Ma’s Coffee Cake

Eating Coffee Cake

Ma knows best, especially when it comes to our Ma’s coffee cake recipe!

Coffee cake has been a staple at our breakfast table for years, and is always a request when having family or loved ones over for brunch or coffee. And of course, at our house everything we bake is with maple sugar! Which is kinda the key to the flavor of this coffee cake…the maple sugar adds just enough of that maple flavor to taste oh so gourmet! Plus, it’s a great sugar alternative if you’re looking to cut back on refined sugar or add a healthy dose of essential vitamins & minerals.


Well the smell of this coffee cake has officially filled the house and is ready to come out of the oven so let’s get you the recipe!

coffee cake ingredients Coffee Cake ready for oven

Ingredients for Ma’s Coffee Cake:


•2 c all purpose flour

•3/4 c maple sugar (shop for a bulk bag here)

•1 tsp baking powder

•1/2 tsp salt

•1 egg

•3/4 c milk

•1/2 melted butter

•1 tsp vanilla


•1 c melted butter

•1/2 c maple sugar

•3/4 c brown sugar (or coconut)

•1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

•1/4 tsp nutmeg

•Pinch of salt

•2 2/3 c all purpose flour

optional: a jar of your favorite fruit preserves or jam 



•Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 X 9 baking dish.

•Mix dry cake ingredients together in a large bowl.

•In a serperate bowl, combine wet cake ingredients.

•Stir wet ingredients into dry and mix until well combined. Set aside.

•Mix dry topping ingredients together, stir in melted butter and mix until a uniform crumble forms (I like to leave some of the big crumbles in there).

•Pour batter in prepared baking dish, (if using jam, spoon jam over cake and lightly spread). Top with crumble (covering the entire cake).

•Bake for 30-35 minutes.



Coffee Cake ready to bake Coffee Cake on Plate to eat


This recipe is a Stewart Maple and Forkd collaboration. For more great recipes, check out