Blueberry Delight Coffee Cake

by Suzanne on September 10, 2012

Blueberry Delight Coffee Cake

This is NOT my mama’s coffee cake.

THIS was my mama’s coffee cake.

And we LOVED it!  It was always a real treat at breakfast when Mom heated up the Sara Lee coffee cake.  The only thing more special was when she surprised us with tangerine juice instead of orange juice.  (If I’ve already mentioned this before, just pretend you’ve never heard it.  Thank you.)

Don’t get me wrong.  Mom was a GREAT cook.  And she taught me a lot about cooking in spite of the fact I didn’t seem to be interested at the time.  But we didn’t have coffee cake often, so it was always special when she served it.  Between the three of us we managed to polish off a whole cake (11.5oz – but who’s really counting) at one sitting.  Oh, usually she would throw in an egg for some protein, but the coffee cake. . . . YUM!  It was like having dessert for breakfast.  And those warm pecans.  It all made for a distinct childhood memory.

When I was going through my blog assignment, Join Us, Pull Up A Chair, for the Secret Recipe Club this month, I went straight to Heather’s recipe index and clicked on “Breakfast”.  Breakfast is sometimes a hard meal for me because:

1.  I’m half asleep

2.  I’m not very hungry in the mornings (I make up for that later)

3.  I get tired of eggs and toast or yogurt, fruit and cereal

4.  I’m rarely in the mood to cook first thing in the morning

You see, I used to be a morning person, but now, I’m not.

I was hoping that Heather could help me out of my morning slump.  And when I saw her Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake, I knew I had found “The One”.

Blueberry Delight Coffee Cake

Heather started her blog as a way to organize her recipes.  And wow, does she have a great collection!  She also has a great little Kitchen Conversions chart that is extremely helpful when you are Forgetful Jones like me.

I did make a couple of substitutions, but stayed true to the spirit of the recipe.  As you can see, the coffee cake looks beautiful and tastes delightful!  I think Sara Lee will have to remain a childhood memory.  I’ll take Heather’s any day!

Blueberry Delight Coffee Cake

4.8 from 4 reviews
Blueberry Delight Coffee Cake
Recipe type: breakfast, snack, brunch
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Serves: 8
This is a super delightfully delicious coffee cake recipe. Fresh blueberries burst with flavor and the texture of the cake is perfect.
  • 1 cup unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 cups white Sugar
  • 2 large whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1⅝ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, finely ground
  • 1 cup fresh Blueberries
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped Walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350F or 325F if using a non-stick or dark colored pan. Grease and flour a 9-10 inch bundt pan. In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and stir batter until just blended. Fold in the blueberries.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts.
  3. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle half the brown sugar mixture over the batter in the pan. Spoon the remaining batter over the top and then sprinkle the remaining brown sugar mixture over the top layer of batter. Use a knife to kinda of "bury" the brown sugar mixture that is on top into the batter.
  4. Bake for 55-60 (I used a dark, non-stick pan and cooked at 325F for 65) minutes or until a knife inserted into the crown of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan over a wire rack. Invert onto a serving plate and tap firmly to remove from the pan. Dust with confectioners sugar just before serving.

Another thing that can get you out of a rut is grabbing the good china and having a morning breakfast on the back porch.  The weather has started cooling off and it is about to be my favorite season, Fall!!

Go make this coffee cake, set the patio table with some of your best dishes, maybe even have a mimosa or two and enjoy!!

Blueberry Delight Coffee Cake

My hat’s off to Heather for helping me get out of my morning funk and get moving!  Please be sure and check out her blog for more fabulous recipes.

And, if you want to see more of today’s Secret Recipe Club recipes, check them out here.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Corina September 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM

This looks so good. I love cake with blueberries in it.


Suzanne September 10, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Thanks, Corina! It is so light, bursts with blueberry flavor, and is very, very moist. “Addictive” is a word that comes to mind. LOL!


Heather September 10, 2012 at 1:28 PM

So glad you liked it Suzanne and how funny we had each other for this month’s assignment. I was going to make this cake this weekend since I have some sour cream to use up but somehow the weekend just flew by – but I’m definitely going to make it now since you reminded me how delicious it is!


Suzanne September 10, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I LOVED it, as did my husband. It is the best coffee cake I’ve ever made. And yes, I couldn’t believe we had each other, either. LOL!! Great recipe! It will definitely be on my “go-to” list!


Katrina September 10, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I think it’s great that the Greek yogurt cancels out the sugar. It does, right? I mean, Greek yogurt is good for you….that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Beautiful cake!


Suzanne September 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I’m pretty sure the Greek yogurt cancels out at least one stick of the butter, if not the sugar, too. Hahahahaha! Thanks so much, it is moist and very tasty! Just the right combination of ingredients and flavors.


La Phemme Phoodie September 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Sara Lee was always prominent in our house. My mom was a great cook too but relied on frozen desserts to make things a bit easier. I always loved it. I’m not a morning person either. I’ve been doing green smoothies but I would love to have this cake instead.


Suzanne September 10, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I SHOULD be drinking green smoothies, but this coffee cake WAS heavenly! Mom was a bank executive and worked most all of my life. She finally retired after 40 years at the same place. So, yes, she needed to do whatever she could to make things easier, especially in the mornings.


Shelley C September 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

YUM – that looks like a coffee cake that could inspire anyone to be hungry first thing in the morning! What a great choice – it looks delicious.


Suzanne September 10, 2012 at 9:23 PM

It is fabulous! Moist, full of flavor and very easy to make. I think ours is more that 1/2 gone. LOL! Thanks for stopping by!


April @ Angel's Homestead September 10, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I’m not a morning person either, so I love easy recipes and foods for breakfast. Your breakfast cake looks so moist and decadent, cant wait to try it.


Suzanne September 10, 2012 at 9:39 PM

It is THE best. Can’t wait to try it with other fruits, too. Going to be very hard to beat the blueberry, though.


Miz Helen September 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I just pinned your awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Miz Helen


Suzanne September 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Thank you so much, Miz Helen!!! And thanks for stopping by. I hope you have the best day ever!


maria @close to home September 11, 2012 at 8:56 PM

So glad you are making things from scratch I think we had that one a few times too, boxed version. although there were more real bakeries near my house growing up that it was easy to go there too. Thanks for sharing stopping by from SRC


Suzanne September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

There isn’t a lot of pre-packaged, boxed, or even canned food that goes on around this house. Some frozen, but only when it is way more convenient or I can’t get it fresh. Besides, when I see the ingredient labels on most food items – especially boxed cake mixes, pancake mixes and stuff like that, it makes me want to take a handful of vitamins and do a liver cleanse. LOL! Seriously, there is some nasty stuff in there. So thanks for the “scratch” kudos. I love making things and blogging about them. I just “make” and “eat” a whole lot more than I “blog”. 😀 Thanks for stopping by!


colleen September 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Suzanne this looks awesome. I can see this coffee cake showing up on my breakfast table soon.


Suzanne September 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

It was gone almost before I knew it. My Mountain Man LOVED it and I have to say that I loved it, too!


Jane Bonacci - The Heritage Cook October 8, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Suzanne – you outdid yourself on this one. It is gorgeous! I had to laugh though at the 1-5/8 cup of flour. I would never be able to do the math early in the morning, LOL!!


Becky Stock June 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Morning Suzanne. I’m making your coffee cake right now and noticed in the ingredient list you call for greek yogurt but in the instructions you have sour cream. Which one did you use?


Suzanne July 13, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I used Greek Yogurt when I made the dish, Becky. But either will work! I hope that whichever one you use, you loved!! Thanks so much!!


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