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Berry Topped Coffee Cake For One

This buttery, berry topped coffee cake recipe is ideal for times when you'd like a little something sweet. Easy to make and the perfect size for one person. Perfect for breakfast or dessert and will surely satisfy a sweet tooth.

Berry coffee cake baked in a ramekin on a metal tray with a small bowl of raspberries and a red and white cloth napkin

This coffee cake may not look like a traditional coffee cake. There's no cinnamon streusel topping and no drizzle of cream. Instead this mini cake is filled with sweet berries and it's one of my favorite versions of coffee cake.

Fruit Coffee Cake

I have a standard sized coffee cake recipe that I use when I want to make a large coffee cake to serve friends and family when they visit. This breakfast cake has a buttery taste and a tender crumb and the recipe is always asked for by friends.

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Instead of a streusel topping, which you normally see on coffee cakes, this one is studded with berries. Red raspberries or strawberries, big blueberries and sometimes slices of apples are scattered over the top.

Inspired by this large coffee cake, I decided to create a single serving berry topped coffee cake. This mini coffee cake is perfect to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea and also ideal for an afternoon sweet treat.

This simple coffee cake bakes in a 8-ounce ramekin or other similar sized baking dish.

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Why Is It Called A Coffee Cake?

Coffee cake is the name for a moist, tender-crumbed sweet cake that pairs well with a cup of coffee. Some coffee cakes are covered with streusel and others filled with fruit or berries.

A coffee cake is quick to whip up and always a delight to eat.


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • egg yolk
  • vanilla extract
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • milk
  • blueberries and/or raspberries

What Should I Do With The Egg White?

Since you will be using an egg yolk in this coffee cake recipe, you might like to consider using the egg white in any of these small batch recipes:

Can I Use Different Fruit?

Yes, feel free to substitute a different fruit for the berries. Sliced apples and peaches make great substitutions. Consider adding your favorite fruit or feel free to leave the fruit out altogether.

Can I Make A Streusel Topping?

For some, a coffee cake just isn't a coffee cake without a streusel topping. If you'd like to make a simple topping follow these easy instructions:

Streusel Topping Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

To make a Streusel Topping: Use a fork to mix together all ingredients in a small bowl until crumbly. Spoon evenly over coffee cake batter. Bake as directed in the recipe.

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A berry coffee cake in a ramekin topped with whipped cream on a metal tray with a small bowl of raspberries, a red and white cloth napkin, and scattered blueberries and raspberries

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Coffee Cake Recipe For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: cake
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 647kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • cup blueberries and/or raspberries


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • In a small bowl, stir the butter and sugar together until well blended.
  • Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Pour into butter/egg mixture and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the milk.
  • Fold in the berries.
  • Pour batter into a small greased 8-ounce or 10-ounce ramekin or baking dish of a similar size.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until top is golden. Cake is cooked through if a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy warm.


Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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4 thoughts on “Berry Topped Coffee Cake For One”

  1. 5 stars
    So tasty, made with strawberries. And a nice size to split in half and have nice sized servings for multiple days.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m a sucker for a good coffee cake and this is the perfect way to use up a little bit of leftover fruit! Love this recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    My husband usually doesn’t eat breakfast (I know, the blasphemy!) so I was so excited to find this Coffee Cake recipe for one so that I could just make it for myself!

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