Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wicked Blueberry Coffee Cake

When I read Murder on the Rocks, I planned to make this recipe. And today I did. This is quite a bit different from last Thursday's posting of Blueberry-Yogurt Coffee Cake. Sour cream instead of yogurt (though it was an option); flour instead of cinnamon in the topping; and triple the amount of eggs. Is one better than the other? I think they are equally good. I don't think one can go wrong with flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and blueberries, no matter how they are put together. I hadn't jotted it down yet, so for the first time ever, I made a recipe while looking at my Kindle. 


I know a lot of people are using iPads now for cooking, but I don't have one, and probably never will, so this is the closest I'll get: a recipe from a book on the Kindle.


Wicked Blueberry Coffee Cake

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 cup sour cream or vanilla yogurt
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 cup brown sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw, as always)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour

I used the KitchenAid mixer until it was time to add the fruit. I gently stirred in the blueberries.

Cream the butter and sugar. 
Add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and soda.
Add flour alternately with sour cream.
Fold in blueberries.
Put into greased 9x13 pan.
In a separate bowl, mix sugar, butter, and flour. 
Spread on top of batter.
Bake in preheated 350ºF. oven for 30 minutes.

I didn't have the 1/4 cup butter softened for the topping, so I mixed the sugar and flour, and then cut in the cold butter with two knives.
Seemed to work just fine.

I ate some on the porch in the waning light of evening. Perfect.

22 comments:

  1. Like you said, I am sure both this and the other blueberry cake you made are wonderful with none "better" than the other, just a bit different. Yes, no matter how you combine sugar, butter, eggs, flour and blueberries, the result will always be delicious!

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    1. More blueberries came into the house this morning!

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  2. This cake sounds and looks yummy and I love the name!

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    1. I wonder if 'wicked' used in this way is a New England adjective?? Wicked good is a frequent expression.

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  3. This looks and sounds delicious. I think it would be a nice alternative to the blueberry bread I keep making in summer. Thanks for sharing it with everyone, Nan.

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  4. The title of the recipe is right on, Nan. Have made this one many times. All the recipes in her books are good!

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    1. I plan to make the chocolate oatmeal cookies next. :<)

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  5. It looks heavenly...and I love the thought of you reading the recipe on your Kindle as you worked! (Glad it was well-charged).

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    1. It was fun! I don't have a charger, but I charge it via my computer usb port every few days.

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  6. I love any kind of bread with blueberries baked in them and this looks delicious. I would have had to eat some out of the oven!

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    1. Yup! Me, too, and I did!! Had to taste it before posting of course. :<)

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  7. My...this looks delicious !
    I love blueberries, and will give the recipe a try the very next time I have a new batch.
    *Drool*
    ~Jo

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  8. Yummy! Another recipe to try while Miss Shay is visiting. :)

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    1. If she is a blueberry fan, she'll like it, I'm sure. It has a nice sugary crunchy top, too. :<)

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  9. Hey Nan!
    I have this in my oven as I am typing this to you!
    I made it gluten-free for my husband by using white rice flour/cornstarch for the two cups flour and also added 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum (helps it to hold together for gf baked goods.) Other than than, it is this recipe exactly! (I used yogurt.) This made into the FLUFFIEST of gluten free batters I have ever made!!
    I'll let you know how it tastes, it SMELLS heavenly!
    Love your cherry tomatoes header photo! xx

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  10. This looks like a yummy recipe. Recipes on the Kindle works well, but the color images on an iPad for cookbooks is awesome. Maybe Santa will bring you one. You can read your Kindle books on it too.

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    1. I only used it because I hadn't written it down. I'm sure the images are great on an iPad, but I'll never get one. I love my print cookbooks too much. :<)

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