Freshly Picked Blueberry Compote Recipe

Hey there, coffee lovers! Do you know what goes perfectly with a freshly brewed cup of coffee? That’s right, a delicious slice of coffee cake! And today, I’m going to teach you how to make a coffee cake that will knock your socks off. Introducing my Coffee Cake with Blueberries recipe – it’s sweet, buttery and loaded with juicy blueberries. Trust me when I say this – once you try this blueberry coffee cake recipe, you’ll be hooked!

So buckle up and get ready for a heavenly treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and brighten up your morning routine. What’s best about this recipe is that it requires only simple ingredients that are readily available in your pantry. The baking process is easy to follow, and the result is worth every second spent in the kitchen.

This blueberry coffee cake is perfect for early mornings or afternoon tea with friends – or whenever you feel like indulging in something sweet but not too heavy. So let’s dive into the recipe, shall we?

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Cake With Blueberries
Coffee Cake With Blueberries

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make coffee cake recipe to impress your friends and family? If so, look no further because this Blueberry Coffee Cake is exactly what you need!

The reason you’re going to love this recipe is because of the perfect balance of sweet, crumbly topping, and juicy blueberries mixed perfectly throughout the cake. It’s a classic “coffeehouse-style” treat that will elevate your Sunday brunch or afternoon coffee to the next level.

The simple yet effective ingredient list includes items like flour, brown sugar, butter, and blueberries making it likely that you already have these ingredients in your pantry. Also, with under 30 minutes of prep time and around an hour of bake time total, this recipe is easy enough for anyone to try regardless of their baking experience while still offering incredibly delicious results.

This blueberry coffee cake can be served not just as a morning treat but also as a dessert after dinner parties or family get-togethers. The aroma alone will have people asking for seconds!

What sets this coffee cake apart from other recipes is that it uses fresh blueberries opposed to canned or frozen variety – which elevates the flavor and offers an explosion of sweetness in every bite. Trust me when I say: you won’t be able to eat just one bite!

In short, if you want an easy and delicious coffee cake recipe that will “wow” your guests with its flavor, texture, and appearance, then you need to try this Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe today!

Ingredient List

 Wake up your taste buds with this blueberry coffee cake!
Wake up your taste buds with this blueberry coffee cake!

Get your ingredients ready!

Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make this easy Blueberry Coffee Cake:

For the Coffee Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted

Make sure to double-check these ingredients with what you have in your pantry before starting. You wouldn’t want to start making this decadent treat only to realize you’re missing an essential ingredient!

The Recipe How-To

 Don't you love it when dessert doubles as breakfast?
Don’t you love it when dessert doubles as breakfast?

Now that we’ve gone through the ingredient list, let’s dive into the how-to of this mouth-watering Coffee Cake With Blueberries Recipe.

Step 1: Preheat Oven and Grease Baking Pan.

The first and most important step is to preheat your oven to 350F. While the oven is preheating, you can begin greasing your 9-inch baking pan with some butter or margarine. This will make sure that your cake comes out smoothly once it’s done baking.

Step 2: Make Streusel Topping.

For the streusel topping, mix together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of flour, and 1/4 cup of cold unsalted butter or margarine. Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut the butter into the mixture until it forms coarse crumbs. Stir in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Set aside.

Step 3: Mix Dry Ingredients.

In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Step 4: Make Wet Batter.

In another mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat together 6 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, and one egg until light and fluffy. Add in 1/2 cup of milk along with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and continue beating until well blended.

Step 5: Fold Ingredients Together.

Add the wet batter mixture to the dry ingredients a little at a time alternating with the fresh blueberries. Be careful not to overmix as this will make your cake tough. Once everything is incorporated, pour half of the batter onto the greased baking pan followed by half of the streusel topping mixture then repeat with remaining batter and streusel topping.

Step 6: Bake!

Finally, put your cake into the preheated oven and bake it for roughly 50 to 60 minutes. You’ll know that it’s done when a toothpick inserted in the center of your cake comes out clean.

Step 7: Cool and Serve.

