
  • In large bowl of electric mixer combine butter, flour, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla until all crumbly.
  • Immediately after cake is removed from oven, break crumb topping into marble size pieces with fingers, sprinkling over top.
  • Put back in oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes (topping will begin to look a less less wet/raw) let cool fully then dust with powdered sugar using a sieve.
  • Cut into squares and serve.


  1. Kathy says

    I’m anxious to try it! It looks like the coffee cake I use to buy that I LOVED from Entenman’s Bakery when I lived in New Jersey. But they stopped making it, I can’t wait to make this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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