Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

A graham cracker and nut streusel swirls through this quick, cake mix fix-up. Our family has been making and enjoying this delicious cake for many years. This is wonderful with a cup of hot tea!

Graham Streusel Coffee Cake


  • 1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavored extract (optional)


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan. Make the streusel: In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the melted butter. Set aside.

2 In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs. Beat on low speed with an electric mixer just until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes longer. Spread 1/2 of the batter into a greased 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle on 1/2 of the streusel mixture. Carefully spread the remaining 1/2 of the cake batter over the streusel, and sprinkle with the remaining streusel.

3 Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool slightly, then drizzle with the powdered sugar icing. Best if served warm. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

4 To make the Icing: In a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar with vanilla and butter flavoring. Add a few drops of water until you achieve drizzling consistency.


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