Soft lightly spiced coffee cake is filled with a gooey cinnamon swirl center and topped with a sweet streusel topping + vanilla glaze!
As I’m writing this, tonight is just one of those nights. Ellio’s pizza and pizza rolls are whats for dinner. #don’tjudgeme! Sometimes time slips away and maybe you take a nap with your four year old and before you know it, you wake up and it’s 6 o’clock at night and you have nothing planned for dinner. SO, hopefully you are having a better night than I am, ha! Now, let’s get into this cinnamon swirl coffee cake.
I am such a sucker for coffee cake. Especially when it has a gooey cinnamon swirl center. My. FAVE. You all know how much I love my cinnamon rolls, right? Well, coffee cake is just another “breakfast” obsession of mine. I put breakfast in quotations because is it reallllly breakfast? I mean, it’s just cake without frosting – plus the crumb topping and glaze. Kind of like muffins are pretty much cupcakes nix the frosting. But coffee cake is just soooo good with a cup of coffee. Right? So, breakfast it is.
Fun fact: For most of my life I thought coffee cake included coffee in the batter. A few years ago when I made my first coffee cake recipe, I was so confused saying to myself, “where’s the coffee in this recipe???” Don’t be like me. They give the cake it’s name because it is supposed to be enjoyed with coffee. You’re welcome!
This cinnamon swirl coffee cake would be amazing for a brunch! (Easter??)