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21 Best Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipes (All Types)

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake in a plate.
As a grandmother, there are few things I love more in this world than my grandchildren and baking delicious food. There is one recipe, in particular, I have been indulging in most recently. I have started baking Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake recipes in a variety of ways.

Loaf cakes, muffins, and cupcakes, all turn out super tasty whether I use frozen or fresh blueberries. I haven’t decided whether either is best for the final product and flavor of these coffee cakes. Take a look at the recipes yourself and decide which ones you would love to bake first!

1. A Perfect for Morning Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry cake beside a sprinkle of blueberries and a pitcher and glasses of honey.

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This Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe is a good-looking first start for this recipe roundup. The final bake is chocked full of blueberry fruit and it has a nice glaze. You can practically see the lemon essence of the cake batter shining in its yellow glory.

I suggest serving this with tea, rather than coffee, so you can truly partake in the essence of the lemon flavors. This is a loaf-style coffee cake, which is a great way to bake this dessert. Simply slice each piece about an inch and a half thin and it’s ready to serve.

2. Glazed Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake in the Afternoon

A high angle close up photo of a slice of freshly baked blueberry coffee cake.

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Getting a coffee cake in a Bundt pan is not the norm. You generally will find a coffee cake baked in a square 8 by 8 pan to be cut into squares, or in a tube-shaped pan and sliced in thin servings. The use of a decorative Bundt mold pan is risky!

You are likely to get a stuck-on cake if you don’t grease the pan very well in every crook and cranny. Following directions is all I can advise, but the end result stands to be an eye-pleaser–if you have a nice Bundt. Also, I like how Martha amps the coffee cake up with a zest of lemon on the top of the finished slices! Zest is best, as I like to say. 

3. Testing the Flavors of This Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Dripped melted white sugar in Lemon Blueberry coffee cake.

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Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake that is baked in 40 minutes and serves up to nine? Perfect! You really do want to wait until it is the fresh blueberry season for this coffee cake recipe. The use of a teaspoon of lemon juice and four teaspoons of lemon juice, hopefully from the zested lemon for freshness, is where they get that signature lemon component. Well done!

This also features a nice sugar glaze that is very simple to make and creates a wonderful sweet flavor to the tart lemon. The combination wakes up your tastebuds for you to savor the real star–the fresh blueberries! 

4. Increasing Moisture With Hobee’s Palo Alto Copycat Coffee Cake

A classic rectangle blueberry cake with 2 fresh eggs and fork.

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Goop, well I didn’t think I would be featuring that site in a recipe roundup, did you? Surprise, surprise! I feel like Betty White, by the way! Here is a super fun recipe to try for the kiddos, a Sour Cream, and Blueberry Coffee Cake. It is actually by, and I am not joking here, Mario Batali.

I don’t know if that’s a smart move after The Chew, but cheerio Gywneth! This cake is made in Palo Alto, California by Hobee’s, a restaurant that uses the same recipe. The secret ingredient is sour cream, as the title suggests, and what they do with it is a shocker. You end up whipping sour cream with granulated sugar for the final of three toppings! 

5. What is a Best of Show Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Home-baked sour cream cake

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Here we have another recipe for a Bundt-shaped coffee cake. The key to that Best of Show, it appears, is not the cake pan, but the streusel topping. Oolaala! That’s going to hit some high notes with the table talkers.

You use an entire cup of pecans and this will be a great way to get those protein and nutrient-rich nuts into their diet. Kids can be picky and may be allergic to certain nuts, though, so proceed with caution if they are young and it’s their first time eating a pecan.

6. Buy a Box Mix and Bake That Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Blueberry sour cream cake with fresh berries on white plate.

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Well, this is a quickie recipe if I have ever seen one! You do need a box mix for blueberry muffins or one of those bag muffin mixes. From there, it’s all about making your own streusel, which, as we’ve already seen, makes for the best Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe.

When you are having a treat like this with a lot of sugar, even in the blueberries, you need that extra protein boost to keep you from having a glucose attack. At my age, I appreciate and understand this quite well as I am sensitive to sugar, and children are, too. 

7. Paula Deen’s Pineapple and Blueberry Crunch Cake Recipe

A delicious homemade blueberry cake.

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Here is a recipe by Paula Deen that uses almost a cup of butter! Not joking there, and it’s also a timesaver. She takes the hack of the box mix and goes with a butter recipe cake mix–again, got to have more butter!

