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Starbucks Copycat Coffee Cake Recipe

Do you love coffee cake? Tired of searching for the perfect recipe? Check out our Starbucks Copycat Coffee Cake recipe!

We all know that Starbucks has crazy good drinks and treats, right? I have always been addicted to their mocha drinks. Nothing else can compare – they have truly perfected their recipes. If only their prices were just as amazing, amen?

They also have a lot of treats now that they have added to their menu over the years. Yet, I have only had their old fashioned coffee cake as I tend to be a pretty picky eater. I am so glad that they haven’t stopped selling that one as they have added others.

But what they have done recently is that they’ve changed the recipe a little bit. And my picky self is not too thrilled with the changes. I am also not thrilled with their prices. So what’s a girl to do? Since stopping at a Starbucks is usually a treat and not the norm!

Well after we first got married, I was given a random and very old cookbook that was on its last leg. I can’t remember who even gave it to me or why but I almost didn’t even look through it because it was so tattered.

I thumbed through it though and was ready to toss in the trash but at the bottom of the last page I was looking at there was a recipe for an Old Fashioned Coffee Cake and I thought to myself, “I wonder if this is anything like Starbucks recipe.”

I ended up saving that old cookbook until I tried out this one recipe.

To my surprise it was nearly identical! I was super excited to find a frugal alternative to an expensive treat that I loved!

This recipe is a copycat recipe to Starbucks original old fashioned coffee cake. The better one in my opinion!

Starbucks Copycat Coffee Cake Recipe


1/2C butter

1C sugar

2 eggs

2C flour

1C sour cream

1/2 tsp salt

1tsp vanilla, baking soda, baking powder


1/3C brown sugar

1/4C white sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


Combine all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

In a separate, bigger bowl beat the eggs, cream, vanilla and butter until creamy.


Add dry ingredients. Mix well.


Pour half the batter into a greased 9X9 pan.

This part is tricky. You will think it’s not enough and you’ll want to add more. But it really isn’t that much when you’re looking at it, so be careful not to add too much! You can see from a side view that it really isn’t a lot.


Cover with half of the topping mixture.

Pour remaining batter on top of that.

Finish off with the last half of the topping mixture.


Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.

Let it cool and enjoy with your beverage of choice!


I usually make this the night before so we can enjoy it for breakfast in the morning. Since it takes so long to bake I have learned that no one is willing to cheerfully wait for it in the morning!

You can also bake it for a yummy dessert. Whatever suits you! I’m sure my kids would eat it any time of the day.

I love to pair it with my hazelnut coffee during my quiet time!



Your turn! Do you splurge every once in awhile for a Starbucks treat?

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  • Reply
    Anne @ Domesblissity
    September 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Hi Ana! How lovely of you to join us at Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity last week. Although there isn’t a Starbucks near me, I’ve heard of this cake and I know how popular it is. I’m definitely going to give it a try. I’m featuring this at tomorrow’s party. I do hope you join us again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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      Anastasia Safee
      September 30, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much Anne! I am so glad I found your blog recently! I can’t decide if not having a Starbucks nearby is a good thing or a bad thing! 🙂

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    CJ Huang
    October 2, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Don’t you just love those types of surprise recipes? We like Starbucks as a treat too, and it’s always nice to recreate your own treats at home. 🙂

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