This Greek Yogurt Blueberry Coffee Cake is a lovely, summery twist on the classic morning treat! Made with greek yogurt and coconut oil, it’s flavored with bright lemon and fresh, plump blueberries with a crunchy cinnamon-sugar streusel on top. An irresistible crowd-pleaser!
Cake for breakfast! Upgrade your next weekend brunch or afternoon sweet-tooth craving with this blueberry coffee cake. It tastes decadent, but is made a little lighter with the addition of Greek yogurt and tons of fresh flavors like lemon, vanilla, and coconut oil! You won’t even miss the butter with all of the deliciousness going on here.
The real star of this recipe is the fresh blueberries that burst all throughout the cake as it bakes, so you get some bold blueberry flavor inside each bite. The zest and juice from the lemon also compliments this nicely. All of the bright, fruity twists make this cake absolute perfection during the summer. If you don’t have fresh blueberries on hand, frozen should work as well! Just make sure to stir them in straight out of the freezer so that they hold their shape.
One of the best things about this cake is that it looks and tastes fancy, but comes together so easily. It takes just 10 minutes to whip up this batter – the hardest part is waiting for it to bake!
As if the cake itself weren’t enough, you can’t skip out on the yummy topping. The cinnamon-sugar streusel provides a nice, sweet and crunchy contrast to the soft and tender cake underneath.
This cake will store great for 2-3 days at room temperature or for up to 7 days in the refrigerator. Of course, there’s nothing quite like a warm slice of cake, but it also tastes yummy chilled!
Prepare to be hooked on this perfectly sweet and fluffy addition to your morning mug of hot coffee.
I had so much fun creating this recipe for y’all! I spent 3 weeks with The BakerMama as part of an internship to end my senior year of high school and learned all about the crazy world of food blogging and social media brand building. I can’t wait for y’all to enjoy!
Greek Yogurt Blueberry Coffee Cake
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 45 mins
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Yield: 12-14 1x
- Category: Breakfast
This blueberry coffee cake is a lovely, summery twist on the classic morning treat! Made with greek yogurt and coconut oil, it’s flavored with bright lemon and fresh, plump blueberries with a crunchy cinnamon-sugar streusel on top. An irresistible crowd-pleaser!
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Zest of one lemon (about 1 teaspoon)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9×13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper to prevent the cake from sticking to the pan as it bakes. Set aside.
- Prepare the streusel topping: melt the coconut oil in a medium microwave safe mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon and mix together with a fork until somewhat crumbly. Place the bowl in the fridge while you make the cake batter.
- Make the cake batter: In a large mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the coconut oil and granulated sugar until the sugar starts to dissolve into the coconut oil. Most coconut oil is solid at room temperature, and this is fine! There is no need to melt it.
- Add the Greek yogurt and the milk and mix until well combined.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Mix in the vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix carefully until just combined. Fold in the fresh blueberries.
- Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Crumble the streusel topping evenly over the top of the batter.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm or completely cooled.
Great recipe! I was wondering if there is a way to cut down on the cup of sugar? Sub in 1/3 cup apple sauce and 1/2 cup sugar? Thanks so much!
Hi Maria! I wouldn’t recommend using applesauce in this recipe as the cake is already very moist and I’m afraid the applesauce would make it too moist to bake up. You could certainly try just cutting the sugar in half without substituting anything. If you’re looking for a less sweet cake overall, then that should work great because the streusel has a nice sweetness and the cake has a lot of flavor from the fresh blueberries, lemon, cinnamon and greek yogurt. Hope this helps and that it turns out just the way you want it to. Enjoy!
Can honey be substituted for the sugar?
Hi Kim! I haven’t tested the recipe with honey so I couldn’t say for sure how it would bake up texture-wise. It’s usually a great substitute and certainly worth a try, but I would recommend using less honey since it is sweeter. I would start with 3/4 cup honey to substitute the 1 cup sugar. Hope this helps and that it turns out just as great! Enjoy!
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These look soooo good! I love baking with Greek yogurt-can’t wait to try these!!
Can I use blueberry flavored greek yogurt? Can I also use a sprinform pan? If so, what size do you suggest?
Hi Rose! Absolutely. The blueberry greek yogurt would be a delicious addition to this cake and if you bake it in a springform pan, I would recommend an 11-inch. Enjoy!
Can this be done with dairy free substitutes (coconut yogurt, oat milk)?
Hi Sierra! I haven’t tested the recipe with them so I couldn’t say for sure exactly how it would bake up, but I think they would both be great substitutes and that it would turn out delicious. If you give it a try, let us know how it turns out. Enjoy!