The recipe also has only three other ingredients–pecans, blueberry pie filling, and canned pineapple. This is the first lemon blueberry coffee cake to replace the lemon with pineapple, so take note in case you want some variation or are out of lemons. However, the crunch of crushed pineapple, blueberries, and pecans is just one more reason to eat this cake!

8. Another Blueberry Cream Coffee Cake Without Lemons

A small slice of blueberry cream coffee cake with fresh blueberries.

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The next recipe I have for you in this recipe roundup is for Blueberry Cream Coffee Cake. Again, we are going off track of lemon blueberry coffee cake, but just barely! This cake uses cream of cream cheese along with brown sugar and cinnamon butter mix to add flavor and texture.

It does not use a replacement fruit for the lemon but does use vanilla. I personally am not a fan of vanilla extract and would use the lemon extract for this. But that’s up to you! You are the baker of your kitchen!

9. Give Me Some Nutmeg in My Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry streusel cake with vanilla cream filling.

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Going right along with more of that streusel topping, this Streusel Blueberry Coffee Cake also leaves out the lemon–which will be right back, I promise! The cake has ground nutmeg in both the cake itself and the topping, and that is almost a full teaspoon total. That’s a lot! I am not sure about having so much nutmeg at one time, but they use this instead of cinnamon as the main spice.

The recipe also does not use nuts like pecans or even walnuts but has a full cup of blueberries and a large egg for protein. 

10. Gluten-Free Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake Muffins 

Freshly baked blueberry cake muffins with fresh blueberries.

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Got a need a gluten-free lemon blueberry coffee cake recipe? Check out this gluten-free Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake Muffins recipe. You are going to use some of that vanilla extract I just discussed for the flavor, along with fresh lemon juice and zest.

The recipe uses two eggs to hold up the gluten-free flour options, which include 50 percent oat flour to 50 percent all-purpose flour. You’re also going to need a container of sour cream to add to the moisture and protein. This looks like a great option when you are serving a platter of gluten-free muffins!

11. Easy Wild Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake by Krusteaz

A closeup photo of a slice of blueberry lemon coffee cake in white plate.

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I feel like a box mix for a coffee cake would be cheating here, but a muffin mix is another ballgame and now I am not really sure why. These are technically the same thing but with different leavenings and baking vessels! Here you have the use of the Krusteaz Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix as the base, which saves you money and time.

The recipe is simple with a topping of only three ingredients–brown sugar, AP flour, and butter or margarine. This is an easy way to teach a child to bake a lemon blueberry coffee cake since there are few ingredients and steps involved.

12. Let’s Bake Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins by Ina Garten

Blueberry muffins with lemon glazed.

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These Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins by Ina Garten are another one of the lemon-less recipes in this roundup. So what does she do that’s special? She does nothing really different or fancy, so I am scratching my head on this one. I will say, the recipe is simple, and a great way to incorporate lemon would simply be to add a few tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or a teaspoon of lemon extract.

Don’t add this to the milk, though, unless you want to make instant vinegar while losing that lemon flavor. I would even suggest making a glaze with lemon, powdered sugar, and milk to drizzle over the finished muffins.

13. Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake With Lemon Zest

A delicious blueberry coffee cake with lemon zest and fresh blueberries.

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Sometimes we eat vegan food. Shh, don’t tell! I feed the grandkids vegan food, too, just to make sure they still have something nutritious. Most of the food we make at home is more nutrient-dense than fried fast food or processed snacks.

Therefore, they automatically win on most accounts, but the vegan recipes are always full of plants and no dairy, meat, or stuff that slows them down. Here the recipe for Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake uses dairy-free sour cream to make the drizzle, which looks fabulous. The recipe also has lemon zest and lemon juice.

This makes it a lemonized version of a blueberry coffee cake that we are searching for!

14. Nielsen-Massey’s Actual Vegan Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

A healthy homemade vegan blueberry cake.

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This is a recipe for a Vegan Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake by the spice company, Nielsen-Massey. If you happen to be a vanilla lover, they make a great vanilla extract. In fact, you are using their Pure Vanilla Extract for this recipe.

So how does this brand fare on the other flavor profiles? They use lemon juice and zest, plus plain vegan yogurt–I suggest using vanilla, lemon, or blueberry flavored yogurt instead, to amp up one of those flavors. The topping is a crumble, which is fun to mix and bake!

More vanilla and the use of turbinado sugar add a unique flavor to this recipe.

