Homemade, tender blueberry coffee cake with a delicious cinnamon crumb topping is a hit for breakfast, brunch or with an afternoon coffee. Every bite is bursting with fresh blueberries!
I love coffee cake recipes because there are lots of ways to make them and they’re always a hit with the family! This blueberry coffee cake is loaded with fruit so every bite is delicious. Add that buttery sweet topping and there won’t be a slice left when you serve it!
It’s so good when blueberries are in season – it’s one of my favorite things to make. We love it for breakfast, but it also makes a great snack cake – I love it with a caramel macchiato for an afternoon pick-me-up. You could even serve it for dessert!
No matter what time of day you serve it, I can promise it will be a hit. I can’t wait for you to try it!
Blueberry Coffee Cake Ingredients
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Lightly beaten large egg
- Softened butter
- Fresh blueberries
Optional Add-ins: You can add a teaspoon of lemon zest or vanilla extract to the cake batter for extra flavor!
- All-purpose flour
- Ground cinnamon
- Cold butter cut into cubes
Dry Ingredients: Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Wet Ingredients: Cut the softened butter into small pieces and mix them into the flour mixture. Add the egg, milk, and a thick cake batter comes together. Fold in the blueberries and then spread the batter in a prepared pan.
Topping: Combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut the cold butter into the mixture and then sprinkle the topping over the top of the batter.
Bake: Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake the coffee cake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Can you use frozen blueberries?
Yes, you can use the same amount of frozen blueberries in this coffee cake recipe. You don’t need to thaw them first – just mix them right into the batter.
Should blueberry coffee cake be refrigerated?
No, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. You can cover it with plastic wrap and store it at room temperature for two to three days.
You can also freeze it and then let it thaw at room temperature. If you do this, the topping may not be as crunchy when you bake it.
- When you add the blueberries, fold them into the batter carefully. This will keep them from breaking.
- For the topping, I think it’s easiest to use a food processor to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. It goes much faster! If you don’t have one, you can use a fork or even your hands to cut the butter in.
- The cake is done when a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Check the cake early so it doesn’t overbake.
I just love the scent of a homemade coffee cake baking in the oven! And this recipe has the added bonus of fresh blueberries in every bite. I hope you give it a try this weekend – everyone will want to try a slice of this blueberry coffee cake. Enjoy!
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- Make my Sour Cream Coffee Cake and there won’t be a crumb left when you serve it!
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup cold butter cut into pieces
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9 inch square baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut butter into small pieces and mix into dry ingredients.
- Add egg, milk and butter to the dry mixture and mix until just moistened. This will take a little while and the batter will be thick.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Spread batter into prepared baking dish.
- Combine the topping ingredients in a small bowl or food processor until crumbly. If you aren’t using a food processor cut butter into a mixture with a fork or use your hands. Sprinkle over the batter.
- Place plan in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40-45 minutes until cake tests are done.