Delicious Blackberry Coffee Cake Recipe for Breakfast

As a barista, I know that coffee is more than just a drink; it’s a part of our lifestyle. And what better way to complement a hot cup of coffee than with a delicious slice of Blackberry Coffee Cake? In this recipe, you’ll find the perfect blend of sweetness and tartness from the blackberries and the moist texture that will make your taste buds sing.

This delectable cake is easy to make, perfect for breakfast or as a dessert, and it’s even better when shared with friends and family. Not only is this Blackberry Coffee Cake recipe super easy to make, but it also uses ingredients that you might already have in your pantry! You don’t have to be an expert baker to master this recipe, and I guarantee that once you try it, you’ll want to make it again and again.

So let’s preheat the oven, roll up our sleeves, and get started on creating one of the most delicious coffee cakes ever – the Blackberry Coffee Cake. Let’s go!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Blackberry Coffee Cake
Blackberry Coffee Cake

Picture this: a slice of rich, warm coffee cake with a layer of juicy blackberries nestled in the middle, and a crumbly streusel topping that delivers the perfect buttery crunch. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, then I don’t know what will!

But let me tell you why this blackberry coffee cake recipe is more than just a feast for the senses. Made with simple and wholesome ingredients like unsalted butter, sour cream, and fresh blackberries, this recipe is as nutritious as it is delicious. The streusel mix of crunchy walnuts and warm spices like cinnamon adds depth and texture to every bite.

And here’s the best part: you don’t need to be an expert baker to whip up this masterpiece! With easy-to-follow steps and the convenience of pantry staples like flour, sugar, baking powder, and eggs, you can get started in no time.

Perfect for breakfast or dessert (or honestly anytime you’re feeling indulgent), this cake is suitable for any occasion. Plus, with its rustic charm and delicate balance of flavors, it’s sure to impress your friends and family.

So whether you’re a coffee lover looking for a new favorite brew or just someone who enjoys good food, give this blackberry coffee cake recipe a try. Trust me, one bite isn’t enough!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with this delicious Blackberry Coffee Cake!
Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with this delicious Blackberry Coffee Cake!

To create this delicious blackberry coffee cake, you will need a list of ingredients that can be easily found in your local grocery store. Make sure to check and double-check that you have all the required ingredients before getting started.

Here are the Ingredients You Will Need:

  • For the Cake:

    • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 3 eggs, at room temperature
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 cup blackberry puree (made by blending fresh or frozen blackberries until smooth)
  • For the Streusel Topping:

    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • For the Glaze:

    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons blackberry puree

These ingredients will help you make a super moist and tasty blackberry coffee cake that is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack!

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect blend of fruity flavors and aromatic coffee that will brighten up your mornings.
A perfect blend of fruity flavors and aromatic coffee that will brighten up your mornings.

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, let’s start making this fantastic Blackberry Coffee Cake! This recipe is super easy to follow and perfect for anyone looking to make an indulgent and delicious breakfast cake.

Preparing the Batter

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream together 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of room temperature unsalted butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add in 3 eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition.
  5. Mix in 1/2 cup of sour cream along with 1/4 cup of brewed strong blackberry coffee.

Adding the Blackberries

  1. Gently fold in 2 cups of fresh or frozen blackberries into the batter until well distributed.
  2. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan.

Making the Streusel Topping

  1. To make the streusel topping, mix together in a small bowl:

    • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons of packed brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
    • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) cold cubed unsalted butter
    • Optional: Add in chopped walnuts for added crunch or a pinch more cinnamon for extra spiciness.
  2. Sprinkle half of the streusel topping over the batter in the pan.

Adding the Remaining Batter and Streusel

  1. Pour the remaining half of the batter over the streusel layer, then sprinkle the other half of the streusel toppings above it.
  2. Use a knife to make a few swirls throughout the batter to ensure that the blackberries and streusel get well-distributed while baking.

Baking and Glazing

  1. Bake the cake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  2. Let it cool for at least 10 minutes before releasing from the pan.
  3. To prepare a glaze, mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of blackberry juice or water until smooth.
  4. Drizzle the glaze on top of your Blackberry Coffee Cake before serving.

Enjoy your delicious and fragrant coffee cake, perfect for breakfast or anytime you want something sweet!

Substitutions and Variations

 With every bite of this coffee cake, relish the juicy blackberries that burst with flavor in your mouth.
With every bite of this coffee cake, relish the juicy blackberries that burst with flavor in your mouth.

If you want to switch things up and customize your blackberry coffee cake, there are several substitutions and variations you can make to this recipe.

For a nut-free version, simply omit the walnuts in the streusel topping or substitute them with chopped almonds or pecans. You can also add a handful of fresh blackberries to the batter for an extra burst of flavor.

If you prefer a healthier option, you can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, or substitute half of the flour with almond flour. You can also replace some of the sugar with honey or maple syrup.

For a gluten-free version, use a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend in place of regular flour. Make sure to also use gluten-free baking powder and baking soda.

To make this recipe vegan, replace the eggs with flax eggs or chia eggs. You can also use non-dairy butter and sour cream alternatives such as vegan cream cheese or coconut whipped cream.

If you want to try a different fruit variation, consider making blackberry peach coffee cake by topping your cake with fresh slices of peaches or swapping out the blackberries altogether for another fruit such as blueberries or raspberries.

Overall, there are many ways to experiment with this blackberry coffee cake recipe and make it your own. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try out different flavor combinations until you find your perfect cake.

Serving and Pairing

 A match made in heaven, coffee and blackberries give this coffee cake a unique twist that you will love.
A match made in heaven, coffee and blackberries give this coffee cake a unique twist that you will love.

