Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Cake is one of my favorite comfort foods.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Growing up my Mother used to buy a tasty frozen coffee cake at the grocery store as a special breakfast dessert treat. This is my healthy copycat version!

How to Make Cake with Almond Flour

Wondering how to make cake with almond flour? My healthy homemade coffee cake is the answer. This easy cake recipe is made with only six ingredients:

  • Almond Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Coconut Oil
  • Honey
  • Eggs

You can throw this easy coffee cake recipe together in no time flat. The cinnamon topping has three additional ingredients –coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sliced almonds.

Gluten-Free Cake Recipe

Like the one Mom used to buy, this almond flour cake recipe is moist and has a sweet cinnamon streusel topping.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake is absolutely perfect with a cup of my Dandelion Coffee on a lazy weekend morning.

dandelion root coffee

Low-Carb Cake Recipe for Holidays

Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Cake is one of our favorite brunch recipes for Easter Sunday, Christmas, and Birthdays, the list goes on and on!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Servings 8




  • Grease a 9 inch round cake pan with coconut oil and dust with almond flour
  • In a food processor, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda
  • Pulse in coconut oil, honey, and eggs
  • Spread the batter into prepared baking dish
  • To make topping, combine coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sliced almonds in a small bowl
  • Sprinkle topping over cake batter
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-35 minutes
  • Cool and serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
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Healthy Cake Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch

My easy cake recipe is also one of the best low-carb almond flour recipes for Mother’s Day brunch –it’s a great gift for Mom.

Kosher for Passover Coffee Cake

This Cinnamon Coffee Cake made from almond flour is also Kosher for Passover, because, like all of my recipes, it doesn’t contain chametz.

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Recipes

I created this Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe by adapting it from one pioneered in my first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, published in 2009.

This book still sells like hotcakes, pardon the expression. Both coffee cake recipes are dairy-free almond flour recipes.

Coffee Cake Recipe – Where’s The Coffee?

American coffee cake is a tender cake with a rich topping baked into it. This type of coffee cake rarely, if ever, contains coffee.

It’s called coffee cake because it’s typically served at breakfast, or in the afternoon, along with coffee.

We often serve Cinnamon Coffee Cake for dessert after a festive meal. If you’re interested in coffee cake muffins, check out my Nut-Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins.

Breakfast for Dinner

The awesome thing about this Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe is it can be used for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. So many uses for one phenomenal recipe make it super popular.

Breakfast Recipes

In need of breakfast ideas? Below are some of my favorite breakfast recipes that would also be fantastic for brunch, lunch, or dinner!

simple fruit salad

Fruit Salad

My fruit salad recipe is so simple and delicious. I will show you how to make fruit salad that everyone will request!

Blueberry Coffeecake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Since we are all about coffee cake recipes in this post, I wanted to share my Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe from my third book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry.

Like my Cinnamon Coffee Cake, it’s a fan favorite.

Keto Huevos Rancheros Skillet Casserole

Huevos Rancheros

My Huevos Rancheros recipe is a family favorite breakfast for dinner recipe in this house!

Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast Sausage with Frittata and Salsa Verde

Above is one of my favorite photos from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, an entire breakfast preview of the meal that includes my Breakfast Sausage recipe, along with my Frittata and Salsa Verde recipes too.

I love any salsa recipe on my frittata as much as I love frittata for breakfast!

How to Make Cake from Almond Flour

So, now you know how to make cake from almond flour, and thankfully these cake recipes from scratch could not be easier.

Easy Brunch Recipes

I threw in a couple of other items like a fruit salad recipe, sausage recipe, and more, to get your breakfast ideas going and get you set up for some healthy, happy low-carb cooking success.

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe in March 2015.

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498 responses to “Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe”

  1. I.LOVE.THIS.CAKE! I have been making it for possibly 10 years now and never tire of it. Before my GF days if I saw a currant cupcake it was mine. I have this day, after making cinnamon coffee cupcakes, realised that it is the perfect base recipe for my ‘new’ currant cupcakes. Can’t wait to make them! Thanks Elana.

  2. Could we use a GF flour mix for this instead of almond? We have an almond allergy in the family. We have King Arthur 1:1 replacement GF flour. look forward to trying it!

  3. This recipe has become my go-to reciope basic for all occasions. This time I wanted to use a granular sweetener. So I used the amount required in the recipe knowing I would have to add some kind of liquid. For that, I used about 1/8 cup of applesauce.
    Because my son’s apricot tree had a bumper crop this year, I made a jam from aome of the apricots. sI used it in between 2 layers of the batter. The top of the cake was decorated with sliced apricots. Cinnamon was sprinkled over all and the glaze was spread on top of the sliced apricots.
    Since I made a double recipe, the second cake had just the jam/glaze on top with sliced almonds sprinkled over all.
    The important thing to remember is that the cakes baked longer than what the recipe called for. (Also the pan was smaller and remember there are double layers.) I was continually checking for doneness with a toothpick. Bottom line – it was delicious and very moist which is more to our liking.

    • Esther, thanks for letting me know this is your go-to recipe and for sharing your creative additions! We LOVE it too :-)

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cinnamon coffee cake- cannot stop making it. We gobble it up immediately. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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