Heavenly Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake Recipe

There is nothing quite like starting your day with a slice of warm, freshly baked coffee cake. And if you’re a fan of fruity flavors that balance the sweetness, then you’re in luck. I have just the recipe in mind – the Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake.

This delightful cake combines two of my favorite fruits, blueberries and peaches, and transforms them into a delicious breakfast treat or dessert. The aroma of the fresh blueberries and juicy peaches topped with a brown sugar crumb topping will have your mouth watering even before you take your first bite.

But what really makes this recipe special is that it’s not just any ordinary coffee cake. What I love most about this Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake is how its combination of textures and flavours creates an experience almost akin to having a slice of peach cobbler, peach crumble or apple blueberry cake – just without all the fuss that homemade pie crusts and layers involve!

So whether you have fresh fruit on hand or reach for some canned peaches and fresh blueberries from the store, this recipe promises to be a simple yet flavorful addition to your breakfast table or dessert tray.

So go ahead, preheat your oven to 350F (180C) and let’s create some magic together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake
Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake Recipe is sure to become your new favorite for breakfast or brunch! Here’s why you’ll love it:

Firstly, the combination of blueberries and peaches is simply divine. This coffee cake has a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess that will tantalize your taste buds. Plus, the blueberries and peaches burst with juicy flavor during baking, making each bite even more delicious.

Secondly, built with buttery cake-like texture , this coffee cake reminds us of a wholesome muffin but with a more buttery and crumbly flavor. Even better, it can be eaten in either chewy bites or crumbly crumbs that would satisfy both sides of your sweet tooth.

Thirdly, this recipe is easy to make. It requires only simple ingredients like flour, sugar, baking powder, and ground cinnamon but gives you extraordinary results for little effort. Whip up the batter in no time and pop it in the oven to let it bake to perfection.

Lastly, this recipe allows for versatility as variations can be made based on your preference. You can use fresh or canned peaches or use different types of berries such as raspberries or blackberries. Plus, the recipe can be transformed into gluten-free by using gluten-free flour or dairy-free by using plant-based alternatives like coconut oil and almond milk.

Overall, this Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake Recipe is a must-try! Whether you are serving guests at a brunch gathering or simply looking for a sweet treat to brighten up your morning routine, this cake will not disappoint.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven with every bite!
A slice of heaven with every bite!

To make this blueberry peach coffee cake, here is what you will need:

For the Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh or canned, drained and patted dry blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh or canned, drained and patted dry peaches (about 2 peaches), chopped into small pieces

For the Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

Note: If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Also, if you don’t have fresh peaches or blueberries, you can use frozen ones, just make sure to thaw them completely first.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfectly indulgent breakfast treat.
Perfectly indulgent breakfast treat.

Now that we have covered the ingredient list for this Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake Recipe, it’s time to move on to the recipe how-to. This coffee cake recipe has two main components: the cake and the crumb topping. In order to achieve a delicious and moist breakfast treat, it is important to follow the instructions properly.

  • Step 1: Preheat Oven

First things first, preheat your oven to 350°F. This will ensure that the oven is at the proper temperature for baking by the time you’re ready to put your coffee cake in.

  • Step 2: Combine Flour Mixture

To make the cake batter, combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl: 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Mix everything together thoroughly using a whisk or fork.

  • Step 3: Add Wet Ingredients

After combining your dry ingredients, add in your wet ingredients one by one while continuing to whisk/stir everything together. First, add 1 stick of melted butter (8 tablespoons) and continue mixing until ingredients are well incorporated. Then, mix in ⅔ cup of milk and mix until you have a thick batter.

  • Step 4: Fold In Blueberries and Peaches

Now it’s time for the fruit! (The best part!) Add in 1 cup of fresh blueberries and one peeled and diced peach to your batter. Fold them in gently with a spatula until they are evenly distributed throughout your mixture.

  • Step 5: Make Crumble Topping

In a small bowl, make your crumb topping by mixing together; ⅓ cup of sugar, ¼ cup of all-purpose flour, and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Cut in 4 tablespoons (½ stick) of cold butter and mix everything together until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

  • Step 6: Bake

For the final step, pour your cake batter into a greased 9 inch round cake pan. Sprinkle your crumb topping evenly over your cake mixture, and bake in your preheated oven for 45-50 minutes. Check the coffee cake by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, then it’s good to go!

