31 Heavenly Coffee Cake Recipes You Need To Try


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Few things can rival the comforting allure of a freshly baked coffee cake. This timeless treat is also wonderfully versatile. Whether you’re hosting a weekend brunch, needing a morning pick-me-up, or seeking a special breakfast cake, there’s a coffee cake recipe to fit the bill.

To help you find the perfect recipe, I’ve gathered an irresistible collection of coffee cake recipes that you’ll want to bake over and over again. From simple classics to unique and indulgent creations, these recipes for coffee cake cater to every palate and occasion, celebrating the perfect union of coffee and cake.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

cinnamon streusel coffee cake.
cinnamon streusel coffee cake. photo credit: basics with bails.

For lovers of classic coffee cake, this cinnamon streusel sour cream coffee cake is such a perfect choice to make at home. Laced with a walnut sugar filling and topped with a generous layer of cinnamon sugar streusel, you won’t be able to stop at one piece!

Get the recipe: Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

slice of blueberry sour cream coffee cake.
blueberry sour cream coffee cake. photo credit: britney breaks bread.

Bursting with blueberries and layered with a buttery cinnamon streusel crumble, this moist blueberry coffee cake tastes as good as it looks! If you enjoy a piece of cake with coffee in the morning, this fruit coffee cake recipe is easy to make and tastes divine.

Get the recipe: Blueberry Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake

walnut cinnamon coffee cake slice.
walnut cinnamon coffee cake. photo credit: the curly spoon.

For a modern twist on the traditional coffee cake recipe, try this Cinnamon walnut coffee cake. With a delicious cinnamon walnut filling and sweet glaze on top, it’s light, fluffy and perfect to enjoy for breakfast or alongside your morning coffee.

Apple Coffee Cake

apple coffee cake slices stacked.
apple coffee cake. photo credit: Vintage Kitchen Notes.

Apple streusel coffee cake is one of the most popular coffee cake recipes with fruit and this recipe is a great example of the style. Moist and sweet with a crunchy walnut crumble topping and delicate glaze, this apple coffee cake is irresistible!

Get the recipe: Apple Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

slice of cinnamon roll coffee cake on plate.
cinnamon roll coffee cake. photo credit: the cookin chicks.

If you love cinnamon rolls but don’t have time to make them, try this cinnamon roll coffee cake recipe. Light and fluffy and topped with cinnamon and brown sugar and a sweet glaze, this is a delicious breakfast cake you will make again and again.

Ginger Pear Coffee Cake

ginger pear coffee cake slice topped with cream.
ginger pear coffee cake. photo credit: the healthy epicurean.

For something a little different, try this spiced ginger pear coffee cake recipe. With a buttery oat topping and glazed pear filling, this fruit coffee cake is delightfully light, fluffy and sweet.

Get the recipe: Ginger Pear Coffee Cake

Rhubarb Strawberry Coffee Cake

strawberry rhubarb coffee cake slice.
strawberry rhubarb coffee cake. photo credit: busy creating memories.

Lovers of rhubarb coffee cakes will enjoy this super moist rhubarb strawberry coffee cake recipe. The sweet strawberries combine perfectly with the tart rhubarb and buttery streusel crumb topping to create a cake that’s perfect for morning tea, brunch or a summer picnic with friends.

Banana Coffee Cake

banana coffee cake sliced.
banana coffee cake. photo credit: rich and delish.

This banana coffee cake is the perfect recipe to use up those overripe bananas. With a moist banana cake base, cinnamon swirl, buttery crumble and light glaze, this cake is perfect for banana cake lovers looking to bake something a little different!

Get the recipe: Banana Coffee Cake

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

slice of blueberry cream cheese coffee cake on plate.
blueberry cream cheese coffee cake. photo credit: chenee today.

Oozing with blueberries, this blueberry cream cheese coffee cake recipe is the perfect summer coffee cake recipe! With a hint of lemon and a crunchy streusel topping, this moist coffee cake is perfect for brunch with friends and family.

Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake

raspberry almond coffee cake in baking pan.
raspberry almond coffee cake. photo credit: beyond the chicken coop.

