Eat Cake For Breakfast! 15 Cakes for Morning Enjoyment

Eat Cake For Breakfast! 15 Cakes for Morning Enjoyment

Megan Gordon
Apr 7, 2011

Everyone around me seems to be revving up their fitness routine to get ready for spring. Friends order salads when we eat out, and family members are working out twice in one day. Me? I'm eating cake for breakfast.

Now cake for breakfast isn't entirely a new thing. We've all had our fair share of coffeecake and sneaking a swipe of leftover birthday cake with our morning coffee.

But there's a whole world out there beyond the typical and expected morning treat. From a glorious spring breakfast buckle to a savory French-inspired cake, there's inspiration aplenty here for the days when you're ready to retire your ho-hum breakfast cereal or skip a morning at the gym.

Here are 15 cakes that I think would suit breakfast very well. You can reduce the sugar just a wee bit, and leave off the icing in the recipes, too.

15 Cakes Suitable for Breakfast

From The Kitchn
Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon-Sugar Streak
Dark Gingerbread Pear Cake
Zucchini and Olive Breakfast Cake, French-Style
Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut
Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake from Saveur
Sour Cherry Coffee Cake from Lottie + Doof
Blueberry Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Peach and Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake
Harvest Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting
Yogurt Cake

From Around the Web
Big Crumb Rhubarb Coffee Cake - The Naptime Chef
Mama's Blueberry Buckle - Food and Wine
Clementine Poppyseed Loaf - Turntable Kitchen
Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Strawberry Coulis - Annie's Eats
Pistachio and Chorizo Cake - David Lebovitz

Related: On Birthday Cake for Breakfast

(Images: Megan Gordon; see linked recipes for full image credits.)

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