The other day I was craving blueberries, and I have been wanting a coffee cake, so, while I was debating over what type of cake to make, and since I have been craving both, blueberries and coffee cake, I decided to put the two together. This is what I came up with. This cake is super moist (which is rare for a coffee cake, or should I say, the ones I have had), and bursting with flavor, and a great way to start your morning. It’s good all day for that matter!
There is a little quaint restaurant, not far from where I live, that has a delicious coffee cake which they serve with butter and it is super delish! To order a whole cake it cost $28. I love theirs, and although I would pay that price, it was time to make my own. This coffee cake is delicious. It is also amazing served warm and smothered in butter. I love the moistness of this cake, along with the streusel topping, with the delicious taste of pecans, and the best part of all, the blueberries. So good!
You could always substitute other seasonal fruit in place of the blueberries if they are not available where you live.
- For the Batter
- 4 egg yolks
- ⅔ cup sour cream
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour, all purpose
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1½ sticks butter
- For the Streusel & Filling
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup flour, all purpose
- ½ stick butter
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 cup blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease and flour a 8 X 8 baking dish or a 9 inch springform pan.
- For the filling:
- Whisk brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and pecans together. Set aside ¾ cup for the filling.
- Add flour, butter and vanilla to the remaining mixture and form a crumbly streusel like topping.
- For the batter:
- In a small bowl, gently mix egg yolks, approximately ⅜ cup of the sour cream and vanilla. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add butter and remaining sour cream. Mix until well combined.
- Gradually add egg mixture slowly, a little at a time. Mix well after each time. Batter will be thick and sticky.
- Put about ⅔ of batter in prepared baking dish. Make sure to smooth the batter on top with a spatula.
- Sprinkle the filling over the top of the batter.
- Add blueberries over the filling.
- Add remaining batter on top of blueberries, in sections, and carefully smooth over the top of blueberries making sure that the blueberries and filling stay in place.
- Add stresual topping.
- Bake for 55- 60 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Set on a cooling rack to cool.
Adapted from The Cake Bible
Here are a couple pics that are the perfect size for pinning to Pinterest!