Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

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To be honest, this Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe came together as a total fluke! My 🫐 blueberries were going bad so I thought I would just try to incorporate them into a very simple coffee cake batter. I crossed my fingers, popped it in the oven and hoped for the best. It turned out so delicious and absolutely perfect and I didn’t have to waste any of my blueberries that were going soft on me. These are the types of cakes that my grandma used to make and they were always the best because they only require a few ingredients in a bowl.

Why You’ll Love Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

This Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe is so simple but utterly perfect. It’s a great base recipe to have in your arsenal, and then you can adapt it to whatever fruit or berries you have to use up. It comes together in just 🥣 one bowl and uses ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. It’s a simple cake that you can enjoy all week long with your ☕ coffee, or jazz up a bit for a beautiful presentation to serve to company.

How to Prepare Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

🌡️ Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C)

🥚 Add the eggs, sugar, and pure vanilla extract to a bowl.

🌀 Whisk or use your handheld mixer and mix it until it’s nice and light and pale.

🥄 Add the oil and mix it together.

🥣 Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and use a spatula to mix it together.

🫐 Last but not least, add the blueberries and gently fold them in.

🧑‍🍳 Pour it out into a springform pan that is sprayed and then lined with parchment paper.

⏲️ Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

😋 Let it cool and enjoy. I added a little bit of blueberry jam on top for the presentation.

Nonna’s Tip 🧑‍🍳

Always spray and line your pan with parchment paper to ensure that nothing sticks.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Variations and Substitutions for Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

  1. I have not tried this recipe with any other type of flour, but if you do, let me know in the comments below.
  2. You can absolutely use any berry of choice and this would be just as delicious with 🍒 cherries as well.
  3. Feel free to add some sour cream or even yogurt to make this Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe more moist. If you do this you will have to play around with the flour and adjust. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. I used a 9-inch springform pan but you can use any size. A loaf pan or muffin pan would also work, just make sure to adjust the cooking time.

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Best Served With

  • Serve this Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe with fresh whipped cream or a 🍨 scoop of vanilla ice cream or my Cottage Cheese Ice Cream.
  • For a pretty presentation, I like to sprinkle the finished cake with fresh blueberries and a dusting of icing sugar.
  • You could also serve this with a 🫐 blueberry compote or jam drizzled on top.

Common Questions

Can I use frozen berries?

Yes, you can use frozen berries. Do not thaw them before adding them to the batter to prevent excess moisture.

can I use another type of pan instead of a springform?

Not at all! You can use a 9×9 inch square pan or a round cake pan, or even a loaf pan would work well for this recipe. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

How do I know when the cake is done?

The cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. The top should also be golden brown.

Can I use a different type of flour?

I haven’t tried this personally, but I’m sure it would work. You can use whole wheat flour, gluten-free flour blend, or almond flour. The texture may vary with different types of flour. Let me know if you try in the comments.

How can I prevent the berries from sinking to the bottom?

Toss the berries in a little flour before adding them to the batter. This helps them stay evenly distributed throughout the cake.

Can I use this recipe to make muffins?

Yes, you can pour the batter into a muffin tin and bake at the same temperature for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

This Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe is so simple but delicious. It comes together in just one bowl and uses ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. Use whatever berries you have!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Add the eggs, sugar, and pure vanilla extract to a bowl.
  • Whisk or use a handheld mixer to mix it until it's light and pale.
  • Add the oil and mix it together. Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Use a spatula to combine. Finally, gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Pour it out into a pan that is sprayed and then lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 25 to 35 minutes depending on your oven.
  • Let it cool and enjoy. I added a little bit of blueberry jam on top for the presentation but you don’t have to.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 132mg, Potassium: 59mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 88IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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