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These 5 Coffee Cake Recipes Are Moist, Crumbly, Sweet Perfection


You mightВ argue that summer is a time for Popsicles, ice cream, and other frozen delights-but have you ever had coffee cake? Moist, buttery, crumbly,В in a word: perfection. Sure, it might seem outrageous for us to suggest that youВ turn on your oven when it's a steamy 80-something degreesВ outside, but after just one bite of one of these tender treats, you'll agree thatВ a little extra heat was worth it.

Ahead are five coffee cake recipes soВ tasty they're worth turning your oven onВ to make right now. Spanning aВ blackberry studdedВ coffee cake topped with sweet stone fruit and aВ healthyishВ zucchini bread-inspired version complete with a cinnamonВ sugar swirl, they're just too good to wait until the weather cools down. Ready to grab a fork? These delectable coffee cakes aren't going to eat themselves.

Vanilla Glazed Blackberry Peach Coffee Cake

Half Baked Harvest

If you're still having doubts about preheating your oven in the heat, let recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest reassure you. "This cake is the essence of summer," says Tieghan of this vanilla glazed blackberry peach coffee cake. Given thatВ it'sВ studded with blackberries and topped with peaches, we just so happen to agree.

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Zucchini Bread Coffee Cake

How Sweet Eats

How Sweet Eat's recipe forВ zucchini bread coffee cake is like zucchini bread but betterВ because it has a cinnamon sugar swirl in the middle and a streuselВ topping. And what isn't made better by a cinnamon sugar swirl? Asking for a friend:В This counts as a serving of vegetables becauseВ it has summer squash baked in, right?

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Blood Orange Coffee Cake

How Sweet Eats

So blood oranges aren't technically in season this time of year, but the pink hueВ of thisВ blood orange coffee cake would pair so well with a refreshing glass of rosГ© that we might just make it anyway. Recipe creator Jessica of How Sweet Eats suggests swappingВ tangy sour cream with plain Greek yogurt for a perfectly moist cake.

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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Broma Bakery

We're pretty confidentВ you're already breaking out a bundt pan after reading that recipe title, but just in case you're not rifling through your kitchen cabinets right now, thisВ cinnamon chocolate chip coffee cakeВ is a whopping six pounds, meaning there will be lots of leftovers. Or not. We won't judge.

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Cardamom Pistachio Coffee Cake

Broma Bakery

Broma Baker's fragrantВ cardamom pistachio coffee cake is the definition of melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Made with a staggering amount of butter and aВ generous amount of yogurt, it might just be the moistest cake you've ever made. As an added bonus, it will make your entire house smell absolutely amazing.

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Looking for more warm weather-appropriate baked goods? Here are threeВ zucchini bread recipes that put the summer squash to good use.