Orange Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Topping

New England Crumb Coffee Cake
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
311 Calories
13g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 311
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 4g
Calcium 194mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This coffee cake is made with orange juice and topped with orange zest and cinnamon. The recipe's buttery, citrusy, cinnamony goodness will have you bookmarking this one for future reference after just one taste. 


  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose, 9 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons orange zest (grated)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange zest (finely grated)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. Heat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and 1/3 cup of sugar; add 1 to 2 teaspoons of orange zest. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. In another bowl whisk together the milk, orange juice, egg, and vanilla; add all at once then stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  4. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan.


  1. In a bowl, combine the 1/2 cup sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons of orange zest, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the butter.

  2. Work with a fork or fingers until crumbly.

  3. Sprinkle the topping crumb mixture over the batter. 

  4. Bake 30 minutes. Serve orange coffee cake warm.

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