This blackberry coffee cake is perfect for breakfast or as an after-dinner treat. It pairs nicely with a hot cup of coffee or tea, which complements the warm and inviting flavors of the cake.

When serving this delectable dessert, you can cut it into squares or slices depending on your preference. If you have guests over, you can also set out some fresh blackberries or powdered sugar to sprinkle on top of the baked creation for an extra layer of flavor and visual appeal.

For an extra-special treat, try serving this blackberry coffee cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. The creamy and cool contrast nicely to the warm and moist texture of the cake, rounding out the taste experience.

If you want to get creative with your pairing options, consider trying some almond milk in your beverage for a nutty twist, or switch up your fruit toppings by adding some fresh peach slices for a sweet summery flavor.

No matter how you choose to serve or pair this blackberry coffee cake, one thing is for sure: it’s bound to be a hit with anyone who tries it. So grab a slice (or two) and enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Observe the perfectly golden-brown crust of this coffee cake and dive into its soft and spongy texture.
Observe the perfectly golden-brown crust of this coffee cake and dive into its soft and spongy texture.

One of the great things about this blackberry coffee cake recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored easily. This allows you to make the cake in advance, and have it on hand for a quick and easy breakfast, snack or dessert.

To make the cake ahead of time, you can bake it and then let it cool completely. Then, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze the cake by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and then placing it in an airtight container or freezer bag for several weeks.

When reheating the cake, simply remove it from the fridge or freezer, unwrap it and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. You can then reheat the entire cake in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can slice a piece of the cake and heat it up in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

The taste and texture may vary slightly after reheating, but overall, this blackberry coffee cake maintains its delicious flavor even after a few days of storing. With these tips, you can easily prepare and store this recipe so that you can enjoy this delicious treat anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get your hands on fresh
Get your hands on fresh

When it comes to baking a coffee cake, there’s no better way to start your day. And if you are looking for a way to incorporate fresh blackberries into your breakfast, the blackberry coffee cake recipe is a perfect choice. But as with any recipe, there are always some tips and tricks that make the outcome even better. Here are my tips for achieving a perfectly moist and flavorful blackberry coffee cake.

Firstly, quality ingredients are key to any great recipe, and this is especially true when it comes to blackberry coffee cake. Using fresh or frozen blackberries will make a major difference in the flavor profile of your baked good. So opt to use high-quality, fresh ingredients whenever possible.

Secondly, the proportion of wet and dry ingredients is very important. If the ratio between wet and dry ingredients is not correct, the texture of the cake will be affected. In this recipe, using sour cream ensures a super-moist crumb while eggs provide structure and richness.

Thirdly, don’t forget about the topping! A good streusel topping can make all the difference in enhancing texture and flavor. When making your crumb topping, aim for a nice balance between buttery richness and crunchy texture. Adding chopped walnuts will give nice nuttiness to complement with your blackberry flavors.

Fourthly, keeping an eye on your bake time will ensure that your cake doesn’t come out over or under-cooked. Always preheat your oven properly before starting so that the heat controls evenly throughout its chamber. Generally speaking baking between 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees F is perfect.

Lastly, Blackberry coffee cake pairs perfectly with coffee but if you wanna serve it for dessert make sure you add vanilla ice cream or drizzle some glaze on top by combining powdered sugar with freshly squeezed lemon juice or milk(depends on taste preference). You’ll love this addition as much as I do!

Now that you’ve got these tips up your sleeves, you are ready to bake the perfect blackberry coffee cake!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, if you are a coffee and dessert lover, the blackberry coffee cake recipe is a must-try for you. With its rich and aromatic taste of blackberries and streusel topping, it is sure to satisfy your craving for a sweet breakfast or afternoon snack. And not just that, this recipe is also super easy to make, and you can even modify it to suit your preferences by trying out different variations or substitutions.

So why settle for store-bought snacks or boring old breakfast when you can whip up this delicious cake in no time? You can even impress your friends and family with your baking skills by sharing the recipe with them, or serving it at your next social gathering.

One thing to keep in mind when making this cake is to follow the tips and recommendations mentioned in this article closely. From preheating the oven to using fresh ingredients, each step plays a crucial role in achieving perfect results. And don’t forget to save some leftovers as they taste great even after storing or reheating.

So go ahead and try out this amazing blackberry coffee cake recipe today! I guarantee that you won’t regret it!

Blackberry Coffee Cake

Blackberry Coffee Cake Recipe

First Street Haven, Port Angeles, Washington. A hidden layer of fresh blackberries makes for a tasty surprise in this simple coffee cake. Other berries in season can be used as well, either solo or mixed in a jumbleberry version. This cake is at home both on the breakfast table and as an afternoon snack with a steaming cup of tea. Source: The Best Northwest Places Cookbook (Volume 2), Cynthia C. Nims.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 377.4 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups blackberries


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • FOR THE TOPPING, stir together the sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in a small bowl until evenly mixed.
  • Set aside.
  • PREHEAT THE OVEN to 350°F Butter a 9- by 13-inch baking dish.
  • IN A LARGE BOWL, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda and stir to evenly mix.
  • Add the sour cream, melted butter, and eggs, stirring gently until the batter is just evenly blended.
  • Avoid overmixing or the cake will lose some of its lightness.
  • POUR A GENEROUS half of the batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  • Scatter the berries on the batter and pour the remaining batter over them, spreading it evenly (some of the berries may seem too close to the surface, but they'll settle during baking).
  • Sprinkle the topping evenly over the batter and bake until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
  • LET THE COFFEE CAKE cool slightly before cutting it into squares to serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 131gCalories: 377.4kcalCarbohydrates: 45.8gProtein: 5.6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10.4gCholesterol: 72.5mgSodium: 131.6mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 26.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Berries, Breads, Breakfast, Fruit, Kid-Friendly, Lunch
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