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Magnolia Coffee Cake

Makes an 8x8 square, 12 servings


For the streusel:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp cold unsalted butter cubed

For the cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 tbsp 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla


To make the streusel:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To make the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Add softened butter and sugar to a large bowl and using a mixer cream until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Scrape the sides down.
  • Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix on low speed until the ingredients start coming together.
  • With the mixer running, add the flour mixture, mixing until fully incorporated.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared baking dish then sprinkle the streusel over the batter evenly.
  • Bake until cooked through, about for 30-35 minutes.
  • Cut into squares and serve warm or at room temp.


Recipe from Magnolia Table Cookbook by Joanna Gaines and served at Magnolia Press in Waco, TX.