Cinnamon Glazed Blueberry Coffee Cake

This cake is not only gorgeous, but delicious! Blueberry Coffee Cake with loads of pecan streusel and cinnamon glaze. The best way to start the day!

If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s blueberry cake. And if it’s loaded with streusel and glazed with cinnamon? Even better.

Today we’re talking about cake for breakfast, which is totally acceptable when there is fruit and nuts involved. Who wouldn’t want a slice of this gorgeous cake upon waking up in the morning?

overhead view of blueberry coffee cake on a plate

Why you’ll love this cake:

  • 100% homemade coffee cake
  • two layers of streusel and fresh blueberries
  • cinnamon glaze
  • makes a small 8″ round cake
  • great served warm, but good for making ahead too!

Does coffee cake have coffee in it?

Not usually! Coffee cake is traditionally a sweet cake served at breakfast, normally alongside a cup of coffee. That’s why it is called coffee cake. ๐Ÿ™‚

Many times coffee cake will have a buttery streusel. That sweetness pairs well with black coffee.

ingredients for blueberry streusel

How to Make Cinnamon Glazed Blueberry Coffee Cake

This cake is a one layer round cake, but it has multiple layers of deliciousness:

  • cake batter
  • streusel
  • blueberries
  • cake batter
  • streusel
  • blueberries
  • cinnamon glaze

Those layers make this cake extra delicious, with sweetness in every bite.

Tips for making this cake:

  • Make the streusel first and set aside so it is ready to layer on the cake when you need it.
  • We used fresh blueberries, but you can use frozen blueberries if you’d like. If you do use frozen, don’t thaw them before adding them to the batter. They’ll thaw while baking.
  • Mix the cake batter, but don’t overmix it. Mix dry ingredients separately from the wet initially so that you aren’t overmixing.
  • If you don’t have a round cake pan you can use a square cake pan also. This timing should work with a 9″ or 8″ pan.
  • The parchment paper isn’t 100% required, but it does help the cake come out cleanly from the pan so you can cut even slices.
baked blueberry coffee cake

Where do you store blueberry coffee cake?

Store this cake at room temperature in an airtight container. Refrigerate after 48 hours if you haven’t finished it yet to prevent the fruit from going bad.

slice of blueberry coffee cake on a plate

Can you freeze blueberry coffee cake?

Yes! This cake freezes well in an airtight container. Be sure to allow the cake to defrost fully before opening the container so the cake stays fresh.

overhead view of round blueberry coffee cake
overhead view of round blueberry coffee cake

Cinnamon Glazed Blueberry Coffee Cake

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This cake is not only gorgeous, but delicious! Blueberry Coffee Cake with loads of pecan streusel and cinnamon glaze. The best way to start the day!
Servings 10
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the streusel:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries rolled in flour

Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and grease an 8 inch cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with a round of parchment paper to prevent cake from sticking.
  • To make the streusel, combine flour, brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until well combined then set aside.
  • To make the coffee cake, combine sugar and butter and mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add greek yogurt and milk to the sugar mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Add vanilla extract and large egg and mix until smooth and well incorporated.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Taking your prepared cake pan and pour half of the cake mixture in. Top with half of the streusel mixture and 3โ„4 cup of blueberries.
  • Pour the remaining cake mixture on top of the blueberry layer then sprinkle the remaining streusel and blueberries.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • While the coffee cake is baking,make your glaze. In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk. Mix until a glaze forms.
  • Once your cake is finished baking, transfer it to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Put a layer of parchment paper under the rack and drizzle the cinnamon glaze on top of the cake.
  • Cut into slices and enjoy!

Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 10 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 390
Keyword breakfast cake, easy fruit cake

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