Once cooked, let the cake cool in the pan for about 10-15 minutes before cutting into slices and serving.

Serving suggestion: Enjoy your Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea for maximum flavor adventure.

This recipe can be easily adjusted to accommodate different tastes and needs. Please check out our “Substitutions and Variations” section for more tips on adding and switching some ingredients.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect pairing of blueberries and peaches.
The perfect pairing of blueberries and peaches.

As a barista and coffee lover, I understand the need to switch things up and add personal touches to recipes. This blueberry peach coffee cake recipe is versatile enough to be adapted to your liking by making some simple substitutions and variations.

For those looking for a healthier option, try swapping out half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour or almond flour. You can also reduce the amount of sugar used in both the cake and crumb topping by substituting it with honey or maple syrup.

If you don’t have fresh peaches on hand, you can still make this delicious cake by using canned peaches instead. Simply drain them before slicing and arranging them on top of the batter.

For a twist on the classic blueberry peach combination, you can experiment with other fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, or even apples. If using apples, adding ground cinnamon to the crumb topping will give it that classic apple-cinnamon flavor.

Another variation to try is switching out sour cream for plain Greek yogurt. This will provide a tangy twist to the already moist and fluffy texture of the cake.

If you are interested in gluten-free options, try using gluten-free all-purpose flour or almond flour instead of regular flour. For those who prefer dairy-free options, coconut oil or vegan butter can be used in place of traditional butter.

The possibilities for substitution and variation are endless with this blueberry peach coffee cake recipe. Don’t be afraid to get creative and tailor it to your preferences!

Serving and Pairing

 Simply scrumptious and flavorful coffee cake.
Simply scrumptious and flavorful coffee cake.

Once your Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake is baked to perfection and cooled, it’s time to slice and serve this scrumptious treat. But what’s the best way to enjoy this cake, you ask? Let me give you some serving suggestions!

First off, how about a hot cup of coffee to compliment the flavors of this delightful coffee cake? Coffee and cake are a match made in heaven, hence the name “Coffee Cake”. The warm spice of cinnamon in this cake pairs perfectly with a rich and bold cup of coffee. Brew your coffee strong and add a touch of cream for a decadent treat.

If you’re craving something cool instead, try pairing your Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. This will give you creamy sweetness that balances out the tartness of the blueberries and peaches in the cake.

This delicious cake is also versatile enough to pair with other desserts. Serve it alongside a bowl of fresh fruits or with peach crumble for an added layer of sweetness.

Lastly, don’t limit yourself to serving this as a dessert; it can also be enjoyed as an indulgent breakfast treat. Pair it with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey for extra sweetness.

Whatever your preferences may be, I recommend serving this Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake with your favorite accompaniment for an unforgettable treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Layers of buttery crumble goodness.
Layers of buttery crumble goodness.

I know that it can be hectic to pull off a baking project on the day you plan to serve it. That’s why I recommend making this Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake in advance. This coffee cake recipe can be prepared, stored, and reheated without losing its taste or texture.

To make ahead:

Prepare your blueberry peach coffee cake recipe as directed, but leave the crumb topping off. Once the cake is completely cooled, tightly wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Then prepare the crumb topping and add it when you are ready to serve.

To store:

If you have some leftovers, simply cover the slices of blueberry peach coffee cake with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 4 days.

To reheat:

Before serving, remove the plastic wrap or foil from your slices of coffee cake and microwave each slice for about 10 seconds to bring them back to life. You can also preheat your oven at 350F (180C), place the slices of coffee cake onto a baking sheet, cover them with aluminum foil, and heat them up until warm (about 8-10 minutes).

Remember not to freeze this blueberry peach coffee cake as you might lose some quality, texture, and flavor by doing so.

Following these tips will ensure that your leftover pieces of blueberry peach coffee cake remain moist and delicious when reheating. Allowing you to enjoy this heavenly combination again while sipping on a hot and fresh cup of peach or blueberry coffee!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Sink your fork into a generous slice.
Sink your fork into a generous slice.

