Delicious and Easy Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

As a barista, I love nothing more than a great cup of coffee paired with a decadent pastry. And that’s why I’m excited to bring you this latest recipe – the Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why another coffee cake recipe? But trust me when I say that this one is different. Cleverly named “boy bait” for its habit-forming effect on young men, this cake recipe pairs delectable blueberries with a crunchy cinnamon streusel topping for an irresistible taste that you won’t be able to resist.

But it’s not just the taste that sets this cake apart. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple directions, even novice bakers can make a show-stopping dessert that looks and tastes like it was made by a pro.

So whether you’re hosting a brunch, potluck, or just want to treat yourself to something special, the Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake is here to satisfy your cravings. Get ready to impress your friends and family with your baking skills and have them asking for seconds (and thirds)!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake
Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake

Have you ever craved something so much that it became a habit-forming effect? Well, get ready to be hooked because this blueberry streusel coffee cake recipe is cleverly named “Boy Bait” for a reason – it’s hard to resist! The reason why you’ll love this recipe is not just because of the habit-forming effect but also because of its crunchy cinnamon streusel topping, juicy blueberries, and tender cake crumb.

This baked good will become a household favorite, perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack. Kids and adults alike will love this easy-to-make coffee cake, making it a great recipe to share with your loved ones. Even better, this recipe can be adapted to your preferences and dietary needs; try it with fresh or frozen blueberries or even make it gluten-free using almond flour instead of all-purpose flour.

But wait, there’s more! You can also use this recipe as a base for other delicious baked goods such as a blueberry buckle or a sour cream blueberry crumb cake. Your taste buds will thank you when you bite into the yummy blueberries bursting with flavor.

Overall, if you’re looking for the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness that will leave you wanting more, then this blueberry streusel coffee cake recipe is an absolute must-try. Get ready to impress yourself and your guests with this cleverly named “Boy Bait.” Trust me; you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

“A slice of heaven in every bite”

Let’s get started by gathering all the necessary ingredients for this habit forming and cleverly named Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake recipe.

  • For the Cake:
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup of milk (whole or reduced fat)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Juice of half a lemon (optional)
  • 1 + ½ cups of blueberries (fresh or frozen)

  • For the Streusel Topping:

  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • a pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 +1/3 cups of all-purpose flour

Make sure you have everything measured and ready at hand before starting to bake.

The Recipe How-To

“Delicious blueberry goodness in every crumb”

Now it’s time to get our hands dirty, or at least a little floury. Follow these step-by-step instructions to make the perfect Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake.

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 375 F (190 C), and make sure that there’s a rack positioned in the middle of the oven.

Step 2: Prepare the Streusel Topping

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all streusel topping ingredients until you have a crumbly mixture. Set it aside while you work on the cake batter.

Step 3: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg for the cake batter.

Step 4: Add Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, whisk together the egg, melted butter, and milk.

Then pour these wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is well combined.

Step 5: Gently Fold in Blueberries

Now it’s time to add those tasty blueberries into the mix. Carefully fold blueberries into your batter so they are evenly distributed.

Step 6: Assembling Your Cake

Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with butter or cooking spray.

Pour half of your cake batter(around 2 cups) into the prepared cake pan. Spread over this mixture the cooked down blueberries mixture.

Next, add the remaining half of batter(around 2 cups) over the top of streusel topping.

Sprinkle streusel topping thoroughly over top of batter.

Step 7: Bake and Cool

Place your cake on the center rack of your preheated oven and bake it for about 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let it cool before serving.

Now you can enjoy your delightful blueberry streusel coffee cake.

Substitutions and Variations

“A morning treat with a caffeine kick”

Do you want to switch things up with this blueberry streusel coffee cake recipe? Fear not, as there are many variations you can try with this recipe.

First, for a gluten-free option, simply replace the flour with gluten-free flour. You can also experiment with using different types of flour, such as almond or coconut flour, for a unique flavor twist. And for a different burst of fruit, swap out the blueberries for fresh or frozen raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts to the streusel topping for an extra crunch. You can also add in some shredded coconut or diced apples to make it even more flavorful.

