Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake Recipe

Serving our overnight guests pancakes or eggs is nice but sometimes I like to mix things up a bit. In Southern Living’s  October Issue they had a Breakfast bread section that included the “Any Flavor Buttermilk Coffee Cake”.

Since I am a sucker for quick breads and we were having overnight guests, I thought I would give it a whirl and adapt it slightly.

So here is my Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake Recipe that will become a year-round keeper as you can change the fruits and nut combo for the season or use frozen ones as I did.

glazed coffee cake with buttermilk  

How to make Easy Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake 

I had some frozen blueberries so I decided to go that route. I could not find blueberry preserves at the grocery store I was shopping in so I purchased Seedless Blackberry. Close enough.


Is it necessary to sift my dry ingredients? 

coffee cake with buttermilk


Thick batter Coffee Cake with Buttermilk

Don’t worry the batter is very thick, I was worried at first.

BLueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake


Since I have the no nuts kid, (only by taste, fortunately)we skipped adding nuts. 

What Fruits Can I add to a Coffee Cake with Buttermilk? 


BLueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake


 What a perfect and easy recipe that you can change up seasonally or make a few different flavors for a brunch or large gathering.

BLueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

This time around we added fresh blueberries and blackberry preserves, no nuts. 


BLueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

How to Make Glaze for a Buttermilk Coffee Cake

The first time, I am Not sure what went wrong with my glaze it was pretty runny and I followed the directions. I might let the cake cool a little longer next time.

BLueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake


This time around we made sure our cake was a little cooler and our buttermilk and confectioners sugar glaze was thick.  I think it looks amazing this time around. 


BLueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Any Flavor Buttermilk Coffee Cake Recipe

What Fruit and nut combo would you choose to make this Coffee Cake Recipe?

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easy coffee cake recipe

Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Change up the fruit and jams for your family's favorite Fruit filled Buttermilk Coffee Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, I used 1 cup whole wheat 1 cup AP
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk, I used low fat
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fruit preserves or jam
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together first 4 ingredients. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk flour mixture into the egg mixture.
  2. Pour batter into a lightly greased 9-inch round cake pan. Dollop preserves by teaspoonfuls over batter, and gently swirl with a knife. Top with diced fruit and chopped nuts. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. granulated sugar.
  3. Bake at 350° for 38 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack and cool 5-10 minutes.
  5. Whisk together powdered sugar and 2 1/2 Tbsp. buttermilk. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Allow to set and then serve.


Adapted from Southern LIving.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 375Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 41mgSodium 344mgCarbohydrates 67gFiber 4gSugar 31gProtein 9g

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