This Ninja Foodi Starbucks Copycat Coffee Cake Recipe may just be better than the real thing! I love this coffee cake; it’s light, buttery, and a rich addition to any breakfast. If you love Starbucks Coffee Cake as much as I do, you will truly love this recipe, and it’s so easy with your Ninja Foodi air fryer.
One of the greatest things about the kids being home over the weekend is making a large brunch. My kids really love Starbucks, so instead of buying Starbucks and bring it home, I have been experimenting with different Starbucks Recipes. My son’s favorite was the Air Fryer Cheese Danish, while my husband’s favorite recipe is the copycat Instant Pot Egg Bites.
Whatever you choose, I hope that you enjoy a great weekend with your family. There is nothing better than spending time with your loved ones while enjoying a great and delicious breakfast.
Starbucks Coffee Cake
If you have never eaten Starbucks Coffee Cake, it’s characterized by a cinnamon swirl coffee cake with rich and delicious streusel toppings.
Today, I added some diced pecans on top for some added crunch. If you want a true copycat, omit the pecans; otherwise, add some pecans or walnuts for a great and delicious texture in the cake.
How To Make Ninja Foodi Starbucks Coffee Cake
- Brown Sugar
- Granulated Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Half and Half
- Ground Cinnamon
How To Cook Ninja Foodi Starbucks Coffee Cake
Start by making the batter in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix well. Then add in the eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, and half and half. Mix well.
Spray your cake pan with cooking spray and then pour the batter into it—about 2/3 the way full.
Then make the topping of the coffee cake. In a small mixing bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, butter, and ground cinnamon. Fold in the diced pecans.
Spread the topping over the batter. Place the pan into the air fryer tray or basket. Set the temperature to 320 degrees F (air fryer setting, air crisp) for 12 to 15minutes.
Note: The exact time is going to depend on a few factors, the size of the pan you used, obviously the smaller pan you use, the faster it will air-fry, and the air fryer model you have. If the cake is not made, after the 12 minutes, add another 5 minutes, and keep on air frying until the toothpick you stick in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Some Common Questions Asked About Making This Recipe–
WHY IS IT CALLED A COFFEE CAKE?
While there is absolutely no coffee in this recipe or any true coffee cake, this breakfast item is traditionally served with a piping hot cup of coffee, which is how it received its name.
Depending on which country you live in, every county has its own version. In England, it’s a sponge cake; in the United States, we bring images of the coffee cake above, filled with ground cinnamon, and more cake-like than other countries’ version.
WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?
Upon your first bite, you will taste the ground cinnamon flavor with the buttery and rich cake.
If you want to add some other flavors to your coffee cake to enhance the flavor, add some cocoa powder, maple syrup and change out the nuts for walnuts or diced macadamia nuts. And for a real coffee-rich flavor, add some coffee into the batter.
HOW DO YOU KEEP IT MOIST?
The key to this cake being both rich and moist is the addition of both brown and granulated sugar.
The key is to cream the butters together to create an airy cake., the coffee cake will air-fry up beautifully, light, and fluffy. Since when you cream the butter and sugars together, they create air pockets in the batter, making the cake fluffy.
HOW DO YOU STORE IT?
If you have any leftovers, let it cool to room temperature. Then place the leftovers into an airtight container, and place them on the counter.
If you want to keep it longer than 2-3 days, I suggest that you place the airtight container into the refrigerator. It will last about a week.
CAN YOU FREEZE IT?
Yes, let the coffee cake cool to room temperature, and then cut the coffee cake into pieces. Wrap the pieces into pieces, wrapping the coffee cake in plastic wrap, and then place it into a freezer bag. The coffee cake will last about 1-2 months.
To serve, place the frozen coffee cake onto the counter until it’s room temperature. You can always heat it in the microwave or air fryer.
SOME PRO TIPS FOR MAKING NINJA FOODI COPYCAT STARBUCKS COFFEE CAKE
- Make sure that your baking pan is properly greased with cooking spray. I often find that using the baking spray, which includes flour, helps the pan slid out after air frying.
- Make sure that the cake is properly cooked. Put a toothpick into the center of the cake before removing it from the air fryer.
Some Other Great & Easy Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes-
- AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY DONUTS
- AIR FRYER FRUITY PEBBLES FRENCH TOAST
- EASY AIR FRYER 2 INGREDIENT WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY BAGELS
- AIR FRYER GLAZED DONUTS
WHAT IS A NINJA FOODI?
This year, a Ninja Foodi is so popular because it combines two appliances: the Pressure Cooker and an Air Fryer. It is very much like the new Instant Pot Lid. It changes out the lid for each function, one lid for the Pressure Cooker and one lid for the Air Fryer.
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Nothing beats a great pipping hot cup of coffee and a piece of Starbucks Classic Coffee Cake. Today, I tried my hand at making a copycat version, and it was oh so good, and more importantly, kid-approved.
- 1 cup room temperature butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour (I used all-purpose)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
- 1/3 cup half and a half or light cream
- 1 cup flour (I used all-purpose)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup room temperature butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup diced pecan (optional)
- Start by making the batter in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix well.
- Then add in the eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, and a half and half, mix well.
- Pour the batter into a prepared pan (a pan that oven-safe and has been sprayed with either olive oil or non-stick cooking spray)
- Then make your topping in a large bowl (or the same bowl that you made the batter in) add the flour, brown sugar, butter, and ground cinnamon. Then fold in the diced pecans.
- Spread the topping over the batter. Place the pan into the air fryer tray or basket. Set the temperature to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting, or air fryer crisp, for 12 minutes.
- Note: The exact time is going to depend on a few factors, the size of the pan you used, obviously the smaller pan you use, the faster it will air-fry, and the air fryer model you have. If the cake is not made, after the 12 minutes, add another 5 minutes, and keep on air frying until the toothpick you stick in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
- Let rest before cutting into the cake.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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