Moist Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe for Breakfast Bliss

Imagine the smell of warm, fresh coffee and a slice of moist, tender blueberry coffee cake straight from the oven, filling your kitchen. Now picture yourself taking that first delicious bite, savoring the flavors of tart blueberries and sweet cinnamon streusel.

My name is ____ and I’m a barista with a passion for baking. I’m excited to share with you my all-time favorite recipe for blueberry coffee cake. This recipe yields a cake that’s impossible to resist – it’s buttery, have melt-in-your-mouth crumbs, and is loaded with juicy blueberries.

Whether you’re hosting a brunch or treating yourself to an indulgent morning snack, this easy blueberry coffee cake recipe will satisfy your cravings. It’s perfect as a post-dinner dessert or even as a midday pick-me-up with a fresh cup of coffee.

So grab your apron, preheat your oven, and let’s get started baking the best blueberry coffee cake you’ve ever had!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

My Favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake
My Favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake

Do you love blueberries? Do you love coffee cake? Well, this recipe combines the best of both worlds in a moist and tender treat that is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

When you take a bite of this heavenly blueberry coffee cake, you’ll experience an explosion of flavor that will have you craving more. The combination of juicy blueberries, rich buttery cake and sweet cinnamon streusel is simply divine.

Not only is this coffee cake super easy to make, but it’s also a great way to impress your guests or family. It’s like serving up a slice of home-baked goodness without any of the hassle.

On top of all that, this recipe is adaptable to suit your preferences. You can easily substitute fresh or frozen blueberries, change up the spices or add a drizzle of lemon glaze for a touch of tartness.

So why not treat yourself and your loved ones to some mouth-watering blueberry coffee cake today? Trust me, once you make this recipe, it will quickly become one of your favorites!

Ingredient List

“Wake up to a slice of heaven with this Blueberry Coffee Cake!”

Let’s dive into all the necessary ingredients to make this delightful blueberry coffee cake recipe. You might find all of these ingredients to be readily available in your kitchen pantry. However, we recommend that you double-check the list with your shopping list before starting to bake. Here are the ingredients required:

For the Cake Batter:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs (use full-fat for best results)
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberries)

For the Streusel Topping:

  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice of half a lemon
  • Water as needed

Now that you’ve got your hands on all the ingredients let’s move on to how to bake this amazing Blueberry coffee cake!

The Recipe How-To

“You’ll want to savor every last crumb of this delicious treat!”

Now, it’s time to get started on the most important part of this recipe: making the blueberry coffee cake! This recipe can be split into two parts: the cake batter and the crumb topping. Don’t worry! I’ll guide you through every step.

Making the cake batter

First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, grab a large mixing bowl and stand mixer, if you have one. If not, a hand mixer will do just fine.

  • Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix them until they are well combined in a separate bowl.

  • In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter (softened) with 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar using an electric or stand mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.

  • Now it’s time to add the wet ingredients. Add in one egg at a time and mix well after each egg until thoroughly combined. Stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix again.

  • Slowly add the dry mixture (the flour mixture) to the wet mixture (the butter mixture) while alternating with 1 cup of sour cream. Combine well after each addition.

  • Toss 2 cups of fresh blueberries with 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour (this is important so they don’t sink to the bottom). Gently fold them into the cake batter by hand.

Making the crumb topping

To make the topping for this Blueberry Coffee Cake, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • Start making the topping by creaming together 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (softened) with 3/4 cup of quick oats, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a separate bowl.

  • Mix everything together until the mixture forms big crumbs.

Baking the cake

Now that you have both the cake batter and crumb topping ready, it’s time to put it all together! Grab a 9×13 inch baking pan and lightly coat with butter. Pour the batter evenly into the pan and spread out the crumb topping over the top.

  • Bake for 50-60 minutes (depending on your oven), or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.

Congrats! You just made your own delicious Blueberry Coffee Cake. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this delicious treat with a

Substitutions and Variations

“Perfect for lazy Sunday mornings or any morning that needs a little extra sweetness.”

Let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t have all the ingredients you need on hand. But that shouldn’t stop you from making a delicious blueberry coffee cake. Here are some substitutions and variations to consider:

– Gluten-free: To make this recipe gluten-free, swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. You can also add a teaspoon of xanthan gum to help with texture.

– Vegan: This recipe can easily be made vegan by swapping out the eggs for a flax or chia egg substitute. Simply whisk together 1 tablespoon of ground flax or chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 5 minutes until gelled. You can also use vegan butter and sour cream substitutes.

– Blueberries: If fresh blueberries aren’t available, frozen blueberries can be used instead. Simply thaw them in the refrigerator before using.

– Streusel: While the cinnamon streusel is delicious, you can mix things up by using chopped nuts, such as pecans or almonds, in place of some or all of the streusel mixture.

– Lemon: If you’re a fan of lemon, try adding a teaspoon of lemon zest to the batter or using lemon juice in place of some or all of the water when making the blueberry sauce.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose, remember that baking is all about experimentation and finding what works for you. So don’t be afraid to try new things and make this recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

“Whip up a batch of this incredible Blueberry Coffee Cake and watch the smiles on everyone’s faces light up!”

Once your blueberry coffee cake is done, it’s time to serve and devour it with your favorite pairing. This coffee cake can be served either warm or cool, depending on your preferences. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream, lemon curd or extra berries to take it to the next level.

