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I hope your coffee is prepped because you’ll want a steaming mug to pair with this cinnamon sugar crumb cake! With all the buttery crumbs and a cinnamon-sugar ribbon (plus a touch of chocolate!), this plush vanilla cake is destined to become your go-to loaf cake.

Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Cake
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This crumb cake comes together easily in a stand mixer and each slice is tender and moist because it’s made with buttermilk and Greek yogurt (a powerhouse baking duo!).

I love this loaf cake because it transitions easily from a mid-afternoon treat to dessert. And if you find yourself with leftover slices, I can’t think of a more tempting weekend breakfast than cinnamon crumb cake!

Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Cake

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Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Cake

Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Cake

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  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf, 12 slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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With plenty of buttery crumbs and a cinnamon-sugar ribbon, this plush cinnamon sugar crumb cake is destined to become your go-to loaf cake.



  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk, at room temperature


  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (or regular chocolate chips, chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Make crumb topping: Whisk together sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl; add melted butter and vanilla, and toss mixture with a fork until crumbly. Chill topping in the freezer until needed.
  3. Make cake: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy; beat in egg, and vanilla. Combine yogurt and buttermilk in a small bowl. Reduce speed to low and add half of flour mixture, beating just to combine. Add yogurt mixture, then finish with remaining flour mixture.
  4. Spoon half the batter into prepared baking pan and smooth with an offset spatula; tap pan sharply. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle a spoonful over the batter. Add chocolate, then add another layer of cinnamon-sugar. Spoon remaining batter into pan and smooth with an offset spatula; tap pan sharply to remove air bubbles. Sprinkle a spoonful of cinnamon-sugar over the batter, then add chilled crumb topping.
  5. Bake cake for 55 to 60 minutes, until edges are golden, cake springs back to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes; carefully remove cake from pan and cool completely on wire rack.


Recommended: Place cooling rack over a piece of parchment paper to catch any crumbs that fall off as you remove cake from the pan – simply sprinkle them back on the cake (or eat and enjoy!).

Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Cake

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    1. Hi Amber, yes you can bake this cake a day ahead – let it cool completely, and then store in an airtight container overnight.