15. Blueberry Coffeecake with Lemon Streusel

A bunch of sliced blueberry coffeecake with fresh blueberries.

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The spelling for coffee cake is different from King Arthur Baking Company, that’s for certain. I am not sure if they are spelling the word “Coffeecake” correctly, but I don’t feel like it is. Either way, I enjoy their flour and would like to see if they make a decent Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake.

They are the first to opt for a tube pan, which is a plain circular shaped pan like a Bundt but free of adornments. The cake recipe also comes topped with a very fancy lemon streusel! Wow! They use candied lemon peel plus lemon oil or lemon extract.

Keep in mind, this is the only lemon in the coffee cake, but it looks exciting and different from the other recipes in the way they make that streusel. 

16. Blueberry Pound Cake With Optional Lemon Zest 

A closeup photo of whole blueberry pound cake with lemon zest.

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Sorry lemon, you are once again optional! I know! I don’t understand it either! Lemon is the perfect flavor to go right with blueberry and coffee cake, which I have come to realize, needs a streusel or topping of some sort for crunch. That this pound cake does not use a topping is something to consider–is a Bundt cake a coffee cake? No, not actually.

But the recipe can be adapted to be coffee cake-like. For starters, the pound cake edges are crunchy and hard after baking. Adding a drizzle, this one is made of orange juice or milk, and I suggest orange juice for the variety, which gives it more of a coffee cake flavor.

Again though, could you add a streusel topping to a Bundt cake to make it crunchy like a coffee cake, and should you try it?

17. Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake With a Crumb Topping

A tasty blueberry coffee cake with a crumb topping.

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Back to baking with a crumb topping like a streusel, here is a Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe that is right on the money. In terms of a traditional take on this recipe for the roundup, I would call this recipe right what you expect in a Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake. The blueberries settle to the bottom of the moist cake and are topped with a crunchy crumble.

A drizzle of powdered sugar and milk adds to the sugary delight! This is a fun recipe for a weekend brunch or to have when you and the grandkids have picked one too many blueberries in the garden.

18. Back to Bundts: Blueberry Coffee Cake With Lemon Glaze

Fresh baked blueberry coffee cake with lemon glaze and fresh blueberries.

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Here we get back to Bundt pan baking with this version of Blueberry Coffee Cake With Lemon Glaze. The recipe starts with two whole lemons that need a zesting plus one-quarter cup of fresh lemon juice from those same lemons. I have to say, in terms of lemons, this one has the most.

The cake gets a drizzle of lemony powdered sugar at the end to finish it off. Again, does this scream Bundt cake or coffee cake to you? The lack of a streusel, does matter when it comes to coffee cake?

19. Take Out the Sugar and Gluten in Lemon Blueberry Cake

Gluten free blueberry vegan cake.

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This is a sugar-free recipe for a Lemon Blueberry Cake, and while it is not a complete coffee cake, the recipe is very much like the rest of the cakes here. Except you don’t use sugar, which is important. Sometimes we need to cut back on the sweet stuff and this recipe lets you do that with the use of monk fruit or stevia.

The recipe also does not use flour, so it is gluten-free, as well. Here they call for using coconut flour and almond flour instead of whole wheat. Real lemons and actual blueberries are the keys to this Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Cake!

20. Blueberry Coffee Cake With Lemon Glaze

An elegant presentation of blueberry coffee cake with lemon glaze.

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I see cinnamon streusel in this recipe for Blueberry Coffee Cake With Lemon Glaze, which is exciting! The recipe is one of the more conventional options in this recipe roundup. It also calls for making a lemon glaze, as the title suggests.

That means you get both the crunchy crumble and the tart sugar drizzle. Perfection! This cake is also baked in a round baking tin. That stands out from the rest of the recipes on this list.

In fact, this is the only coffee cake that is baked circularly without a hole in it.  

21. They Call it a Blueberry Coffee Cake With a Lemon Glaze

Fresh baked blueberry lemon coffee cake.

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This is a close contender to the previous recipe thanks to the use of a lemon glaze and a streusel. Winner, again, in my opinion, for the use of both features in this cake. The Blueberry Coffee Cake With Lemon Glaze is also optionally gluten-free, and it uses a cup of almond flour along with all-purpose flour or a gluten-free alternative. Fun!

They are going with a mix of small seeds including poppy, chia, hemp, and sesame seeds plus equal parts sunflower seeds out of the shell for the streusel. That is certainly a first for this recipe roundup of Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake recipes!

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