Food on Fridays: Blueberry Coffee Cake

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Food on Fridays Participants

  1. Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker (Yoplait Giveaway–ends Friday night!)
  2. Twirl and Taste
  3. Passionate Homemaking … Becoming P31 (Mocha Freeze Mini-Cheesecakes)
  4. Stretch Mark Mama (10 Summer Recipes)
  5. At Home N About (Quick -n- Easy Baked Beans)
  6. thoughtsfromovertherainbow (Spinach Salad)
  7. Inside the White Picket Fence (Zucchini Recipes)
  8. Newlyweds! (corn dip)
  9. Cook with Sara (lemon blueberry zucchini cake)
  10. Kitchen Stewardship (Sausage Zucchini Bake–many ingredients from Farmers’ Market)
  11. Home Ec 101 (Homemade Noodle Tutorial)
  12. Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free (Healthy, Five-Minute Blueberry Banana Ice Cream)
  13. Hoosier Homemade (Zucchini Cupcakes)
  14. The Byrd House (Versatile Pastry Dough)
  15. The Prudent Pantry (Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup)
  16. Gravity of Motion (An Original Recipe)
  17. Earth Friendly Goodies (Organice Blueberry Kefir Pancake Recipe)
  18. Coping with Frugality (Yummy Soup–Needs a Name)
  19. Hopeannfaith (Summer Tea)

Food on Fridays with AnnI wanted to serve a friend something special with tea the other morning and found this Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe that I modified slightly. I’ll Annotate the recipe below.blueberrycoffeecakecutOops. I cut into it and started to serve, but my guest stopped me. “Get a picture!” she exclaimed. “For your blog!”Excellent advice.But even a piece that’s been cut looks appealing to me.blueberrycoffeecakeBlueberry Coffee CakeIngredientsStreusel topping (Note: I made only half of this)

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter (I had to make-do with oil, and it was delicious–can’t wait to make this with butter)

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (Note: I left out about 1/2 C flour, because people on Allrecipes recommended doing that so that it would be more moist—an excellent decision, in my opinion)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (again, I was out of butter and substituted oil–can’t wait to try butter)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (Note: I used frozen)
  • Almond slivers (optional Ann addition)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting (I didn’t use that much sugar to dust it; and my kids laughed hysterically when I said I was going to be dusting the cake)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a Bundt pan well with cooking spray.
  2. Make the streusel topping: Mix 1 brown cup sugar, 2/3 cup flour, and cinnamon in a medium bowl (or half of that, like I did). Cut in 1/2 cup butter or margarine; topping mixture will be crumbly. Set aside.
  3. For the cake: Beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine (or oil) in large bowl until creamy; add 1 cup white sugar, and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together 2 cups flour (or 1/2 cup less), baking powder, and salt; add alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition (this was really thick and hard to spread, but it worked).
  4. Spread half the batter in the prepared pan. Cover with berries (I poked them into the batter individually, then topped with half of the streusel topping), and add remaining batter by tablespoons. Cover with streusel topping (some streusel is on the inside, and some on the top, which will become the bottom when inverted after it’s baked; then I tossed on a few almond slivers, which browned slightly as it cooked and added a wonderful texture and flavor—who knew I could be so fancy?).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, until deep golden brown. Remove pan to wire rack to cool. Invert onto a plate after cake has cooled (oops–I inverted before it was cool, and it was fine), and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

I thought it was amazing.

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  • Comments

    1. What a beautiful cake. It sounds delicious.

    2. Now who in this world wouldn’t love that cake. Oh it looks so delicious, I just wish I had a piece to go with my coffee in the morning.

      Happy Twirls

    3. That looks REALLY good!

    4. Gorgeous cake. I think it’s time I started looking for an excuse to make a coffee cake.

    5. Your cake is picture-perfect! It’s it fun to see what happens when you change the recipe a little? I use lots of different things instead of butter and, generally, it turns out great.

      I think the best part, though, is that you took the time to make something very special for a friend. :) BTW – I don’t know why I’m not following you on Twitter but I am going to as soon as I hit submit.

    6. hoosierhomemade says:

      That looks yummy! We picked 30 lbs of blueberrys last weekend, I’ll have to give this a try.

      Thanks for hosting!

      ~Liz

    7. What a coincidence I had blueberries on the brain as well. :) I just discovered your delightful blog and your food on Fridays – so I figured I’d share the recipe I recently created after trying Kefir (a really healthy probiotic drink) for the first time a few days ago. Organic Blueberry Kefir Pancakes! mmm mm good.

    8. I tried out a recipe 2 weeks ago that was so similiar that I grabbed the cookbook to see if it was the same one. I took pictures of my cake, too, for the purposing of posting the recipe one day. I’ll let you know when I post it. I love anything blueberries.

    9. This looks so yummy, Ann! We’ll definitely be trying this soon! :)

    10. I made your coffee cake for Sunday lunch. It turned out wonderfully & looked so pretty. Now I’d like to make it for a treat for my Sunday School class before we reorganize in September. Thanks for a great recipe to share with friends.

      another Ann

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