Cinnamon Crusted Coffee Cake

Grab a java

Coffee, java, joe. Whatever you prefer to call it, it is certainly a popular beverage. However, coffee isn’t just for drinking as this month’s recipes show. Although we do include two liquid versions, our readers submitted a variety of recipes that not only contain coffee but would go well with it. Not surprisingly, many of them contain chocolate and coffee – a wonderful marriage of two flavors.

Cinnamon Crusted Coffee Cake

Submitted by: Kathy Quick, Jo-Carroll Energy, Inc.
Servings 24


  • 1 package (2-layer size) Yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1-1/3 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled (regular, decaf or flavored)
  • 1 cup Brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut toasted (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts toasted (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, oil and coffee until well blended.
  • Pour evenly into 2 greased 9-inch round cake pans OR 1 greased 13x9-inch pan.
  • Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Stir in coconut and walnuts or pecans and sprinkle evenly over cake batter.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack before removing from pans, if desired. We prefer serving it warm.


Nutrition information: 159 calories; 6.7g fat; 153mg sodium; 23.4g carbohydrates; 1.7g protein.