This EASY Cinnamon Coffee Cake reminds me so much of the Russian Keks I used to love as a child. If you are short on time, this is PERFECT! Literally took me under 20 minutes to put it together and another 40 minutes to bake it.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

 This will be my go-to cake!

Super easy, basic ingredients, and Fail-Proof coffee cake that everyone seems to love!

Can’t go wrong, right?

Bake it on a Snowy Day, on a Rainy Day, with Kids, without Kids, just DO IT!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I used to make this cake all the time. But, I have lost my recipe notes until a few days ago when I was looking for something else and FOUND IT! So Happy!

Just in time for last Christmas!

It made a Beautiful and Delicious centerpiece as you can see!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Another Delicious variation is to add fruit to this recipe.

I think Cinnamon pairs Perfectly with apples, but not so much the other fruit. This is just a personal preference, but you can try. 

Cinnamon Coffee Cake


Coffee cake is a term given to foods that are intended to be eaten with coffee or other brunch-type foods.

Imagine little cakes you would serve at a tea party or having coffee with a group of friends.

There is generally NO COFFEE in the actual cake!

It often refers to a sweet cake, with a drizzled white icing or crumb topping, and is usually eaten with coffee.

It’s Soft and Fluffy on the inside with perfectly baked honey brown crust outside!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This time I’ve made  APPLE CINNAMON RAISIN  cake!


My crew LOVED IT! 

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Didn’t have enough all-purpose flour so have used half whole-wheat flour, that’s why it looks darker. Same Great taste!!!

Apple Cinnamon Cake

Once you make it and see how Easy and Delicious this recipe is, I’m sure it will become your Family’s Favorite as well!!

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Pecans and Raisins (aka KEKS)

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This EASY Cinnamon Coffee Cake reminds me so much of the Russian Keks I used to love as a child.


  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • dash of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup melted light butter or margarine
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 8 oz. (1/2 pint) Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • Non-stick Spray


  1. In a large bowl mix: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together: butter and sugar, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a small bowl, combine chopped pecans, raisins, and cinnamon.
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients gently, careful not to over mix.
  5. Spray your baking dish with Non-Stick spray (or brush with oil) and dust with flour on the bottom.
  6. Add 1/3 of pecan/raisin mix, then pour half of the batter, add 1/3 of the mix, and the rest of the batter on top. Sprinkle with left 1/3 of the pecan/raisin mix.
  7. Bake in the Preheated at 350°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden. Time depends on your oven and your baking dish.
  8. The last 5 minutes of baking are Very Important. It is best when cakes are not over-baked. Judge by color on the edges and by inserting a skewer in the center of the cake, should come out clean.

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4 Responses to Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Pecans and Raisins
  1. Comment *Coffee cake is such a great dessert for parties. My children love coffee cakes a lot, and I always try to make them a bit different. Thanks for this great coffee cake recipe, I will try this tomorrow on my daughter’s birthday. I hope she will love it.

  2. This is a very good recipe for coffee cake. I used the ingredients as listed except the raisins, used cranberries. And I had to use bread flour which made the cake have some texture but I love that in a coffee cake. I dumped the cranberries and nuts in the batter. So did make changes to the process but it is a recipe that can take a few changes and still be delicious. I will make this again because my husband likes coffee cake sometimes with his morning coffee and this is not overly sweet.


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