Berry Coffee Cake tastes great as a breakfast treat or an afternoon snack. This moist and tender fruit filled coffee cake can be adjusted to include your favorite berry combination.
Serve just as it is or top with fresh whipped cream or a dollop of vanilla ice cream for an extra sweet treat.
Berry Coffee Cake
This coffee cake has been baked for a couple of different occasions. First to be included in our Easter brunch, then again to share with my co-workers.
Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are a dynamite trio and the perfect addition to fold into this coffee cake.
I intended to have this posted before Mother’s Day, so you could whip this up for someone special, but instead of sitting in front of the computer, I visited with my parents celebrating mom’s day along with my hubby and daughter.
We had a wonderful afternoon eating lunch at Steamer’s Grillhouse in Los Gatos, CA, and then tasting some wine at Testarossa Winery. I highly recommend the restaurant/winery duo if you’re ever on this side of California.
Since we were out and about a day before Mother’s Day, no reservations were needed, which just added to a relaxing visit and took the pressure off to celebrate mom’s on THAT day, May 11th…today!!
Don’t get me wrong, it feels nice to be acknowledged by my kids, and to give thanks to my mother for her guidance and love though my entire life, but it’s much more enjoyable when you can celebrate your appreciation for your mother or mother of your children when least expected; tomorrow, next weekend, next month. You get my point.
Make this Berry Coffee Cake anytime!
This cake is simple. The fruit is the the star of this dish, so I left off a sugar crumble topping that you often find on coffee cakes, but don’t be shy about experimenting with a topping yourself!
For my co-workers I did add a light drizzle of powder sugar mixed with milk and vanilla. The fruit still shined through the layers of cake, but anyone that eats my food is slowly being weaned from lots of extra sugar (shhhh, that’s our secret!).
Berry Coffee Cake
Tender coffee cake with a variety of berries. Perfect for bunch or enjoy as a dessert. For an extra treat top with whipped cream or ice cream.
- Berry Sauce
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup (1 stick) butter
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Fruit Coffee Cake
Sarah @ The Chef Next Door
Oh I love coffee cake and this looks delicious, Sandra! It would be the perfect breakfast to go along with a cup of coffee.
Right now we are bursting with berries. I can’t get enough! Thanks, Sarah!!
Marlene @Nosh My Way
Wow this looks so delicious. The photo is just begging me to make this. And yes, I get your point. My sentiments exactly.
oh gosh! That just looks so amazingly delicious! Wow I must try this one day! I love cakes like this! Perfect for tea time
You can use frozen berries too, Sammie! I know you don’t always get them fresh right away.
Choc Chip Uru
Coffee cake is the best with berries, your recipe is bookmarked 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Super! Thanks, Uru!
Hi Joanne! I could use another piece myself 🙂
I love the simplicity of your coffee cake! It certainly lets the berries be the star!!!
Thank you, Liz! I’ve been loading up on berries lately!
A well made cake is the best accompaniment to a cup of chocolate or coffee! Delicious!
I couldn’t agree more! 🙂
Berries should be coming in soon and this recipe is on the to do list.
Oh, lucky you!! So nice to have them right in your own yard, Norma!!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I hope you and your family had a great time celebrating together. Your berry coffee cake and a cup of tea would start my day perfectly.
It was a really nice weekend. Hope you had a nice day too, Karen!
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me
This is really gorgeous Sandra! Wish I had a slice right now!!
Thanks, Heather! Would love to slice a piece for you!! 🙂
Seriously craving this right now, Sandra. Love everything about it and can’t wait to try it soon. Thanks!