Coffee cake is always a treat. A cross between a muffin and a dessert cake, these recipes are simple to make and special to serve. A coffee cake isn't quite as sweet as a dessert cake and often contains fruit or nuts. The cakes are tender and flavorful but are simpler to make than sheet or layer cakes. Serve the coffee cake as a dessert, or make it part of breakfast or brunch. Just remember to measure flour accurately, and for best results always follow the recipe carefully.
01 of 07
If this recipe took less time, I think I'd make it every day. It's definitely for special occasions. You won't believe how meltingly delicious this recipe is. We always have it for Christmas and Easter.
02 of 07
This is one of the first coffee cakes I ever made. It's so simple and just delicious. I love using oatmeal in these recipes instead of nuts; I just like the texture better. You can substitute nuts for the oatmeal if you'd like.
03 of 07
04 of 07
Perfect for fall, apple coffee cake is a simple, though impressive recipe. It's topped with cinnamon covered apples, apple jelly, and sliced almonds.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
This delicious and easy recipe is perfect for holiday breakfasts. There are no nuts in this streusel; it's just butter, sugar, and cinnamon.
06 of 07
This gorgeous coffee cake recipe is so good. The texture of the cake just melts in your mouth. Be sure to measure the flour correctly for this one. Spoon the flour into the cup; do not scoop the cup into the flour. Because there's so much flour in this cake, adding too much will make it fall apart. The batter is very thick. And the cake is divine.
07 of 07
Fresh blueberries are so delicious in this delicate orange flavored cake. I love the combination of the streusel topping, berries, and orange-scented icing.