Indulge in a Scrumptious Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake Today

Welcome to my latest recipe for a Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake! If you’re like me, there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked goods wafting through your home. And what makes it even better is when that baked good is a delicious and hearty coffee cake.

I’ve been perfecting this mixed fruit coffee cake recipe for years now, and I’m so excited to share it with you. This coffee cake is unlike any other – it’s loaded with mixed berries and has just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy your taste buds without overpowering them.

What really sets this mixed fruit coffee cake apart is the crumbly streusel topping that gives it the perfect amount of crunch. And of course, a slice of this coffee cake wouldn’t be complete without a mug of your favorite brew.

So go ahead, put on some music or your favorite podcast, and let’s get baking! I promise, after just one bite, this mixed fruit coffee cake will become a staple in your household.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake
Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake

Coffee cake lovers, this recipe is for you! I can honestly say that this mixed fruit coffee cake recipe is one of the best recipes out there, and you will fall in love with it from the first bite. Let me tell you why.

Firstly, this coffee cake is made with a delicious combination of mixed berries that creates a refreshing and juicy taste. Whether you use frozen or fresh berries, the result will always be mouth-watering.

Secondly, the crumb on this berry coffee cake is simply irresistible. The streusel topping is made with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg that combines to create an amazing texture and flavor contrast against the softness of the cake.

Lastly, if you find regular coffee cakes too dry and dull, this mixed fruit coffee cake has sour cream in its recipe which makes it extra moist and creamy. It gives the cake a light tangy flavor which complements the sweetness of the berries perfectly.

This coffee cake has been tried and tested by many and it has never failed to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Not only is it perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast or brunch, but also great for dessert or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with your baking skills.

In short, what makes this coffee cake so special is its unique combination of flavors and textures. So why not try this mixed fruit coffee cake recipe now and discover for yourself what makes it so special.

Ingredient List

“When life gives you fruit, put it in coffee cake”

Ingredients you’ll need for this Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake Recipe

  • All-purpose flour: 2 cups
  • Baking Powder: 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
  • Butter (softened): 2/3 cup
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Large eggs: 2
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Sour cream: 3/4 cup
  • Mixed berries (frozen or fresh): 1 1/2 – 2 cups

Streusel Topping:

  • All-purpose flour: 3/4 cup
  • Brown sugar: 3/4 cup
  • Cinnamon: 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg: 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon peel (grated): from one lemon
  • Butter (melted): 6 tbsp

Berry Cream Cheese Layer:

  • Cream cheese (softened): one package or 8 oz
  • Granulated sugar: 1/4 cup
  • Large egg yolk: 1
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Mixed berries (frozen or fresh):Triple berry pie filling ( Betty crocker )

Substitutions and Variations:

  • You may use other fruit varieties, such as blueberry, cherry, or apple.
  • You can substitute Sour Cream with Greek Yogurt.

The Recipe How-To

“Brunch just got a whole lot sweeter”

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to start making this Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake. First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 1: Making the Batter

In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together and then make a well in the center. In another mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients mixture into the well of the dry ingredients mixture and stir until the batter is combined.

Step 2: Adding Mixed Berries

Add mixed berries (frozen or fresh) in the batter and gently fold them in.

Step 3: Preparing Streusel Topping

In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cold butter. With a pastry cutter or your hands, mix everything until it becomes crumbly.

Step 4: Layering Batter and Topping

Pour half of the batter into a 9-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle half of the streusel topping on top of this layer. Pour in the remaining batter and then sprinkle with the remaining streusel topping.

Step 5: Baking

Bake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Now that you know how to make this Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake, don’t hesitate to try it!

Substitutions and Variations

“A slice of summer all year long”

This mixed fruit coffee cake recipe is flexible and can be adjusted to your liking or using what you have in your pantry. Here are some substitutions and variations you could try:

– Mixed berry: You can substitute the mixed berries with any other kinds of fruit or berries that you like, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, or peaches. You can use fresh or frozen ones.

– Cream cheese: Instead of using cream cheese, you could use sour cream or Greek yogurt for a tangy flavor.

– Streusel topping: The topping can be adjusted to your taste as well. If you prefer a crumbly texture, add more flour and butter. For a nutty flavor, add chopped nuts or almond extract.

– Gluten-free: To make this recipe gluten-free, swap the all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour and add a teaspoon of xanthan gum to help bind it together.

– Vegan: For a vegan-friendly cake, use vegan butter and substitute the eggs with flax eggs or applesauce.

– Flavorings: You can add some extra flavors to complement the fruitiness of the cake. A teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg will give it a warm and cozy taste. Lemon zest or lemon extract can make it more refreshing.

Experimenting with different fruits and ingredients will help you discover new combinations while still keeping the essence of this delicious coffee cake recipe.

Serving and Pairing

“Fresh fruit meets buttery crumble in this irresistible coffee cake”

This mixed fruit coffee cake is a delectable pastry that is best served warm and freshly baked. It has a burst of berry flavors from the mixed berries that will complement perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The cake pairs well with creamy and milky beverages, like lattes or cappuccinos, as a contrast to the slightly tart fruit flavors.

This cake is versatile enough to be served at any time of day, as it would make an excellent breakfast pastry or dessert. Slices of this moist and fluffy cake topped with streusel can be enjoyed all on their own, but could also be served with fresh fruit, whipped cream or even ice cream for an extra sweet treat. Adding to its versatility, the triple berry coffee cake can be sliced into thin layers and filled with cream cheese frosting for an elegant presentation.

If you are looking to serve this cake as a dessert, consider pairing it with a sweet fortified wine like port or sherry to introduce more depth of flavor. Additionally, you can elevate this baked delight by pairing it with fruit preserves like strawberry jam, raspberry jam or blackberry jam for guests that prefer sweeter options.