Now that you have the ingredients and recipe instructions, let’s go over some tips to make sure you end up with the perfect Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake.

1. Use Fresh or Canned Fruits: While fresh fruits are the best, canned fruits can also be used. If using canned fruits, be sure to drain them well before adding to the recipe.

2. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: For best results, it is advisable to use room temperature butter and eggs. Room temperature ingredients mix better and ensure that your batter is smooth and evenly mixed.

3. Don’t Overmix the Batter: When making any cake recipe, overmixing the batter can result in a dense and tough cake. So, mix your batter gently until all ingredients are just combined.

4. Avoid Opening the Oven Door: It’s essential to keep an eye on your cake while it’s baking, but avoid opening the oven door too often as it will cause a drop in temperature and affect baking time.

5. Test for Doneness: Every oven is different, so it’s important to know when your cake is done by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, then the cake is fully baked.

6. Let It Rest Before Serving: Once your Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake is out of the oven, let it cool on a wire rack for ten minutes before serving or transferring it to a plate.

7. Store Leftovers Properly: Store any leftover coffee cake in an airtight container either in the fridge or at room temperature depending on humidity conditions of your area.

By following these tips, you can ensure a perfectly moist and delicious Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake every time.

FAQ

As a barista, I understand that even the simplest of recipes can have questions emerge through the cooking process. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about this Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake recipe along with my answers and suggestions for handling those issues.

What’s the difference between a buckle and a coffee cake?

When it comes to baked goods, what distinguishes a “buckle” from a “coffee cake”? In essence, a buckle is a fruit-infused cake with a streusel topping, while coffee cake refers to any type of cake that pairs well with coffee or other warm beverages.

What makes coffee cake different?

Coffee cake, also known as kaffekuchen, is a delicious cake that consists of a single layer infused with a sweet cinnamon flavor and topped with a streusel made from flour, butter, and sugar. Additionally, it is common to find variations of coffee cake with fruit, and blueberry being the most popular choice among them. It is also possible to find variations of this cake with a streusel filling layered inside.

Why is it called a coffee cake muffin?

These muffins are inspired by the classic American coffee cake, but don’t actually contain any coffee. Instead, they’re made with a pound cake base and topped with a generous layer of cinnamon streusel. These muffins make the perfect pairing with a piping hot cup of coffee or a frothy latte.

Is coffee cake a thing?

When it comes to coffee cake, there are two types to consider. One variety is a sponge cake infused with the rich taste of coffee. The other type, commonly found in the United States, is a delectable sweet treat meant to be paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea. This type of coffee cake is typically round in shape, consisting of two layers with a filling of coffee butter icing separating them. The cake may also be topped with this icing.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make coffee cake recipe, then look no further than this blueberry peach coffee cake. With its perfect combination of warm cinnamon, fresh blueberries, and juicy peaches, this cake will leave you feeling satisfied and content. You won’t be able to resist going back for second helpings!

This recipe is perfect for any occasion such as birthdays, brunches, or even just a casual morning breakfast. The best part about it is that it’s versatile and can be modified to suit your personal preferences. Whether you want to add in some nuts or swap out the peaches for another fruit, this recipe can adapt to your taste.

So why not give this blueberry peach coffee cake recipe a try? You won’t be disappointed! Thank you for reading my recipe article and happy baking!

Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake

Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake Recipe

A co-worker brought this to work for our weekly meeting. This is so quick and easy but tastes great!!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 335.2 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box blueberry muffin mix (make sure it is one with real blueberries)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can peaches, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Drain peaches and blueberries. Spread fruit on paper towels to drain.
  • Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter and set aside.
  • Mix muffin batter as directed, except do not fold in blueberries. Spread batter in a greased 8 inch square pan.
  • Top with drained blueberries and peach slices. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the fruit.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutrition

Serving: 135gCalories: 335.2kcalCarbohydrates: 58.6gProtein: 4.4gFat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 7.6mgSodium: 380.5mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 13.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Berries, Breads, Breakfast, Fruit, Healthy, Low Protein
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