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Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake

Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake. A moist buttery coffee cake swirled with blueberry jam, then topped with a crumb streusel and a drizzle of vanilla glaze.

Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake photo pd a single slice on a white plate

Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake.

Plan to make this delicious coffee cake for your upcoming weekend brunch. I brought this one into the office earlier this week and my co-workers finished it off to the last crumb.

I do have a particular affection for coffee cakes. There have been several featured here over the years from Orange Chocolate Chip Coffee cake to Cherry Vanilla Coffee Cake with cream cheese glaze.

Blueberries Picked on Signal Hill

Blueberries Picked on Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

I just love them, and most particularly on a Sunday. I’m up early enough to have one ready for Sunday brunch and them the leftovers can be served with dessert later at dinner.

As dessert, we sometimes warm it up again and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s so good!

You gotta love a cake that does double duty like that!

stock photo of frozen blueberries in a white bowl.

Frozen blueberries are also perfectly fine to use in this recipe. It’s what I use most often.

The base of the cake is inspired by one of my favourite muffin recipes. The streusel topping gets its inspiration from an apple crumble, with just a hint of freshly ground nutmeg.

Add to that a simple, sweet vanilla glaze and it is easy to tell why there were no leftovers at work.

This is definitely a good reason to get up early on the weekend.

Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake photo od entire cake on a white pedestal with one slice cut out

Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake.

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Originally published December 2011. Updated March 2020.
Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake photo pd a single slice on a white plate
Yield: 16 servings

Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Blueberry Swirl Coffee Cake. A moist buttery coffee cake swirled with blueberry jam, then topped with a crumb streusel and a drizzle of vanilla glaze.


For the coffee cake batter

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 cup blueberry jam

For the streusel topping

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter, chopped in small pieces

For the Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk


To prepare the Coffee Cake batter.

  1. Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment in place, whisk together the eggs , sugar and vanilla extract on high speed until foamy and slightly stiffened.
  3. Mix together the melted butter and vegetable oil in a measuring cup with a spout.
  4. Slowly add the oil and butter mixture to the egg mixture in a slow stream as the mixer continues to whisk.
  5. Mix together the whipping cream, milk and lemon juice and add slowly to the mixing bowl continuing to mix but at a reduced speed.
  6. Fold in the dry ingredients by hand with a rubber spatula being careful not to over mix. Don't worry about a few lumps in the batter, they are fine.
  7. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9 inch springform pan or a tube pan. Dot the surface of the batter, a heaping tablespoon at a time with the blueberry jam.
  8. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, swirl the jam through the batter.

To prepare the Streusel Topping:

  1. Using your fingers, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and work the butter completely through the other ingredients until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  2. Sprinkle streusel topping over the entire surface of the cake batter in the pan.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before drizzling with vanilla glaze and serving.

To prepare the Vanilla Glaze

  1. Whisk all three ingredients together until smooth and drizzle over the coffee cake.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

16 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 367Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 48mgSodium 162mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 1gSugar 35gProtein 4g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Sunday 5th of May 2024

Hi Barry , I enjoy your recipes so much . I am wondering if you can use coffee cream instead of whipping cream in this recipe. Thank you for offering us such wonderful recipes.

Donna Townsend

Sunday 5th of April 2020

This is sooooo good! I only had blackberry jam and it was terrific. Cake is moist and sweet. Easy and classy!


Sunday 20th of November 2016

I'd like to make this cake for Christmas Day brunch. Can I make it ahead of time and freeze it? If so, can you please provide instructions for freezing? Thanks!

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 21st of November 2016

You can, wrap it in several layers of plastics wrap and then in an airtight container if you can. Always unwrap to thaw at room temperature.


Wednesday 2nd of May 2012

I love your technique for making muffins and coffee cakes. I noticed most of the recipes start with the same base recipe. I love that there's jam swirled into the top. Sounds delish! I am definitely trying this recipe!

Simply Tia

Sunday 4th of December 2011

This cake is a winner! It sounds great and looks even better! Nicely done.

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