Blueberry Coffee Cake

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5 from 6 votes
Blueberry Coffee Cake is the ultimate comfort food. Whether made as a decadent dessert or a sweet snack, this blueberry coffee cake recipe will instantly become a family favorite!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 47 minutes
Total: 57 minutes

Blueberry Coffee Cake is the ultimate comfort food. Whether made as a decadent dessert or a sweet snack, this blueberry coffee cake recipe will instantly become a family favorite!

This Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe is super easy to make and doubles as a dessert/breakfast treat. Combine with coffee and this recipe becomes apart of a timeless 1-2 punch that you can enjoy to start or end your busy day. Check out more easy snack recipes like this one!


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  • Ease of Preparation: Super easy to make!
  • Easy Ingredients: All ingredients are very common!
  • Family Friendly: A tasteful dessert that the whole family can enjoy.
  • Adaptable: Ingredient levels can be added or subtracted based on preference of spices!
Ingredients for blueberry coffee cake

What You Need to Make Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Ingredients

  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Shortening
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Buttermilk
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
ingredients for streusel topping

Equipment

  • Oven
  • 9×9 Baking Dish
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Fork
  • Medium Bowl

How to Make Blueberry Coffee Cake – Step by Step

old fashioned blueberry cake in a cake pan
  • Prep Oven: Preheat oven to 375 degrees and butter and flour a 9×9 baking dish.
  • Add First Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar and shortening.
  • Introduce Dry Ingredients: Stir in vanilla, egg and milk until combined. Next, proceed to sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix all ingredients together: Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Add Blueberries: Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Add Batter: Pour batter into prepared 9×9 baking dish.
  • Combine and Blend All Ingredients: In a medium bowl, combine remaining sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter and blend together.
  • Finish and Bake: Sprinkle on the cinnamon mixture and bake 45-50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Common Questions Blueberry Coffee Cake

HOW DO I STORE BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE

This recipe is best placed in a covered pan and stored in the freezer for maximum longevity.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER BERRY IN PLACE OF BLUEBERRIES?

Absolutely. If blueberries aren’t your cup of tea, I recommend the use of cranberries or blackberries!

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course! If doubled or halved, be sure to adjust the size of the pan you use.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Yep! Be sure to cover thoroughly in its pan to avoid freezer burn.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE

As you can probably guess, this coffee cake goes brilliantly with coffee! A real 1-2 punch to get you going for the day!

blueberry coffee cake on a fork

Expert Tips for Making Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

  • Patience is Key!: When baking is complete, let it cool before consuming or freezing.
  • Quality Matters: Incorporating high quality ingredients makes a huge difference!
  • Double Check Measurements: Double check the quantity of each ingredient before inserted. Failure to use proper measurements can change the consistency of the batter and make the baking difficult.
  • Alternate Berries: Cherries, cranberries and blackberries are all wonderful ideas for substitutions if you are not a big fan of blueberries.
  • Level Off Your Ingredients: When measuring out ingredients, level them off with a knife for accurate results.
  • It Pays to Glaze: If you’re looking to top off this recipe with just a little something extra, lightly drizzle vanilla glaze over the top!

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

5 from 6 votes
Blueberry Coffee Cake is the ultimate comfort food. Whether made as a decadent dessert or a sweet snack, this blueberry coffee cake recipe will instantly become a family favorite!
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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 47 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries cleaned

Topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and butter and flour a 9×9 baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and shortening.
  • Stir in vanilla, egg and milk until combined.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Be careful not to over-mix the batter.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Pour batter into prepared 9×9 baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter.
  • Blend together with a fork until all of the ingredients are crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over top of the cake batter.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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Expert Tips

  • Patience is Key!: When baking is complete, let it cool before consuming or freezing.
  • Quality Matters: Incorporating high quality ingredients makes a huge difference!
  • Double Check Measurements: Double check the quantity of each ingredient before inserted. Failure to use proper measurements can change the consistency of the batter and make the baking difficult.
  • Alternate Berries: Cherries, cranberries and blackberries are all wonderful ideas for substitutions if you are not a big fan of blueberries.
  • Level Off Your Ingredients: When measuring out ingredients, level them off with a knife for accurate results.
  • It Pays to Glaze: If you’re looking to top off this recipe with just a little something extra, lightly drizzle vanilla glaze over the top!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg

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