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Blueberry Coffee Cake

This tender blueberry coffee cake with a caramelized turbinado sugar crust is a perfectly sweet way to start your day. It’s warmly spiced, packed with crunchy walnuts, and is great with your morning coffee.

Baked blueberry cake cut into slices.


This coffee cake recipe with sweet blueberries is an easy excuse to have dessert for breakfast or brunch. Or just because.

Why I Love This Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

  • Beginner-friendly. Stir until just combined and sprinkle the finishing touches on top before baking.
  • Fancy but easy. The golden, caramelized top with sweet blueberries will impress all your guests without turning your kitchen upside down.
  • Great for freezing. Pop it out of the freezer for a last-minute breakfast on lazy mornings.
  • Moist. Creamy yogurt and vegetable oil create a moist, tender crumb.
Photo of all the ingredients to make a blueberry coffee cake.

What You’ll Need

Whipping up our blueberry coffee cake is a breeze with these simple ingredients. From the basics like flour and sugar to the burst of blueberries, each component contributes to creating that perfect slice of heaven!

  • All-purpose flour – It’s used for this recipe to create a denser crumb.
  • Granulated sugar – You can use light brown sugar too.
  • Baking powder – Don’t use baking soda because your cake won’t rise.
  • Salt – I prefer kosher salt.
  • Egg – Liquid eggs are great for this.
  • Almond milk – I like almond-flavored milk, but plain works too.
  • Plain yogurt – Make sure it’s unsweetened.
  • Vegetable oil – Corn and canola oil are great swaps.
  • Blueberries – If you use frozen, they need to be completely thawed and drained.
  • All-purpose flour – It’s for tossing the blueberries so they don’t sink to the bottom of the cake.
  • Walnuts – Pecans and almonds work too.
  • Turbinado sugar – This is also called “raw” sugar. Dark brown sugar can be used instead.
  • Ground cinnamon – Feel free to use ground nutmeg.
Coffee cake in a round pan.

How To Make Blueberry Coffee Cake

The turbinado sugar and cinnamon create a spiced, caramelized crust that’s just the right bit of crispy. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe card.

  1. Prep the oven. Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Grease a springform pan with cooking spray. Set it aside. You can also line it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Set it aside.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients. Combine the egg, almond milk, yogurt, and vegetable oil in a separate bow. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Combine them. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined. Set it aside. Don’t worry if a few small lumps remain.
  5. Add the blueberries. Toss the blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour. Gently stir them into the batter without bursting them.
  6. Assemble it. Pour the batter into the greased springform pan. Top it with the remaining blueberries and walnuts. Evenly sprinkle with turbinado sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Bake it. Pop it into the oven for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Serve. Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Remove the sides of the springform pan, serve, and enjoy!
Slices of blueberry cake arranged on brown parchment paper.

Tips & Variations

  • Make it chocolatey. Stir 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder into the dry ingredients and fold in 1/4-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Add frosting. Use the frosting recipes from my Carrot Cake or Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to make the cake extra indulgent.
  • Use a muffin tin. Line a muffin tray with liners. Fill them with batter until 3/4s full. Bake them for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Make it nutty. Scoop 1/4-1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter over the batter. Use a fork or toothpick to swirl it around.
  • Use more add-ins. Fold in 1/4 cup dried cranberries, shredded coconut, or raisins into the batter for more flavor and texture in each bite.
  • Don’t use a larger pan. The springform pan needs to be exactly 9″ wide. If it’s any larger, you’ll affect the baking time because the batter spreads out more and is thinner. Don’t risk burning your cake and stick to a 9″ pan.

Serving Suggestions

This tender blueberry coffee cake is a sweet breakfast option with a glass of milk, a cup of tea, or coffee. I love it with my Spicy Hot Chocolate Mocha or Cinnamon Dolce Latte. If you like spiced drinks, try my Pumpkin Spice Latte or Mexican Coffee. My Eiskaffee is also a real treat!

A slice of cake served on a plate with a bowl of blueberries in the background.

Proper Storage

  • Kitchen Counter: Place it in an airtight container or cake dome and keep it on the counter for up to 2 days.
  • Fridge: Store it in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Keep it away from strong-smelling foods like onions to prevent the transfer of odors.
  • Freezer: Wrap it, whole or sliced, in plastic wrap. Transfer it to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw it overnight in the fridge or on the counter.

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Slices of blueberry cake arranged on brown parchment paper.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Katerina | Diethood
This sweet blueberry coffee cake recipe with crunchy walnuts and cinnamon is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon treat.
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Servings : 10
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup vanilla flavored almond milk
  • ½ cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • cups cold fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado, or raw sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg, almond milk, yogurt, and vegetable oil and whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Using a spoon, stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture; stir just until combined. Set aside.
  • Toss 1 cup of blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour.
  • Gently fold the blueberries into the prepared cake batter, trying not to break up the fruit.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Top with remaining blueberries and walnuts. Sprinkle the top of the cake with turbinado sugar and cinnamon.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer the cake to a wire rack; let stand in the cake pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the sides of the springform pan and let the cake cool completely before cutting and serving.


Calories: 218 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 16 mg | Sodium: 150 mg | Potassium: 244 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 14 g | Vitamin A: 25 IU | Vitamin C: 0.8 mg | Calcium: 118 mg | Iron: 1.5 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry coffee cake, blueberry coffee cake recipe, coffee cake blueberry
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