Fresh Blueberry Coffee Cake

Here’s a super simple recipe for Fresh Blueberry Coffee Cake

Fresh Blueberry Coffee Cake

This is a lovely coffee cake with a fresh blueberry swirl tucked inside.  A sweet glaze tops the cake with toasted almonds too.
Fresh Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe -

Click below to watch a quick video showing you how to make this coffee cake, then scroll to the bottom and print out the complete recipe.

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Fresh Blueberry Coffee Cake



  • 1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated white sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a tube pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes, or until thick- stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture beating it in alternately with the sour cream. Stir in the extract.
  5. Spoon half of the mixture into the prepared pan. Spoon half of the blueberry mixture into the pan. Add the remaining batter, then blueberries. Swirl with a knife gently. Sprinkle with pecans, if using.
  6. Bake 50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from pan. Place on a serving dish.
  7. Prepare glaze: Whisk glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over top of the cake.

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17 Responses to “Fresh Blueberry Coffee Cake”

  1. postedAug 30, 2011 2:36 AM

    I used frozen blueberries and thawed them out. That sauce is to die for and would be great on pancakes and waffles. The bundt cake is AWESOME AND A MUST TRY. I also used walnuts on top that I roast and keep for later uses. Im going to use this recipe in a couple of weeks to do lge muffins OMG they will be awesome also. TKS RECIPE GIRL

  2. postedMar 4, 2013 2:29 AM

    Absolutely delicious – wow!!! This cake turned out perfectly and everyone just loves it. I also opted for frozen blueberries, mainly because they are very much out of season at the moment. Despite the substitution, everything worked well. I ended up with a moist, satisfying cake that I am proud to serve. Thank you!

  3. postedFeb 2, 2016 11:48 AM

    Hi I liked the recipe but in India fresh blueberries are difficult to get so can I use fresh strawberries instead. Pls reply . Thanks

    • postedFeb 3, 2016 6:57 PM

      probably- or some other kind of berry!

  4. postedJun 19, 2016 12:28 PM

    Just made this amazing coffee cake. Wow. It tastes incredible. I subbed 1 cup flour with 1 cup oat flour. I didn’t have a tube pan and used a7″x3″ Pyrex glass baking dish. Baked for 50 mins at 350, then reduced heat to 300 and baked an additional 20 mins. Perfect. My husband is on his third piece! Thank you RecipeGirl 🙂

  5. postedMay 21, 2017 2:17 PM

    Has anyone made this cake with gluten free ingredients? I would appreciate knowing the substitutions that were made. It looks yummy!

  6. postedAug 8, 2017 1:24 PM

    I just made this cake and it is delicious!  I omitted the drizzle at the end and it was amazing. Definitely a keeper. 

  7. postedAug 12, 2017 10:04 AM

    Recipe states to sprinkle with pecans before baking . Photo shows the nuts on top.

    • postedAug 18, 2017 1:31 PM

      They are sprinkled on top… they just stay on top of the batter while baking.

  8. postedAug 25, 2017 3:35 PM

    I don’t have a tube pan, would a regular spring form pan work?

    • postedAug 30, 2017 3:50 PM

      Maybe- haven’t tried it!

  9. postedAug 29, 2017 2:45 PM
    Tina Bays

    Video shows putting all the blueberry mix in middle of cake. The instructions says to put 1/2 with the remainder going on the top and then swirling. Which way please. I want to make this but not mess it up. 

    • postedAug 30, 2017 3:48 PM

      You can put it all in the middle. No need to swirl unless you’d like to try and swirl it.

  10. postedFeb 2, 2018 9:36 AM

    What can you substitute for the sour cream as I hate the stuff and never use it.

    • postedFeb 4, 2018 6:05 AM

      You can try using Greek yogurt.

  11. postedFeb 3, 2018 1:04 PM

    How do u get cake out of pan. The top is usually the bottom

    • postedFeb 4, 2018 6:03 AM

      I slide a plate under the pan and pop it out onto the plate.

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