Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

by Alli

Coffee cake is probably my favorite type of cake. The tenderness of the cake and the crunchy streusel on top is the best breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake hits all the notes for the best ever coffee cake. 

To me, the perfect breakfast includes a nice cup of decaf (click to read about my coffee experience) and a big chunk of Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake. Pick some fresh blueberries and make this cake. You’ll be glad you did.

Helpful Hint:  Planning a summer brunch? Skip the muffins and serve this instead. Your brunch will be the talk of the town!

Health Benefit of Blueberries

When it comes to health benefits, blueberries rule! Blueberries are believed to have the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits and vegetables. Eating blueberries every single day is not a bad idea! 

Other benefits of eating blueberries include:

  • Skin health
  • Maintaining healthy bones
  • Protection against heart disease
  • Improves mental health
  • Protects against obesity and diabetes 

Ways to Incorporate More Blueberries Into Your Diet

My Blueberry Coffee Cake is my favorite way to eat blueberries, but I can’t eat cake every day. I wish I could! Here are more ways to add blueberries to your diet.

  • Fruit Salad
  • Smoothies
  • Cereal
  • Add to yogurt 

Of course, eating a handful of blueberries as a snack is the number one way to eat blueberries.

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake Ingredients

To make this blueberry streusel coffee cake, you’ll need the following ingredients. (The complete recipe is down below)

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Egg, beaten
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Fresh (or frozen) blueberries
  • Chopped pecans

The streusel topping is the reason I love coffee cakes. For the Streusel Topping, you’ll need:
 Sugar, all-purpose flour, and butter. 

Topping the coffee cake with a powdered sugar glaze is optional. Sometimes I add a glaze and top the cake with fresh blueberries. 

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on white platter topped with fresh blueberries

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Yield: 12 servings

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake on white platter topped with fresh blueberries

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake is a tender cake topped with a crunchy streusel.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup fresh (or frozen) blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Glaze (optional)

  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add egg, milk, and butter; beat well. Fold in blueberries and pecans.
  2. Spread into a greased 9" square baking pan. In another bowl, combine sugar and flour; cut in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. To make the glaze, place the powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Slowly stir in the milk, a little at a time, to make a smooth, pourable glaze. Drizzle over coffee cake.

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I originally posted this recipe in August of 2013. It was updated in June of 2020. 


Cindy Eikenberg August 5, 2013 - 7:25 am

Hi Alli – this sounds like such a delicious cake and perfect with morning coffee or afternoon tea! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and will have a happy Monday! 🙂

Alli August 5, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Thanks! I love the crunch of the streusel topping combined with the burst of blueberry flavor. Divine! 🙂

Amy | Club Narwhal August 6, 2013 - 10:36 am

Blueberries and streusel!? Match made in heaven. I’m stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays because I couldn’t resist such a delectable combination. Now I have another idea to help me use up my gallons of blueberries 🙂

Alli August 6, 2013 - 10:39 am

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Daphne August 6, 2013 - 10:46 am

Good Afternoon Alli, I love the idea of Blueberry Streusel Coffee cake and as I love to bake this cake is perfect for me. How lucky to have a brother in law who owns a blueberry farm, it must be wonderful to have an endless supply of blueberries. Do you freeze some for when they are out of season? Blueberries can be grown here in England, but really, it depends on the weather and our weather has been very strange this year.
I think I will make this cake for the weekend, as I know my husband will love it.
I am so pleased to have found you, and the lady to thank for that is Anyonita at Anyonita Nibbles.
Best wishes to you,

Alli August 6, 2013 - 11:39 am

I do freeze them! My grandson loves them straight from the freezer. I’m so glad you found me, too! Headed over to your blog.

Ellie August 6, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Found you through the Tasty Tuesday link-up. This recipe looks delicious! I love fun breakfast recipes like this. Thanks for sharing!

Alli August 6, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Thanks for finding me! 🙂 I’m now following you on Bloglovin! I will be trying your Crock-Pot Chicken Parmesan. Sounds amazing!

Leah Hostetler August 6, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Ahh Alli this looks ahmazing! I’m pinning it to make soon 😉

Alli August 7, 2013 - 5:26 am

Thanks so much! I really like it!

Laura @ The Rookie Cook August 9, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Yum, I love coffee cake and this sounds so delicious! Perfect for blueberry season now 🙂


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