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Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

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!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 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. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 302 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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manga User ID: 4211076 19652
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"There wasn't enough batter to separate and put into a 9 inch pan. I put all of the batter into an 8 in square pan. Put the blueberries on top and then the topping. It was okay but not very moist."

ecshaff User ID: 6767045 19931
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"Super good tasting, simple and easy to make!"

JudyJaneO User ID: 3906950 73840
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"Prepared for a group of ladies and they all commented on how good it was."

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