Raspberries and a sweet almond topping complete this easy coffee cake recipe. With a delicate berry flavor and fluffy cake centre, it’s one of the easiest recipes to make and enjoy at home.

Glazed Coffee Cake

tray of coffee cake top view.
coffee cake. photo credit: Modern honey.

The classic combination of cinnamon, brown sugar and moisty buttery cake is perfectly demonstrated in this glazed coffee cake recipe. Whether it’s for Christmas breakfast, brunch or dessert, no-one will be able to resist a slice of this delicious coffee cake.

Get the recipe: Glazed Coffee Cake

Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

banana chocolate coffee cake slices.
banana chocolate chip coffee cake. photo credit: knead some sweets.

With a cinnamon brown sugar infused chocolate chip layer, your kids will love this super moist banana chocolate coffee cake. Easy to make, this recipe is perfect for lunch boxes or afternoon tea.

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

rhubarb streusel coffee cake slices.
rhubarb coffee cake. photo credit: the creative bite.

This rhubarb coffee cake practically screams Spring! The moist buttermilk cake is topped with a crunchy coconut and pecan streusel to create a light and moist fruit coffee cake that is simply delicious with a cup of tea or coffee.

Get the recipe: Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

slice of pumpkin crumb cake.
pumpkin crumb cake. photo credit: an edible mosaic.

If you’re looking for a delicious Fall coffee cake recipe, try this pumpkin coffee cake with New York crumb cake topping. With a heavenly spice mix, thick crumble topping and moist pumpkin flavors, it is the perfect seasonal cake to enjoy with your cup of coffee.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

blueberry coffee cake top view.
blueberry coffee cake. photo credit: bakes by brown sugar.

If you don’t want to use sour cream in your coffee cake, try this blueberry coffee cake. With a lightly spiced buttermilk cake base, delicious streusel topping and light lemon glaze, this is a super tasty blueberry coffee cake recipe to enjoy during the warmer months.

Fresh Cherry Coffee Cake

cherry crumb coffee cake top view.
cherry crumb coffee cake. photo credit: the forked spoon.

When fresh cherries are in season, bake this cherry coffee cake! A delicious summertime treat for breakfast or brunch, the rich cherry flavor is the perfect pairing for the buttery streusel crumble and moist buttermilk cake.

Get the recipe: Fresh Cherry Coffee Cake

Lemon Curd Coffee Cake

lemon curd coffee cake slices with piece of lemon alongside.
lemon curd coffee cake. photo credit: the heirloom pantry.

I cannot resist any recipe with lemon curd, and this lemon curd coffee cake is simply divine. The tart yet sweet lemon curd gives this moist cake with cinnamon streusel topping a fresh twist that is delightful with a morning cuppa.

Get the recipe: Lemon Curd Coffee Cake

Raspberry Lemon Coffee Cake

slices of raspberry lemon coffee cake.
raspberry lemon coffee cake. photo credit: knead some sweets.

For something sweet and fresh that the kids will love too, try a raspberry lemon coffee cake. With juicy raspberries, a lemon flavored crumble and vanilla glaze, this is a dreamy and rich coffee cake that will not last long!

Gingerbread Coffee Cake

sliced gingerbread coffee cake.
gingerbread coffee cake. photo credit: cinnamon and sage co.

Gingerbread coffee cake is the perfect Christmas breakfast cake recipe to share with family this holiday season. The sweet ginger spiced cake is topped with a crunchy topping and light vanilla glaze to create a moist, fluffy and irresistible cake that’s a holiday season staple.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Coffee Cake

Apple Butter Coffee Cake

tray of apple butter coffee cake with one slice on spoon.
apple butter coffee cake. photo credit: Life as a strawberry.

Moist, sweet and cozy, this apple butter coffee cake is a delicious fall coffee cake that’s super easy to make at home. Packed with Fall seasonal flavors and a delicious homemade apple butter, it’s the perfect breakfast cake to start your day.

Get the recipe: Apple Butter Coffee Cake

Yellow Cake Mix Coffee Cake

yellow cake mix coffee cake slice stack.
yellow cake mix coffee cake. photo credit: xoxoBella.

