coffee cake muffin on white plate

Coffee Cake Muffins

If a muffin could be everything you ever wanted, this would be it. Studded with struesel bits and light, airy cake makes for a muffin that I could eat all day, every day. While I especially love these muffins for breakfast with a cup of coffee, they also hit the spot as a mid-afternoon snack.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 7


Ingredients for Batter

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Streusel

  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter cold and diced
  • Salt pinch


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar for about 2-3 minutes.  Add the eggs and continue mixing.  Once the eggs are fully incorporated, add the sour cream and mix for an additional minute.  Using a spoon or a spatula, incorporate the dry ingredients.  Scoop into a muffin tin.  Top each muffin with a spoonful of streusel.
  3. To make the streusel, combine all ingredients in a bowl.  I use my fingers to break up the butter.
  4. Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes.