BLACKBERRY COFFEE CAKE

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

Butter

Eggs

Milk

Sour cream

Fresh blackberries

White granulated sugar

Ground cinnamon

Pecans or walnuts

Powdered sugar

Equipment you will Need:

Large bowl

Small bowl

Mixer

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!
4.86 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Glaze:

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Video

Notes

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.
Keyword Blackberry Coffee Cake
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35 Comments

  1. Sue Starkey says:

    I made this using blueberries and ohhhh my gosh it was so delicious! I will make again with the blackberries. Thanks for sharing this recipe.5 stars

  2. Do you know if you can find seedless blackberries in a can are just the juice? I cannot eat blackberries with seeds and I do love them. Thanks so much.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never seen that, only thing I have seen is seedless blackberry jam.

  3. Roberta Wagner says:

    I am 82 years old and I love your recipes – I don’t have anything worthy of listing but I will miss your recipes terribly

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Roberta our website and recipes are not going anywhere. This is just a free club we are closing entries too, it has nothing to do with our website. Glad you enjoy the recipes, they have been online for 14 years and will continue to always be.

  4. 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!5 stars

  5. Chantal Salpetrier says:

    this cake look so yummy can’t wait to bake it,keep the great baking going on love it thank you5 stars

  6. 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.5 stars

  7. Patti Jensen says:

    do you need to use a bundt pan?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It’s how I have always made it.

  8. This recipe looks amazing!

    I wish there was a way to get the Blackberry flavor without having to use the seeds. I love blackberries but I can’t deal with the crunch.

    Ideas??4 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You could try replacing it with seedless jam, but not sure how it would work.

  9. Mary Ann Jenkins says:

    How does this freeze?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t know, I have never froze it.

  10. susan shelton says:

    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!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You are very welcome!

  11. Gayle Shepherd says:

    Could I use blackberry pie filling for the cake . I cannot eat the seeds and would love to make the cake. what would you sugest. Thanks. It looks so good

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried it with pie filling but see no reason why it wouldn’t work for you, Gayle.

      1. I have tried the blueberry pie filling, it turned out purple and mushie. Hubby and I didn’t like it.

  12. Carolyn Crews says:

    My 17 year old granddaughter that lives in California wants to learn how to cook Southern. This will be perfect.5 stars

  13. Cathy Keelen says:

    Have made your blackberry coffee cake several times & received wonderful compliments! I would like to make it this fall using diced apples. Do you think I need to make any adjustments? Just want it to be moist & tasty like the original. Thanks, Cathy

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Cathy, I have not made this cake using apples but think you should be o.k. with the recipe as it stands. Thank you for trying our recipes. We are happy you are enjoying this one. Let us know how the cake turns out for you.

  14. The nuts and berries won’t sink to the bottom? I thought about sprinkling some flour on them I wouldn’t think that would hurt. Thanks for the recipes.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can totally sprinkle some flour on them if you want, Jean.

  15. If I use frozen berries, should I make any adjustments? And should I keep them frozen or thaw and drain? Thanks!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      If you check the recipe I say that I have not tried it with frozen berries but if I did, I would thaw and drain well, Laurie. That is the only adjustment I would make.

  16. Brenda Keilman says:

    looks delicious, can’t wait to try!

  17. Could this be made with other berries? Looks so good but husband can’t eat blackberries.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I haven’t tried it with other berries, but I don’t see why you couldn’t.

    2. I made it with blueberries because that’s what I had and it was delicious. i’d love so many of the recipes on this website.5 stars

  18. Lois Jones says:

    I have to tell you that we really enjoyed the blackberry coffee cake. It was excellent; but, I do need to tell you that I forgot to put the 1/2 cup butter in it. I was so surprised that it came out very good. Told my husband that I left out the calories. But, I did want to let you know what I did.5 stars

  19. B.J. BROOKS says:

    This Sounds so Delicious – Can’t wait to make this & the Sweet Potato Skillet Pie Recipes.
    Love all your recipes – I love Cooking & Collecting Cookbooks – I have over ( 2000 ) cb.
    Have a Great Evening… B.J.

  20. Wanda Waage says:

    I love all your recipes and I’m so grateful for some old ones I had lost. Thanks so much

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Wanda! So happy you enjoy the recipes and have a great Thanksgiving.