Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 16


Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake is quite delicious and simple-to-make too! You'll love the flavor combinations of coffee and chocolate. Try this for brunch!


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules, dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water, cooled
  • 6 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, chopped, divided


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

MIX flour and sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts.

PREPARE cake mix according to package directions, substituting coffee for water. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with half the chocolate, nut mixture and remaining chocolate.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; cool. Cut into squares.

I missed it

by D. Donna , Melstone, MT on Sep. 2008

I made this coffee cake after reading all the rave reviews. I followed the recipe, but found the cake dry, though better the next day. I like chocolate but found it overpowering. Maybe Kahlua would be a better sub for the coffee?

Easy & Tasty

by K. Kenneth , Sterling Heights, MI on Nov. 2006

The chocolate made this a better coffee cake and was a great addition to our packed lunches. Being so easy to make ensures we'll have it more often.

Coffee Cake

by J. Janken , TEMPLETON, MA on Nov. 2006

This cake was so easy and delicious. It reminds me of the recipe we used to make in high school, (only without the chocolate). My kids enjoy taking a piece in their lunch.

Fast & Easy

by S. Suzi , STEUBEN, ME on Sep. 2006

This coffee cake was so quick & easy to prepare & got rave reviews. It's now a standard in my home!

chocolate streusel coffee cake

by c. carla , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on Sep. 2006

this is so very good! I love the chocolate and the coffee together. And so easy to make. this is now one of our favorite ones new.

Great Brunch

by F. Fran , ENFIELD, CT on Sep. 2006

This coffee cake is really special. My family loved it. Between the chocolate and the streusel topping, it tops most other morning treats.

chocolate streusel coffee cake

by r. robin , HIAWATHA, IA on Feb. 2006

I needed a quick recipe to make so I tried this one. Quick & easy!!! Took the cake to work the next day and it was gone after first brake. Not a crumb left!!

Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake

by J. J. , ARLINGTON, MA on Jan. 2006

Something I don't usually use is a pkg. of cake mix, but had a holiday recipe for cookies that used a cake mix. Time ran out and the cake mix wasn't used and I didn't want to waste it and this recipe popped up. Perfect for what I had on hand and an easy and delicious recipe.


by L. LYNNE , YACOLT, WA on Dec. 2005



by A. Ashi , HOUSTON, TX on Nov. 2005

This is a great recipe for coffe cake and it is very easy to prepare. My husband loved it and its very rich and not too sweet. Very Good one!