Do you enjoy sweet, rich, and crumbly goodness? Who doesn’t? My whole family loves coffee cake. The kids eat it at breakfast and as an after-school snack, while my husband and I enjoy it over cups of our favorite roast.
If you like coffee as much as we do, then a well-stocked arsenal of delicious coffee cake recipes is a must have. Here are 39 coffee cake recipes that will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth!
#1 The Classic Coffee Cake
There are an infinite number of variations on the beloved coffee cake, but sometimes simpler is better. This classic coffee cake recipe gives you a buttery rich dessert with a lovely cinnamon touch. You can find it here!
#2 The Blueberry Coffee Cake
Coffee cake for breakfast is one of my guilty pleasures, and blueberry coffee cake is perfect for that! The fruity sweetness of baked blueberries combined with soft, moist cake makes for a delicious way to wake up, and the bit of turbinado sugar included in the recipe adds an extra special touch. Try it here!
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#3 The Cream Cheese Chocolate Banana Coffee Cake
What’s not to love about the rich and creamy combination of cream cheese, chocolate and bananas? A combination of moist banana bread and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream’s Chunky Monkey, this is a family favorite. If you’re looking for something that will impress your neighbors and knock your family’s socks off, try this surprisingly easy recipe.
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#4 The Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake
I love overnight cakes because they’re so easy to make! The sprinkle of bourbon in the sugar glaze of this recipe gives it that extra oomph. A great recipe for a classic-with-a-twist coffee cake. My kids will still eat this too, with no complaints! You can find the recipe here.
#5 The Caramel Apple Coffee Cake (My Kids’ Favorite!)
There’s something about the combination of caramel and apples that is special. The sweetness of the caramel sauce and tartness of the apples complement each other so well. This seems like a fall recipe, but I make it throughout the year because my kids love it. I even made it for a birthday once! Try it here!
#6 The Cherry Cheesecake Coffee Cake
If you love cherries and cheesecake then you have to try this cherry cheesecake coffee cake recipe. In it, the tart sweetness of cherries and creaminess of cheesecake combine to create a coffee cake masterpiece. Try the recipe here!
#7 The Blackberry Peach Coffee Cake
Nothing says summer quite like this yummy concoction of blackberries, peaches and moist cake. A definite brunch-time favorite, this recipe is great for get togethers or office parties. If you don’t like blackberries, you can even just replace them with more peaches. Try it here!
#8 The Lemon Ginger Coffee Cake
This recipe elevates the coffee cake from a casual coffee-time treat to a sophisticated delight. The kids don’t like this combination of flavors as much as the adults do, but I enjoy the slight tang that the lemon zest and crystalized ginger add to this thick, buttery cake. You can find the recipe here.
#9 ChocolateX3 Coffee Cake
Chocolate chocolate chocolate! If you love chocolate, then this is the coffee cake for you! This easy and quick recipe uses devil’s food cake mix to speed up the making process. The result: a delicious chocolate-y cake that pairs great with coffee, milk or even wine! Try it here!
#10 Healthy Coffee Cake Muffins
Since most of this list consists of delicious but richer cake options, here’s a healthy one for you to try. The whole wheat flour in the recipe and muffin shape make these a go to for me when I’m looking for a yummy, but healthier breakfast option. Try the recipe here!
#11 The Lemon Rosemary Coffee Cake
Rosemary is an underutilized herb in desserts, in my opinion! The fragrance of the herb combined with the tartness of the lemon and sweet cake flavor make for a delightful treat. I like this coffee cake with tea as much as I like it with coffee! Try it here!
#12 The Baileys Chocolate Coffee Cake
Of course, this had to be on this list. Who thinks coffee cake and doesn’t eventually get to thinking about that coffee flavored alcoholic beverage we either love or hate? I personally do not like Baileys, but I do like how it works in this recipe.
#13 The Brown Sugar Pecan Coffee Cake
If this doesn’t shout autumn to you, I’m not sure what does. The warm twist of brown sugar with the nutty flavor of pecans reminds me of pecan pie whenever I sink my fork into this cake. If you’re fond of pecan pie, you have got to try its cakier cousin. Try it here!
#14 The Cardamom Streusel Coffee Cake
I once heard a woman describe cardamom as one of the most special spices in the world that imparted a jewel-like touch to anything you put it in. While that may be an exaggeration, cardamom does have a unique and complex flavor that works beautifully in this cake. You can try the recipe here.
#15 The Apricot Almond Coffee Cake
This is another one of those combinations that I would have never thought of on my own. The sweetness of cooked apricots and richness of the almonds pair nicely. While my kids prefer the Triple Chocolate or Caramel Apple cakes, my hubby loves this one. Try it here!
#16 The Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake
The warm nutty flavor of pecans tastes delicious with that morning cup of coffee, and who doesn’t love the extra moistness that sour cream adds to cakes? This pecan sour cream coffee cake will knock your socks off. You can try the recipe here.
#17 The Buttermilk Coffee Cake
This recipe gives you a perfect base to try out your own flavor combinations.
The moist golden cake that the recipe leads to can be enhanced by whatever you want. Peaches, bananas, strawberries? Almonds, walnuts, pine nuts? Your imagination is the only limitation! Find this perfect coffee cake base recipe here.
