Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blueberry Crumb Cake

IMGP8963

This weekend I had my sister-in-laws bridal shower.  I offered to bring a dessert, but with a packed weekend with two trips two hours in the opposite direction, I knew I needed a dessert that could be made quickly! I didn't have a lot of time to be in the kitchen, but also wanted to make sure to bring a bridal shower appropriate dessert that everyone would enjoy.

This crumb cake is easy to prepare and perfect for a shower.  It has a beautiful presentation and can be prepared in little time.  Only a few steps required to prepare this cake and a 40 minute baking time, which allowed me to get other things done around the house before the mad dash out the door!

It's quick to prepare and perfect for an occasion like a shower or Sunday family lunch.  With a hot cup of coffee in the other hand, this dessert is light and perfectly satisfying.  Made with a delicious streusel topping consisting of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a mixture of sugars. It adds the perfect topping to the light and fluffy blueberry cake bottom.

This cake is a perfect recipe to keep on hand whenever your in the need for a quick and delicious sweet for any occasion.  Hope you enjoy it!


Begin with preparing your streusel topping by combining your granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl:

IMGP8723

Add your melted butter:

IMGP8731

And stir until your ingredients are moistened:

IMGP8733

Then add the flour:

IMGP8740

Mix until combined and set aside:

IMGP8758

Meanwhile, combine your butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Using the paddle attachment, cream your ingredients on high for 5 minutes:

IMGP8770

Then lower your speed to low and add your eggs one at a time:

IMGP8775

Then add your vanilla extract, lemon zest, and sour cream:

IMGP8782

Mix over medium speed until smooth, about 30 seconds:

IMGP8798


Meanwhile, sift your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl:
IMGP8797

Gradually add your flour mixture to the batter:

IMGP8808

And mix on low speed until just combined:

IMGP8817

Then add your blueberries:

IMGP8824

And gently fold them into your batter:

IMGP8832

Butter and flour a 9-inch round baking pan and add your batter.  Even it out with a spatula until smooth:

IMGP8844

Then top with your streusel mixture:

IMGP8876

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when inserted into the center of your cake.  Allow your cake to cool and then transfer it to a cake stand:

IMGP8893


Sift with confectioners sugar:

IMGP8909

And dig in!

IMGP8963






Blueberry Crumb Cake
Ina Garten
Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40-50 minutes
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients
Streusel Topping
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
8 tablespoons butter, melted (1 stick)
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

Cake
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature (3/4 stick)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2/3 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh blueberries
Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling

Directions
Begin with preparing your streusel topping by combining your granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and melted butter in a large mixing bowl.  Stir until your ingredients are moistened. Then add the flour and mix until combined and set aside. 

Meanwhile, cream together your butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment over high speed for 5 minutes. Then lower your speed to low and add your eggs one at a time. Add your vanilla extract, lemon zest, and sour cream and mix over medium speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Meanwhile, sift your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Gradually add your flour mixture to the batter and mix on low speed until just combined. Gently fold your blueberries into the batter. 

Butter and flour a 9-inch round baking pan and add your batter.  Smooth it out with a spatula and top with your streusel mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when inserted into the center of your cake.  Allow your cake to cool and then transfer it to a cake stand and sift the top with confectioners sugar.
StumbleUpon

19 comments:

  1. mmmm I could use one piece right now with my coffee:)) Looks amazing and so delicious!!! Oh awesome photos too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks scrumptious! I'm sure it was the hit of the party!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh wow what a great blueberry cake! I bet it was a show stopper!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nothing beats a classic blueberry crumb cake... though I'd probably double the lemon zest in the batter because I love me some blueberry and lemon together. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This crumb cake looks fantastic! Printing this recipe right now to try myself! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm not a fan of blueberries but this cake looks awesome, I will have to try with some other fruit!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love a good crumb cake and this one looks amazing. It sounds like a great dessert for a bridal shower or any gathering.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think I just want to eat the topping!

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com
    www.facebook.com/mamamommymom
    www.twitter.com/mamamommymom

    ReplyDelete
  9. I adore blueberries. This looks wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  10. love this crumb cake looks fabulous

    ReplyDelete
  11. This cake looks incredible!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This looks amazing! I can definitely see it being a hit at the shower :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love the colour of the batter, and how the tartness of the blueberries work so well with the butteriness of the cake and the sweetness of the streusal topping. A lovely outcome. Nicely done.

    http://therecanbeonlyjuan.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is such a wonderful crumb cake. I LOVE blueberries in any type of cake or muffin.

    ReplyDelete
  15. The blueberries give it such deep color. No one could resist a slice of this. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  16. That is just perfection... Great for a bridal shower or just a saturday... lol! I will have to try this soon!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This looks as yummy as the one from Truffles Bakery. Just beautiful! A big hello from Kussadasi:)
    Betty

    ReplyDelete