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Gingerbread Coffee Cake

Gingerbread Coffee Cake With Crumble Topping

This Gingerbread Coffee Cake is the perfect holiday breakfast, weekend brunch or special dessert.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gingerbread Coffee Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9
Author Recipes Simple


  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp softened butter
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup apple juice

Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 4 tbsp melted butter, unsalted


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.

  2. Spray bottom and sides of a 9×9 pan. If you want your cake a little thinner you can use an 11×7 or 9×13.

  3. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt until well combined. A whisk blends it well.

  4. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, blend together the butter and molasses. 

  5. Mix in apple juice and egg, just until blended. 

  6. Add dry ingredients in three different batches until completely incorporated.

  7. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth with a spatula until it’s even.

  8. In a separate bowl mix up all the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the batter.

  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.