Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bluberry Crumb Coffee Cake

I found this recipe on Facebook and had to share it. It was funny, because in the comments attached to the post, people were saying to just leave out the cardamon, a not-too-common spice that is pretty pricey. But I have some cardamon! I got it for one of my Ukrainian cake recipes in February and I still have quite a bit left...better use it up! We also had some frozen blueberries from SLO Veg in the freezer, so all I needed to get at the store was more buttermilk, because I always have everything else listed here. 
My niece offered to make it tonight, so I just got everything out and measure out the dry ingredients, then had her mix in the wet stuff and spread it in the baking casserole dish. She did a great job and served it up with some butter pecan ice cream. Yum!

Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake
My niece Birdy was in charge of this one!
Crumble topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 cup butter, softened

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen, but do not thaw!)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9″ square pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients, mixing together with a fork until crumbly; set aside. In another medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

In a large bowl, cream together the remaining butter and sugar. Blend in the egg and vanilla until smooth. Blend in the flour mixture and cream alternately, beginning and ending with the flour (flour, milk, flour, milk, flour). Fold in the blueberries. (The dough is quite stiff, so be patient as you’re folding in the berries! Don’t mush them up!)

Spread the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the crumble topping. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool, and cut into 9 large squares.

Source: Facebook and Examiner New England Food
Big sister approves! She said the topping was her favorite part.
She would probably make this again!

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