Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year to eat out, whether you go out for brunch or for dinner. Personally, I’m partial to brunch whether I’m eating in or going out for it and that is largely because I love coffee cake so much and will take any excuse to bake and eat one! These coffee cakes will get your Mother’s Day plans started out right – even if you’re going out to brunch, since you know there will be a wait and a little piece of cake before you leave is probably a good idea.
This Vanilla Bean Yogurt Coffee Cake (pictured above) is a classic coffee cake recipe that you can’t go wrong with. The cake has a tender, melt-in-your-mouth crumb and it is loaded with plenty of streusel topping. Yogurt is used in the batter to help create that tender crumb. I did use a vanilla bean to intensify the vanilla flavor, but you can substitute it for two teaspoons of vanilla extract to streamline the recipe and make it even easier.
This Banana Crumb Cake is a twist on traditional banana bread, baked in a square baking dish and topped with a buttery streusel. It has a great banana flavor and a moist, tender crumb that keeps you going back for seconds.
Carrot Cake Coffee Cake is a twist on classic carrot cake and, like the dessert dish that inspired it, it is filled with shredded carrots and spices. Unlike the dessert version, this cake has a crisp cinnamon topping that really brings out the spices in the cake itself. That said, you could add a drizzle of cream cheese frosting if you want, too!
The LAUSD Sour Cream Coffee Cake is a throwback to the 1950s and 1960s, when school lunches were something to really look forward to and not something to get through. The excellent coffee cake recipe was actually served at Los Angeles public schools and it must have been a huge hit with students. The cake is soft and fluffy, both topped and filled with a buttery brown sugar and walnut mixture.
Most coffee cake’s don’t have a lot of chocolate in them, but my Chocolate Coffee Cake is perfect for chocolate-loving moms. This coffee cake has a chocolate cake base and a chocolate streusel topping, along with a healthy handful of chocolate chip. It’s indulgent and pairs perfectly with coffee.