Blackberry Coffee Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Your friends and family will love this Blackberry Coffee Cake and think you made it from scratch. It is easy to make and would make a wonderful dessert with coffee. I love it for breakfast. Blackberries are my favorite berry and I cannot leave them alone when they are in my house.

Blackberry Coffee Cake Ingredients Needed:

Super moist yellow cake mix




Sour cream

Fresh blackberries

White granulated sugar

Ground cinnamon

Pecans or walnuts

Powdered sugar

Equipment you will Need:

Large bowl

Small bowl


10 inch bundt pan

Cooking spray

I have not tried this cake with frozen blackberries but see no reason why you could not use the frozen if thawed and drained well. You can easily make this with fresh blueberries too. It’s a versatile cake and one your family will love.

  • Not a fan of nuts, you can leave them out. Would rather use walnuts? Go right ahead
  • You can use fresh blueberries too, it’s a very versatile cake.
  • I believe this would work with a white cake mix as well, and would be really pretty.
  • This cake doesn’t “need” the glaze but we do love the addition.

“I made this cake yesterday substituting fresh blueberries, which I had on hand, for the blackberries. It turned out great! So easy to make with a simple glaze that makes it perfect for breakfast, brunch or anytime. I will be making it again!” – Ally

“This cake was soo good! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out wonderful! I plan to make it for my friends baby shower! Thank you for your wonderful recipes. This is my favorite recipe site.” – Cheryl

“I just made this with blueberries instead of blackberries ,because that’s what I had on hand, and my cake mix was golden vanilla rather than yellow. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written. Someone else had asked about the need to dust the berries with some flour to keep them from sinking, but the batter was quite thick, so that was definitely not a problem for me. It turned out wonderfully! We’re going to enjoy this for breakfast, snacks, and desert! Thank you for this recipe!” -Susan

Blackberry Coffee Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Blackberry Coffee Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Blackberry Coffee Cake

Add this great Blackberry Coffee Cake to any brunch!
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 15.25 ounce box super moist yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts


  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • In a large bowl using a mixer combine the yellow cake mix, butter, eggs, milk and sour cream. In a smaller bowl combine the blackberries, sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Gently mix together with a spoon.
  • Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with cooking spray. Pour in the cake mix batter then gently swirl in the blackberries until covered. I use a kitchen knife to do this.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes checking to make sure cake is done in center. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and remove from cake pan. You can just sprinkle with powdered sugar or add the glaze

Glaze Instructions

  • Whisk together and drizzle over cake.



I have not tried this cake with frozen blackberries but see no reason why you could not use the frozen if thawed and drained well. Do not follow the directions on the cake mix box but use the directions above to make this cake.
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