Copycat Starbucks Coffee Cake

This Copycat Starbucks Coffee Cake may just be better than the real thing!Starbucks CopyCat 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.

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!

Starbucks CopyCat Coffee Cake

Copycat Recipe – Starbucks Coffee Cake
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1 box yellow cake mix 9plus ingredients on back of box)
  • 2 sticks cold, salted butter
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1½ Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp. vanilla
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Prepare cake mix in large bowl according to directions on box.
  3. Spray 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray.
  4. Pour batter into pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until center is just barely set.
  6. While cake is baking, prepare crumb topping.
  7. In large bowl of electric mixer combine butter, flour, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla until all crumbly.
  8. Immediately after cake is removed from oven, break crumb topping into marble size pieces with fingers, sprinkling over top.
  9. 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.
  10. Cut into squares and serve.


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  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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