December 22, 2022 2 min read

Welcome to the first installment of our coffee recipe series with our Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake recipe. Utilizing a different System Upgrade coffee in each post, we will create some unique food experiences and highlight each coffee’s rich flavors and characteristics.

Our Optimize Single Origin Ethiopian coffee features blueberry, earl grey, and peach notes. Highlighting these classic summery flavors, our Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake recipe uses real coffee for an authentic coffee flavor that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch!

yield6 TO 8 PEOPLE
prep time45 MINS
cook time45 MINS
cooling time30 MINS
total time: 2 HRS


  • 2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brewed System Upgrade Optimize coffee, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped peaches


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour


  • 1 heaping cup of powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and brew two cups of coffee.
  • Spray a 9-inch pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy and combined, about 5 minutes. Beat in each egg 1 at a time. Beat in the vanilla extract and cup of coffee.
  • Beat in half of the dry ingredients, then beat in the milk. Beat in the remaining dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in the peaches and the blueberries.
  • Pour the batter into the pan. Make the streusel mixture and sprinkle it all over the top of the batter.
  • Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove from the pan. Drizzle on the icing. Let cool completely before serving.


  • To make the crumb topping, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter until combined. Whisk for a minute or two until the sugar begins to dissolve, then use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour. The mixture will be crumb-like and dry. Sprinkle the crumb on top of the cake before baking.


  • Whisk together the ingredients until smooth and combined. If the mixture is too thick, whisk in more milk 1 teaspoon at a time. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar a few tablespoons at a time.


SYSTEM UPGRADE is a specialty coffee company dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible coffee experience. We believe that just like technology needs to be constantly upgraded to keep up with the times, so too does our human system need to be upgraded to perform at its best. That's why we only use the highest quality, ethically sourced beans to create our unique blends. Our coffee is crafted with precision and care; we strive to elevate the coffee experience and help our customers upgrade their own systems, one sip at a time. Join us on our journey to upgrade your morning routine and elevate your day!

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