Another variation is to substitute sour cream for the milk in the recipe. This will result in a denser, creamier coffee cake that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.

For those who love a good lemon-blueberry combo, try making this cake with a lemon cake mix and adding fresh blueberries and sour cream. This recipe variant is known as “boy bait” – be careful though, it’s habit-forming!

As always, don’t be afraid to get creative and make this recipe your own. The possibilities are endless with this cleverly named and habit-forming coffee cake.

Serving and Pairing

“Perfectly moist, perfectly sweet”

Ah, the moment of truth has finally arrived. You have successfully baked a blueberry streusel coffee cake just out of the oven. As you bask in the sweet aroma wafting from the freshly baked cake, it’s time to think about serving and pairing.

For starters, this cake is best served warm with a steaming cup of your favorite coffee. The crunchy cinnamon streusel and succulent blueberries complement the rich, bold taste of coffee and leave a satisfying aftertaste. Trust me; it’s worth savoring every bite.

However, if coffee doesn’t fancy you, go for some citrusy hot tea or a cold smoothie – the perfect addition to cleanse your palate and refresh your senses.

You can also pair this cake with cream cheese frosting or whipped cream for a richer, more decadent taste. The frosting works wonders at accentuating the blueberry flavors while adding an extra layer of sweetness.

If you’re feeling adventurous, top it with fresh or frozen blueberries for an elegant twist on this classic treat. The burst of blueberry flavors and juicy textures will transport you straight to berry heaven.

Finally, when it comes to occasions, this cake is a crowd pleaser that makes everyone’s day better. It is perfect for informal gatherings, bake sales, or potlucks where friends and family come together to enjoy tasty treats and good conversations.

In conclusion, whether you’re serving up breakfast or dessert, rest assured that your guests will not be able to resist the temptation of biting into a slice (or two) of this delightful blueberry streusel coffee cake. So why wait? Serve it up and get ready to be showered with compliments!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“The ultimate brunch companion”

Ah, the make-ahead, storing and reheating game. It’s a delicate dance that requires patience, skill and a bit of strategy. But don’t worry, my dear coffee cake aficionados, because I’m about to give you some solid tips on how to handle your precious Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake.

Firstly, let’s talk about making this cake ahead of time. Yes, you heard me right. You can definitely make this cake the night before and still end up with a baked good that won’t disappoint. Simply follow the recipe as directed until you’ve made the streusel topping. Cover the unbaked cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, take the cake out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature for about an hour before baking. Bake as directed in the recipe and voila – fresh coffee cake for breakfast!

Now let’s move on to storing your freshly baked Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake. If you have leftovers (which let’s be real, is unlikely), simply wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or foil and store it at room temperature for up to two days. If you need to store it longer than that, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

When it comes to reheating your coffee cake, there are two ways you can do it: in the oven or microwave. If you opt for the oven method, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the desired amount of coffee cake on a baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through. If you’re short on time or only looking for one slice, you can use the microwave instead. Place one slice of coffee cake on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for approximately 20-30 seconds.

And there you have it! Follow these tips and your Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake will remain fresh and delectable, even after sitting for a few days. As they say, the proof is in the pudding (or in this case, the coffee cake).

Tips for Perfect Results

“Pair it with a hot cup of coffee for a perfect morning vibe”

Ah, the smell of fresh coffee cake baking away in the oven is enough to put anyone in a good mood. But before diving into making this delicious streusel blueberry coffee cake, there are a few tips and tricks to ensure that your cake turns out perfectly.

Firstly, make sure to use unsalted butter and salt. Doing so will help you control the amount of salt in your cake, which is essential for balancing out the sweetness. Additionally, using unsalted butter also ensures that the flavors of the other ingredients come through in each bite.

When it comes to baking, accuracy is key. Be sure to measure all ingredients precisely, using a kitchen scale if possible. This is especially important when it comes to flour as too much can result in a dry, crumbly cake.

