Hey there, fellow cake enthusiasts! Ever wondered what makes a legendary coffee cake? Look no further than my Grandma’s Old New England Coffee Cake recipe. This gem has been passed down through generations, and let me tell you, it’s worth its weight in golden buttery goodness. It’s not just a cake—it’s a slice of history with a dollop of nostalgia.

My Grandma's of New England Coffee Cake Recipe

Now, picture this: a lazy Sunday morning, rain tapping against the window, and the aroma of cinnamon and sugar wafting from the oven. That’s when I reach for this masterpiece. I love it because it’s not just a cake; it’s a tradition. The way the cinnamon swirls dance through the tender crumb, it’s like a warm hug from Grandma herself. It’s the perfect excuse to indulge, a rare treat amidst the chaos of daily barista life. Trust me, one bite and you’ll be hooked!

My Grandma's of New England Coffee Cake Recipe

My Grandma’s of New England Coffee Cake Recipe

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Experience the charm of Grandma's Old New England Coffee Cake with this cherished recipe. Perfect for cozy mornings or indulgent afternoons, it blends rich flavors of cinnamon, sugar, and butter into a delightful treat that's as comforting as it is delicious. Embrace tradition with every bite of this timeless classic
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10 servings
Calories 380 kcal


  • 1 mixing bowls
  • 1 9×9-inch baking pan
  • 1 electric mixer or whisk
  • 1 Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 1 Cooling rack


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts optional


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×9-inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in sour cream and vanilla extract.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts if using.
  • Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Top with remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 380
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g

Vitamins and Minerals (Per Serving)

  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 8%
  • Vitamin A: 10%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Vitamin D: 4%
Enjoy this slice of tradition, crafted with love and a hint of Grandma’s secret touch. It’s more than just a cake—it’s a delicious journey through time!
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