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Graham Streusel Coffee Cake - an unbelievably easy coffee cake with lots of brown sugar, graham crackers, and cinnamon. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

This Graham Streusel Coffee Cake is an unbelievably easy coffee cake with lots of brown sugar, graham crackers, and cinnamon. Although it's considered a breakfast food, it's really a treat for any time of the day. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 16


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (see Note)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (15.25-oz) package yellow cake mix (and ingredients called for on the package such as eggs and oil)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon. Stir in butter; set aside.
  3. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  4. Pour half of the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes so that the streusel doesn't sink to the bottom. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with half of the graham cracker mixture.
  5. Carefully spoon the remaining batter on top. This is tricky but it's very forgiving. Sprinkle with the remaining graham cracker mixture.
  6. Bake at 350° for 25-35 more minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. For the glaze: combine powdered sugar and milk; add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time to desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled coffee cake.

Recipe Notes

You can crush your own graham crackers or look in the baking aisle where they sell the graham cracker crumbs.
Source: Taste of Home