6 Coffee Cakes to Perk Up Brunch

Whether it's a simple Sunday morning for two or a big brunch bash, homemade coffee cake is always welcome. Check out these six recipes that Chowhounds swear by:

1. Big-Crumb Coffee Cake works beautifully with any seasonal fruit. –hotoynoodle

2. Keep it autumnal with Cranberry Buckle. –TrishUntrapped

3. Do it East Coast style with moist, "super-easy" New York Crumb Cake. –HillJ

4. Citrus Cornmeal Cake with Lavender Glaze is hearty and not too sweet. –jboeke

5. "Killer" Cream Cheese Raisin Pound Cake is better made a day or two ahead. –Splendid Spatula

6. A bit of cornmeal enhances Blueberry Snack Cake with Toasted Pecan Topping.mscoffee1

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