Coffee Cake Recipe + Delicious Starbucks® Caffè Latte

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Three Delicious Starbucks® Caffè Latte Flavors are Coming Home: Mocha, Vanilla and Caramel

Being a coffee fanatic, I set out to find a great-tasting home latte.  I first looked at home latte machines, but I wasn’t too excited about losing counter space to another big kitchen item.  I’ve had my Keurig® machine for years and it always comes through: it makes great-tasting coffee and is perfect for families on-the- go like mine.  I was thrilled to hear that not only are there lattes available for Keurig® brewers, but that they’re also from Starbucks®!  I am stoked to be able to enjoy the unparalleled taste of Starbucks® Caffè Latte in the comfort of my robe or jammies right at home!


One of the best things about the Starbucks® Caffé Latte K-Cup® pods  is that they come in three flavor varieties.  I’ve tried all three of them, here are my thoughts on each:

Mocha – for me, a latte should always be creamy and the creamy mocha flavor and texture of the Mocha Caffè Latte  has a luscious taste that is spot-on.   I tend to reach for mocha when I want an after-dinner latte with a dessert.

Caramel – I have a soft spot for caramel and have been ordering caramel lattes from Starbucks® for years.  I am picky about sweet flavors that I enjoy in the morning: fruit and orange juice are definitely ok and so is a bit of caramel in my latte.  The Caramel Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-cup® smells and tastes great, and I add a touch of creamer, which, in my opinion, results in the perfect latte taste.  My husband loves it without any creamer.  I like how the caramel isn’t overly sweet.

Vanilla – for those of you who like a full vanilla latte flavor, this one is for you!  I wasn’t sure what the at-home brewing experience would bring, but each cup is flavorful with bold taste.

I made a coffee cake that contains no coffee but pairs wonderfully with any of these Starbucks® Caffè Latte.  The time I save from using a Keurig® helps me be more productive, which sometimes results in a nice dessert for my family.  Cakes are always better with something to wash them down, be it milk, a port wine at night or a creamy latte at any meal.  So whether it’s washing down a nice breakfast cake or an after-dinner dessert, a latte for your morning routine or an afternoon treat to get you through the day, I highly recommend you try out Starbucks® Caffé Latte K-Cup® pods.

Stir, Sip, Enjoy. Signature Starbucks® latte flavors, now available in a K-Cup®






Delicious Starbucks® Caffè Latte + Coffee Cake Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Posh Journal
  • Coffee Cake recipe
  • For Coffee cake:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For streusel topping:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • For Chocolate Ganache : *optional
  • 1/2 cup   semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes. Add eggs one egg at a time, as well as vanilla and sour cream/Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl: Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the flour into the butter and sugar mixture.  Stir together with a mixer on low speed until well combined.
  2. To make the streusel topping:  In a medium-sized bowl combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter.  Stir to blend.   Spread the flour mixture into a pan then sprinkle with streusel mixture. Bake in the oven for about 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  3. *Optional: I like to serve my coffee cake with chocolate ganache and use chocolate ganache to garnish the cake. Simply pour chocolate ganache over the top of the cake.
  4. To make chocolate ganache:  Heat cream in a small saucepan, then simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate.

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  • Reply
    Nov 4, 2016 at 10:04 am

    This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Nov 4, 2016 at 10:56 am

    That looks so good! I’ve made coffee cake before, but never one like this. I can’t wait to give it a try.

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    Amanda Seghetti
    Nov 4, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I am eating my kids’ Halloween candy and wishing it was that coffee cake. I’ll be cooking it up this weekend!

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    Nicole Haas Etolen
    Nov 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Your coffee cake is fantastic! I also love Starbucks caffe latte, it makes me active. I’m gonna saved this recipe! Thanks! (wink)

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    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Wow your photos are unbelievable. This looks so good and I feel like I can reach right in and grab it, so cool!

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    Kisa Johnson
    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Oh my goodness. This looks like a coffee cake I’d actually eat! I don’t really like normal coffee cake. Not sure why, something about it’s texture. I think the chocolate on top helps this one. XD

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    Amber Killmon
    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Oh my, that cake looks amazing! Things don’t get much better than Starbucks, I thrive on that stuff!!

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    Nov 5, 2016 at 8:07 am

    That looks SO amazing! I love cakes like this, It looks really delicious. I havent been to starbucks much because i’m not a big coffee fan, but my husband loves it.

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    Nov 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

    This cake looks very good. I have always loved coffee cake. I’ll have to make this and see how it tastes. I’m sure it’s great!

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    Nov 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    WOW! That coffee cake looks divine. You had me sold the moment you said coffee! Your pictures are amazing as well. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nov 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Hello, delicious! I am all about Starbucks in the morning, but this coffee cake is OUT of this world. I’m in need of this!

  • Reply
    Ann Bacciaglia
    Nov 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I am always looking for a new dessert recipe to try. I will have to get the ingredients I need to try this.

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Nov 7, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Goodness, that cake is too pretty to eat. As a Starbucks fan, everything I eat while enjoying a cup just taste so much better.

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    Nov 7, 2016 at 8:30 am

    That cake looks amazing!!! I love a great cup of coffee to so I am loving that Starbucks!

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    Nov 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    This coffee cake looks so delicious! i love a cup of coffee with my cake!

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    Marielle Altenor
    Nov 9, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Ahh the Keurig® is my dream coffee machine!! Your cake recipe looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Nov 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    The Starbucks cake sounds amazing

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    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    Nov 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

    That cake looks lipsmackingly delicious! This would go so well with a cup of that Starbucks Coffee

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