Coffee Cake

If you love eating pastry for breakfast, you’ll definitely love all of our recipes for coffee cake. Coffee cake is simply a cake that’s meant to be eaten alongside coffee or tea—there’s rarely any coffee in the actual cake (though that could be pretty tasty). Apples, Nutella, chocolate chips and blueberries are all delicious additions to classic coffee cakes, but we love Justin Chapple’s simple pear version. The cake itself is a traditional, moist sour cream coffee cake, but it gets topped with sliced pears and a crunchy streusel made with pecans and rolled oats. While it’s baking, the pears soften and melt into the cake, adding texture and an extra hint of sweetness. Whether you’re a coffee cake connoisseur or a brunch newcomer, F&W’s guide has a recipe for every appetite.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

Scott Finley and John Schulman’s Two Old Tarts was a superpopular farmers’ market stand before becoming a brick-and-mortar café in Andes, New York. It’s famous for the sour cream coffee cake sold at the pastry counter; this is a muffin version. Slideshow: More Breakfast Muffin Recipes

Pear and Sour Cream Coffee Cake

To dress up a moist, delicious coffee cake, F&W's Justin Chapple adds sweet pears and crunchy nuts to the generous layer of cinnamony streusel topping. Slideshow: Delicious Coffee Cakes

Banana-Walnut Coffee Cake Muffin Tops

These banana muffin tops taste slightly grown-up, thanks to the hit of espresso powder. Slideshows: Baked Breakfasts

Brown Butter-Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top. Slideshow: Great Coffee Cakes