Pairing this moist and tender cake with a hot cup of coffee is a no-brainer, but you can also serve it with a smoothie or fresh juice for a healthier breakfast or snack option. For more indulgent choices, you can pair it with a latte, cappuccino or iced mocha for an extra boost of caffeine.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing this blueberry coffee cake with a warm cup of tea, such as Earl Grey, Darjeeling or chamomile. The sweet and tart flavor of the blueberries perfectly complements the aromatic and herbal notes in the tea.

This cake is also great for dessert after dinner parties or events. You can pair it with dessert wines like Moscato d’Asti or Riesling to cut through the sweetness in the cake. Alternatively, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream can be added to serve this delicious blueberry coffee cake as a classic dessert.

No matter how you serve it, this blueberry coffee cake recipe is sure to impress your guests and leave them asking for seconds.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“The perfect combination of tangy blueberries and buttery cake batter.”

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing like waking up to a fresh piece of Blueberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of coffee. But when you have a busy lifestyle, it can be challenging to find the time to bake from scratch every morning. That is where this “Make-Ahead” version of the recipe comes in handy.

To prepare the cake ahead of time, simply let it cool completely before putting it in an airtight container or wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap. Then, store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, or even freeze for up to a month.

When you are ready to indulge, take out the cake from the fridge and let it rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes. To reheat individual slices, you can use a microwave or toaster oven for a quick fix. However, if you have more time, I recommend heating up the entire cake in the oven at 350°F for around 10-15 minutes or until warm.

The Blueberry Coffee Cake also makes for an excellent dessert option to serve at gatherings. Simply assemble the cake and keep it chilled overnight or until serving time. One pro tip is to add some fresh blueberries on top that will make your presentation look like a masterpiece.

Lastly, don’t forget that coffee cake pairs perfectly with coffee (duh!) or tea at any time of the day. Whether you are planning on having company over or want to treat yourself, it’s always good to have this delicious and easy Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe by your side for those special moments.

Tips for Perfect Results

“This Blueberry Coffee Cake is so good, it’ll make you want to lick the plate clean!”

Ah, the sweet smell of blueberry coffee cake fresh out of the oven. As a barista and avid coffee cake baker, I understand the importance of achieving perfect results when making this delectable treat. To help you take your blueberry coffee cake to the next level, here are my top tips for perfect results.

First, be sure to use room temperature butter and eggs. This will help the ingredients blend together more easily and create a smooth texture for the cake batter. If you don’t have time to wait for your ingredients to come to room temperature, just microwave them on low power for a few seconds.

Another important tip is to measure your ingredients precisely. Too much flour or sugar can cause your cake to be dense and dry, while too little can make it fall apart or not rise properly. Use measuring cups and spoons for accuracy.

When it comes to mixing your ingredients, make sure not to overmix the batter. Overmixing can result in a tough or dry cake. Mix until everything is just combined and then stop.

For added flavor and moisture, consider adding some sour cream or buttermilk to your batter. These dairy products will create a rich and tangy flavor that will complement the sweetness of the blueberries.

Finally, don’t forget about presentation! Scattering a handful of fresh blueberries on top of your cake before baking can add both aesthetic appeal and a burst of flavor to every bite.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating the best blueberry coffee cake around. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and variations too—after all, half the fun of baking is being creative!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, my favorite blueberry coffee cake recipe is a perfect dessert item for all coffee lovers. This delicious recipe is quick and easy to prepare and has a moist, tender crumb with a sweet blueberry flavor that pairs perfectly with a cup of hot coffee. With minimal effort, you can have this scrumptious and satisfying bakery-style cake at home anytime.

By using fresh, quality ingredients such as blueberries, vanilla extract, sour cream, and butter in the recipe, you can make your cake taste just like those that you find at your favorite bakery. With variations and substitutions available, you can personalize this recipe to your liking.

Additionally, my tips for perfect results will ensure that the cake turns out perfect every time. The make-ahead, storing, and reheating process of the cake are effortless which makes it ideal for any occasion. Moreover, I have answered some frequently asked questions about the recipe in case you face any issues during the process.

Lastly, not only does this recipe taste amazing, but it also adds a beautiful touch to your presentation with its stunning coffee cake streusel and blueberry topping. So next time you’re craving something sweet with your morning coffee or need a dessert idea for your guests, give this blueberry coffee cake recipe a try. You won’t regret it!

My Favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake

My Favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

This is hands-down, far and away the best coffee cake I've ever tasted. It's moist, sweet, and crunchy at the same time. Almost any fruit can be used (raspberries are another favorite). Recipe can easily be halved.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 504.1 kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter


  • In a large saucepan, cook blueberries and water over medium heat for 5 minutes; add lemon juice.
  • Combine sugar and cornstarch; stir into fruit mixture.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • Stir in eggs, sour cream and vanilla (batter will be stiff).
  • Spread half into greased 13 x 9-inch dish.
  • Spread blueberry filling over batter.
  • Spoon remaining batter over filling.
  • Combine dry topping ingredients; cut in butter.
  • Sprinkle over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 187gCalories: 504.1kcalCarbohydrates: 71.2gProtein: 5.8gFat: 22.7gSaturated Fat: 13.8gCholesterol: 89.4mgSodium: 283.9mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 39.6g
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