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Blueberry Coffee Cake with Streussel Topping Recipe

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Streussel Topping Recipe

My sister-in-law made this coffee cake with the fresh blueberries we picked while our families were vacationing at her cottage one summer. I've used frozen berries at home with wonderful results. Each time I bake this treat, we're reminded of fun times.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in blueberries.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. For topping, combine sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 344 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 414mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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gizmospooky User ID: 7305464 78861
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"A bit confused about this recipe, my version from Taste of Home baking Classics shows 2 Tbls. of baking powder and while the recipe calls for a 13X9 pan the picture sure doesn't look like it. I baked it for 45 minutes and then took it out because the edges were getting very dark. The flavor of the cake is good, but my blueberries all sunk to the bottom and the bottom of the cake isn't fully cooked. Not sure if the temp is too high for the cooking time. May try again."

streuselmuffins4u2 User ID: 6619710 30756
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"I have not made this cake and I am sure it is great. I have a tip I would like to share. Put the frozen blueberries in a bowl with a tablespoon or so of flour and stir to cover all of the berries. Let the bowl sit in the freezer while you are putting the rest of the cake together and put the blueberries in last. This will keep the batter from turning blue. I do this everytime I make muffins and it works like a charm."

katie3908 User ID: 5030544 31972
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Everybody I have made it for loves it!"

lizza5752 User ID: 973216 120818
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"Extremely easy and great for people who don't care for nuts. Took longer to bake in my oven than recipe stated, but it didn't over-brown. Will definately make it again! ps - best to freeze berries ahead of time so they don't break down during the mixing."

likestobake User ID: 4200343 36095
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"I used blackberries instead of the blueberries and it was delicious."

cde7180 User ID: 4567175 87349
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"This was delicious!!! And simple to make!"

wink888 User ID: 4114011 31971
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I would like to read the reviews but they won't let me click on them....what's wrong?"

KScales User ID: 3262967 72910
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"We're sorry for any confusion with this recipe. The recipe shown here now is correct, including the 4 teaspoons of baking powder.

This recipe is more of a coffee cake than bread. The recipe description will be updated soon to reflect that.
Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

sway User ID: 2606047 204311
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I would like to make this but I amm a little confused. ( Nothing new I am confused most of the time.   Is this bread or coffee cake

 Questions about this recipe ????????????????
What do the (x2) by everything meanI?   Is this bread or coffee cake?   I am also confused about the baking powder.  2 Tablespoons and 6 teaspoons are the same, but 4 teaspoons is less.  How much do I use?   One of the reviews says the strusel is hard, do you think it might have been over cooked?   I really want to make this, but I want good results.  Ruins my day when I nake something that is a "BIG MESS" and I waste ingredients.
Thanks for your help.

jazzsherrie User ID: 1364485 204310
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I really liked the flavor and texture of this cake. I did have to bake it quite a bit longer to get it to cook all the way through...putting foil over the top so it wouldn't get too dark. Turned out yummy for Easter brunch!"

Marian C Brown User ID: 4959667 78829
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"The streusel topping on this was very crunchy and extremely sweet; too sweet for me. The cake didn't make much of an impression either."

Amiee5313 User ID: 1370824 36092
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"Use 4 tsp of baking powder"

rroses User ID: 977937 89119
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"2 T. baking powder seems like a lot. Is this the correct amount?"

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