These coffee cake recipes will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth, whether you like yours loaded with fruit, drizzled in glaze, or topped with a savory crumble.
Crumbly cake, sweet, rich goodness, and a reason to sit down and gab over a cup of coffee: such is the magic that is coffee cake. While everyone has their favorite coffee cake recipe, we never turn down a new, easy recipe when it comes our way. A good coffee cake recipe is like an old friend–you’ll be happy to meet up again and again. Here, we’ve collected thirteen of our very favorite easy coffee cake recipes that are impressive enough for entertaining but simple enough that you’ll still have some pep in your step when the guests arrive. Or, just keep a coffee cake on hand for yourself and your family. Coffee cake doubles as an easy breakfast or a quick dessert–and we’ll never say no to a slice for a snack. At any rate, coffee cake is good to have because this is, after all, the South, and you never know who might drop in for a cup and a slice.
Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
Recipe: Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
This cake is down-home delicious and so easy you won't believe you started from scratch.
Any Flavor Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Customize your coffee cake topping with any fruit-nut combo. We like plum preserves, sliced plums, and almonds, or strawberry jam, sliced strawberries, and pecans.
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Recipe: Blueberry Coffee Cake
Combine the dry ingredients the night before for a quick morning start. Serve this cake warm or at room temperature.
Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake
Fresh Rosemary complements the lemony flavor in this moist coffee cake. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs for a showstopping presentation.
Coffee Cake Pound Cake
Recipe: Coffee Cake Pound Cake
Marry two Southern specialties, coffee cake and pound cake, to create one buttery, best-of-both-worlds treat.
Sweet Potato Coffee Cake with Caramel Glaze
Streusel Coffee Cake
Recipe: Streusel Coffee Cake
The buttery pecan streusel takes this dessert-like cake from ordinary to extraordinary. Make it a day in advance so it's instantly ready to serve for brunch.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins
Recipe: Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins
If you like coffee cake you'll love these muffins. They are delicious and great for brunch or as a gift.
Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake
Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake
Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake
A buttery-rich brown sugar streusel adds the crowning touch to this flavorful cake.
Brown Sugar-Pecan Coffee Cake
Recipe: Brown Sugar-Pecan Coffee Cake
Start your morning with this delicious coffee cake and you'll be ready to tackle the day. A brown sugar crumb mixture forms the crust, and cinnamon-sugar pecans add a crunchy topping.
Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake
Recipe: Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake
Add a bit of refreshing fruity flavor to your coffee cake with apricot preserves. Slivered almonds and a vanilla glaze complete this easy breakfast treat.
Bananas Foster Upside-Down Coffee Cake
This decadent coffee cake recipe is inspired by the classic New Orleans dessert and features sautéed bananas, pecans, and a splash of rum.
Triple-Chocolate Coffee Cake
Recipe: Triple-Chocolate Coffee Cake
Welcome to the land of triple-chocolate coffee cake goodness. Enjoy by serving with wine, milk, or simply another slice of coffee cake.