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10 Easy Coffee Cakes for New Year’s Brunch

Now that Christmas has come and gone it is time to start thinking about New Year’s Day entertaining. One of our favorite things to do is spend New Year’s Day with friends munching on delicious brunch foods. It is all about throwing an easy and fun gathering where everyone can ease into 2014. On our brunch table we always, always have a big coffee cake or two. They are the best for serving a crowd and everyone always likes a sweet bite with their eggs. Here are a few terrific coffee cakes that would be perfect for serving up on New Year’s day!

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    10 Easy Coffee Cakes for New Years Brunch

    If you are throwing a brunch party on New Year's Day, or you are just looking for something delicious for your family, click through for some fantastic coffee cake recipes!

  • Maple Walnut Coffee Cakes 2 of 11
    Maple Walnut Coffeecakes

    These awesome mini coffee cakes would be great for a group at brunch. They are moist and sweet and the individual portions are especially party-friendly.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Orange Cinnamon Coffee Cake 3 of 11
    Orange Cinnamon Coffee Cake

    This sweet and easy coffee cake is ideal for a small party. Bake it up fresh on New Year's day before your guests arrive and serve up small slices for friends to enjoy.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Buttermilk CInnamon Coffee Cake 4 of 11
    Buttermilk Cinnamon Coffee Cake

    This coffee cake is extra moist from the tangy buttermilk. The warm cinnamon spice makes it the ideal treat for a winter brunch.

    Photo: Average Betty

  • Classic Cranberry Coffee Cake 5 of 11
    Classic Cranberry Coffee Cake

    A classic cranberry coffee cake is perfect for a winter brunch. Sweet cranberries are the flavor of the season, after all, and you can give it a sugary sweet topping with a little extra cinnamon-sugar.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Blueberry Coffee Cake 6 of 11
    Blueberry Coffee Cake

    A little cornmeal or sorghum flour gives this rustic coffee cake a delicious nutty flavor. Make it using frozen blueberries and enjoy some fresh summery flavor, even in the middle of winter.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Big Crumb Coffee Cake 7 of 11
    Big Crumb Coffee Cake

    This big crumb coffee cake was made with rhubarb, but can be made with all kinds of fruits. In fact, frozen berries or even a layer of jam would work nicely!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake 8 of 11
    blueberry streusel coffee cake

    This terrific moist coffee cake is perfect for serving up on New Year's Day. It can be served in easy-to-handle bars and is a lightened up a bit with the addition of yogurt.

    Photo: Jennifer Leal

  • Lemon Cherry Coffee Cake 9 of 11
    Lemon Cherry Crumb Cake

    This citrusy and fruity crumb cake is perfect for a winter brunch treat. Everyone will love how the lemony and cherry flavors are a welcome burst of bright flavors in deep winter.

    Photo: Stacie Billis

  • Kumquat & Clementine Coffee Cake 10 of 11
    kumquat and clementine Coffee cake

    This beautiful cake would look wonderful on a brunch table. The bright color and moist citrus flavors are ideal for starting off the New Year right!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Gluten Free Pumpkin Swirl Pecan Cake 11 of 11
    Gluten Free Pumpkin Swirl Pecan Cake

    For those of you serving anyone on a gluten-free diet here is a great coffee cake recipe. It is full of pumpkin flavor and is so simple to make. You'll never guess it is gluten-free!

    Photo: Cupcakes & Kale Chips

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