Eat cake for breakfast with these deliciously moist cake recipes that pair perfectly with a cup of coffee.
Any Flavor Coffee CakeCustomize your topping with any fruit-nut combo. We like plum preserves, sliced plums, and almonds, or strawberry jam, sliced strawberries, and pecans.
Roasted Grape and Pear KuchenThe word "kuchen" means "cake" in German, and more specifically, a cake typically served with coffee. The roasted grapes and pears in this recipe are a sweet addition.
Whole-Grain Apple Cake with Yogurt Cream
There's a trifecta of textural awesomeness here, as the buttery-crisp topping meets silky-smooth yogurt cream on moist, tender cake. By using whole-wheat pastry flour in place of all-purpose, we triple the fiber per slice to a hearty 4 grams. For a chunkier cake texture, use chopped apples instead of shredded. This cake is great served warm or at room temperature.
Blueberry-Cream Cheese Coffee CakeThis fruit-filled coffee cake is the perfect breakfast dish to serve to weekend guests.
Coffee Lovers' Coffee CakeA buttery coffee crumb mixture makes a shortbread-like crust for this easy snack cake.
Coffee Cake Pound CakeThis recipe marries two Southern specialties, coffee cake and pound cake, to create one buttery, best-of-both-worlds breakfast treat.
Blueberry Coffee CakeThis moist, tender blueberry coffee cake scored high in our Test Kitchens, where tasters unanimously considered it a delicious way to use the first blueberries of the season. Studded with plump, juicy berries, the cake also features a sprinkling of turbinado sugar on top that adds another dimension of texture. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or as a snack to savor with coffee, it's a recipe you'll make more than once.
Cinnamon-Apple CakeThe cream cheese in the batter give this cake lots of moisture. Because it's so tender, use a serrated knife for cutting.
Sour Cream Coffee CakeThis cake keeps well in an airtight container for several days. If you don't have a Bundt pan, use a 10-inch tube pan.
Overnight Coffee Crumble CakePep up your mornings or snack time with a warm slice of Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake. A splash of bourbon adds richnes and umph to the powdered sugar glaze that's drizzled over this homemade coffee cake.
Breakfast Coffee Cake"I like to have this on hand for snacking or taking to friends. It freezes nicely without the icing. I created this recipe when my son married a nutritionist." -Kathy Frederickson, Leominster, MA
Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee CakeServe this buttery cake for a make-ahead brunch dish or at the end of a casual meal.
Banana Coffee Cake with Macadamia Nuts and CoconutSubstitute pecans if you prefer to make this company-worthy coffee cake.
Make-Ahead Coffee Cake
"I adapted this cake from my daughter's school cookbook." Julie DeSchepper, 61, Overland Park, Kan.
Apple-Cinnamon CoffeecakeThis coffee cake is best served warm. To prepare ahead, cool completely, wrap (still in the pan) in foil, and leave out at room temperature for up to one day, or freeze for up to three months. To reheat thawed cake, unwrap and bake at 250° for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel Coffee CakeEnjoy this moist coffee cake for breakfast, or serve it with coffee for a great after-dinner dessert!
Caramel-Crumb Coffee CakeThis sweet breakfast cake features a delicious caramel streusel.
Chocolate-Cream Cheese Coffee CakeCombine chocolate velvet cake batter with a cream cheese mixture to make this beloved and delicious coffee cake.
Sour-Cream Coffee CakeForget the box! We have a Sour-Cream Coffee Cake that's simple to whip for dessert or a breakfast treat. We include a whole cup of chocolate chips, too!
Cranberry-Orange Coffee CakeDress up coffee cake for the holidays by adding cranberry sauce, pecans and a sugary citrus glaze.
Bananas Foster Coffee Cake with Vanilla-Rum SauceEnjoy the fabulous flavor combination of bananas foster with this coffee cake.
Brown Butter-Sour Cream Crumb CakeExcellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Mix the dry ingredients with the wet until just combined (don't overstir) for the best result. This is tastiest warm from the oven, but leftovers are also delicious.
