Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blueberry Coffee Cake


A sale on blueberries had me looking for an old standby........


I can't remember where this recipe came from.  Only that I hand wrote the card well over ten years ago.  That was the print of an elementary teacher in the making.

Anyway.

This recipe is one of my favorites.  Mainly because it's like a dessert that can be eaten for breakfast.  I feel like I'm breaking the rules.  But also because it is soooo easy to make.  And of course it's tasty.......


Blueberry Coffee Cake

Cake Batter
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
6 teas. baking powder
1 teas. salt
2 cups blueberries
2 eggs
2/3 cup oil
2 cups milk

Streussel
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Grease a 9 x 13" dish.  Preheat the oven to 350.  Mix all the dry ingredients for the cake batter in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, and milk together.  Pour the egg mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.  Mix until combined, then stir in the blueberries.

Next, make the streussel using a pastry blender.  Using an unsoftened stick of butter will yield a better texture.  Blend until the mixture is crumbly.

Pour half the cake batter in the greased dish.  Sprinkle half the streussel over the batter.  Pour in the rest of the batter and top with remaining steussel.  Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes.  I check the center with a toothpick at about 35 minutes in.

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Another reason I like this recipe?  It can easily be halved!  You can make a big one to share or half to gorge on yourself!  

Or you can make a whole one to gorge on yourself.  

It's your cake.  

Do what you want!

Just be sure to add a dab of butter and stick it in the microwave for a few seconds.




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45 comments:

  1. I really thought coffee cake had coffee in it. Hmm.

    I'll still be glad to try it!

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  2. this looks delicious! just pinned it to try sometime. :)

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  3. Cracking up at Andrea's comment. It is coffee cake because you have it with your coffee Hahaha. Glad you posted this. Couldn't find my copy and I think I've asked one too many times for it :) Chris will be happy.

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    1. Yahoooooo! We have to keep Chris happy. ;)

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  4. Looks awesome!
    Your comment about the elementary teacher handwriting made me giggle - I have literally been perfecting my writing since high school for that very reason :)

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  5. Ashley made it for me and it is great! I have a house full this week and I will be making this!

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  6. This looks delish! I love coffee cake!!!

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  7. Looks so delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe!!

    xo Sandra
    redrose-vintage.blogspot.com

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    1. No prob! I hope you love it if you make it!

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    1. I think I got side-tracked by all the desserts you posted!!!! Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. Looks so tasty!! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely week! xo Heather

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  10. We looooooooove coffee cakes, and your looks great!

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  11. A frog for floral displays used as a recipe holder?! Genius!

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    1. Why thank you! Flower frogs make me happy! I'm so weird!

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  12. Waiting for blueberries to be on sale here! Looks delicious.

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    1. I'm not sure how great of a deal 11 oz for $2.50 is, but it was the cheapest I've seen them lately!

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  13. Holy Mother of God!! Coffee cake and blueberries...sign me up for this one!!!! Get in my belly!!!
    Shanna
    Giveaway @ Because Shanna Said So

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  14. yummy! I'm sharing a blueberry recipe today too. xo

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  15. I love all things blueberry! Happy Monday :)

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  16. This looks so good! Pinning to try at a later date!

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  17. Hi, I'm here from #YOLO Mondays! Just pinned this for later! Looks delish! :)

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    1. YAHOOOO! Thanks for pinning!! You made my day!

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  18. Those look SO tasty! YUM. I am in love with blueberry muffins, I'm going to have to try them!

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  19. yum!!! i want this right now! i love how you say it's dessert for breakfast...you just can't go wrong with that!

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    1. I know, right??? Or a bedtime snack!!!

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  20. Mmm...mmmm....mmmm....I think I need a piece for my afternoon snack! that looks delicious!

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  21. So, basically you can have your cake and eat it too :) This looks delicious. I love recipes that were written out by hand. I have one of my grandma's recipes framed. And, I love that you used a vintage flower frog to display it or to hold it while you baked. Such a cool touch and picture.

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  22. yummy!

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  23. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it.

    Holly
    http://pennylaneandi.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you!!! I hope you love it!!!

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  24. This looks great! I love anything with blueberries!
    Found you on The Winthrop Chronicles link party!

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  25. That looks like something yummy to eat. Hmmmm... :)

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  26. Well, with the addition of blueberries the cake is down right healthy. Definitely breakfast fare. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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    1. HA!!! Exactly! I like your line of thinking!

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  27. I think blueberries were made specifically to add to cakes! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday. Now I have to go find a sale on blueberries....maybe I'll try planting a bush next year...

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    1. Can you imagine having your own blueberries in your backyard!?!?! That is a good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. I think I just drooled on my keyboard! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

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    1. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Glad you checked out the link!!!

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  29. OMG!!! This looks so yummy-I want to try it immediately!

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