Sunday, January 2, 2011

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

This was our New Year's Day breakfast. The kids have been talking about blueberries, so I thought I'd surprise them with a special treat for the new year. It being blueberry ensured that they gobbled it up, in no time. I'm sure the wonderful crumb topping didn't hurt either. A nice spongy cake, studded with sweet blueberries and topped with a crunchy sugary crust. YUM-O!!!

This will be the last sweet treat in our house for a while. We are all on sugar overload, from the holidays and my birthday. Christmas chocolates, desserts, chocolate mousse cake and Grand Marnier Cheesecake have all decided to take residence in my behind, and I'm none too happy about it. So, my goal this year is to cut out the sweets and get us back on track.

I wonder how long it will last, LOL.


Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake
Adapted from Betty Crocker's All Time Favorites (1972)

2 C flour
3/4 C sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 C shortening
3/4 C milk
1 egg
2 C fresh blueberries
Crumb Topping (below)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Blend flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, milk and eggs; beat one minute. Carefully stir in blueberries.

Spread in pan and sprinkle Crumb Topping on batter. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a wodden pick inserted in center, comes out clean. Serve warm.

Crumb Topping

Mix 1/2 C sugar, 1/3 C flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 C soft butter.

Cindy's notes: I used frozen blueberries, which I left in the freezer, until I had to use them in.

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scrambledhenfruit said...

This looks scrumptious! Like you, I'm trying to stay away from the sweets for a while but this would be a wonderful weekend treat. :)

Brenda said...

What a yummy breakfast Cindy! I always have frozen blueberries so this would be so easy to make any time (too easy, lol). I'm with you, trying to stay away from the sweets..... Thank you so much for sharing with Cookbook Sundays. I hope you have a great week!

Nancy said...

My husband loves blueberries so I am going to make this for sure!
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Couscous & Consciousness said...

That looks seriously delicious and very simple to make - would be perfect for breakfast!
Sue :-)

Amy at TheSceneFromMe said...

Ahh, this looks wonderfully yummy! Can you air mail me a big piece right now for breakfast, I'm hungry and this would most definitely satisfy me!