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Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is a moist and fluffy breakfast cake filled with juicy blueberries. The crunchy almond streusel topping and soft cream cheese layer are the perfect match for a mug of freshly brewed coffee!

Any day that starts with cake is bound to be a good one. When autumn rolls around, try this Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake and my Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake too.

Coffee cake with layer of blueberries and cream cheese.

Why this Recipe Works

I have a special place in my heart for coffee cakes. And cheesecake. This recipe really has the best of both worlds! It’s a delicious addition to a Sunday brunch or a coffee date with a friend. Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is like cheesecake and coffee cake in one!

  • A rich blueberry cream cheese layer is baked on top of the coffee cake.
  • You’ll love the burst of sweet berries and cheesy tang in every bite.
  • A streusel crumb with brown sugar and almonds adds a perfect crunch to the soft cake.
  • This recipe makes two coffee cakes so you’ll have plenty to share.

Don’t forget to save a slice (or two) for dessert!

Coffee cake with blueberries and one slice removed.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cream cheese – You will need plain full fat cream cheese for this recipe. Use the kind that’s sold as sticks, not the whipped cream cheese “spread.”
  • Blueberries – Fresh blueberries are best for this coffee cake. Frozen berries can be used as well.
  • Almond extract – This is used in both the cake batter and the streusel topping to enhance the flavor of the blueberries. Feel free to swap for our homemade vanilla extract if desired.
  • Butter – We use unsalted butter in this cake for a fluffy consistency and tender crumb. You will also need melted butter for the crumb topping.
  • Almonds – The chopped nuts compliment the sweet blueberries beautifully and I love the crunchiness they add to the streusel!
Blueberry coffee cake on white plate with bowl of fresh blueberries.

Easy Instructions

This recipe consists of three layers: the cake, the cream cheese filling and the streusel topping.

Make the coffee cake batter first:

  • Beat the dry ingredients with butter until crumbs form.
  • Then beat in the the eggs, milk and almond extract.
  • Divide the batter into two round cake pans.

Now make the cream cheese layer:

  • Add cream cheese, sugar and an egg to a mixing bowl.
  • Beat until well combined, then fold in the blueberries.
  • Pour this cream cheese mixture over the cake batter.

Finally, add the streusel topping and bake:

  • Combine the ingredients for the streusel and drop it over the cream cheese layer by the spoonful.
  • Bake the blueberry cream cheese coffee cakes until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean–about 45 minutes.

Let cool, then cut yourself a big slice!

Tips and Tricks

  • Spray your cake pans with non-stick baking spray first to make the cakes easier to remove. Or use our homemade cake release.
  • The streusel topping will seem more like a thick dough than many crumb toppings. Use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop to help you evenly divide it over the unbaked cakes.
  • Store this cake in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze it for longer storage!
Slice of blueberry cream cheese coffee cake on white plate.

Recipe FAQs

How do you remove cakes with streusel topping from the pan?

Let the cake cool for about 15 minutes before you attempt to remove it from the pan.
Then place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the cake and quickly turn it upside down to slide it out of the pan. Some of the streusel may fall off the top but you can catch them with the parchment paper!

Can I make this coffee cake in a bundt pan or square dish instead?

Yes, this coffee cake can be made in a bundt pan or an 8 – 9 inch square baking dish to make one cake instead of two. The cake will be much thicker and need additional baking time.

Does this cake have coffee in it?

No, this coffee cake does not contain any coffee. Neither do my other many coffee cake recipes. It’s called “coffee cake” because it’s often served with coffee!

More Easy Breakfast Recipes

Yield: 2 cakes

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is a moist and fluffy breakfast cake filled with juicy blueberries. The crunchy almond streusel topping and soft cream cheese layer are the perfect match for a mug of freshly brewed coffee!

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon almond extract
  • ⅔ cup milk

For the filling:

  • 2 packages (8 ounce each) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

For the struesel:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup almonds, chopped

Instructions

  1. To begin making the cake, in a large mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and butter together until crumbly. Add eggs, almond extract and milk, beat for about 2 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
  2. Pour cake batter evenly into bottoms of two 9inch round cake pans that have been sprayed with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar and egg for 3-4 minutes until smooth. Fold in blueberries. Pour evenly into the two cake pans over the cake batter. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar and salt. Pour melted butter, flour and almond extract into bowl and combine until crumbly. It will feel like a thick dough. Add in chopped almonds and drop by tablespoon over cream cheese layer.
  5. Bake cakes in a 325 degree oven for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 15 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and cool completely. Slice and enjoy. Store remaining coffee cake in airtight container in refrigerator or freeze for later use.

Notes

  • Spray your cake pans with non-stick baking spray first to make the cakes easier to remove. Or use our homemade cake release.
  • The streusel topping will seem more like a thick dough than many crumb toppings. Use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop to help you evenly divide it over the unbaked cakes.
  • Store this cake in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze it for longer storage!
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    16

    Serving Size:

    1 slice

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 7g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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    Start your day with a slice of this Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake! The creamy cheesecake filling and almond crumble on top elevate a simple breakfast cake to delicious heights.

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    Posted on August 9, 2014

    Comments & Reviews

    1. I have followed this recipe step by step.  But, you did not say how to remove the cake from the pan with the streusel topping.  On my first attempt, the topping started to fall all over so I stopped.  However, you did say to remove the cake from the pan to allow it to cool completely.

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