Our Best Coffee Cake Recipes
Eat cake for breakfast with these deliciously moist cake recipes that pair perfectly with a cup of coffee.
Any Flavor Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Customize 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 Kuchen
The 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 Cake
Elaine Wing Hillesland, owner of Alegria Oceanfront Inn and Cottages in Mendocino, CA, serves this cake to her bed-and-breakfast guests.
Coffee Lovers' Coffee Cake
A buttery coffee crumb mixture makes a shortbread-like crust for this easy snack cake.
Coffee Cake Pound Cake
This recipe marries two Southern specialties, coffee cake and pound cake, to create one buttery, best-of-both-worlds breakfast treat.
Blueberry Coffee Cake
This 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.
The cream cheese in the batter give this cake lots of moisture. Because it's so tender, use a serrated knife for cutting.
Glazed Lemon Buttermilk Cake
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
This cake keeps well in an airtight container for several days. If you don't have a Bundt pan, use a 10-inch tube pan.
Blueberry-Lemon Coffee Cake
Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake
Pep 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 Cake
Serve this buttery cake for a make-ahead brunch dish or at the end of a casual meal.
Banana Coffee Cake with Macadamia Nuts and Coconut
Substitute 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.
Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake
Enjoy this moist coffee cake for breakfast, or serve it with coffee for a great after-dinner dessert!
Caramel-Crumb Coffee Cake
This sweet breakfast cake features a delicious caramel streusel.
Triple-Chocolate Coffee Cake
Chocolate-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Combine chocolate velvet cake batter with a cream cheese mixture to make this beloved and delicious coffee cake.
Sour-Cream Coffee Cake
Forget 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 Cake
Dress up coffee cake for the holidays by adding cranberry sauce, pecans and a sugary citrus glaze.
Bananas Foster Coffee Cake with Vanilla-Rum Sauce
Enjoy the fabulous flavor combination of bananas foster with this coffee cake.
Brown Butter-Sour Cream Crumb Cake
Excellent 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.
Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake
Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake
Prepare this moist, pumpkin spice-flavored coffee cake for a delicious fall breakfast treat.
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Combine the dry ingredients the night before for a quick morning start. Serve this cake warm or at room temperature.
Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
Make the most of apple season with this delicious Caramel Apple Coffee Cake.
Walnut Cake with Praline Frosting
This 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 Streusel
Well-chopped rhubarb offers bursts of tartness in this moist, spicy coffee cake.
Upside-Down Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Sherry-Roasted Pears
This 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 Cake
This 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.