Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blueberry Season

Wondering what to do with all of those delicious blueberries?

Try this. It's so easy, and I know you'll love it.

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(Originally posted June 9, 2007)

My sister, Anna, recommended this coffee cake recipe to me after serving it at a breakfast she hosted. She raved about it, so I decided to give it a try. I made it yesterday and we had it for breakfast this morning. It's a dense coffee cake with a sweet crumb topping. It was perfect with a hot cup of chai. I modified the recipe slighty from the original.



Blueberry Coffee Cake
slightly adapted from Blueberry Coffee Cake III, allrecipes.com...

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups blueberries

Topping:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pecans
1/4 cup butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the blueberries.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Batter will be somewhat stiff.

In a food processor, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and pecans. Add butter and pulse until crumbly. Sprinkle over the batter. Use several pecans to decorate cake.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool. Remove from springform pan and serve.


16 comments:

  1. YUMMY! I may need to go out and get me some blueberries.

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  2. She's BAACCKKKKK!!!

    Sarah the oh-so-domestic.

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  3. Sometimes when I'm hungry, I go to your blog and look up all your recipes just so I can salivate over the pics of food. London broil sends me to the moon with drool.

    Noshville, baby!

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  4. Yummy! thanks for sharing. I'll have to get some blueberries!

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  5. Yumm!! Recipes again! I love your food ideas! I need to take Em's idea and go through your archive again!
    K

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  6. Ps. Have you found a good spot at the new house for taking food pictures? You know...with all your extra time? (hehe).

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  7. This recipe came at the perfect time. I just bought 20 lbs of blueberries. I buy them every July and then freeze them for yummy muffins and pancakes all year. Thanks... I will be making this soon!

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  8. That looks awesome! I have a potluck coming up and now I know what to make!

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  9. I have 8 pints sitting on my counter and Dave is begging for coffee cake. Can't wait to try a new recipe.

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  10. Oh, yummy! That sounds perfect for summer.

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  11. coffee cakes (and all cakes) is one of the food groups i really miss due to diabetes. yours looks yummy.

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  12. Sticking my fingers in my ears (or over my eyes) and saying "la la la la la". Can't read this. Can't look at that delicious looking coffee cake. What are you trying to do to me????

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  13. we'll have to try this. I'll email you over an easy blueberry cobbler recipe I've been making a lot too. it's yummy. have a good day.

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  14. mm, my mouth is watering. I loove baked goods! I will try this for sure. My kids love blueberries, I can see my 2 yo just picking out the blueberries and eating them without the cake.

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