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Mother’s Day is on Sunday. This is my first Mother’s Day being a mother, so I don’t really know what to expect, but I hope some pampering is involved:) Being a mother is the best job, but it is a hard job. All of the mom’s out there definitely deserve a special day and that special day should involve this Yogurt Coffee Cake. It is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch.

Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake Recipe on A simple cake for brunch or dessert!

I make this Yogurt Coffee Cake all of the time and it is always a hit. I adapted this recipe from Ina Garten. She uses sour cream, but because I am a Greek Yogurt fanatic, I always substitute Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt. It works like a charm. The yogurt keeps the cake nice and moist.

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The cake has a cinnamon streusel filling and topping. Double the yum! When the cake cools, I drizzle cream cheese glaze all over the cake. When you cut into the cake you will see a beautiful tunnel of cinnamon streusel. The cake is gorgeous to serve and tasty to eat.

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Make mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day by making her this Yogurt Coffee Cake. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day brunch. And if you don’t do brunch, it’s just as delicious for dessert.

Caleb is too little to make me this cake on Mother’s Day, but maybe he can help his daddy. I know my first Mother’s Day would be extra special with a big fat piece of this cake for brunch. Hint, hint, Josh:)

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Yogurt Coffee Cake

Yield: Serves 10

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

This yogurt coffee cake has a cinnamon streusel filling and topping and is finished off with a cream cheese glaze. It is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.


12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt (I use 0% plain Chobani)
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the streusel:
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

For the cream cheese glaze:
3 ounces softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk, or enough to make it a glazing consistency


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.

2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.

3. For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble.

4. Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.

5. Let cool on a wire rack. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate. To make the cream cheese glaze, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla extract and milk. Beat until smooth and until you have a glaze consistency. Drizzle cream cheese glaze over cooled cake and serve.

Adapted from Ina Garten

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99 Responses to “Yogurt Coffee Cake”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 7, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    Happy first Mother’s Day, Maria! And yes, best job in the world but also a hard one. I hope you get some pampering and this cake looks scrumptious!

  2. Rosa — May 7, 2012 @ 4:50 am

    A wonderful cake and a perfect afternoon treat! I love those flavors.



  3. Happy Cook / Finla — May 7, 2012 @ 5:01 am

    That youghurt cake looks beautiful and super delicious.

  4. Kathryn — May 7, 2012 @ 5:16 am

    I hope your boys spoil you rotten on Sunday and you have a nice big slice of cake to start the day!

  5. kitchen essence — May 7, 2012 @ 5:28 am

    yum! congratulations, too. That cake looks so moist.

  6. kitchen essence — May 7, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    I just love that cake

  7. How exciting! I hope Caleb and Josh have something extra special planned for you! 😀 This coffee cake looks great! 😀

  8. Nicole H. — May 7, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    YUMMY! Yogurt is such a great substitution. I have made Ina’s original recipe numerous times and it’s one of my favorites. I am REALLY looking forward to making this again now with your twist on it! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful first mother’s day – you deserve it!

  9. This sounds delightful! Love the yogurt addition – yum!

  10. What a beautiful cake! I especially like the contrast of the white glaze and that golden streusel.

  11. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 7, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    Your first Mother’s Day is so exciting! You can never go wrong with a good coffee cake:-)

  12. This cake looks wonderful. Enjoy your first Mother’s Day–I hope your guys whip up the cake for you :)

  13. now that is what I call a good mothers day breakfast cake, yum!

  14. Julie @ Table for Two — May 7, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    aww first mother’s day! what a blessing :) i’m sure josh and caleb have some tricky things up their sleeves for ya! this cake looks wonderful!

  15. bridget {bake at 350} — May 7, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    That looks perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch! You always make the prettiest goodies!

  16. This looks so great! I will have to pass this recipe along to my husband 😉
    Alo, enjoy your first Mother’s Day, it’s a special one!

  17. Tesei — May 7, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    OMG; this looks gorgeous!!!!! Thank you :)

  18. Lillian Russo — May 7, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Wow! Looks amazing

  19. Marian (Sweetopia) — May 7, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    Oh my, this looks so delicious! Happy early 1st Mother’s Day to you Maria! xo

  20. Erica — May 7, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Its such a pretty cake! YUM! Yes- pampering is very necessary :). Hope you have a FABULOUS first Mamas day

  21. This coffee cake looks gorgeous, and sounds delicious! The Greek Yogurt is such a great idea. Add just a tiny bit of goodness to a sinful breakfast.

  22. Lauren — May 7, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    Will you come bake this for me for Mother’s Day?

  23. Jennifer — May 7, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Looks delicious! Happy first Mother’s Day :)

  24. I’ll take a slice of this! I agree – yogurt makes baked goods so moist! Love it.

  25. Cassie — May 7, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Looks like coffee cake perfection to me!

  26. Lori @ RecipeGirl — May 7, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Delicious- I love using Greek yogurt in cakes too. So yummy!

  27. Jill — May 7, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    Wow. This looks amazing!! Love your recipes. :)

  28. Tanya Schroeder — May 7, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    This is beautiful! Great idea for mother’s day. Actually I need a dessert to make for my mom. I think she’d appreciate this one! Thanks!

  29. Margarita — May 7, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    This yogurt cake is lovely…

  30. Aimee @ Simple Bites — May 7, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    Looks amazing, Maria! We’re bringing brunch over to my MIL’s and this looks like it would travel well. Thanks!

  31. This looks beautiful!! Since it uses Greek yogurt, can I call it a health food? 😉 I will definitely be trying this soon!

  32. Kayleigh — May 7, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    This looks amazing!

  33. I don’t think a blog post has ever made my tummy rumble so much before. This looks amazing.

  34. Mmmm, I love coffee cake for any holiday! I wish I had somebody to make this for me, to celebrate…um, Monday? I’ll have to find a reason. 😉

  35. Ashley — May 7, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    I am a coffee cake lover! I think it’s about time I come up with a GF recipe for one! Not sure it will look quite as lovely as your cake though. Yum. Happy first Mother’s Day [almost!]!!

  36. this coffee cake is stunning!

    it’s my first mother’s day too and i’m SO excited!

  37. Joanne — May 7, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    You deserve EXTREME levels of pampering, my dear, and I have a definite feeling you’re going to get it. This cake looks amazing! That swirl in the middle…to die for!

  38. Shaina — May 7, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    This looks gorgeous, Maria. I love cinnamon coffee cake.

  39. Lucy Lean — May 7, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    Happy First Mothers’ Day to you – enjoy – on my first Mothers Day I took myself out with my baby and bought a pale pink KitchenAid stand mixer – I use it most days and it makes me remember how lucky I am to be a mummy. x

  40. DessertForTwo — May 7, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    You totally deserve this big delicious cake & more! :)

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