Skinny Coffee Cake

Skinny Coffee Cake on a white plate with raspberries

Happy Friday, Everyone! It’s Friday. You deserve cake. A big ol’ slice of moist and cinnamon-y coffee cake!

Skinny Coffee Cake on a white plate with raspberries

Today I have made you skinny coffee cake! The typical slice of coffee cake can cost you anywhere from 400-500 calories and over 20 grams of fat! My skinny version contains just 225 calories and 7.9 grams of fat for a pretty generously-sized slice! The cake is so moist and I’m madly in love with that cinnamon sugar swirl!

Yield: 10 servings

Skinny Coffee Cake

Skinny Coffee Cake

Skinny Coffee Cake - a low-fat coffee cake recipe with half the fat and calories! Swirled with cinnamon - this is a delicious treat!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the cake:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup non-fat buttermilk

For the filling:

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a bundt pan or spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs, yogurt, and the sour cream until well-combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the cake flour, salt, and baking powder. Adding a little bit at a time, mix in the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in the buttermilk. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. To prepare the filling, stir in the dark brown sugar and granulated sugar in with the melted butter. Stir in the cinnamon.
  5. Pour about half of the cake batter into the bundt pan. Take the filling and spread it evenly around the bundt pan and in the middle of the batter. Take the remaining batter and spread over the filling. Using a knife, swirl the filling in with the cake, going around the pan about three times.
  6. Bake the cake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow for the cake to cool completely before removing the cake from the pan. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and sugar or top with a glaze (it’s your choice!).

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 slice

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 8g

    Skinny Coffee Cake on a white plate with raspberries

    Skinny Coffee Cake



    1. I love coffee cakes, especially with all that cinnamon…off to check out the new site!

    2. I love lighter coffee cakes! I’m checking this out…it looks delicious.

    3. This scrumptious coffee cake is skinny?! What the what? Pass it this way, STAT.

    4. Congrats on being part of a new foodie website! If this is the sort of recipe over there, I will be making lots of visits. It looks terrific!

    5. I actually found you via My Cooking Spot. Congrats!

      This recipe look amazing. It also looks super moist, which is generally my complaint about coffee cakes. Bien fait!

    6. Yummm! I love coffee cake, and especially a lightened up version!

    7. Congratulations! Your coffee cake looks amazing! Going to go check out the recipe!

    8. I love coffee cakes…but they don’t love me. Heading over right now for a skinnier recipe!

    9. This looks like Starbucks’ version of their skinny coffee cake.. but about a zillion times better! I love that crusty, sugary top!!

    10. I’m up for anything that looks that good and can be called skinny! Gotta go check out this new site. :)

    11. I love coffeecake and I can’t wait to try this version. It looks delicious!

    12. Coffee cake without the guilt–heck yes! This looks so good, Steph. Going to check out the recipe now.

    13. This looks wonderful! I get the reduced fat coffee cake at Starbucks quite a bit and this looks even better! I will have to try it out!

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