Blueberry Cardamom Coffee Cake

Breakfast, Desserts, Summer

Blueberry Cardamom Coffee Cake

I realize that I might be the worst packer in the world. Namely because I want to take everything but I want it to fit into a carry-on because waiting for bags at LAX is SO boring. It all just takes so long. When I land after a long flight, I generally want to get out of the airport as fast as I can. I also love the idea of traveling super light, being one of those people that could survive off of nearly nothing.

But I’m not like that deep-down because I like options! And jackets and shoes. Who knows what I’ll want to wear on any given day, you know?

Blueberry Cardamom Coffee Cake

So, I wrote a list this time, and I’m trying very hard to stick to it. We’ll see how I do. In other news, coffee cake!

I usually put coffee in my coffee cake but this time I thought that might be a little weird so I went with fall spices like cinnamon and cardamom. I love fall spices with summer fruit.

Blueberry Cardamom Coffee Cake

It makes you excited about what’s coming up. I know I am but also a little nervous because once October starts it’s like the last three months are a haze and then we’re into January. It’s all a bit anxiety-inducing.

But let’s not think about that. Let’s enjoy these last bits of summer. We still have a whole month, I think. And enjoy blueberries and coffee cake…even if eat it with some iced tea.

If you’re like, what are you packing for?! I’m going to Copenhagen! Follow me on Snap (@acozykitchen), Instagram and Insta Stories. I’ll be a posting!

Also, what do you think of Insta Stories? I feel like it’s been around now for a few weeks. I like how Snap works better and I’m still sort of shy to post TOO much stuff to Insta Stories. But I like how people if they weren’t snap people can see my vids.

Blueberry Cardamom Coffee Cake


Blueberry Cardamom Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serving Size: 1 (9-inch) coffee cake


Spiced Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

Coffee Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray and line a 9 x 9-inch circular or square baking pan so that the parchment paper has extra flaps coming off the sides. This way you’ll be able to lift the cake out of the pan. You can also use a spring-form pan. Just makes sure it’s about 3-inches up the sides because this guy rises a bit.
  • To make the streusel: To a medium bowl, combine the sugars, spices, butter and flour. The mixture will be clumpy and moist. Set it aside.
  • To make the cake: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, cardamom and salt. In the bowl of a stand-up mixer, with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugars; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and beat until incorporated. Next, add the yogurt and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, in two batches, until barely combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, smoothing out the top so it’s nice and even. Add the blueberries to the top and spread them out so they’re in one even layer. Top the blueberries with the streusel topping. Transfer to the oven to bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center.
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  • Reply heather (delicious not gorgeous) August 19, 2016 at 12:43 am

    i haven’t seen anyone besides bloggers/influencers/celebs/etc use instagram stories. i’m curious to see if any of my family/friends start posting instagram stories, especially since the general consensus appears to be anti-instagram stories.

  • Reply Abby @ Heart of a Baker August 19, 2016 at 6:10 am

    I get a little overwhelmed with Insta stories/Snapchat because I check one, then the other and then I’m like WHY did I just spend an hour watching those?! I always aspire to be a light packer too, but at the last minute am always shoving unnecessary things into my suitecase, whoops!

  • Reply LaDonna Andeel August 19, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Love this recipe! I can’t wait to try it out. I have not put a video on insta stories yet, Still just using snapchat for now. I may be brave enough to try it soon.

  • Reply Kasey August 19, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I am dying to go to Copenhagen. Have the most amazing time!!! Also, cake is spot on. x

  • Reply Michelle August 19, 2016 at 10:54 am

    So excited for your trip! Will be living vicariously through Insta Stories. I’ll take a lack of Amelia for travel instead. It’s an ok trade-off.

    This coffee cake looks deliciously simple.

  • Reply Kelsey August 19, 2016 at 11:04 am

    The coffee cake looks delicious! It already feels like fall in Copenhagen (and has since July), so it seems fitting to use fall spices.

    In case you’re looking for a good pastry while you’re here, the kanelsnurrer from Meyers are really good – basically a twisted cinnamon roll with cardamom. St. Peter’s bakery is also somewhat legendary – it’s the oldest bakery in Copenhagen, and the onsdagsnegle (also cinnamon rolls) are really popular. As far as I know, they’re only sold on Wednesdays but are worth the trip.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Yessss thank you! I’m also looking for a good pastry shop and/or bakery! Thank you!

  • Reply Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land August 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    that spiced streusel topping. definitely just salivated. i think i’ve now forgotten about Stories! i liked it for maybe 3.5 days and then i stopped using it. maybe i’ll go use it right now. or maybe not!!! have an amazing trip to Copenhagen! i’ve been there only once when touring with a band and it was so beautiful. totes bookmarking this gorgeous lil blueberry number too. XO

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Yeah I know, it’s just too much dang content everywhere. There’s not enough time! And thank you! xoxo

  • Reply Medeja August 20, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Lovely. Blueberry and cardamom sounds like a nice combination!

  • Reply Amanda August 20, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Do you think I could swap out the greek yogurt for sour cream?

  • Reply Lynn | The Road to Honey August 21, 2016 at 5:33 am

    With every trip, like you, I always go in with the intentions of packing light. But then I start to think. . .what if it rains???. . .I need shoes that will keep my feet dry. What if it is cold at night???. . .better pack a sweater. . .no, make that a coat. Before you know it the luggage can barely close. Such is life.

    But this coffee cake. . .outstanding! I’m all about the blueberries as of late and they look so plump and juicy peaking out of those squares. And pair them with cardamon? Mmmm. . .my taste buds are already going berserk.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      SAME. And you know what, I’m here in Copenhagen and still wish I had more stuff haha. I forgot my hair brush!

  • Reply Julia August 22, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    This recipe sounds so delicious ~ I can’t wait to try it out! Unfortunately blueberries are not in season in New Zealand at the moment, so I’m wondering if I could use frozen blueberries (defrosted overnight) instead?

    Also, do you think I could just use one type of sugar?

    Many thanks 🙂

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 24, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Yes, of course. Those would work great. Sure re: one type of sugar. I would go with white. I used the brown for a bit of texture and flavor but white would work just fine. 🙂

  • Reply Ioannis August 23, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Can you give this recipe with grammars (gr) instead of the “spoon and cup” things , please ?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 24, 2016 at 4:15 am

      Hi Loannis, I only provide cups. This is a very American thing. There are plenty of conversions to grams, for instance, 1 cup of all-purpose flour is 125G. 1 cup of sugar is 200g. 🙂

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