11 Simple Coffee Cakes to Enjoy Anytime of Day

Coffee cakes are a perfect coffee companion, but why stop there? These 11 simple coffee cakes are to be enjoyed for everything from a sweet morning treat to an unfussy dessert! - Bake or Break

Coffee cakes are well-loved because of their simplicity, versatility, and, most importantly, taste! (And they almost always have a crumb topping, which is completely irresistible in my book.) These cakes are usually one-layer cakes or Bundt cakes, making preparation nice and simple. There may be some swirling or a topping, but these 11 simple coffee cakes fall nicely into the quick and easy category.

As the name implies, these are the types of cakes that are the perfect companion for your coffee break. But, don’t stop there! They’re also great for a sweet morning treat, a simple dessert, or just a snack. Think of them as anytime cakes!

Find your new favorite coffee cake recipe:

Sweet and simple flavors are the stars in this Brown Sugar Pecan Coffee Cake. - Bake or Break

Simple flavors for the win with this Brown Sugar Pecan Coffee Cake. I love that I usually have everything on hand to make this whenever I need a simple treat.

This sweet, tart Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is a must-make for lemon lovers! - Bake or Break

This is The Coffee Cake for lemon lovers! There’s lots of lemon throughout this Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, making it a sweet and tart dream!

Sour Cream Banana Coffee Cake is a lovely banana treat layered with chocolate chips and nuts. Great for brunch, coffee breaks, or just because! - Bake or Break

Bananas and chocolate and nuts… oh, my! Sour Cream Banana Coffee Cake has a lovely, subtle flavor and is a bit less dense than most coffee cakes.

Pecan Pie Coffee Cake is a delicious cake with a layer of pecan pie filling right on top! - Bake or Break

Ever since I first shared this Pecan Pie Coffee Cake, it’s been so popular. And for good reason! The cake itself is fairly simple, but then pecan pie filling is poured over the top. That’s when the magic happens!

This quick and easy Blueberry Coffee Cake is ALL about the blueberries. Such a lovely cake for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a lightly sweet dessert! - Bake or Break

This Blueberry Coffee Cake is super simple to make and is jam-packed with blueberries. When fresh blueberries are available, this is one of my favorite ways to put them to delicious use. And if you’re a big blueberry fan like I am, then check out this Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, too!

Chocolate cake, sweet cream cheese, and a nutty crumb topping combine to make this fantastic Chocolate Cream Cheese Coffee Cake! - Bake or Break

Give coffee cake the chocolate treatment with this Chocolate Cream Cheese Coffee Cake! It’s a bit less dense than normal and features a hazelnut crumb topping that is the perfect complement to all that chocolate.

Sweet peaches, a crumb topping, and an irresistible cake make for one fantastic Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake! - Bake or Break

Two desserts collide in this Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake! It features layers of peaches, cake, and crumb for a fantastic treat.

Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake is simply delicious. Lots of chocolate chips make this one a big hit! - Bake or Break

Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake keeps things simple with a chocolate chip-studded cake and a crumb topping with a hint of cinnamon. It’s one of my favorite baking examples of less is more.

Black cherry preserves help make this Black Cherry Sour Cream Coffee Cake a lovely, sweet cake that's great for dessert or a coffee break. - Bake or Break

I’m guessing a lot of you, like me, have at least a couple of varieties of preserves or jams in your refrigerator at any given time. This Black Cherry Sour Cream Coffee Cake adds black cherry jam to a wonderfully delicious cake, making the whole package irresistible. You can, of course, try your favorite variety of jam or preserves for something a little different.

Sweet apples and rich caramel combine in this wonderfully delicious Caramel Apple Crumb Cake. Great for a snack or a simple dessert. - Bake or Break

Apples + caramel = deliciousness. That’s certainly the case in this Caramel Apple Crumb Cake. The flavors make me think of fall, but I’ll happily bake and enjoy this cake any time of year!

You will love this nutty, subtly sweet Brown Butter Pecan Coffee Cake. The perfect sweet treat for your coffee break or sweet ending for a brunch! - Bake or Break

Brown Butter Pecan Coffee Cake has just the right amount of sweetness. Combine that with crunchy pecans and the rich, nutty flavor of brown butter for a delightful cake.

I hope you’ll be inspired to whip up one of these cakes soon! Brew a cup of your favorite coffee and dig into a slice. Save some for a simple dessert. Or just grab a slice whenever you’re craving a sweet snack!

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