Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake RecipeHere we are already in April. I’m not even going to breathe a word about the weather and how it doesn’t feel the least bit like spring. Instead we’re going to talk about April’s Fresh Flavor of the month.  Blueberries. We’re going to start off with one of my oldest recipes. Blueberry Coffee Cake.

BlueberriesMy sister-in-law gave me this recipe shortly after I got married. Over the years I’ve passed it on to friends and other family members. It’s easy, quick and you should have all the ingredients in your pantry except for the blueberries!

Blueberry Coffee CakeThe recipe makes an 8 x 8 cake but it can be doubled and baked in a 9 x 13.  The amount of blueberries can be adjusted according to your taste. I don’t like it chuck full of berries so I used about 1 cup. If you are a berry lover than pack them in!

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake
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  1. 2 c. flour
  2. 3/4 c. sugar
  3. 2 1/2 t. baking powder
  4. 3/4 t. salt
  5. 1/4 c. Crisco
  6. 3/4 c. milk
  7. 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Blend all ingredients.
  3. Carefully fold in 2 c. blueberries.
  4. Prepare topping: 1/2 c. sugar, 1/3 c. flour, 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/4 c. soft butter. Mix together and sprinkle over batter.
  5. Bake 50 min. in 9 x 9 prepared square pan.
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I’m honestly not sure if you could substitute ingredients to make this a bit healthier. You could try whole wheat flour and maybe unsalted butter for the Crisco. I know shortening isn’t used much anymore.

Blueberry Coffee CakeI’ve been making this cake for so long that I hesitate to mess with the ingredients. It’s delicious just the way it is! Besides, it’s not on the menu every day. A splurge once in a while is good for the soul.


Thank you for stopping by…I’m off to see my daughter for the weekend. We plan to try and add some curb appeal to her home. Should be fun! See you Monday…



Thoughts from my friends...

  1. Patty says

    Made this today and I must say…it is DELICIOUS!!!! Used frozen blueberry’s, just dusted them with a little flour so they didn’t bleed in the mix. Also used brown sugar for the topping. Had my husband try a little piece and he can’t wait to have a slice in the morning with his coffee:)

    • Bev says

      I made this today and I used butter instead of crisco also I sub Almond flour (Gluten Free) for regular flour .
      It turned out really good, we loved it and will make again …..thank you !!!!

  2. says

    I actually saw the link to this recipe the other morning and told myself “DO NOT GO YET” because I knew it would make me hungry and I wanted to wait and come by later when I was starting a new grocery list.

    And ….WHO in their right mind would want to make it healthier, ha ha . Not me! :) If it works with crisco then crisco it is.

  3. says

    Yum. This looks so delicious. And your photos are magnificent!

    I’d love for you to link this up to Wonderful Food Wednesday this week.. or one or two other recipes if you’d like. We’re always ready to go on All She Cooks at 7pm Central on Tuesday, if you’d like to join us.

  4. lisalynn says

    Great recipe , Thanks..
    I think I could sub my Home made Bisquick , & just add the milk & egg..yum…
    also you could use coconut oil or butter instead of Crisco.. Crisco gets a bad rap these days.. I do use it sometimes..
    But the food-Nazis are relentless in making us all afraid of our food !
    Geez people.. take a breath !! ( the FN , Not you :-)
    I always say, everything in Moderation !
    some are even going Gluten free just cuz they think it’s the IN thing to do.. no real necessity at all !
    If they really had the disease they wouldn’t see the fun it in at all !

    Sorry, just felt like ranting to no one person.. just babbling ..

  5. says

    This coffee cake looks so good! And the pictures of it make you just want to make it right now! I will definitely be trying it! Thanks so much Ann.

  6. says

    I don’t know why I don’t think of coffee cakes when I’m craving cake! I have a killer recipe from my mom and I’ve never even made it! I don’t use crisco, but I’m assuming I could use butter instead. And I always have wild blueberries in my freezer. I’m lucky enough to be from an area that has tons of them :)

    This cake looks beautiful!

  7. says

    I might just have to make this for breakfast tomorrow! Can’t think of a better way to start the weekend. It sounds delicious and your photos are GORGEOUS Ann! :-)

  8. says

    I remember coffee cake from when I was little. Think I’ll make this. I love blueberries. I checked out you favorite kitchen tools. Just wondering… do you like the silicone “bakeware”?

  9. says

    Oh, Ann, this looks and sounds wonderful! I will definitely try it. You’re right re: the Crisco…a treat now and then won’t hurt. :) Your photos are always so beautiful.

    Hope you have a great weekend with your daughter!

  10. says

    I just bought blueberries today, so this is perfect! I’m like you…I don’t like to mess with a recipe. I have some old ones that call for “oleo” which always makes me smile. :)

  11. says

    I think I’m making blueberry coffee cake this weekend. I like this recipe, and all I need are the blueberries. Great photos Ann.
    Happy Weekend, hope you have some spring days soon.

    the French Hutch

  12. says

    YUM!!!! Can’t wait to try this.We have an orchard near us that we can pick fresh blueberries! Thank you for sharing this Ann!Have a great weekend!