Apple Berry Coffee Cake

Tender Apple Berry Coffee Cake topped with blueberries, raspberries and apples. Perfect as a dessert or for breakfast. 

A slice of Apple Berry Coffee Cake topped with whipped cream on a small plate next to a dessert glass of whipped cream all on a metal tray

I love a good slice of coffee cake with my morning coffee.  What I don't particularly like is a coffee cake that reminds me of a sugary dessert.  I love it when I can find a coffee cake that is slightly on the sweet side, not at all dry and an added bonus would be if it's liberally studded with fruit.

This kind of coffee cake makes a great breakfast bread and a real show-stopper to serve when a friend or a neighbor stops by for coffee.  It also makes the ideal treat to enjoy with a cup of tea in the afternoon - not too sweet, just right.

Apple Berry Coffee Cake topped with blueberries, raspberries and apples on a large plate next to a dessert glass of whipped cream

The texture of this Apple Berry Coffee Cake reminds me of the texture of a pound cake. It's a little dense which makes it perfect for supporting the fruit.

I bake my Apple Berry Coffee Cake in a 9-inch springform pan.  This type of pan allows me to release the sides so that they can be removed from the base.

Two slices of Apple Berry Coffee Cake topped with blueberries, raspberries and apples plated next to a dessert glass of whipped cream all on a metal tray with the remainder of the cake in the background

The fruit topping is a mix of blueberries, raspberries and apples which are placed on top of the cake batter.  Fresh or frozen berries that have been thawed first work just fine.  I sprinkle a bit of brown sugar over the fruit and a few dots of butter and bake it in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.


Tender Apple Berry Coffee Cake topped with blueberries, raspberries and apples. Perfect as a dessert or for breakfast. |

Apple Berry Coffee Cake

Tender Apple Berry Coffee Cake topped with blueberries, raspberries and apples. Perfect as a dessert or for breakfast.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces (1 stick)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan or springform pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and lemon zest.
  • With a pastry blender, two knives or your fingers, blend in 1/2 cup butter until crumbly.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and cream. Add to flour mixture and mix just enough to incorporate; do not overmix.
  • Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the cake pan. Place the blueberries, raspberries and diced apples on top of the dough and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons butter pieces over the fruit.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Remove cake from the pan, slice it and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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43 thoughts on “Apple Berry Coffee Cake”

  1. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    The berries in this coffee cake just look perfect! I would love to have a slice with my coffee in the morning! Using a springform pan is so smart! So much easier to get it out!

  2. What a beautiful Apple Berry Coffee Cake! As soon as I saw it I had to stop and pin it to Pinterest. Thank you so much for this beautiful dessert inspiration. I love apples, berries and coffee cake – so this recipe will make it’s way to my table this spring. 🙂

  3. It looks absolutely amazing! What a delicious combination of tastes – yummy! 🙂

  4. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    Yummy, this is my kind of cake! I’d love to have a piece for breakfast right now!

  5. Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

    There is little better than a warm piece of delicious coffee cake with my morning cup. This looks so pretty and inviting, too! Yum!

  6. This looks like a perfect breakfast coffee cake! I always love to get some fruit in my breakfast pastries!

  7. This is absolutely beautiful. I adore coffee cake, and this one is extra special with that fruit. Great idea with topping it with cream, whipped cream makes everything extra yummy!

  8. 5 stars
    I seriously need to make this, it looks SO good. I haven’t have coffee cake in forever, but I love it!

  9. Well the coffee cake looks so yummy! What a great spring time breakfast. Love all of the fruit added to the coffee cake. Will try this soon! Thank you.

  10. Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

    This looks like a great addition to our regular moms’ brunch menus! Love that you used a springform pan for it. So smart!

  11. Do you have a recommended apple varietal for this recipe? I always seem to find myself using Pink Ladies but I’m thinking this may need something a little more tart? Looks great! Can’t wait to make this!

    1. Pink Lady would be an excellent choice. I would also recommend Gala, Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious.

  12. I am originally from Germany and I LOVE fruit coffee cakes. We have a traditional “coffee and cake” time around 4pm every day and I cannot wait to make this cake for the weekend! It looks just like home!

  13. Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry

    I’ve never had a coffee cake with fruit in it but now I’m intrigued. It’s such a natural combination!

  14. Kelly @theinspiredparent

    What a yummy combination of ingredients (and so pretty, too)! Can’t wait to give this a try!

  15. Justine | Cooking and Beer

    I love a good coffee cake! It’s one of the few types of cakes I can actually bake! Love this apple berry combo!

  16. This looks amazing Joanie and I love that it is more of a pound cake consistency. I’ve never been a big fluffy cake fan, but this one looks so rich and perfect – pinned to try it!

  17. heather @french press

    yes! this is my ideal breakfast. cake that is not too sweet and lots of berries YUM

  18. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    Absolutely drooling – these look amazing! I have never thought of combining berries and apples, but now that you have mentioned it I’m wondering why I didn’t think of it sooner 🙂

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