Delicious Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe

Welcome, coffee lovers, to my Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe! As a passionate barista and a food enthusiast, I absolutely love creating delicious and unique beverages and treats that combine the best of both worlds. And this coffee cake recipe is no exception.

Picture this: a warm and moist slice of cake, packed with juicy blueberries and tangy crushed pineapple, paired with your favorite cup of coffee. The perfect way to start your day or treat yourself to a midday snack. I know I can’t resist it!

Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, this recipe is easy to follow and yields consistently wonderful results. So don’t be afraid to give it a try and impress your friends and family with an unforgettable treat.

In the next sections, we will explore why you’ll love this recipe, go over the ingredient list in detail, provide step-by-step instructions on how to make it, suggest some variations and substitutions for you to experiment with, present serving and pairing suggestions, discuss how to make-ahead, store and reheat your cake, share some tips for perfect results every time, answer some frequently asked questions, and finally conclude our journey together.

So grab your apron, preheat that oven, gather all the ingredients (don’t worry – you probably have most of them in your pantry already), and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake
Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake

Are you looking for a new twist on your morning coffee routine? Look no further than this delicious Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake! With its perfect balance of fresh blueberries and sweet crushed pineapple, this cake delivers a flavor explosion that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

What’s even better is that it’s not just about the flavor. This cake recipe is the perfect combination of moist and fluffy to deliver the ultimate breakfast indulgence. Each bite melts in your mouth as you savor the delicious taste, creating a warm feeling in your belly that will make any day start off on the right foot.

But this recipe isn’t just for breakfast. Its versatility makes it ideal for serving as a dessert or an afternoon snack. Whether you’re enjoying it with your morning cup of coffee, sharing it with friends at brunch, or indulging in it after dinner, there is never a bad time for Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake!

So give into temptation and whip up this delectable masterpiece today. Trust us, once you try this recipe, you’ll be hooked and wanting to savor every last crumb!

Ingredient List

 Don't let your morning routine be boring, try our Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake!
Don’t let your morning routine be boring, try our Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake!

Here are all the ingredients you will need to make this delicious Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe:

For the cake:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (if frozen, do not thaw)
  • 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

This ingredient list may look overwhelming, but don’t let that scare you off! Most of these items can be found in your pantry or easily bought at your local grocery store. Plus, I promise the end result will be worth it.

The Recipe How-To

 Start your day with a burst of flavor and color! Our Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake is a delightful treat for your senses.
Start your day with a burst of flavor and color! Our Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake is a delightful treat for your senses.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to get into the fun part – baking that delicious Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake. Follow these simple steps and transform your ingredients into a delightful cake with a great blend of flavors.

Preheat Your Oven

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).

Prepare Your Baking Dish

Step 2: Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter to prevent the cake from sticking.

Mix Ingredients

Step 3: In a large bowl, mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup oil until smooth.

Step 4: Add 2 large eggs and whisk for a minute or two until well combined.

Step 5: To this mixture, add 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 6: Pour in 1 cup buttermilk, mixing alternately with the sugar mixture until you use all of the buttermilk. Mix well.

Add Fruits

Step 7: Gently fold in 2 cups fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries and an 8 oz. can of well-drained crushed pineapple into the mixture.

Pour And Bake

Step 8: Pour batter evenly into your prepared baking dish.

Step 9: Sprinkle the top with the streusel topping, made by mixing together 1/3 cup of granulated sugar, 1/3 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of melted butter or margarine, and 1 tsp cinnamon, as well as 1 cup chopped pecans (optional).

Step 10: Finally, bake the cake for around 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cooling And Serving

Step 11: Allow the cake to cool for about 15-20 minutes before slicing into it. Serve warm or at room temperature with your favorite cup of coffee.

Now you have your perfect and tasty Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake, ready to be served!

Substitutions and Variations

 There's nothing more heartwarming than having a freshly baked Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake on your table on a chilly morning.
There’s nothing more heartwarming than having a freshly baked Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake on your table on a chilly morning.

Are you allergic to nuts or simply not a fan of their taste and texture? No worries! You can easily omit the pecans in this recipe, without affecting the overall taste or texture of the cake.

If fresh blueberries aren’t in season or available, you can use frozen blueberries instead. Simply thaw them before adding them to the batter, and make sure to drain any extra juice to prevent the cake from becoming too soggy.

Crushed pineapple is an essential ingredient in this recipe, but you can switch things up by using canned pineapple tidbits, chunks or rings. Just remember to pick those packed in 100% pineapple juice, as opposed to heavy syrup.

For a more decadent twist, why not try lemon blueberry cream cheese filling? For this, you will need an additional 8-ounce package of cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the juice and zest of one lemon and one cup of fresh blueberries. Beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth, then stir in the lemon juice and zest. Fold in the blueberries gently before pouring it into the center of the batter. Use a knife or skewer to swirl the filling and batter together before baking.

Looking for a shortcut? You can also swap out some of the ingredients for packaged alternatives to streamline your baking process. Try using a yellow cake mix instead of all-purpose flour, brown sugar and granulated sugar altogether. Or take it up a notch by making a pineapple-blueberry dump cake that requires only four ingredients – yellow cake mix, crushed pineapple, blueberries (fresh or frozen), and butter – all dumped into a baking dish and baked until golden brown.

The options for substitutions and variations are endless with this Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake recipe. Feel free to experiment with your own unique twists and flavor combinations; you never know what delectable creation you might come up with!

