Step-by-Step Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe: Your New Favorite Morning Indulgence.


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April 4, 2023
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Step-by-Step Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe: Your New Favorite Morning Indulgence.

There’s something truly magical about a delicious blueberry coffee cake. The blend of sweet and tangy flavors paired with a moist, tender crumb is simply irresistible. Our step-by-step Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe is your key to creating the ultimate indulgence, perfect for baking ahead to ensure lazy weekend mornings or even for special occasions.

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One of the secrets to a mouthwatering Blueberry Coffee Cake is choosing top-notch ingredients. We’ve handpicked a mix of elements that, when brought together, create an explosion of taste and texture you’ll absolutely love.

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California Blueberries

Fresh blueberries take center stage in this recipe, and it just so happens that California is the leading blueberry producer in the U.S. These succulent, plump berries deliver a flavor that’s simply unbeatable and a perfect match for this coffee cake.

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California Lemons

Another essential ingredient is lemon juice and zest, which adds a delightful citrusy tang to our homemade blueberry jam and throughout the different layers of this cake.

California-grown lemons, available year-round, infuse a fresh and vibrant flavor in every bite.


Step-by-Step How To Make This Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe.

Our California Grown Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe is easy to follow and always yields EPIC results. With detailed instructions and helpful tips, this recipe is simple enough that even a novice baker can easily recreate it.

What sets this Blueberry Coffee Cake apart from the rest isn’t just its mouthwatering flavor but also its unique assembly.

How to Assemble this Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe for Baking :

This delightful cake is baked in a Bundt pan, giving it an elegant and distinctive shape. The magic begins with the layering process: first, a heavenly blueberry sour cream coffee cake batter forms the base; then, a ribbon of homemade blueberry jam ripples through the center, adding a burst of fruity flavor; and finally, a blueberry-studded crumb layer rests at the bottom, providing an irresistible contrast in texture.

Each element harmoniously combines to create a truly unforgettable treat that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

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Are you ready to indulge in a cocktail that perfectly balances sweet, tart, and bubbly? Then you have to try our California-Grown Sparkling Blueberry Cocktail! This delightful concoction features homemade blueberry jam and California sparkling wine for an effervescent berry-laced cocktail that’s almost too easy to sip.

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Give Your Blueberry Coffee Cake a Bit of Flair: Creative Decorating Tips to Impress!

There are so many ways to decorate this cake, but it is beautiful without any decoration, just straight from the pan too. We are big fans of using natural elements like herbs and flowers to decorate cakes like this one. A duo of glazes, fresh blueberries, dehydrated lemon wheels, tangles of fresh lemon zest, and rosemary sprigs take this gorgeous cake over the top to showstopper status.

You can choose to go as simple or as extreme as you like with decorating this cake. There are no rights or wrongs. Just let your imagination run wild and see where it takes you.

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Step-by-Step Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe: Your New Favorite Morning Indulgence.

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Blueberry Jam Ripple

Meg van der Kruik
The sweet and tangy flavors and the moist, tender crumb in our California Grown Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe are irresistible.
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 805 kcal


For the blueberry jam:

  • 6 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the blueberry coffee cake:

  • 12 tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups all-purpose or gluten-free cup for cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blueberry jam

For the blueberry streusel:

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose or gluten-free cup-for-cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter chopped into chunks
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

For the drizzle:

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon blueberry jam


For the blueberry jam:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized pot and cook over medium heat.
  • Cook for 30-35 mins, until the jam starts to thicken, then cool completely. The jam will thicken more as it cools.

For the blueberry coffee cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ (180℃).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, sour cream, lemon juice, and zest. Mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl whisk all of the dry ingredients together, then add to the wet ingredients in 3 additions, mixing completely after each one.
  • Add the fresh blueberries and gently fold them into the batter.
  • Grease a Bundt pan ( 8-cup) generously with baking spray, then put 1/2 of the batter around the bottom of the pan. Spoon in and spread out the 1 cup (340g) of jam. Then layer the second half of the batter on top.

For the blueberry streusel:

  • Combine all of the streusel ingredients, except the blueberries, in a small bowl. Rub the butter into the sugar, flour, zest, and walnuts with your fingertips. Add the blueberries, toss to combine, then spread the streusel across the top of the cake.
  • Bake for 55-60 mins. When you remove it from the oven, let it cool on a rack for 25-30 mins, and then remove the cake from the pan.

For the drizzle:

  • Combine the lemon juice and powdered sugar together in a small bowl and whisk to combine. To create a purple drizzle, separate out half the amount of icing into another bowl and add the blueberry jam to it. Whisk to combine. Drizzle on the top of the cake to decorate.



You will have more jam than you need to make this recipe. Use the extra to slather on slices of this cake,  top toast, or to make cocktails.


Calories: 805kcalCarbohydrates: 126gProtein: 9gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 327mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 5gSugar: 87gVitamin A: 840IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 3mg
Keyword blueberry, blueberry coffee cake, blueberry dessert, blueberry jam, breakfast, coffee cake, dessert
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