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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.


8-10 servings

My mother has been making this coffee cake for years. It is a delicate, moist cake that is not overly sweet. It's perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning!


  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg, vanilla and milk; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Spread half of the batter into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Spoon berries over batter. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cover with remaining batter. For topping, combine flour and brown sugar in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.

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