Monday, February 22, 2010

Blueberry Crumb Cake

I work as a personal chef and recently needed to make the parents a breakfast treat that was portable, had fruit and appealed to their sweet tooth. Blueberry Crumb Cake perfectly fits these desires. A combination of fresh fruit, a soft cake and a crumbly top. Pair with a perfect cafe au lait and a California sunrise.


Blueberry Crumb Cake
adapted from barefoot contessa at home
streusel:
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 stick butter ( softened)
1 c. flour
Cake:
3/4 stick butter (soften)
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
1 tsp. lemon zest
3/4 c. sour cream
1 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Struesel: Mix together sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add nutmeg, cinnamon and flour, mix until crumbly. Set aside.
Cake:
Beat together sugar and butter in mixer, add eggs and mix well until combined. Add vanilla bean paste, lemon zest, and sour cream. Mix. Slowly add flour, baking powder and soda. Mix until just combine. Fold in blueberries.
Grease 8x8 pan and spread cake evenly in bottom. Crumble struesel on top. Bake 30-35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

13 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

This sound just perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with tea! Bookmarking it to make on a weekend!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This blueberry crumb cake looks awesome! I'd love to be a personal chef!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Sounds delicious! I love blueberries.

Chef E said...

I bet they appreciate you attention to detail! This reminds me of when I worked at a B&B...I loved coming in the mornings when all was quiet and preparing the morning meal, and then as the quest arrived into the dining room the looks on their face and as they ate each course...

Barbara said...

Don't you love her recipes? She's one of my favorite chefs.
Had no idea you were a personal chef. Hope we hear more about it.
Sweet breads and muffins are my favorites. Have you got any of Maida Heatter's cookbooks? She has some wonderful recipes.

Megan said...

This cake sounds just perfect. I'd enjoy a hunk of this for breakfast any day.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a scrumptious crumb cake! I can't resist blueberries!

Sippity Sup said...

Portable Crumbs! What a great idea! GREG

Angie's Recipes said...

What a great berry crumb coffee cake!

~Dana said...

Looks amazing!

Sook said...

Oh this looks wonderful! I love blueberries in cakes. So yum!

bonnie said...

I love this.. sweet but not too sweet great for an afternoon treat. Great pic!!

sweetlife

Joie de vivre said...

Sarah,
Oh how I have missed your wonderful recipes and beautiful photographs. Thank you so much for visiting. It is wonderful to be back!