Pumpkin Crumb Coffee CakePrepare this moist, pumpkin spice-flavored coffee cake for a delicious fall breakfast treat.
Blueberry Coffee CakeCombine the dry ingredients the night before for a quick morning start. Serve this cake warm or at room temperature.
Caramel Apple Coffee CakeMake the most of apple season with this delicious Caramel Apple Coffee Cake.
Walnut Cake with Praline FrostingThis easy sheet cake is rich enough for adults to enjoy after dinner with coffee, yet just sweet enough to be a treat for children, too.
Rhubarb-Sour Cream Snack Cake with Walnut StreuselWell-chopped rhubarb offers bursts of tartness in this moist, spicy coffee cake.
Upside-Down Sour Cream Coffee CakeThis old-fashioned, moist cake, jazzed up with vanilla bean and roasted pears, takes on even more flavor if you start the pears a day ahead so they can steep in their syrup. The recipe comes from Romney Steele, author of Plum Gorgeous.
Blueberry Yogurt CakeThis easy blueberry coffee cake gets some of its tenderness from the addition of yogurt and has crunch from the walnuts. It's a great choice when you need something sweet for breakfast or brunch.
Pumpkin-Cranberry Coffee CakeThis moist, pretty cake features your favorite fall flavors--warm spices, tangy cranberries, and sweet maple syrup.
Sour-Cream Banana Coffee CakeMade with bananas, chocolate chips, walnuts, cinnamon, and more, this coffee cake is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Coffee Cake with Caramel GlazeSweeten up your morning with slices of Sweet Potato Coffee Cake with Caramel Glaze. Sweet potato, orange zest, and ground cinnamon offer flavors of the season as they're baked together in this coffee cake that's drizzled with a caramel glaze.
Brown Sugar-Banana Coffee CakesTo save time when making these individual coffee cakes in the morning, make the streusel (step 1) up to a week ahead; seal in a zip-lock plastic bag and chill. You can also mash the bananas (cover and chill) and butter and flour the muffin pan the night before.
Lemon-Rosemary Coffee CakePerfect for brunch or tea, moist Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake is a perfect pick. Fresh rosemary complements the lemony flavor in this coffee cake.
Cherry Ripple Sour Cream Coffee CakeThe nutty streusel of this coffee cake pairs perfectly with the fresh cherries in the cake batter.
Overnight Coffee CakeYou can whip up this sweet breakfast at night, and chill it. When you wake up the next morning, pop it in the oven then crawl back in bed for 30 minutes while it bakes.
Bundt Coffee CakeIf you like coffee cakes, you'll love this recipe. It's a moist, light cake with a surprise middle layer of nuts and cinnamon. Prepare it up to one month ahead, and freeze. Defrost at room temperature 24 hours before serving.
Raspberry-Cheese Coffee CakeYour entire family will enjoy this breakfast treat made with sour cream and raspberry preserves.
Streusel Coffee CakeTo make one day ahead, just bake, cool completely, and wrap in aluminum foil.
Banana Almond CakeA bag of ripe bananas inspired Jan McHargue to create this coffee cake. You can enjoy the banana cake with its spicy brown sugar-almond topping and filling for brunch, with coffee, or for dessert.
Apricot-Almond Coffee CakeEveryone will love this sweet and nutty coffee cake drizzled in a warm, vanilla glaze.
Eggnog Coffee CakeFamilies and grandparents will love Eggnog Coffee Cake. Make a second cake for gifting, or package individual slices.
Banana-Toffee Coffee CakesMake individual servings of coffee cake with these banana-toffee flavored muffins.
Banana Nut and Dulce de Leche Coffee CakeWhile best served warm, this cake can be made a day ahead and reheated.
Mini Almond and Grape Cakes
Inspired by French financiers, these small cakes are dense with the warm flavors of almond, orange zest, and butter. The grapes become a little jammy after baking, which complements the cakes' richness.