Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blueberry Coffee Cake




Spring has sprung in Texas!  Our trees are getting buds and the grass is beginning to turn green.  I love it!  Along with the new growth comes fresh produce.  A couple of weeks ago I was given a TON of blueberries!


Since there is no way to keep them fresh forever, I did the next best thing, I baked with them.   It was time to try some new recipes...



After trying a few recipes, I found a new favorite.  Blueberry Coffee Cake.  It was moist, delicious and just perfect for a breakfast treat.



Blueberry Coffee Cake

3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter (or 1/2 cup shortening)
1 large egg
3/4 cup half and half
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries

Streusel Topping

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup stick butter


Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat together sugar, shortening, egg and milk.  Gently add in the flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix in the blueberries by hand so as not to squish them.  Pour into a greased 9"x 13" pan (I used glass).

For the topping, mix the sugar flour and cinnamon together.  Gently mix in the butter to form a light crumbly mixture.  Pour the streusel on top of the coffee cake.

Bake 35-40 min.








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13 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! I'm going to try this for our next staff meeting!

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  2. This looks really good! What a great recipe for a brunch:) Thanks for sharing!
    Shannon
    http://www.cozycountryliving.com

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  3. Yummy! No fresh blueberries in Wisconsin, but I have a feeling I'll be buying some frozen ones on my next trip to the store.

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  4. Your coffee cake sounds delicious! I love blueberries in coffee cakes/breads and this sounds wonderful!

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  5. Yum! This looks great!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com

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  6. Oh wow, that looks good! I'm going to have to make that!

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  7. This looks fabulous...it does not help matters that it's 10:30 at night and I want something sweet to eat either! Pinning to make this weekend :o)

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  8. Living here in the North Maine Woods, I am always a sucker for Blueberry Recipes. I am pinning this one...love those little healthy indigo blue berries!

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  10. {Melinda} I love fresh blueberries! This looks delicious! Welcome to the Faith Bloggers Network ... love your blog. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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  11. I love how you lay out your recipes so simply and this looks like a keeper....can't wait to bake this with my girls! We may just read Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey while the oven is pre-heating! Yummy!

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  12. This looks fantastic! I'm looking to make a blueberry coffee cake sometime soon, so I just might end up using your recipe! I'll let you know how it goes!

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