blueberry coffee cake


i had never cared much for traditional coffee cake. until, after a dozen trips to the local bakery [essential baking company] and Nick raving each time that their coffee cake was nothing but delicious, i finally gave it a second shot.

oh my. i shouldn’t have. it was so moist, melting away in my mouth. i’ve since been committed to depicting what they knew that i didn’t.

the final product? a crumb light, butter heavy perfect balance between cake and breakfast. something that doesn’t say ‘I am 50% crumb topping’, and holds shape when sliced into individual wedges.

a must try for anyone looking for that perfect easy breakfast. whether you’re making it for one to accompany you at the office M-F [me], or you’re making the family breakfast on Saturday morning, this cake stands a chance against local competition.

coffee cake

3/4 c unsalted butter

2 c sugar

1/2 c brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 c sour cream [or plain yogurt + 1 tsp baking soda]

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 1/2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 c blueberries

streusel topping

1/4 c brown sugar

1/2 c flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3 tbsp unsalted butter [cold]

beat butter & sugar until light and fluffy. add eggs and continue to beat with an electric mixer. once combined add vanilla, sour cream, and lemon juice. in a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda. combine flour mixture into egg mixture 1 cup at a time.

spread half of the mixture into a 9″ springform pan. sprinkle blueberries evenly over dough. add remaining mixture and spread evenly.

add all ingredients for streusel into a food processor and pulse 5-10 times until combined. sprinkle crumb topping evenly over dough and press gently into the mixture.

bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees. test center with a toothpick. once the toothpick comes out clean, remove from oven and let stand on a wire rack in pan for 15 minutes.  remove springform, slice, and enjoy!

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “blueberry coffee cake

  1. That looks great! I’ve always been a coffee cake fan.:)

  2. Melissa

    Mmm. I wonder how this would do with chopped apples and a little bit of spicy cinnamon in the batter?

  3. i LOVE blueberries SO much!
    Please stop by and say hi.
    xoxo
    bB
    http://www.itsybitsybrianna.wordpress.com

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