Tuesday, January 27

The Famed Blueberry Coffee Cake

Okay, so it's not exactly famous. Yet. I don't know where I found it, but I found it. I'm by no means a chef so of course I didn't come up with it. But hey, I found it and so now I'm sharing it along with everyone else. Oh, and I'm including photos. Just to add a little extra motivation for you to go make it. There's a certain fulfillment in having made something instead of running out to the store. Try it. Especially with this recipe.

3/4 C sugar
1/4 C shortening
1 egg
1/2 C milk
2 C sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 c blueberries

Mix the sugar, shortening and egg. Stir in milk. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder & salt. Combine dry ingredients with wet, then add the 2 C blueberries. (It's okay if it's a thick, sugar cookie dough like consistency. That's good.) Pour into a large round baking dish (8-9" round).

1/2 C sugar
1/3 C flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I usually "eyeball" it. Meaning, I go overboard.)
1/4 C butter

Mash all ingredients together with a fork. Large clumps are okay. Just do what you can. I'm sure a mixer would also work, but I never look for perfection. Oh, and it's okay to steal a finger or two of this yummy mix. Tastes good.

Dump the crumb stuff on top of the cake in the pan. Try to spread it evenly. Then... Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes - depending on your oven.

What's the end result? This.



  1. That just made me really hungry! If I was capable of cooking things that require more than a microwave or a toaster, I'd go make it!