Best (Easy) Coffee Cake Recipe EVER

Woman holding a yellow coffee cake on a white platter.

This is the BEST coffee cake and looks like you spent hours in the kitchen, but it’s called EASY coffee cake for a reason! It starts with a box of yellow cake mix and a package of vanilla instant pudding! Yep. Yellow cake mix! This was originally Mia’s paternal grandmother’s recipe, which I adopted over 15 years ago. It’s a hit in my family and was my grandfather’s favorite. It makes me think of him whenever I make it! I hope you and your family also love this easy coffee cake recipe!

Family recipe for easy coffee cake handwritten on a recipe card.

Best Coffee Cake Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

For the Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sliced coffee cake on a white platter, sitting on a kitchen counter next to another tray and plant.


Combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, sour cream, and eggs. Using a stand mixer or electric mixer, beat for 10 mins. In another bowl, combine cinnamon & sugar, set aside. Spread half the cake batter into a Bundt pan. Sprinkle the half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat with batter and cinnamon sugar mixture, then swirl/marble through with a knife. Bake 60 mins at 350°. Mix confectioners sugar, milk & vanilla. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Enjoy!

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