Our Favorite Streusel-Topped, Frosting-Covered Cakes to Start Your Day

Most days start like this: Wake up, eat a slice of buttered toast, rush out the door. But ever so often, there are mornings more like this: Wake up, eat cake, be happy (and probably still, let's be honest, rush out the door). These are the days when we have blueberry cake topped with a generous amount or streusel or a loaf practically swimming in brown butter icing leftover from last night's dinner (or prepared just for this very moment).

Which morning is better, you ask? You already know the answer.

From the lightly sweet to the more heavily frosted, here are 23 breakfast-worthy cakes to bake.

There's fruit, it must be virtuous!

Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel
Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel
by Sarah Jampel
Blueberry Lemon Cake
Blueberry Lemon Cake
by Merrill Stubbs
Pecorino Romano Cake with Candied Tomatoes
Pecorino Romano Cake with Candied Tomatoes
by Sarah Jampel
Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Plums
Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Plums
by Kenzi Wilbur
Apple Walnut Tea Cake
Apple Walnut Tea Cake
by Chad Robertson
Tomato Soup Cake
Tomato Soup Cake
by Marian Bull
Banana, Coconut, Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
Banana, Coconut, Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
by ATG117
Date, Apricot, and Walnut Loaf Cake
Date, Apricot, and Walnut Loaf Cake
by Nicholas Day
Tipsy Apple-Parsnip Cake with Sultanas and Cider Glaze
Tipsy Apple-Parsnip Cake with Sultanas and Cider Glaze
by Cristina Sciarra

Is it bread? Is it cake? It's a little of both

Halvah and Nutella Babka
Halvah and Nutella Babka
by Yossy Arefi
Dark Chocolate and Walnut Zucchini Bread
Dark Chocolate and Walnut Zucchini Bread
by Thalia
Brown Butter and Butternut Loaf
Brown Butter and Butternut Loaf
by fiveandspice
Coconut Quick Bread
Coconut Quick Bread
by Alexandra Stafford

A cake by any other name

Blueberry Cake Donut Bars
Blueberry Cake Donut Bars
by Erin McDowell
German Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
German Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
by Erin McDowell
Welsh Cakes
Welsh Cakes
by Donna

Finally, when only straight-up cake will do

New England Spider Cake
New England Spider Cake
by Sarah Jampel
Cold Oven Pound Cake
Cold Oven Pound Cake
by Muffinj
Speculoos Breakfast Cake
Speculoos Breakfast Cake
by Kendra Vaculin

What dessert do you like to pretend is breakfast? Tell us in the comments below!

This article was originally published in October 2016.


(via Food52)

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