Sunday, August 14, 2011

blueberry crumble cake

well, i've done it. i've baked something in my new apartment. it's baking virginity is gone. now, it's in for a wild ride of experimentation, way too many cupcakes & hopefully no disasters. i've got my little baking basket organized (yes, i have a basket full of cupcake liners, fondant flowers & ridiculous things) & i'm totally set. let's do this.

i thought this cake was a nice thing to start with, it's basically JUST like the very berry coffee cake at starbucks. i can't wait to have a piece with a doubleshot on ice during the afternoon. if you're looking for a simple recipe that's good every time & can also serve as a (sugary) morning snack with your coffee, this cake is definitely the trick!

for the streusel:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 & 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
for the cake:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick), room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 & 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. butter & flour a 9 inch baking pan.

for the streusel:
  1. combine the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg.
  2. stir in the melted butter & then flour, set aside.
for the cake:
  1. cream butter & sugar with an electric mixer on high for 4-5 minutes.
  2. reduce speed & add eggs one at a time.
  3. add vanilla, lemon zest & sour cream.
  4. in another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt. slowly add the dry mixture to the other bowl with the mixer on low, until just combined.
  5. fold in the blueberries with a spatula.
  6. spread batter into pan with a knife.
  7. using your hands, crumble the streusel on top until it covers the cake.
  8. bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  9. enjoy with your morning coffee, or by itself!


  1. this looks super yummy! question: have you ever tried to bake a creme brulee?

  2. @ maya - i haven't! always wanted to :)

  3. This looks delicious! I'll have to try this recipe out. And by the way, I love your photography :)

  4. I really enjoy your baking posts. I'll be trying a couple of your recipes :)

  5. This looks really good! I have been looking for a Blueberry Crumble recipe for a while trying to copy the starbucks one. Thanks.


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