One common mistake when making streusel toppings for coffee cakes is that people often over mix the ingredients. But for best results, mix them just until they combine and turn crumbly. Overmixing can result in a dense and heavy topping rather than a light and crumbly one.

Speaking of streusel toppings, don’t forget to pack them down firmly onto the batter before putting the cake into the oven. This helps prevent them from falling off or not sticking well onto the batter during baking.

Finally, resist the temptation to cut into your cake right away after it comes out of the oven. Allow it to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into it. This makes for cleaner cuts and ensures that your slices hold together nicely.

And there you have it! With these simple tips, you’re sure to make a mouth-watering streusel blueberry coffee cake that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds (or thirds).


Now that you have all the information needed to make a delicious streusel blueberry coffee cake, it’s time to address some of the most frequently asked questions about this recipe. From ingredient substitutions to storage and reheating tips, I’ll provide you with all the answers you need to ensure that your coffee cake turns out perfectly every time. So, let’s dive into the FAQs of this cleverly named and habit-forming baked good!

Why is it called boy bait?

The recipe created by Renny, called “Boy Bait” due to its irresistible nature towards young men, won second place in the junior division. This recipe, which is simple to prepare and contains an abundance of berries, has become quite popular.

How do you increase the flavor of coffee in a cake?

As a barista, I have some tips and recommendations on how to infuse coffee flavor into baked goods. One easy way is to add instant espresso powder to the batter, as bakers do. But why stick to just one method? Another way is to add a mocha swirl to the batter to double up on the coffee flavor. And don’t forget about the crumb topping! Packing it with coffee is a delicious way to enhance your baked goods. And for a boozy twist, finish it off with a latte glaze containing a splash of alcohol. Keep reading for more detailed instructions on how to achieve these tasty treats.

How do you make a Mary Berry coffee cake?

For this coffee and walnut cake recipe, you will need 100g/3.5oz of softened unsalted butter, as well as extra for greasing. To add a touch of sweetness to the cake, you will also need 100g/3.5oz of caster sugar. The recipe requires 2 large free-range eggs, 100g/3.5oz of self-raising flour, and 1 level tsp of baking powder. To bring out the nutty flavor, you’ll need 50g/1.75oz of chopped walnuts, and to add that coffee kick, 1 tbsp of coffee essence should do the trick.

What is the difference between Buckle and coffee cake?

What sets a “buckle” apart from a “coffee cake” is the addition of fruit into the batter and a streusel topping. Whereas, a coffee cake can refer to any baked good that pairs well with coffee or other hot beverages.

Bottom Line

Now that you have all the information you need, I strongly encourage you to try this delicious streusel blueberry coffee cake recipe. Trust me, the habit-forming effect of its crunchy cinnamon streusel topping and its cleverly named crumb cake will leave you craving for more.

As a passionate barista, I can guarantee that you’ll fall in love with this recipe from the moment you smell it baking in the oven. With its combination of blueberries, sugar, and buttery goodness, this cake is sure to be a hit at your next gathering or even as an indulgence for your personal pleasure.

Remember to follow my tips and recommendations throughout the article and don’t forget to experiment with different substitutions and variations. Whether fresh or frozen blueberries or switching out the flour for gluten-free options, there are endless possibilities for making this cake your own.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready to taste heaven with every bite with this incredible streusel blueberry coffee cake recipe. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family over to share this baked good that will perfectly pair with any cup of coffee or tea.

Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake

Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

A good breakfast or brunch recipe. I like to double this for a 9x13 pan. Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used in the recipe as well.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 squares
Calories 343.7 kcal



  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup blueberries


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup cold butter


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all cake ingredients except blueberries in large mixing bowl.
  • Beat until batter is well mixed. Gently stir in blueberries by hand.
  • Spread batter into greased 8 inch baking pan.
  • Stir together all topping ingredients except butter. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Serving: 110gCalories: 343.7kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 4.7gFat: 11.7gSaturated Fat: 7.1gCholesterol: 49.7mgSodium: 315.6mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 29.5g
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