March 2, 2012

Blueberry Coffee Cake


It's school vacation week, so the 2 & 1/2 feet of snow we got over the weekend couldn't have come at a better time...my son has finally been able to spend some time snowboarding.  In addition, his 13 year old bottomless pit of a stomach has been gobbling up all the food in the house!  Hope this means he's gonna have a growth spurt soon.  I made this coffee cake and he pretty much ate the whole thing by himself in less than two days time!  I'll have to think of something else to make for him tomorrow.....

I wanna be on school vacation - it's times like this that I almost wish I was back working in the kitchen at the school so I could have all the same vacations as my son again.......I said almost!  But more than anything I wish I could just go on vacation....somewhere sunny and WARM.  Actually hot, somewhere hot would be better......ahhh, I can't wait for summer!

I got this recipe from a co-worker about 14 years ago.  I've had to re-write it so many times that I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere along the way a thing or two got changed by accident.  Regardless, if you like blueberries this coffee cake is for you - it's filled with blueberry deliciousness!  And since there are so many blueberries in this recipe I'm pretty sure it can go into the "healthy" category, right?  OK, that might be a stretch.....

Blueberry Coffee Cake

4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ - 1 cup milk
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups blueberries (I always use large berries, not the little tiny ones)

Preheat oven to 350, and spray an 11x7 baking dish with cooking spray.  Mix dry ingredients and large bowl. Combine the milk, sugar and eggs with the melted butter. Stir butter mix into the dry ingredients until well blended. Fold in blueberries, and pour mixture into pan. Sprinkle the topping (see recipe below) over top and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick in the center comes out clean.

Topping: Add 1 cup brown sugar, 2/3 cup flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup cold butter to bowl of food processor. Pulse until mix becomes crumbly.

12 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy! I`m in love with blueberries!

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  2. What size pan do you use? Looks fantastic!

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    1. I use an 11x7 size pan. Hope you love this as much as we do! Thanks for visiting :)

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  3. I found you on Pinterest and i think I have made this blueberry cake at least once a week for a while now. It's a huge hit with everyone that eats it:)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment - I love hearing what people think after they try my recipes :) This coffee cake is always a hit when I make it as well, and it barely lasts 2 days in my house!

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  4. Hi Joy! Your Blueberry Coffee Cake looks wonderful! May I have your permission to pin your Blueberry Coffee Cake on a Pinterest board I started called, "Let's bake a cake". Pinning this recipe would provide a link back to your site each time a viewer clicked on it. I would also be interested in trying the Blueberry Coffee Cake at our local fair this year, with your permission. Thank you for your time! I will check back often for your reply. Dana a.k.a Dorana on Pinterest

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    1. Hi Dana! First I want to thank you for asking for permission - there are so few people out there that do that! So, yes you are more than welcome to post this to you pinterest board & to use the recipe at the fair. Good luck and let me know how it goes ☺

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    2. Hi Joy! Thank you so much for allowing me to use your recipe. I'll pin it on my, "Let's Bake A Cake" Pinterest board and I will enter your blueberry coffee cake at our local fair this year. I will gladly let you know what the outcome is, here, on this post. Our local fair opens anually on July 3 and I will let you know the results a.s.a.p. Thanks again!!

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  5. Hi Joy! I've returned from a busy first day at our local fair. The exhibits opened at 4 p.m. today. Your blueberry coffee cake I entered, was awarded a 2nd place ribbon in misc. cake class. They did not have a class just for coffee cakes. I also won a blue ribbon for a german chocolate pie, 2nd place for banana bread, 2nd place for gingersnap cookies and a blue ribbon, champion ribbon and best of show ribbon for pumpkin whoopie pies. Not bad considering, I only entered those five foods. Thank you again for sharing your recipe with me! It was an exciting day!

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  6. Congratulations Dana - sounds like you were very successful! Thank you for updating me, and have a wonderful holiday ☺

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  7. Hello,

    I made this recipe and it was quite delicious! The only thing I did different was use salted butter (that's all I had) and did not use the pinch of salt. I also added a decent splash of vanilla extract to the butter/milk mix. This was awesome and my family loved it! Thank you!

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  8. Thanks for commenting Katie - I am so glad you & your family loved it! I've been making this for years and it is still one of my son's favorites ☺

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