Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

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This Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake is the perfect breakfast or snack! It’s wonderfully moist and rich with cinnamon and fresh blueberries!

close up of slice of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on white plate
Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on white cake stand

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

So the hubs and I officially realized how old we are this weekend. Yes, I know 30 isn’t that old but hear me out.

We went to Six Flags Over Georgia for the first time since college. It was a lot of fun to spend some time together and do something different. However, I don’t know if it was the hot weather or our old age, but we both got a little bit dizzy with every roller coaster we went on. Every. Single. One.

Not cool.

Nor had that every happened to either of us before. So weird.

I will say though that the Superman coaster was super awesome. You sit down normally, but then it tilts your but up, so that you are looking at the ground as if you are Superman flying. It’s so fun!

Then, when you’d normally go upside down on the ride, you end up being kind of on your back and looking up at the sky. Such a crazy feeling, but so awesome. I got the least dizzy on that one too, haha.

I’m so old. So let’s move on. 🙂

slice of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on white plate with cake stand in the background
overhead image of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on cake stand

I don’t know about you, but if I could, I’d eat coffee cake or some other kind of breakfast pastry for breakfast every day. What better way to start your day than with a little bit of cake. And when you call it “coffee cake” it magically becomes breakfast!

Of course the hubs still gets confused every time I make a coffee cake. He can’t seem to remember that it doesn’t actually have coffee. No, it just goes well with coffee. No actually, it’s perfect with coffee.

And because cinnamon and blueberries are the stars of this coffee cake, I layered them right into the batter with some streusel.

Tips For Making Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Streusel is one of the best things to happen to desserts. I recommend making the streusel first, so that when you’re ready to layer everything, you don’t have to stop and make it.

horizontal image of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on cake stand
angled image of slice of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake and part of the cake

The cake batter is fairly thick, so that the streusel and blueberries won’t sink into the cake when baking. It might seem like there isn’t enough batter, but it expands a good bit while baking.

Add a thin, even layer of batter to the bottom of the cake pan. I always recommend using an offset spatula to spread things nice and evenly. Especially when it’s a thin layer and you need to be precise. The offset spatula gives excellent control.

Add about half of the streusel and blueberries to the top of the batter.

To spread the remaining batter, it’s easiest to drop it in spoonfuls over the blueberries, then use the offset spatula to carefully spread it into an even layer.

Top the cake with the remaining streusel and blueberries.

Again, it may seem like a thin cake, but it will all work out while it bakes. It becomes a nice, beautiful coffee cake that you and your family won’t be able to resist!

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on cake stand with slice cut out
close up of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake slice with bite on fork

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Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake slice on white plate
Recipe

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 34 minutes
  • Total Time: 49 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake is the perfect breakfast or snack! It’s wonderfully moist and rich with cinnamon and fresh blueberries!


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Ingredients

STREUSEL

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted

COFFEE CAKE

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups blueberries

GLAZE

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 tbsp milk

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 inch cake pan with a circle of parchment paper in the bottom and grease the sides.
2. To prepare the streusel, add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter to a medium sized bowl and mix with a fork until all ingredients are incorporated. Set aside.
3. To make the cake batter, beat sugar and butter until light in color and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
4. Add sour cream and milk and mix until well incorporated.
5. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
6. Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
7. Add dry ingredients to batter and mix until smooth.
8. Spread half of the cake batter into the bottom of the cake pan.
9. Top batter with about half of the streusel mixture, then half of the blueberries.
10. Spread remaining cake batter over streusel.
11. Sprinkle remaining streusel and blueberries over the top of the cake batter.
12. Bake for 34-36 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs.
13. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes. Then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.
14. To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. You can always add a little more milk or sugar, if needed.
15. Drizzle the glaze over the coffee cake and sprinkle a few more blueberries over top.

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126 Comments
  1. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats

    I’m amazed you still ride the rides period. I gave up those a long time ago! And yes, this goes PERFECT with coffee. Wishing I had a slice for tomorrow morning!

  2. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    The exact same thing happened to us on our honeymoon when we went to Busch Gardens. I was SO sick by the end of the day, which was new for me. Anywho, having a slice of this yummy coffee cake for breakfast will keep us young! 😉

  3. Joan Hayes

    Girl, this coffee cake is absolutely gorgeous! I can practically taste it through my computer screen! Seriously dying to make this! And fret not, you guys are SO young! Hope you still managed to have fun at Six Flags despite the dizziness!

  4. Erin R.

    Ha! Isn’t that weird? My husb and I went to Lagoon three or four years ago and I was astonished to find that my iron stomach from when I was a kid was no longer quite so sturdy. And to think, we used to make fun of my dad for getting queasy on roller coasters. Sorry, dad.

    Okay, this coffee cake looks fantastic. Blueberry anything is my favorite, and I love the extra ones sprinkled on top after it bakes. Do you think this would be good to make the night before and take to work in the morning? Sometimes things are best right out of the oven, so I wanted to make sure before I tried this.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      This is definitely just as great the next day. It will be good for several days, actually. Enjoy!

  5. Mir

    You’re just now starting to get dizzy? You’re in great shape, then! I’ve been queasy and shaky after roller coasters since I was little tiny. Doesn’t stop me from doing it, though!
    This doesn’t look thin at all. It looks supremely perfect with all that topping!

    1. Debra Brodeur

      The cake is in the oven! Taking it to a friend. This is the fourth time I’ve made this. So yummy!

      1. Barbara Stickler

        Made today, turned out perfect. Worried as live at high altitude and baked perfect. Tasted great……easy and will make again

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