Blueberry Lemon Almond Coffee Cake

All the tastes of Spring on a single plate.  The much loved blueberry and lemon flavor combination gets an added wow factor with the addition of almond paste.  I guarantee you won’t be able to wait until this Blueberry Lemon Almond Coffee Cake cools to take your first bite!

 Blueberry Lemon Almond Coffee Cake | Melanie Makes 

The first day of Spring?  Obviously Mother Nature didn’t get the memo here in Cleveland.  We returned home from an overnight of taking the menagerie to a waterpark and it’s grey, gloomy and maybe 30 degrees.  Since the weather isn’t cooperating, I’m celebrating the end of Winter and the hopes of warmer temps to come with this Lemon Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake.

Blueberry Lemon Almond Coffee Cake | Melanie Makes

Yes, yes the lemon and blueberry combo has been done repeatedly but I have a secret ingredient that makes this easy breakfast or brunch dish – or let’s face it I’d eat this cake morning, noon or night – stand out from the crowd.  And I suppose it’s not really a secret anymore if I’m sharing the recipe.  Friends, say a big hello to almond paste!

Blueberry Lemon Almond Coffee Cake | Melanie Makes

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Blueberry Lemon Almond Coffee Cake
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Serves: 12 pieces
Coffee Cake
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 oz. almond paste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 12 ounces blueberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
  3. In bowl of electric mixer, cream together sugar, almond paste and butter. Add egg and juice and zest of lemon, mixing until well combined.
  4. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with milk. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray and spoon batter into pan.
  6. To prepare topping, combine all ingredients and stir until combined. Sprinkle evenly over cake batter.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Blueberry Lemon Almond Coffee Cake | Melanie Makes

The tastes of Spring on a single plate.  Grab a fork – and quick! – you won’t want to share a bite of this amazing coffee cake!


Looking for more recipes featuring blueberries?

Yogurt Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins | Melanie Makes

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Blueberry Balsamic Chicken Meatball Pizza | Melanie Makes

More great recipes featuring blueberries from fellow food bloggers:

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal | Garnish with Lemon
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Blueberry Waffles | Grandbaby Cakes



  1. This looks very good! Can’t wait to try it. Do you make your own almond paste, or do you buy it? And if you buy it, do you buy it at the grocery store or online?

    • Thanks so much, Laurie! I use store bought almond paste although I have on my to-do list to try making my own. It smells so good! I usually grab for the Solo brand when I’m out.

  2. Looks delish!

  3. This sounds perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  4. This looks amazing- anything that uses almond paste is on the must-make list.

  5. Oh wow this looks fantastic! I love coffee cake, and lemon and blueberry is a classic flavour combo. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  6. You can tell how moist this cake is just by the pictures! And that almond streusel topping….. :)

  7. I looove coffee cake – the flavors in this are outstanding! Almond, blueberry, lemon…. yum!

  8. I must try this! I love the idea of using almond paste!!

  9. I love this recipe because right now, I desperately need something that reminds me of spring. I’ve used frozen blueberries in cakes like this one, so I’m betting they would work. Also, it’s easy to make homemade almond paste/marzipan and I’ll do that instead of spending $$ on the stuff from the store (better too!) (Only difference between paste and marzipan is the ratio of sugar to almonds – paste has more almonds and less sugar.) And as for the topping – well, I may have to double that because it looks so yummy.

  10. Amazing – from presentation to recipe. I cannot wait to try this coffee cake!

  11. yes, waiting for it to cool would be nearly impossible! lemon and blueberry are SO good together, and I bet the almond paste makes it even better

  12. Sounds amazing! I love lemon and blueberry together! I love, also, the crumble you have going on here. Perfection!

  13. Coffee cake was certainly my jam back in the day – Oh yes yes! I would eat the whole box of Hostess Coffee Cakes lol! WHOOPS!

  14. Ginny McMeans says:

    I love the flavors of blueberry and lemon together and then you added almond paste. Wow!

  15. MMMMM!!! This looks like the perfect breakfast!

  16. Dear Melanie, This cake looks so good! So moist and delicious…I would love this in the morning with my coffee. Pinned. xo, Catherine

  17. This cake looks super awesome. I love introducing fresh fruit into cakes. A great cake contender for my cup of tea each day!

  18. This coffee cake looks wonderful and I love all the flavors!

  19. I love the blueberry and lemon together, especially in a coffee cake! Ya know, it’s been way too long since I’ve made a coffee cake. I think I need to get on that! Might have to start with this yummy one. :)

  20. I love the flavors in this cake! I can’t get enough blueberry lemon stuff, and the addition of almond paste sounds amazing! Can it please be spring soon??

    • The almond paste totally takes this coffee cake over the top, Cate! As for Spring, I fear that it’s never going to arrive as our low tonight is -10. In a few days, I will have officially survived the coldest February on record for Cleveland. Lucky me!

  21. I’ve heard of so many blueberry lemon desserts in my past but I have yet to try them together. I’m pretty sure I’ll love it since I enjoy both flavors separately but the fact that you added almond paste! Now I’m definitely intrigued. I have got to try this soon!

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