19 Tempting Coffee Cakes
Coffee cakes are definitely a comfort food for me–a slice is acceptable to have for breakfast, welcomed as a dessert or served with a cup of coffee while visiting with friends. They remind me of my Great-Grandmother who always had one ready to serve because you just never knew who would show up on the farm to talk about the latest town news and politics (in those days unannounced visitors were always a welcome interruption from the day’s chores). Coffee cakes were standard fare in the vintage kitchen and homemakers couldn’t find enough new recipes to try. This week’s Recipe Hit List is a lovely assortment of recipes I’ve found around the net–they all look so good it’s hard to decide which to try first .
- Plum Coffeecake with Cinnamon Streusel: This is a company-for-breakfast cake, one of those easy, old-fashioned coffeecakes that can be whipped up at an hour’s notice when your in-laws come into town for the weekend. It smells like cinnamon while it’s baking and makes a great presentation; the plums sink in to the batter in purple crescents, oozing out of every slice. Use really ripe plums, the ones that are practically falling out of their skins. They’re often on sale at the farmer’s market, and their scarlet sweetness perfumes this cake. Recipe from The Kitchn.
- Apple Ginger and Hazelnut Coffee Cake: This coffee cake was delicious. I was a little wary when I first read the recipe, there is so much ginger, I thought it might be overpowering. But it wasn’t, it was perfect. I also found that this cake got better the next day. Recipe from Janet Is Hungry.
- Spiced Pumpkin Sour Cream Upside-Down Coffee Cake: Thus, this cake now has a wonderful texture. As the final step, to take the flavor over the top, I added the cranberry and hazelnut topping, which is Delicious with a capitol D. You really have to make this cake. Yes. You. Soon. Make this cake. Recipe from LunaCafe.
- Walnut Orange Coffee Cake Recipe: Recipe from Taste Of Home.
- Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake: Layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemons lend a mellow complexity to this otherwise classic coffee cake. Thought to be a cross of a lemon and a mandarin, the fruit has an orange cast, a thin rind, and a heavily perfumed flesh that’s valued by chefs. Recipe from Martha Stewart.
- Caramel Apple Coffee Cake: Recipe from Dinner With Julie.
- Pear and Cardamom Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel: Given their mild flavor, pears work beautifully with cardamom, a enticingly fragrant spice. Though a relative of ginger, cardamom has a unique flavor that is difficult to describe. It is intensely aromatic yet not overwhelming in flavor. It has notes of ginger, clove, and citrus, which is why it works so well when paired with fall fruits. Recipe from Food Blogga.
- Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Streusel Topping: The other day I made this scrumptious banana coffee cake with chocolate chip streusel and do you know what my husband said about it? HE TOLD ME I SHOULD SELL THE STUFF. Sell it. For money. Because it’s just that good. This is quite possibly the nicest thing my husband has ever said about my food before. Recipe from Buns In My Oven.
- Blueberry-Apple Coffee Bake: Even though I feared the coffee cake would never finish baking, it did taste great and had a wonderfully moist texture. The addition of blueberries helped to increase the flavor and worked perfectly with the apple. Recipe from Eating Out Loud.
- Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake: What’s better in the morning than a bite of something delicious with a cup of coffee? This coffee cake’s strawberries and rhubarb offer just the right sweet-and-sour balance for a tasty morning treat. Recipe from Canadian Living.
- Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake: Recipe from Crisco.
- Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake: The cake is moist, tender, and delicate, a perfect base for the tart cranberries. It smells fantastic, looks impressive, and tastes amazing. But best of all, it doesn’t have two sticks of butter like most coffee cake! Recipe from Craving Chronicles.
- Cinnamon-Streusel Coffeecake: Looking for everyone’s favorite comfort-food coffeecake? This is it. Soft and moist, nicely cinnamon-y, this is the quintessential breakfast coffeecake. Recipe from King Arthur Flour.
- Pull-Apart Lemon-Scented Coffee Cake:
This recipe is simple enough, even for someone who constantly flops at bread like me. And it is also very addictive– have friends over for tea so you can finish it in one go and don’t have to keep picking at it by yourself till you’ve eaten the whole thing. After you’ve baked it, the butter may seep out of the dough and appear to flood it– don’t be alarmed and let it be as it cools. The dough will reabsorb the butter and be that much deadlier. Recipe found at No Special Effects.
- Chai-Spiced Crumb Coffee Cake: Cinnamon is the standard spice for topping a crumb coffee cake. This coffee cake keeps the crumb topping and spices it up a little more by using some of the same flavors that are found in chai, including cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and allspice. These spices really help to make the coffee cake memorable – and they also make you want to come back for a second slice. Recipe from Tartelette.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake: I see nothing about this cake that necessarily makes it a breakfast cake, but we’ll call it that anyway so that you can justify eating it to start your day This is a simple peanut butter cake with a peanut butter streusel topping and chocolate chips. In other words, YUM! The cake was amazingly light and tender, and the topping was delicious. Recipe from Annie’s Eats.
- Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake: This one is chock full of chocolate chips (A LOT of chocolate chips). the cake itself come out super light and fluffy and it couldn’t be simpler to make. this is a great cake to slice up into bite sized pieces for a brunch, or you could do what i do – get a giant glass of milk, a few forks and dig right into the pan.
- Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl: The cake is moist and tender with swirls of cocoa and cinnamon and the crumb topping is exactly right—not too overwhelming but just gives that cake that extra crunch it needs. It is a recipe I will make again and again. Recipe from Lottie + Doof.
- Pineapple Coffee Cake: Not only is this cake completely free of added fats, it also uses only whole wheat and oat flour–no white flour at all–and contains very little sugar. It’s a dense cake without being heavy, and the sprinkling of sugar on top gives it a sweet crunch. Recipe from FatFree Vegan Kitchen.