Once ready, take the cake out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it onto a serving plate. This Blueberry Coffee Cake is best served warm with some fresh whipped cream or even blueberry cream cheese.

Cooking and baking are always easier than we think. With just a few simple steps, you can make this absolutely delicious Blueberry Coffee Cake that will get everyone coming back for more. So why not give it a go?

Substitutions and Variations

 Blueberry season calls for a delicious coffee cake like this one.
Blueberry season calls for a delicious coffee cake like this one.

As with any recipe, there are always substitutions and variations you can make to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions. Here are a few ideas to try with this blueberry coffee cake recipe:

– Gluten-Free Blueberry Cinnamon Coffee Cake: Substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour and add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the streusel topping for an extra kick of flavor.

– Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: Swirl 4 ounces of softened cream cheese into the batter before adding the blueberries for a deliciously creamy twist.

– Blueberry Cheesecake Coffee Cake: Layer a mixture of 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract on top of the cake batter, then sprinkle blueberries and streusel over the cheesecake layer.

– Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake: Replace 1/2 cup of milk with sour cream in the batter for an ultra-moist cake with a tangy twist.

– Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake: Add the zest of 1 lemon to the batter and top with a crumb topping made from mixing 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 4 tablespoons melted butter until crumbly.

– Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake: Double the amount of blueberries and bake in a greased baking dish for a rustic and casual take on this classic baked good.

No matter which substitution or variation you choose, this easy blueberry coffee cake is sure to be a hit at your next brunch or dessert table!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.
The perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Once you’ve baked this delicious blueberry coffee cake, it’s important to think about how best to serve and pair it. One classic way to enjoy this baked good is with a cup of fresh, hot coffee.

If you’re looking for something a little more indulgent, pair your slice of cake with a dollop of blueberry cream cheese frosting. You can easily make your own by blending together softened cream cheese, a handful of fresh blueberries, and a dash of vanilla extract.

Another fantastic pairing for this blueberry coffee cake is a glass of cold milk. The sweetness of the cake is perfectly balanced with the cool refreshment of milk. Alternatively, try serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special dessert.

If you’re hosting a brunch or breakfast gathering, serve your blueberry coffee cake alongside fresh fruit or yogurt to balance out the sweetness. And if you have any leftovers, consider packing them for a sweet midday snack at work or school.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair your blueberry coffee cake, be sure to savor each bite and appreciate the delicious combination of sweet blueberries and warm cinnamon streusel.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Sweet, tart, and crumbly, this cake is a flavor trifecta.
Sweet, tart, and crumbly, this cake is a flavor trifecta.

Here’s the scoop on how to make this delicious coffee cake ahead of time, store it properly, and reheat it to perfection.

If you want to make the coffee cake ahead of time, simply bake it as directed in the recipe and let it cool completely. Once it’s cooled, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When you’re ready to serve the coffee cake, remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving. If desired, you can also reheat individual slices in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds or in a toaster oven on low heat until warmed through.

If you have leftover coffee cake after serving, you can store it in the refrigerator wrapped tightly with plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat leftover slices, simply pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or toast them until warm.

Keep in mind that the streusel topping may become slightly softer after being stored and reheated, but this won’t affect the delicious flavor of the coffee cake itself.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A hearty slice of warm coffee cake is sure to brighten your day.
A hearty slice of warm coffee cake is sure to brighten your day.

As a pastry chef, I’ve learned some tips and tricks for making the perfect coffee cake with blueberries. Here are my top tips for getting it right every time:

1. Use Fresh Blueberries: Using fresh blueberries will not only make your cake taste better, but it’ll also make it visually appealing. Fresh blueberries are plump and juicy, which will add nice texture to your cake.

2. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Using room temperature ingredients will help everything mix together smoothly and evenly. Take out any chilled ingredients such as butter or eggs from the fridge an hour before baking.

3. Add Streusel Topping: Adding a streusel topping to your coffee cake can give it a crunchy texture that contrasts well with the soft cake. It’s also an opportunity to add nuts or extra cinnamon to make it even more flavorful.

