Farmhouse Blueberry Coffee Cake

A classic coffee cake filled with fresh blueberries and a sweet streusel on top makes the best Farmhouse Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe.

Fork in tender morsels of the best blueberry coffee cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

Also known as a Blueberry Buckle this simple homemade coffee cake makes a great addition to breakfast or brunch. The tender morsels in each bite compliment blueberries to make a wonderful recipe. This make ahead treat is perfect for the holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day or Christmas morning.

The streusel topping is very similar to the one on our Easy Blueberry Muffins but different from the oatmeal topping on our Blueberry Crisp. A crumbly streusel adds a little crunch and makes this coffee cake irresistible.

Similar to our Buttermilk Coffee Cake this version has fresh and sweet blueberry flavors mixed in. Perfectly ripe fresh fruit adds a wonderful flair to this traditional cake texture. For a more unique texture try our Blueberry Mystery Cake or Blueberry Crunch Cake.

Piece of blueberry buckle on a plate by a glass of cold milk

A 7 x 11″ pan allows for a nice thick piece. If a 9 x 13″ pan is used the pieces will be a bit thinner and the cake will bake more quickly. We have a few old-fashioned options of the smaller size baking pan, but I wouldn’t recommend buying a new one if you don’t have a 7×11 pan.

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A few more baked goods with blueberries that we enjoy are Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake and Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Blueberries, I prefer fresh
  • Sugar
  • Shortening or butter
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
Easy blueberry coffee cake next to pan full

Tips & Tricks

  • This cake is best in a 7″ x 11″ pan but can be made in a 9 x 9 or 9 x 13 pan if needed, just be sure to adjust the baking time
  • Add the juice and zest from one lemon to create a lemon and blueberry flavored cake
  • Milk can be substituted for butter milk for an even richer flavor
  • Ensure blueberries are well-drained before mixing in the batter
  • Frozen blueberries can be used if desired
  • To prevent blueberries from sinking to the bottom coat lightly in a tablespoon of flour
  • Shortening can be substituted for butter OR butter flavored shortening
7 x 11 pan of simple blueberry coffee cake

How To Convert to A Lemon Blueberry Combination

To create a lemon blueberry coffee cake recipe add the juice and zest from one medium lemon into the batter before adding the streusel on top.

Bake as directed below and enjoy.

How to Make Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare a 7 x 11″ pan with a layer of non-stick cooking spray.

Mix thoroughly sugar, shortening and egg.

Sugar, shortening and egg in mixing bowl

Then stir in milk. Scrape bowl and mix well.

Milk beat into butter, sugar and egg mixture

Sift together remaining cake ingredients of flour, baking powder and salt.

Flour sifting into mixing bowl

Gradually stir dry ingredients into liquid mixture. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl a couple times.

Thick coffee cake batter in mixing bowl

Pour batter into baking dish and make the streusel.

Sift flour and gently stir together cinnamon and sugar for the streusel. Slice chilled butter over the top and use a fork or pastry cutter to blend butter into the flour mixture.

Chunks of soft butter to cut into sugar, flour and cinnamon

Sprinkle streusel over the top of the cake and bake for about 40 minutes until cake tests done in the center.

Streusel on pan of coffee cake

Tastes great served warm or at room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes:

Canned Cinnamon Rolls with Heavy Cream are super easy to make and taste amazing!

Banana Nut Mini Muffins make a great snack or breakfast bite for kids or adults on the go.

Cowboy Breakfast Skillet combines all of the classic breakfast ingredients to make a delicious one skillet meal. We often substitute potatoes for riced cauliflower to make a keto breakfast.

Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls have been a favorite at our family parties for years. Grandma’s recipe is a classic that makes special occasions even sweeter.

Easy Oatmeal Waffles are one of my go-to breakfast or brunch recipes that taste great with maple syrup or Nutella and fresh fruit.

Blueberry coffee cake loaded with blueberries

Farmhouse Blueberry Coffee Cake

Servings 12 pieces
Author: Jennifer
A classic coffee cake filled with fresh blueberries and a sweet streusel on top makes the best Farmhouse Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups blueberries well-drained


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup flour sifted
  • 1/4 cup butter chilled



  • Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 7 x 11 inch pan.
  • Mix thoroughly sugar, shortening and egg.
  • Stir in milk.
  • In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Then gradually stir into the rest of the mixture.
  • Carefully fold in blueberries.
  • Pour mixture into baking dish.


  • Mix sugar, cinnamon and 1/3 cup of sifted flour together.
  • Cut chilled butter into slices over top of the dry mixture. Use a pastry cutter or fork to blend together until pieces of butter are no bigger than peans.
  • Sprinkle crumb mixture over top of batter and bake for 40 – 45 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.


Calories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 168IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I have another recipe for Blueberry Buckle, and indeed, this one is better. Much moister. I’m trying not to go back for seconds! I’ve been wanting to try this recipe and finally had an excuse. Company for breakfast! That was it!


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