Berry-Filled Coffee Cake

coffee1So good my brothers wouldn’t let the kids have any!

This is a recipe I found about 5 years ago. It was in the back of a book by Sheila Roberts. I honestly don’t remember which book it came out of, because she had a couple of books with recipes in the back that she’d mentioned in the books. I think she’s a fabulous romance author, and this recipe is out of this world.

I adjusted it just a little, mostly because I didn’t have her exact ingredients the first time I made it. I don’t think her recipe called for buttermilk, but it tasted so good, I’ve made it this way every time since then. Also, I had fresh-picked raspberries, since I was in Alaska. A week later I picked a bunch of blueberries and made it with those. FABULOUS! Her recipe was for huckleberries, I believe.

I made two pans of this in Alaska. One blueberry, one raspberry, and took them to a family gathering at my brother’s cabin. It was supposed to be shared with breakfast. My brothers wouldn’t let the kids have any, because they wanted all for themselves. I figured I had a winner with that!

  • Enjoy this. It’s super yummy!
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tblsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond flavor
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen berries or fruit
  • ¾ cup water or fruit juice


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  1. For filling, combine  everything, cook over med heat until thick and clear. Set aside to cool
  2. Cake: Sift dry ingredients except sugar. Add sugar. Cut in butter to form crumbs. Add liquids and stir til blended. Spread ½ batter bottom of 9×13 pan or 2- 8×8 pans, or 2 round pans. Spread filling on bottom layer. Blop rest of batter on top of filling.
  3. Topping: cut butter into flour and sugar then stir in nuts. Spread on top of cake
  4. Bake 350 degrees 40-45 min. Toothpick test. Top golden brown.



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