Monday, May 10, 2021

Sourdough Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Let's have some tea on the patio and a piece of Sourdough Coffee Cake.  We can sit and chat and listen to the sound of my waterfall.  

I'm using my stackable teacup and teapot set that my neighbor gave me. I love brown transferware. Isn't the birdie knob so cute?

Aren't these salmon colored carnations different?  

Real birdies, especially bluejays and cardinals, and sometimes finches like to take a sip and dip in the waterfall.  My patio is my favorite "room"!

Yield: 1-9-13" pan
Author: Kitty, but adapted from King Arthur Baking
Sourdough Coffee Cake

Sourdough Coffee Cake

This is another recipe to try with sourdough starter, and was supposed to be baked in a 9" square pan, but I changed to a 9x13" because there is so much crumb topping, and it was still plenty!


  • Crumb Topping:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Batter:
  • 8 tablespoons  unsalted butter, at room temperature, at least 65°F
  • 1 cup  granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sourdough starter, unfed/discard (I increased the amount)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon potato flour or 2 tablespoons instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of cinnamon chips (my addition)
  • confectioners' sugar, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" x 13" pan.
  2. To make the topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the vanilla and almond extracts to the melted butter and pour the butter into the flour mixture, stirring until you have a uniformly moist mixture. Set aside while you make the batter.
  3. To make the batter: In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until well combined. Add the eggs, vanilla, and starter, mixing until smooth and scraping the bowl's sides and bottom as you go.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, potato flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Add to the butter/starter mixture, stirring until evenly combined. Add the milk and the cinnamon chips and mix until smooth.
  5. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top.
  6. Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a paring knife inserted in the center comes out clean, and the edge of the cake just barely pulls away from the pan. Remove it from the oven and cool on a rack; dust the top with confectioners' sugar.
  7. Store the cake, the pan covered with plastic, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.
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  1. Kitty, Your coffee cake with crumb topping looks so good! I can see why your patio is your favorite ‘room’! I would love to join you for a slice on your patio while listening to your waterfall and the birds chirp. I love your sweet bird teapot too. Happy Monday ♥

  2. That looks delicious my friend! Oh would I ever love to join you sitting by that beautiful water fall and having a slice of that wonderful dessert. I hope that your mother's day was wonderful to you dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Love the sweet little birdies flittering here and there. Oh, that, so pretty! Such a cute teapot/teacup. I would love to sit on that patio of yours and sip tea and enjoy a slice of your sourdough cinnamon crumb, coffee cake. Oh....and of course some delightful conversation with you, lovely Kitty.

  4. What a charming little tea for one set!

    I've never acquired the taste of coffee, but do enjoy in dessert format--like your coffee cake!

  5. I have never seen such carnations! Amazing and different. That cake looks so good. Cinnamon chips are the perfect add-in!

  6. I do love coffee cake but I've never really ever made one. This sourdough version sounds delicious .

  7. Your coffee cake looks amazing! I have only tried making sourdough starter once and I was no successful with it at all.

  8. Kitty, the waterfall sounds so relaxing and a wonderful place to enjoy tea. Love the teapot/cup combo and your sourdough coffee cake sounds delicious! Wish I had a piece right now to go with my coffee. Happy week....

  9. Oh I love brown transferware, too. Those carnations are a perfect complement.

  10. You have such a pretty backyard Kitty and I love the coffee cake you made. I hope you have a nice week.

  11. Ooh, this sounds like a great way to use up the sourdough discard that I HATE throwing away. The little teapot/cup combo is so sweet. Have a great week, Kitty.

  12. I love your bird teapot! I'm sure the birds must love the fresh water in your fountain. Our patio is my favorite place too and hope it will warm up soon so we can sit outside. I've made this coffee cake recipe too, except I made mine into large muffins which my hubby loves. I keep the extra crumb topping in a container in the frig for the next time I make muffins ;)

  13. Kitty, that crumb cake looks delicious! And I love all things with birds and gardens! What a lovely tea time near your waterfall. xo

  14. Oh how lovely, Kitty! What a beautiful setting with a waterfall, tea time with delicious treats, great company....and birds! ♥

  15. I would love to sit in your favorite room and sip and nibble with you Kitty! I love hearing birdsong this time of year, so happy! Have a lovely week!

  16. Oh, my goodness! I can see why your patio is your favorite room! I could sit by the water for hours. It is so peaceful looking. God bless you, sweet friend.

  17. Kitty, your crumb sourdough coffeecake looks so good. I can see why your favorite rooms is outdoors. Your waterfall is magical and so soothing. Always fun to watch the sweet birds. Happy Sunday.

  18. "tea on the patio and a piece of Sourdough Coffee Cake"
    Sounds wonderful :)

    All the best Jan


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