#18 The Coffee Cake Pound Cake
If you like pound cake as much as I do, then you have got to try this one. Pound cake never lasts long around me because I will eat it like a snack all day long until it is gone. This recipe combines two of my favorite cakes into a buttery Southern heaven. Try it here!
#19 The Banana Bread Coffee Cake
To be honest, I’m not a big fan of banana bread. But this recipe does turn it from tolerable to delicious with that sprinkle of expresso powder. If you’re looking for a nice addition to your breakfast menu, try the recipe here.
#20 The Crock Pot Pumpkin Coffee Cake
When I first saw this recipe, I was so excited. My crock pot is pretty underutilized, and I had never tried making a cake with it. The pumpkin made it a must try, and it turned out great! If you have a crock pot and want some easy to make coffee cake, try the recipe here.
#21 The Amaretto Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
One of the few other recipes that calls for alcohol, this delicious coffee cake contains notes of the amaretto with a ribbon of cream cheese that goes through it. Try it here.
#22 The Triple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
My hubby is obsessed with cinnamon and loves almost anything with the spice in it. Of course, he loves this extra cinnamon-y coffee cake. If you or someone you love is addicted to cinnamon, you should try it here.
#23 The Cranberry Coffee Cake
Cranberries are great for bladder health, and they’re also great in coffee cake! If you’re looking for a sweet balance between tart and rich, try this coffee cake recipe here.
#24 The Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
If you love raspberry topped cheesecake, then you’ll love this coffee cake rendition of that delicious classic. Try it here!
#25 The Expresso Chocolate Coffee Cake
If you’re looking to add some extra flair to your morning coffee routine, try this expresso chocolate coffee cake recipe. That extra shot of the coffee flavor we all love will add some pep to your step. Try it here.
#26 The Peaches and Cream Coffee Cake
Peaches and cream. What more needs to be said? Peaches and cream were a match made in heaven, and this coffee cake recipe combines them to create a cake loved by all. My kids, my friends, my hubby and myself all love this yummy play on a classic combo. You can try it here.
#27 The Carrot Coffee Cake
Carrots are great for your health, and this carrot cake coffee cake hybrid will make you feel like you’re taking care of your body even as you indulge in its deliciousness. Try it here!
#28 The Yogurt Cream Cheese Lemon Coffee Cake
It’s a mouthful, literally, but in the most delicious way. The yogurt makes it extra moist and not too heavy, and the cream cheese adds a nice richness to contrast the bright notes of lemon. Try the recipe here!
#29 The Honey Banana Coffee Cake
This list features a few recipes that include bananas, but only one that has honey in it. This sweet and satisfying cake is great for warm summer afternoons or a quick morning snack. Try it here!
#30 Gingerbread Coffee Cake
Of course, this has to be on the list! Gingerbread and coffee are a match made in heaven, and when it comes time for the holidays, this cake is a must.
The spices and warm gingerbread flavor go great with any brew, and my kids love it with a glass of milk. You can find this recipe here.
#31 The Orange Almond Coffee Cake
The best thing about combining citrus with almonds is that it makes a cake that you want to wake up to.
The fragrance of this cake will fill your kitchen and make it easy to wake up in the morning so that you can grab a slice of it with your favorite picker-upper in a cup. You can find the yummy recipe here!
#32 The Blue-Ribbon Coffee Cake
Another variation on the classic coffee cake, this simple recipe makes it easy for first time coffee-cakers to dip their toe in the water. Try it here!
#33 The Bisquick Apple Coffee Cake
This recipe makes things extra easy by using Bisquick baking mix, and the combination of apple and cinnamon taste delicious! Try it here.
#34 The Brown Sugar Crumble Coffee Cake
This recipe has all of the makings of a delicious, classic coffee cake. It has the crumble on top, the drizzly brown sugar glaze that goes on top, and that cinnamon touch. Try it here!
#35 The Caramel Macchiato Coffee Cake
Imagine drinking your caramel macchiato while eating a slice of caramel macchiato coffee cake! That is what you can do with this recipe.
#36 The Cookie Butter Coffee Cake
When you put the words “cookie,” “butter,” “coffee,” and “cake” all in the same sentence, you know it’s going to be good. This cake is rich and full of the flavors of vanilla and caramel. Yum! You can try it here.
#37 The Pear Sour Cream Coffee Cake
When I first heard the name of this recipe, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. I’m not a big fan of pears, and the combination of pears and sour cream sounded strange to me. Surprise, surprise!
Of course, it is on this list because it turned out yummy. Try this weird but delicious combination here.
#38 The Coconut Coffee Cake
I must be saving the best for second to last because as a lover of everything coconut, this is one of my favorites. My hubby does not like coconut, so when I make this one he doesn’t eat it.
However, I love coconut water, coconut jello, coconut milk, coconut pastries, and coconut coffee cake! If you love coconut as much as I do, try the recipe here.
#39 The Raspberry Chocolate Coffee Cake
Who doesn’t like the tartness of raspberries paired with the rich sweetness of chocolate? This final cake on our list makes an amazing post-lunch dessert or indulgent midday snack. Try it here!
Did you enjoy that list of amazingly delicious coffee cake recipes? Since it’s such a central part of my family’s diet, I wanted to share them with you here so that more people can enjoy the delights of coffee cake.
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My name is Kathy Gallo, Editor of Ag Ferrari, a Coffee buff. The guide you find here is designed exactly for you, and it is our hope that you find it not only interesting but also actionable.