May 9, 2015

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Streusel {Step by Step Recipe}

When it comes to getting a gift for Mother's Day, most presents are so insufficient! How do you thank your mom for bringing you into the world and for 18 or more years of care-taking? A prepackaged floral bouquet isn't enough and perfume or chocolates aren't right either. The solution: Create your own gift. Homemade baked goods have that extra element of thoughtfulness, because you've taken the time to make it yourself from scratch.

This recipe for blueberry coffee cake is perfect for brunch or breakfast in bed. The moist, dense cake is packed with blueberries and layered with crunchy cinnamon-flavored walnut streusel. The top layer of streusel gets especially crispy. So yummy! 

You could serve the cake with other brunch options such as fruit salad and scrambled eggs or simply serve it with a cappuccino in continental style. 

Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake

Cake Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of sour cream
3/4 cup of unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1 cup of sugar
2 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries

Streusel Topping Ingredients:
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted)
1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of walnut pieces


1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 10-inch diameter pan.

2.) In a large mixing bow, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3.) Add the eggs one at a time, beating well.

4.) Mix in the vanilla extract, stirring well.

5.) In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

6.) Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternatively with the sour cream. Beat until the batter is very smooth. (The batter has a very dense consistency.)

7.) Using a wooden spoon, fold in the blueberries.

8.) In a mixing bowl, combine the streusel ingredients. 

9.) Spread half of the batter into the pan.

10.) Sprinkle half of the streusel on top of the batter.

11.) Then spread the rest of the batter as the next layer.

12.) Top with the remaining streusel.

13.) Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. (Insert a toothpick; cake is done when it comes out clean.)

14.) Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

15.) Remove cake from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. 

Serve to your Mom and make her day! :)

Of course, you should also offer your mom a beautiful floral bouquet!

Copyright © 2015, Lisa Alexander. All rights reserved.


Miss Patisserie said...

Here is another excellent dessert recipe that calls for blueberries from one of my favorite baking blogs:

@the_bear_clan said...

Wow! Blueberries are my moms favorite fruit! I can't wait to make this for her.

Miss Patisserie said...

Liz, great idea to make this for your mom! No need to have a special occasion. My mom loved this cake and she's a tough critic! :)