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blueberry coffee cake on white plate with four blueberries

Blueberry Coffee Cake

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This old fashioned blueberry coffee cake is topped with a crunchy cinnamon streusel that makes it a family favorite generation after generation.


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For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries (may substitute with 2 cups frozen blueberries but I prefer fresh)

For the Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 by 8 inch baking pan. (I use this spray.)
  2. In a mixer or large bowl combine 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and cream together on medium speed until uniform.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Add half the dry mixture into the wet and stir well.
  5. Add the milk and then add the remaining flour mixture.
  6. Mix until just combined, do not overmix.
  7. Fold in blueberries and pour batter in prepared pan.
  8. For the topping combine butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl and mix together thoroughly using hands or a pastry cutter.
  9. Sprinkle crumble topping over the cake batter to cover.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm or cooled.


  • Best made the day of serving
  • Can be made with frozen blueberries(do not thaw first), although fresh is preferred
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to three days
  • Freeze up to 3 months by wrapping tightly in foil or plastic wrap and storing in a heavy duty freezer bag

Keywords: blueberry coffee cake