Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Blueberries in October. Hmmm. Lately I’ve been really trying to keep things seasonal and local as much as possible, especially after seeing Food, Inc. However, some things just can’t be helped. The things you do in the name of love. I was forced to break out the blueberries that I had frozen this summer from the farmer’s market.

See, my husband’s birthday falls in October and his mom already makes a tremendous carrot cake for him. I haven’t yet touched a carrot cake recipe because I know I would not measure up to momma D. Instead, I thought I’d make him a breakfast sort of cake.

And my, is this one good. The last time I had this coffee cake was 4 years ago at our wedding shower. A friend of my mother-in-law, Vicki, made it for the occasion. More than the gifts, I remember this cake the most. Since then, my husband has mentioned various times just how much he loves the recipe. So, I secretly got my hands on the recipe and told him he was off limits from the kitchen for the evening. Once it was finished, I hid it in the cupboard for a morning breakfast surprise.

I’ve made a few tweaks to the recipe as I usually do, adding blueberries, reducing a bit of the sugar, etc. But, it still tastes as much the same as it did that day. So, get your hands on some blueberries, make this coffee cake and enjoy it warm with a cup of coffee in the morning. It’s sweet and filling, great for the early hours of fall.


    blueberry sour cream coffee cake

    adapted recipe from my mother-in-law’s friend Vicki

    makes 1 bundt cake, 12-14 servings

  • Ingredients

  • cake batter
  • 1 cup butter, softened (I went with a little less, 14 tablespoons)
  • 1-1/3 cups pure cane sugar (organic if possible)
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups blueberries
  • brown sugar streusel
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts
  • optional
  • powdered sugar

  • Directions

  • make the cake batter

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a bundt pan, making sure to coat the crevices well. With a mixer, cream the softened butter and the two sugars. Then add the eggs, one at a time, until well mixed. In a separate small bowl, fold the vanilla into the sour cream. Then fold the sour cream mixture into the bowl with the cake batter.

    In a separate larger bowl, mix together flours, baking powder and salt. Pour this mixture into cake batter bowl with mixer on low to medium. Then fold in blueberries.

    make the streusel

    In a new bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and chopped pecans.

    finish the coffee cake

    Pour half the cake batter in the bundt pan. Top with the streusel mixture. Pour the remaining cake batter on top of the streusel to cover. Bake for 50 minutes to an 1 hour. It is finished cooking when a toothpick inserted comes out clean and when the edges begin to pull away from the sides. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar.

Print This Post

This entry was posted in Breakfast and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. michelle
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    i could really use some yummy coffee cake with my coffee this morning. That is making me salivate.

  2. Posted November 6, 2009 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Aghhhhh;g;bbn;k I must have a huge hunk o’ that beautiful cake!! It looks delicious!

  3. Posted December 1, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    I love cakes like this! I’m bookmarking this!

  4. Jaime
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I just made this for my son’s birthday and we all were go blueberry over how great it was!! I plan on baking another for Xmas morning to enjoy while everyone is opening presents! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Mara
    Posted January 1, 2010 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Jaime, so glad to hear that you made it and it turned out well!

  6. patricia acosta
    Posted September 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mara,
    this coffee cake looks amazingly jummy !!!!!!
    can i substitute the whole wheat flour with all purpose flour ?


  7. kathryn
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I just made this for Thanksgiving morning and it is DELICIOUS! It’s not gonna last…better get started on another one. Thanks for the recipe…it’s a keeper!

  8. Mary Altheide
    Posted July 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I was in a hurry to make a dessert. I saw this cake and it looks and is very, very good. I will make this again for company, because if I make just for myself I will eat the whole thing.

  9. Posted August 3, 2015 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    and the hundreds of pages of raneidgs i have to read and catch up on.recently, i was logged into my girlfriends online chat, and i found out that she was talking with another guy asking if he could get her some vodka to take to a hotel for a school event with thousands of coeds. she was going to attend. she told him that she and her friend (female) were going to have the a room to themselves in hotel and get totally f*cked up. When i read this, i was completely devastated. Nothing but horrific images came to my mind and i felt betrayed in a way because i have always trusted her, and we have had serious talks about drinking alcohol and about partying before. And to see this thing going on behind my back is devastating to me. the next day i tried to hint it out if she could tell me if she was planning something behind my back or is she was thinking of doing something. she kept denying it but i knew she didn’t want to admit it. i finally broke out and told her i knew about her plans and that i cannot trust her anymore if she was going to do these kinds of things behind my back. yet instead of feeling any sorrow for the promises she broke and heartbreak she caused, she gets mad at me for spying on her. i do respect her privacy but this time i felt suspicious of her and consequently caught her in the act. so she tells me that she does not want to hear or talk to me ever again forever. i took that comment to the heart and felt as if she was breaking up with me. so then i told her we were done . then shecompletely flips out on me and basically talks sh*t about me and how im not good enough for her. blah blah .. so then later that evening i asked if we could talk and work it this problem. and i apologized to her and everything (even though it wasnt my fault) and she wouldnt take me back. she decided we should just be friends for a while and take a break.i really love her and this is the first time we have ever crossed the line of breaking up, but i just want to fix things with her. but all she tells me is that its my fault for breaking up with her. and im the one being blamed for everything, when in reality, it was she that was doing things behind my back and she basically broke it off with me (by telling me she does not want anything to do with me anymore ever again) .. all i did was say we’re done and now im being blamed for everything.i have been trying to fix things with her and she told me that she wants a break (no communication, no texting, email, nothing whatsoever) until the time is right. after a day or two she sent me a couple messages saying hi and we talked, then the day after we hung out. and we ended up kissing, everything had gone great, romantic dinner, fun evening, happy conversations then the next day she emails me saying that she still feels that im a complete asshole for breaking up with her and that we should go on a break again. this really breaks my heart because i feel as if i have become a complete stranger to her and she calls me by my first name now as if im some random guy talking to her.. im just really scared that she wants to go on this break so that she could move on and forget about me. i really dont know what to do anymore. she keeps bringing up the fact that i broke up with her when in fact it was her fault and i only feel worse about myself for something i shouldnt even be getting blamed for. i really want this relationship to workout for us and i want to put all this mess behind us but she doesnt see it that way and she doesnt want to talk or see me anymore.i want to fix things with her but i dont know how. she wants space but i want to talk and fix things. i really believe we can both work this out by communication, but shes giving me the silent treatment. what should i do???

  10. Posted May 24, 2017 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    Hi there, just became alert to your blog
    through Google, and found that it’s really informative.

    I am going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

One Trackback

  1. By air max 1 on February 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    air max 1…

    Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake…

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • twitter