Serving and Pairing

 Golden crust, juicy blueberries, and tangy pineapples make our Coffee Cake a true winner!
Golden crust, juicy blueberries, and tangy pineapples make our Coffee Cake a true winner!

Have you ever tasted a slice of warm Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake served with a steaming cup of blueberry coffee in the morning? It’s like a symphony of flavors! This cake is versatile enough to be served as a decadent brunch dish, a breakfast cake or a dessert after dinner. Each slice is bursting with juicy blueberries, tangy pineapple and the perfect blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.

One perfect pairing for this coffee cake is, of course, a hot cup of blueberry coffee. The fruity notes in the coffee will perfectly complement the flavors of the cake. You can also serve it with black tea for an afternoon tea party or with iced tea for a refreshing summer treat.

Another suggestion is to top the slice with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a cozy winter dessert. Imagine how warm your house will feel when you bake this cake just before your guests arrive on a cold winter day!

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing the cake with a glass of sweet Moscato wine or Prosecco. The sweetness of the wine compliments the sweet tones in the cake, while softening any bitterness in its taste profile.

So go ahead and enjoy this delicious treat any time of day! There’s no right or wrong way to pair it – just let your taste buds guide you towards your own perfect pairing.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Breakfast has never tasted better! Our Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake is moist, flavorful, and easy to make.
Breakfast has never tasted better! Our Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake is moist, flavorful, and easy to make.

The Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake is a delightful treat that you can store or freeze, making it a perfect recipe for those who love to have a quick and easy breakfast or snack at arm’s length. The good news is that you don’t need to prepare the coffee cake right before serving; you can make it ahead of time and still enjoy its taste and freshness!

To make-ahead, you can bake the coffee cake fully, let it cool to room temperature, and then store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. Alternatively, you can wrap portions in foil or plastic wrap and freeze them for up to one month.

When it’s time to reheat the Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake, you can either use the microwave or oven. To reheat in the microwave, place one slice on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about 20 seconds. If you have multiple slices, arrange them on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 30-45 seconds depending on your microwave’s power.

For reheating in the oven, preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C), place slices on a baking sheet or dish, cover with aluminum foil or a lid, and heat for up to ten minutes. Uncover the cake slices during the last two minutes of heating time to allow the topping to become crispy.

Additionally, if you want your Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake to have that freshly baked taste every time you eat it, you can make the streusel topping separately and sprinkle it over the top of each serving right before enjoying it. This way, your cake will retain its crunchiness freshness without becoming soggy over time.

Overall, making and storing this coffee cake will enable you to have some tasty treats at hand whenever cravings arise. Have fun experimenting with different ways of reheating it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make your loved one
Make your loved one

If you want your Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake to turn out perfectly every time, there are a few tips and tricks you should keep in mind. As a barista who has spent years perfecting my coffee recipes, I know that attention to detail is key when it comes to making great food and drinks. Here are some of my top tips for making sure your Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake comes out perfectly every time.

First, make sure you measure your ingredients carefully. This is especially important when it comes to the dry ingredients like flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Measuring too much or too little can throw off the balance of the recipe and result in a cake that doesn’t rise properly or is too dense. Use measuring cups and spoons to ensure accuracy.

Second, don’t overmix the batter. Once you’ve added the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix until just combined. Overmixing can toughen the cake and result in a less tender crumb. You want your cake to be light and fluffy with a soft texture – not dense or chewy.

Thirdly, make sure your oven is preheated to 350°F (175°C). This recipe has been tested at this temperature and any deviation might alters the result of the coffee cake. Preheating the oven ensures that the cake will bake evenly.

Fourthly, give yourself plenty of time for preparation. While this Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake is easy and straightforward, it still takes time to measure out all of the ingredients and mix everything together properly. Make sure you have enough time set aside so that you’re not scrambling at the last minute trying to get everything done.

Lastly, use fresh blueberries if possible! While frozen blueberries can work if fresh are unavailable, nothing beats the flavor of fresh fruit off the vine. Add them gently since they can burst in during mixing if added too roughly.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make a Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake that’s not only delicious but also beautiful in texture and flavor!

Bottom Line

Now that you’ve learned how to make this delicious blueberry-pineapple coffee cake, it’s time to get in the kitchen and start baking! Not only is this recipe easy to follow, but it’s also incredibly versatile. With numerous substitutions and variations, you can make this coffee cake your own and experiment with new flavor combinations.

But the real appeal of this recipe lies in its ability to bring people together over a warm cup of coffee and a slice of cake. Sharing food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and this coffee cake is the perfect treat to share with loved ones. It’s sure to impress at social gatherings or simply make for a cozy family breakfast.

So, whether you’re a seasoned baker or a first-timer, I encourage you to give this recipe a try. Remember to follow my tips for perfect results and have fun experimenting with different variations. And most importantly, enjoy the delicious fruits of your labor (pun intended)!

Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake

Blueberry-Pineapple Coffee Cake Recipe

Great for breakfast or brunch.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 387.7 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, well-drained


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  • In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 teaspoons cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoons salt. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, stir together sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, oil and eggs.
  • Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, stirring after addition.
  • Stir in pineapple.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  • For blueberry topping stir together all ingredients for topping.
  • Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack for 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 133gCalories: 387.7kcalCarbohydrates: 57.1gProtein: 4.5gFat: 16.7gSaturated Fat: 2.3gCholesterol: 36.1mgSodium: 273.1mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 39.5g
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