15 Best Coffee Cake Recipes with Fresh Summer Fruit
Don't fight the urge to eat cake in the morning. Heck, coffee cake is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Thank you, German bakers, for creating this tempting sweet bread treat in the 1800s. Just the thing to enjoy with a steaming cup of Joe. Those time-honored preparations get a super-fresh update when summer rolls around. It's prime time to add berries and stone fruit to the mix, adding to the enjoyment of eating cake for breakfast, brunch or, even a midnight snack. Check out these top-rated recipes from our extensive collection of coffee cake recipes, all featuring the best picks of the season.
Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Tart, sweet blueberries are way popular in coffee cakes because they stay intact until the moment that moist, delicious bite hits your mouth, mmmmmm. Pro tip: The technique of folding is a key technique to master in making sure your blueberries don't bust and turn the batter purple. Nothing to it, just watch this quick video to get the hang of it.
Raspberry and Strawberry Buckle
"I've always called this a buckle (I'm from the Midwest), but my friends here in California, say it's a 'coffee cake'," says Jackie Cooper. "But no matter the name they love it!"
Toasted Coconut-Topped Blueberry Cake
Toasted coconut crumble topping is a tremendous addition to this blueberry coffee cake. "This is one of the best recipes I have come across!" says Purple. "I added 3 cups of blueberries instead of 2 cups and balance it out with 1/3 cup of EXTRA flour. It was wonderful and I won several baking contests with it!"
Fresh Strawberry Coffee Cake
This coffee cake is topped with strawberries and a coconut crumb topping. Pro tip: To bring out the full juicy quality of the berries, mash them gently with a fork and sprinkle sugar on top. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Drain off the excess liquid, if any, and add to sparkling water for a DIY summer sipper.
Fresh Berry Coffeecake
"You can use either fresh raspberries or fresh blackberries for this tender and delicious coffee cake," says Mechelle. "I prefer to toast my pecans in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes to really bring out their flavor."
Berry Good Coffee Cake
"The raspberries and glaze make every bite absolutely scrumptious," says Sarah.
Buttermilk Mango-Berry Crumb Cake
This buttermilk coffee cake is studded with fresh raspberries and diced mango. It's equally delicious with other fruits. "This is THE perfect crumb cake," says MarielJD. "Some can be dry or have a topping that just isn't right. This is moist, buttery delicious and the crumb topping is excellent. The buttermilk makes this especially moist and tasty."
Blueberry Coffee Cake I
Fresh blueberries are best for the filling of this delicious blueberry Bundt cake, with streusel crust. "This recipe was soooo delicious!" raves Michele Wood. "I made it two days in a row! It's blueberry season and this recipe is great for fresh blueberries. I sprinkled part of the topping in the middle of the cake after filling the bundt pan halfway with batter. Then added the blueberries and the rest of the batter. This cake was moist sweet and down right DELICIOUS!"
Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
"This is a wonderful alternative to those standard cinnamon-walnut-streusel coffee cake recipes," says springfield70. "It's perfect for a brunch or a special family gathering. Prepping the batter in a food processor makes it quick and easy to assemble. You can substitute different preserves -- apricot, cherry and blueberry all work well."
Plum Custard Kuchen
A simple cake is the base, and a delightful combination of plums and custard is baked on top. "This recipe was excellent!" raves emily. "I suggest coating your plums in sugar if they are not very ripe and definitely double or triple the custard recipe. I served it in a bowl with milk (or ice cream would be good too)."
Upside-Down Coffee Cake
"This is a gorgeous moist and gooey coffee cake!" says Colleen Royal. "Use any type of fresh or frozen fruit, or combination of 2 fruits. Peach, cherry, blackberry and/or red raspberry are some of the best. The deep baking pan is required due to the bubbling caramel sauce and the height of the cake. Every time I serve it I get rave reviews!"
When you tire of peach juice dribbling down your chin -- because that, and nectarines, are always best eaten out of hand, right -- tuck those beauties into a kuchen. A dense crust of a cake with peach slices arranged on top like spokes. "Great summer recipe," says jukie. "I made it with fresh peaches topped it with sweetened whipped heavy cream. Mmmm!"
Apricot Coffee Cake
Apricots are superstar baking ingredients, as well. Pro tip: No need to peel 'em when baking. "A nicely tart, and very tasty, coffee cake made with fresh apricots, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar," says GODGIFU.
Raspberry Almond Coffeecake
"This moist, light cake is 'berry' delicious as a dessert or for breakfast," says Melissa Marsh. "Your house will smell just wonderful while it is baking and cooling. Recipe doubles well."
Peach Coffee Cake II
"This recipe turned out excellent," says AuntiePat. "I had very ripe peaches and nectarines two of each so I made half the recipe (except for the topping I used the full recipe for that) and put it in an eight-inch square pan. The cake was tender and moist, the peach layer was perfect and the topping added crunchy texture and a more intense sweetness. Outstanding!"