When you’re short on time, this cake mix coffee cake recipe is a great time saver that still makes a super tasty coffee cake! Rich in cinnamon, pecans and topped with a vanilla glaze, it has a wonderfully moist texture and plenty of coffee cake flavor.

Get the recipe: Cake Mix Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

sour cream coffee cake and slices.
sour cream coffee cake. photo credit: chew out loud.

For traditional coffee cake lovers, this easy sour cream cinnamon coffee cake recipe is one to try. Loaded with cinnamon streusel, this moist and fluffy coffee cake in a bundt pan is large enough to serve a crowd and is very easy to make at home.

Get the recipe: Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Apple Cider Coffee Cake

apple cider coffee cake on rack with cup of coffee.
apple cider coffee cake. photo credit: Home cooking collective.

Apple cider fans will love this apple coffee cake with apple cider glaze. The moist cinnamon-spiced cake filled with apple pieces is topped with a crunchy streusel topping and rich apple cider glaze. Perfect to enjoy during Fall, the apple cider glaze is delicious on pancakes and ice cream too!

Get the recipe: Apple Cider Coffee Cake

Chocolate Orange Coffee Cake

top view of baked chocolate orange coffee cake in pan.
chocolate orange coffee cake. photo credit: maria’s mixing bowl.

When you’re looking for unique coffee cake recipes, try this chocolate orange coffee cake! The zesty and rich cake is a perfect example of the natural pairing of orange and chocolate flavors. Topped with a buttery crumb and glaze, this is an easy morning coffee cake you can make at home.

Yogurt Coffee Cake Loaf

coffee cake loaf and slice.
coffee cake loaf. photo credit: homebody eats.

Treat your friends at brunch with a slice of this super delish coffee cake loaf. The moist yogurt cake is layered with cinnamon sugar and topped with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. Easy, quick and so yummy.

Get the recipe: Yogurt Coffee Cake Loaf

Baileys Irish Coffee Cake

tray of irish coffee cake.
irish coffee cake. photo credit: chisel and fork.

Moist, buttery and full of Baileys Irish Cream, this Irish coffee cake is a unique coffee cake recipe that’s perfect for St Patrick’s Day breakfast or brunch!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

pumpkin coffee cake slice on serving spoon.
pumpkin coffee cake. photo credit: quiet baking day.

Richly spiced pumpkin cake with streusel swirl is aromatic and completely delicious. Topped with a thick brown sugar crumb, it’s the perfect Fall baking recipe to celebrate the change of season and enjoy all things pumpkin.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake Mug Cake

coffee cake in mug with portion on spoon.
coffee cake mug cake. photo credit: bake it with love.

When you have a coffee cake craving but don’t want to bake an entire cake, make this coffee cake mug cake instead! Baked in just 2 minutes in the microwave, this easy single serve dessert has all the coffee cake flavors you need in a cup and best of all you don’t need to share.

Get the recipe: Coffee Cake Mug Cake

Carrot Cake Coffee Cake

carrot cake coffee cake slices.
carrot cake coffee cake. photo credit: well fed baker.

Lovers of carrot cake will adore this carrot cake coffee cake. With a buttery nut free streusel and moist gluten free carrot cake, it is lovely to serve for dessert or afternoon tea.

Get the recipe: Carrot Cake Coffee Cake

Gluten Free Coffee Cake With Rhubarb

rhubarb coffee cake slice closeup.
Gluten free rhubarb coffee cake. photo credit: The gluten free austrian.

Gluten free bakers will adore this coffee cake with rhubarb. The tender vanilla cake is topped with a layer of rhubarb and crunchy streusel topping. Delicious straight out of the oven, it is even better the next day.

Vegan Coffee Cake

vegan coffee cake slice stack.
Starbucks copycat vegan coffee cake. photo credit: addicted to dates.

This eggless and dairy-free coffee cake is a vegan spin on the classic Starbucks coffee cake. With two layers of cinnamon streusel and a moist crumb, this is a pillowy light cake with a lovely cinnamon spiced flavor.

Get the recipe: Vegan Coffee Cake

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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!

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