Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and topped with a buttery crumb topping is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat!
Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and topped with a buttery crumb topping is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat!

I found the recipe for this triple berry streusel coffeecake while searching for breakfast ideas in my old trusty recipe card file box.  I’ve had these old recipes for many, many years, and quite literally just happened upon this one. I thought it sounded like a great coffeecake for a breakfast or brunch with a crowd, so decided to give it a try.

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Where Did This Recipe Originate?

The original recipe was called “Hawthorne Street Cafe Coffeecake”, and I believe it originated with a small restaurant in Portland that has since gone out of business. This coffeecake was one of their most requested dishes!

The recipe was cut from a newspaper and I had taped it to a 3×5 card years ago, but no source was given. The recipe “might” have come from The Oregonian newspaper, but my search of their recipes turned up nothing by this name. I decided to make this breakfast cake, but where the original recipe only used Marionberries, I substituted three berries: blackberry, raspberry and blueberry!

The recipe uses FROZEN berries (to ensure a moist cake), and I just happened to have a large bag of all three in my freezer (thanks to my husband buying them at the store).  The recipe is very easy, and the results? OUTSTANDING! Here’s how to make this treat that serves 12.

How To Make Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake

To make the streusel topping, place brown sugar, quick cooking oats, flour, cold butter and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into the other ingredients until mixture is crumbly (and butter becomes about the size of peas). Set aside. NOTE: You can also blend these ingredients until crumbly in a food processor, if desired. 

Mixing the streusel ingredients together for topping.

Make the coffeecake batter in a separate bowl by first combining flour, quick cooking oats and baking powder. In a separate bowl, blend melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and milk.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and stir until ingredients are fully combined.

Making the batter for the berry coffeecake.

Spoon the coffeecake batter into a very well greased (bottom and sides) 10 inch springform pan.  Spread the batter out, to completely cover the bottom of the pan.

Batter is spread on the bottom of a springform pan.

Place the FROZEN (not thawed) berries on top of the batter, and spread out to evenly cover batter. (Why use FROZEN berries? Frozen berries help ensure the triple berry streusel coffeecake is moist).

Frozen berries are placed on top of the coffeecake batter in pan.

Sprinkle the fruit with the streusel topping, dispersing evenly over the top of the coffeecake to cover.

Streusel topping is sprinkled all over the top of the coffeecake.

Baking The Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake

Bake the coffeecake in a preheated 350° F. oven for 1 hour, or until completely done in the center.  You can test its doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of coffeecake. If it comes out clean, it is done.

When done, transfer coffeecake to a wire rack, and let it cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Once cooled, run a butter knife around the edges of pan, then carefully open the pan by releasing latch and remove pan.

Cooling down coffeecake, still in springform pan.

The triple berry streusel coffeecake is baked and cooling on a wire rack.

Time To EAT!

After the triple berry streusel coffeecake has completely cooled, it is ready to serve.  See that layer of berries? They taste so fresh, and really help keep this coffeecake moist! Grab a knife, cut yourself a big ol’ slice, sit back and enjoy this delicious treat!

A piece of the coffeecake on a white plate.

You can see all the berries inside the triple berry streusel coffeecake.

I wrapped several pieces up really well and put them in our freezer to enjoy another day. I am happy to report that even on Day 3 after making this triple berry streusel coffeecake, the pieces were still moist and absolutely delicious!

By the way… if you enjoy coffeecake, be sure to check out my recipes for Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake, Old Fashioned Crumb Coffeecake, or Hummingbird Cake.  Throw in a good strong cup of coffee to drink, for good measure, and you’ve got yourself a yummy breakfast!

A slice of the triple berry streusel coffeecake, ready to eat!

I hope you really enjoy this triple berry streusel coffeecake. It TRULY is delicious!  I’m looking forward to making it again in a few weeks when my sister and brother-in-law come up for a visit!

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Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and topped with a buttery crumb topping is a perfect breakfast or brunch treat!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: triple berry streusel coffeecake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories Per Serving: 348 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar , firmly packed, divided
  • 2 cups all purpose flour , divided
  • cups quick cooking oats , uncooked, divided
  • 1 cup butter (2 cubes) , divided
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups frozen blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (or 3 cups blackberries)
Instructions
To Make Streusel Topping:
  1. Place brown sugar, quick cooking oats, flour, cold butter and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into the other ingredients until mixture is crumbly (and butter becomes about the size of peas).  NOTE: You may also choose to blend these ingredients until crumbly in a food processor, if desired. Set aside.

To Make Coffeecake Batter:
  1. Make coffeecake batter in a separate bowl by first combining flour, quick cooking oats and baking powder. In another bowl, blend melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and milk.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and stir until ingredients are fully combined.

To Assemble Coffeecake:
  1. Spoon the coffeecake batter into a very well greased (bottom and sides) 10 inch springform pan.  Spread batter out to completely cover the bottom of the pan. Place the FROZEN (not thawed) berries on top of the batter, and spread out to evenly cover batter. Sprinkle the fruit with the streusel topping, dispersing evenly over the top of the coffeecake to cover.

  2. Bake coffeecake in a preheated 350° F. oven for 1 hour, or until done in the center. You can test doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of coffeecake. If it comes out clean, it is done. When done, transfer coffeecake to a wire rack, and let it cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Once cooled, run a butter knife around inside edge of pan, then carefully open pan by releasing latch to remove outside form. After coffeecake has completely cooled, it is ready to serve. Slice into 12 pieces, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 7.6mg9%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Triple Berry Streusel Coffeecake

  1. I am DELIRIOUS that you posted this recipe and I found it!!! My family went to the Hawthorne Street Cafe for one reason only … To eat this coffee cake! I will make it tomorrow!

    • Good morning, Sally! I am so glad you found the recipe! We really enjoy this coffeecake, too and it sure tastes great. I hope you have great success with the coffeecake, and trust it brings back lots of fantastic memories! Thanks for taking the time to write, and have a GREAT day!

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