Blackberry Almond Streusel Coffee Cake




Introduction: Blackberry Almond Streusel Coffee Cake

About: Hi, I’m Renee. Welcome to Sugar Hi Confections. My mission is to spread a little joy through beautiful, delicious cakes, cookies & desserts. After leaving a fast-paced career as an executive in an automot…

Cake for breakfast? Yes, please!!! This coffee cake is elegant enough for a special occasion, but with the use of a boxed cake mix, it is quick and easy enough to whip up any day. It's perfectly balanced, not too sweet and packed with fresh fruit and nuts. And, as the name implies, it's perfect with a cup of coffee for breakfast or any time.

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools:


Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • 1 box yellow cake mix (15.25 ounce)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries


  • 10 inch springform pan
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • whisk
  • spatula

Step 2: Make the Topping:

Combine flour, sugar and lime zest in a small bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix until crumbly.

Step 3: Make the Batter:

Combine eggs, sour cream, melted butter and vanilla in a mixing cup or bowl. Put cake mix in a large bowl. Add egg mixture and fold gently to combine. Do not overmix.

Step 4: Assemble the Coffee Cake:

Grease the bottom and sides of the springform pan. Pour batter into pan. Evenly distribute blackberries on top of the batter. Sprinkle streusel topping over berries. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top.

Step 5: Bake:

Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 38 - 42 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and the topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Then remove sides from springform pan and place cake onto a serving plate if desired.

Step 6: Enjoy!

To serve, cut into wedges. Enjoy this delicious cake for breakfast or anytime!

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    Tip 1 year ago

    This is also great with raspberries, blueberries or even a triple berry mix!


    1 year ago

    I love recipes like this! So nice to use an easy base with yummy toppings to make it something special. :)

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    Reply 1 year ago

    I agree! No need to spend all day in the kitchen!