Mixed Berry Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese is a recipe that’s great for breakfast or dessert!
Mixed Berry Coffee Cake
I am a big fan of recipes that can be enjoyed for multiple types of meals. This mixed berry coffee cake is a great option for breakfast and dessert, and I have also been known to eat it for lunch, dinner, and at midnight. I have always been a big fan of coffee cake because it’s kind of hard to screw up. It is supposed to be a little dense, and it’s supposed to be a little rustic. There is no need to go crazy with designs and garnishes. This coffee cake is great as is and is the perfect way to elevate a weekend brunch. Get the recipe below, and check out some of our most FAQs!
What will I need to make this coffee cake? (see recipe below for entire ingredient list)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large room-temperature eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup full-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4-1 cup frozen mixed berries
8 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
How do I adjust this recipe for high-altitude baking?
If you are baking this cake at high altitude, simply add 1 egg white and decrease the amount of baking powder by half. Increase the oven temperature to 365 degrees F and bake for about 55min-1 hour, or longer as needed.
Mixed Berry Coffee Cake
Can I freeze this coffee cake?
Yes, yes, yes! This cake freezes extremely well. I would follow all instructions, but leave out the glaze for the time being. After the cake has cooled to room temperature, simply wrap it in plastic wrap (or a good alternative) and then wrap it tightly in foil. The cake will keep in the freezer for 2-3 months. When ready to eat, simply thaw in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to eat, top with the glaze!
Could I use another fruit?
What is so great about this coffee cake is how creative you can get with it. I like this coffee cake with a single berry variety (like blueberries), peaches, or apricots, but feel free to get creative!
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Mixed Berry Coffee Cake
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar divided
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large room-temperature eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup full-fat vanilla Greek yogurt plain can be substituted
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4-1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 8 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
Brown Sugar Crumble Topping
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter cold and cubed
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 3 tbsp heavy cream or milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Please see final instruction for how to prepare and bake this cake at high-altitude.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer with paddle attachment fixed (or with a handheld mixer), cream together the butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs, and mix until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and Greek yogurt and again, mix until incorporated. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until no dry ingredients remain. Fold in the berries, and then pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer with paddle attachment fixed (or with a handheld mixer), cream together the cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until smooth and creamy. Pour the mixture on top of the cake batter and very carefully spread the cream cheese until most of the top is covered. This does not have to be perfect. Set aside.
- Next, prepare the crumble topping. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add the cold and cubed butter and using your hands, a fork, or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the brown sugar mixture until it resembles very small pea-sized clumps. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the cream cheese.
- Bake the cake for 1 hour or up to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out "semi-clean." Remove from oven and let stand at room temperature for 30-minutes before glazing.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the confectioner's sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract and smooth. Add more heavy cream as needed to get a drizzly consistency. Once the cake has cooled, drizzle it with the glaze. Store the cake at room temperature for about a day or keep in the fridge for 4-5 days. It is best served day of bake. Enjoy!
- If you are baking this cake at high altitude, simply add 1 egg white and decrease the amount of baking powder by half. Increase the oven temperature to 365 degrees F and bake for about 55min-1 hour, or longer as needed.
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