Top 7 Coffeecake Recipes

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

    Swedish Tea Log

    Swedish tea ring recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Anfisa Strizh

    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

    Quick Coffee Cake

    Streusel Topped Coffee Cake
    Streusel Coffee Cake. Brian Macdonald/Photodisc/Getty Images

    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

    Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    Pete Scherer

    Browned butter and cream cheese make this Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake rich, fluffy, and decadent. It's perfect for morning or afternoon tea, brunch, and when entertaining guests.

  • 04 of 07

    Apple Coffee Cake

    Apple Coffee Cake

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni 

    Perfect for fall, apple coffee cake is a simple, though impressive recipe. It's topped with cinnamon covered apples, apple jelly, and sliced almonds.

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  • 05 of 07

    Classic Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffeecake

    Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Cake
    bhofack2 / Getty Images

    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

    Chocolate Chip Coffeecake

    Chocolate chips


    Photo by Cathy Scola / Getty Images

    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

    Blueberry Crumb Cake

    Easy Blueberry Crumb Cake
    Easy Blueberry Crumb Cake. Diana Rattray

    Fresh blueberries are so delicious in this delicate orange flavored cake. I love the combination of the streusel topping, berries, and orange-scented icing.