Blackberry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake Recipe

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Blackberry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake Recipe
Blackberry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake
Taste of Home

Blackberry Whole Wheat Coffee Cake

Using applesauce makes this coffee cake recipe lower in fat, plus it's a great way to use fresh blackberries when in season (or frozen when they're not). 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In another large bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blackberries. Transfer to a 13-by-9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. 

Blackberry Shopping Tip

Sharon Tyler Herbst of The Food Lover's Companion says to “look for plump, deep-colored berries sans hull.”

Blackberry Cooking Tip

Blackberries are best kept in a single layer in the refrigerator and should be used within 1-2 days of purchase.