Blueberries make everything better; their lovely tart sweetness and compact size make them a real treat and one of my favorite ingredients to revamp a cake recipe.
Today, we’re elevating a classic coffee cake recipe with a whole bunch of blueberries, and the result is fantastic. A coffee cake is already delicious and crumbly; now, with berries, it’s one cake to remember.
And no, I’m not forgetting about the classic streusel topping common in the most delicate coffee cakes; we’re making ours too. Beautifully crumbly and filled with warm cinnamon scents, the topping really makes the cake.
For this blueberry coffee cake recipe, you’ll need a few baking staples. That means you already have all you need in your pantry. Make sure you have flour, sugar, eggs, milk, oil, salt and baking powder. As you see, no ingredient is out of this world. This is an easy recipe, I promise!
For the blueberries, get yourself a small box of fresh, organic berries. We’re only using a cup of berries, so you’ll have extra blueberries for your morning bowl of cereal. That’s what I call a fine investment! Buy fresh fruit once and enjoy it for days.
Coffee cakes come in all shapes and sizes, but I’m using a square 8×8 inch pan for the recipe below. You can also use a loaf pan or any oven-safe mold, so get creative.
The best part? This is not only an easy recipe for coffee cake, but also a quick one. It takes less than an hour to get your cake ready to serve to your loved ones.
For the topping:
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8 inch baking pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a second mixing bowl, combine the oil, milk, egg and vanilla extract.
Using a stand mixer, combine the flour mixture with the wet ingredient mixture until a batter forms. Fold in the blueberries.
Pour the batter into the greased baking pan.
To make the crumble topping, mix the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and slowly incorporate the butter. Top the cake mixture with the crumble.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Insert a wood pick to make sure the center
is fully cooked.