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Take a bite of our favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe. The tender, moist cake, sweet blueberries, and crisp streusel topping make the ultimate breakfast treat. This crowd-pleaser can even be prepared the night before!

Drizzle the buttery streusel top with a cream cheese glaze for pure deliciousness in every slice of the best blueberry coffee cake.

A blueberry coffee cake on a round cooling rack with a wooden serving spatula.

You are going to love cutting into this blueberry crumb cake to reveal the fresh blueberry flavor and the ribbon of streusel running through the center! And while it is a great recipe on its own, the drizzle on top makes this brunch recipe the ultimate in coffee cakes.

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake is a classic Springtime moist coffee cake. This recipe is like biting into those giant blueberry muffins—Yum! I love picking a basket full of fresh blueberries and taking them home to make all sorts of blueberry scrumptious recipes.

If you get a chance to go blueberry picking, be sure to try my Blueberry Banana BreadBlueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, and this great recipe for Blueberry French Toast Casserole.

Ingredient Notes

  • Flour | All-purpose flour is what I used for this recipe.
  • Sugar | Granulated sugar is what I use to sweeten this coffee cake.
  • Baking Powder & Salt | Baking powder and salt go into the dry ingredients to form the cake batter.
  • Sour Cream | Adding sour cream to the recipe makes it extra moist and a little tangy.
  • Vegetable Oil | Vegetable oil is just light enough to make this recipe tender and moist.
  • Egg | You need an egg to make the cake fluffy good.
  • Vanilla Extract | Cake is not cake without a splash of vanilla goodness!
  • Fresh Blueberries |  Use fresh, plump blueberries if you can. Otherwise, you can use frozen blueberries, but I always prefer fresh when possible.
  • Streusel Topping | Brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter is all you need!

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 ounces cream cheese (4 tablespoons) at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons milk

To make the glaze, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and 1 tablespoon of milk using a hand mixer. Once the glaze is smooth, it’s ready. If the glaze is too thick, add the remaining milk to a consistency you are able to drizzle over the cake.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Other Glaze Options: Below I have included instructions for glaze made with powdered sugar or with lemon.
  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake: You can use Greek Yogurt or Buttermilk in place of the sour cream if you would rather.
  • Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake: Mix in about a teaspoon of fresh lemon zest to the coffee cake batter.
  • Fresh Berries: Trade the blueberries for any berry you like. Try strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries, too!

How to Make Blueberry Coffee Cake

Start by preheating the oven to 350 ℉. Then, line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper for easy release from the pan. You can use a round, square, or even a springform pan. Set it aside for now. 

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

Step 1 | Mix the Crumb Topping

First, we’ll make the crumble topping. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix the streusel topping until little balls form a crumble, then set aside. 

Brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and melted butter in and bowl and then combined to for a streusel topping.

Step 2 | Making the Coffee Cake Batter

Begin the batter with the wet ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract. 

Wet ingredients added to a bowl and then mixed together to combine.

Whisk the granulated sugar into the large mixing bowl until dissolved. 

Granulated sugar added to the wet ingredients and stirred to combine.

Step 3 | Add the Flour Mixture

Slowly mix in flour, baking powder, and salt until just combined. 

Flour added to the batter and then stirred to combine.

Step 4 | Blueberry Time

Gently fold in the blueberries with a spatula.

Blueberries added to batter and then folded in.

Step 2 | Assemble the Cake Layers & Bake

Pour half the batter into the baking pan. Then sprinkle half the streusel on top. Add the remaining portion of the batter and then sprinkle the rest of the streusel on the top.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out mostly clean. Then, allow the cake to cool while you whip up the glaze and drizzle away!

Tips

  • Over-stirring the cake batter can result in a dry cake.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries to prevent breaking them open and turning your batter a not-so-pretty shade of blue.
  • Enjoy this recipe right out of the oven, warmed in the microwave, or at room temperature.

Make Ahead Instructions

Make the batter as instructed and pour it into your prepared pan, leaving off the crumble topping and the glaze. Cover the dish and store it in the refrigerator for a few hours or even overnight. 

When ready to cook, remove from the pan refrigerator and let it stand 30 minutes to take the chill off. Then add the streusel topping and bake.

Two slices of blueberry sour cream coffee cake stacked on top of each other with the rest of the cake in the background.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use yogurt instead of sour cream?

You sure can. Greek yogurt is a good substitute.

Are there other fruits you can use?

Sure, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries are all great choices.

Can I add lemon zest? 

Yes, you can. Try 1/2 to one teaspoon should work well when mixed into the batter.

A slice of blueberry coffee cake on a plate with a fork.

Storage

Storage: Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or up to 5 days in the fridge.

If you add a cream cheese glaze, you will need to refrigerate the coffee cake because of the cream cheese.

Once the cake has been stored in the fridge, it needs to come to room temperature before being served.

Freeze: Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap, and place it in an air-tight container or freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight, and let it come to room temperature before serving it.

What to Serve with Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Make it a buffet of cakes for breakfast or brunch with Cinnamon Toast Crunch CakeSouthern Pecan Pound Cake, and slices of Strawberry Banana Bread. Then add some savory dishes like my Sausage and Cheese Grits Casserole, and a bowl of fresh Berry Fruit Salad, and you have the breakfast buffet of champions!

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Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
Take a bite of our favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe, where the tender, moist cake, sweet blueberries, and crisp streusel topping make the ultimate breakfast treat. 
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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, (any neutral oil will work) or sub melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Streusel Topping

  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 ℉. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter for the streusel topping. Mix until little balls form a crumble, then set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Whisk in granulated sugar until dissolved. 
  • Slowly mix in flour, baking powder, and salt until just combined. Fold in the blueberries.
  • Pour half the batter into the baking pan then sprinkle half the streusel on top. Add the rest of the batter and then sprinkle the rest of the streusel on top.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out mostly clean. 

Notes

Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (4 tablespoons) at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons milk
To make the glaze, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and 1 tablespoon of milk using a hand mixer. Once the glaze is smooth, it’s ready. If the glaze is too thick, add the remaining milk to a consistency that you are able to drizzle over the cake.
 
Powdered Sugar Glaze: Combine 1 cup of powdered sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (use a clear extract if you want the icing white), and 1 tablespoon of milk and whisk until smooth (add additional milk as needed for consistency). note: almond extract is also delicious.
 
Lemon Glaze: To make a lemon glaze, use fresh lemon juice in place of milk and add lemon zest, if desired. The cream cheese or powdered sugar glaze recipes can be used.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Storage: Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or up to 5 days in the fridge. If you add a cream cheese glaze, you will need to refrigerate the coffee cake because of the cream cheese.
Once the cake has been stored in the fridge, it needs to come to room temperature before being served.
Freeze: Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap, and place it in an air-tight container or freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight, and let it come to room temperature before serving it.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 328kcal (16%) Carbohydrates: 56g (19%) Protein: 5g (10%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 46mg (15%) Sodium: 412mg (18%) Potassium: 114mg (3%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 27g (30%) Vitamin A: 325IU (7%) Vitamin C: 3mg (4%) Calcium: 96mg (10%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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