4. Don’t Overmix: Be careful not to overmix the batter as this can result in a tough cake. Mix until just combined and there are no lumps.

5. Don’t Over-bake: Keep an eye on the baking time, as adding an extra minute or two can be the difference between perfectly moist and dry coffee cake.

6. Use a Good-Quality Baking Powder: While baking powder doesn’t typically have an expiration date, try and use a good quality powder for best results.

7. Let it Cool Before Serving: Don’t jump into cutting into your coffee cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Let it cool for at least 15 minutes so that it sets and becomes easier to slice cleanly.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make the best blueberry coffee cake easily!


Now that you know all the details about making this delicious coffee cake with blueberries, you may still have some questions in your mind. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help clear up any uncertainties and help you achieve perfect results.

What makes coffee cake different from cake?

The distinctiveness of coffee cakes lies in their streusel topping and a lack of frosting, but they may include added ingredients such as fruit, nuts, or chocolate. Some variations of coffee cakes have a streusel swirl within them.

What’s the difference between coffee cake and streusel?

When it comes to crumb cake and coffee cake, the primary distinction lies in the amount of streusel topping applied. Generally speaking, crumb cake features a thicker layer of streusel topping compared to coffee cake. Furthermore, coffee cake may be prepared without the streusel topping altogether.

What’s the difference between a buckle and a coffee cake?

So, what distinguishes a “buckle” from a “coffee cake”? Basically, a buckle is a cake that has fruit mixed into the batter and is then finished off with streusel on top. On the other hand, a coffee cake is any type of cake that’s meant to be eaten alongside a cup of coffee (or whichever beverage you prefer).

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

Hey there! Looking to add a coffee kick to your baked goods? Here are some tips and tricks I recommend trying out:

Firstly, there are two ways to infuse your batter with coffee flavor: the instant espresso powder method or the brewed coffee method. Instant espresso powder is the easier and more convenient option, while brewed coffee can add a richer and more complex flavor profile. It all depends on your preference.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a mocha swirl to your baked goods. This involves mixing melted chocolate with brewed coffee and then swirling it into your batter. The result is a delicious and decadent texture with a strong coffee taste.

For any crumb toppings, I suggest packing it with coffee as well for an extra burst of flavor. Add some instant espresso powder or finely ground coffee to your crumb mixture before sprinkling it on top of your baked good.

And finally, if you’re looking to give your baked goods a little boozy kick, try finishing it off with a latte glaze infused with your favorite liqueur. Not only does it add a delicious and unique flavor, but it also gives your baked goods a sophisticated touch.

So go ahead and experiment with these tips to take your baked goods to the next level!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee cake with blueberries recipe is one of the best you’ll find! Not only is this cake easy to make, but it also tastes delicious. The combination of fresh blueberries, cinnamon and streusel topping creates a unique flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more! Plus, there are so many variations you can try, from adding walnuts or using margarine instead of butter.

Whether you’re looking for a baked good to serve at a brunch, or simply want something sweet to enjoy with your cup of coffee in the morning, this blueberry coffee cake is the perfect choice. And don’t forget to try out some of the different variations – they’re all great!

So go ahead and give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Coffee Cake With Blueberries

Coffee Cake With Blueberries Recipe

You can use any berries you like in this cake. To make it non-dairy (pareve) I use margarine and soja-milk.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 485 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soja milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2-2 1/2 cups blueberries


  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter or 6 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup your choice nuts


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease a 9 inch baking pan.
  • Cream butter/margarine and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add milk and egg.
  • Mix well.
  • Sieve flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add to butter/margarine mix.
  • Stir until just combined.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Combine all topping ingredients in food processor.
  • Process with metal blade until just mixed.
  • Sprinkle evenly over batter.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 141gCalories: 485kcalCarbohydrates: 64.6gProtein: 6.1gFat: 23.6gSaturated Fat: 12.3gCholesterol: 72.9mgSodium: 294.4mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 35.1g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Berries, Breads, Fruit, Kosher
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