Overall, the mixed fruit coffee cake is one of those desserts that offer something for everyone despite personal taste. Its adaptability affords it the flexibility to pair seamlessly with a variety of hot drinks and toppings, making it an absolute crowd pleaser that will be sure to leave guests asking for more.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Start your day with a smile and a slice of this mixed fruit coffee cake”

The Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake Recipe can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. Once the cake has cooled completely, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in either the refrigerator or the freezer. For best results, make sure to write the date on the wrapping material so that you can keep track of how long it has been stored.

To reheat, simply remove it from the freezer/refrigerator and let it thaw at room temperature. This process may take between 30 minutes to an hour depending on whether the cake was frozen or refrigerated.

When heating up the cake, you have two options: using a microwave or an oven. To reheat in a microwave, place a slice on a microwave-safe plate and heat up for about 15 to 20 seconds. If you prefer using an oven, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place your desired amount of slices on a baking sheet. Heat up for approximately 10 minutes or until warm.

Storing the cake at room temperature is possible but not advisable as this can cause mold growth or bacteria buildup due to moisture retention. To maximize its freshness, you can store unused portions in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to three days.

If you plan on serving this cake for breakfast, lunch or tea, reheating it properly is key to preserving its flavor and texture. The Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake Recipe is perfect for those who prefer quick-and-easy meals that are both decadent and convenient at any time of day.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Who says dessert can’t be for breakfast?”

As a seasoned baker, I have some tips and tricks to help you achieve the perfect mixed fruit coffee cake that will make your taste buds dance. Here are some pointers to get the best results possible:

Firstly, ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature before starting to mix them together. The butter, cream cheese, eggs, and sour cream should be left out for at least 30 minutes before using them.

Secondly, sift the flour before measuring it. This seemingly small step can make a considerable difference in the outcome of your coffee cake’s texture. Sifting helps aerate the flour, making it lighter and prevents clumps from forming.

Thirdly, take care not to overmix the batter. Be sure to blend everything correctly, but stop the mixer as soon as everything is combined. Overmixing can result in a denser pastry.

Fourthly, when adding in the berries, gently fold them throughout the batter rather than stirring vigorously. This way, the berries’ juice won’t bleed too much into the cake, resulting in an unappetizing mess.

Lastly, use parchment paper or non-stick spray on your baking pan if you want a coffee cake with perfectly clean edges that won’t stick to the surface once baked.

By following these tips closely, your mixed fruit coffee cake will turn out positively delicious-just like that betty crocker mix but better!


Now that you’re familiar with the recipe’s ingredients and how to make it, let’s answer some frequently asked questions to make sure you’ve got all the details covered. In this FAQ section, I’ll provide helpful tips and solutions to common recipe questions for a hassle-free baking experience.

Can you add coffee to box cake mix?

A delicious suggestion for enhancing the taste of your cake mix is to switch out the hot water with a strong brew of coffee. Trust me, there’s nothing more heavenly than combining the flavors of coffee and chocolate. This simple substitution will make the chocolate taste really stand out!

What makes coffee cake different from cake?

One can distinguish coffee cakes from other cakes based on their distinctive crumbly topping made from streusel and the fact that they are generally not frosted. While some coffee cakes may have a light coating of glaze, they typically feature either a swirl of streusel or are filled with flavorful elements such as fruits, nuts or chocolate.

What makes coffee cake taste like coffee?

As a barista, I can tell you that the addition of instant espresso powder can effortlessly infuse coffee flavor to baked goods, and bakers are well aware of this trick.

What is the difference between coffee cake and crumble cake?

When it comes to baked goods, the labels of coffee cake and crumb cake sometimes get mixed up. However, the difference between the two generally lies in the quantity of streusel topping used: coffee cake is lightly dusted while crumb cake has a considerably thicker streusel layer that can make up almost half of the cake’s composition. Additionally, coffee cake typically has a prominent swirl of cinnamon throughout the center.

Bottom Line

Now you have a delicious recipe for a mixed fruit coffee cake that will impress your friends and family. The combination of berries and coffee creates a unique flavor that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Plus, this versatile recipe allows for substitutions and variations to make it even more personal.

With the addition of the streusel topping and cream cheese filling, this coffee cake is sure to become a new favorite in your household. Whether you go with the triple berry or lemon blueberry version, the subtle hints of nutmeg and cinnamon will add depth to every bite.

So why not give this mixed fruit coffee cake recipe a try? Not only will you impress your loved ones, but you’ll gain confidence in your baking skills. Nothing beats homemade baked goods straight from your own kitchen. You’ll love this recipe as much as I do!

Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake

Mixed Fruit Coffee Cake Recipe

Dried fruits take the cake in a delicious quick-to-make coffee cake.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 692.5 kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated
  • 6 ounces mixed dried fruit (1-1/2 c)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • For cake batter, cream butter in a large mixer bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon peel and vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients. Blend in dry ingredients alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.
  • Gently fold in dried fruit.
  • For streusel, place all ingredients in a small bowl. Combine ingredients using a pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly. Spoon one-third of the batter evenly into well-buttered and floured 10-inch tube pan. Sprinkle with one-half of the streusel. Repeat. Spread remaining one-third of cake batter over streusel.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Cover and store at room temperature up to five days. Cake may be made ahead of time and frozen up to two months. Thaw, wrapped in refrigerator.

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Serving: 201gCalories: 692.5kcalCarbohydrates: 101.8gProtein: 9.4gFat: 28.8gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 161.3mgSodium: 513.1mgFiber: 3.1gSugar: 51.2g
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