So I recently discovered this sweet, simple but utterly delicious blueberry coffee cake. I soon as I read the blog post it was featured on and the actual recipe I knew I had to try it for myself, and it did not disappoint.
Sweetly named Ga’s Easy Blueberry Coffee Cake (original recipe found on (My Utensil Crock ) I knew that if this was someone else’s family favorite, there’s no reason why my family wouldn’t love it, and we did. As I was reading the original blog post, pictures of the original recipe card (hand written), were shared in the post too. I love that kind of stuff. I just got such a strong sense of family from this recipe.
For me, sharing these kinds of recipes is truly what baking/cooking is all about; making delicious food to SHARE with people. Whether it be for family, friends, a neighbor, co workers, a party, you and your sweetie pie, food was meant to be made with love and shared with our loves. Family recipes are the best kind.
This recipe calls for easy ingredients; butter, flour, sugar, eggs, milk, blueberries, etc. Most of which you may already have on hand. The “cake” part is moist, thick & flavorful. Sweet but subtle, nothing overpowering but purely delightful. Same goes for the topping. I will say that I did modify the crumb topping a little bit, I added a 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, and more butter and instead of the butter being softened, I melted it completely. The topping creates a yummy, slightly crunchy texture to the top of the cake that compliments the softness of the rest of it. I also used whole milk instead of skim milk for the cake.
Ga's Easy Blueberry Coffee Cake
For the cake
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened to room temp
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup of whole milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 pint 2 cups fresh blueberries
For the crumb topping
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon heaping
- 1 stick unsalted butter melted
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a small bowl combine your dry ingredients; flour, baking powder & salt - give it a quick whisk and set aside for a moment.
- In a separate, large bowl combine butter and sugar, cream together using an electric hand mixer on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and continue mixing. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Slowly add in half of the dry ingredients and half the milk. Continue mixing until combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl before adding in the remaining dry ingredients, the rest of the milk & the vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly until combine, do not over mix. Fold in blueberries. Pour cake batter into the baking dish and smooth it out.
- Make the topping: in a bowl combine granulated sugar, light brown sugar, flour & cinnamon. Give the ingredients a quick stir to mix them together. Drizzle in melted butter and mix together using a fork so you get little lumps of the mixture. Mixture will be moist and sticky. Sprinkle the topping all over the top of the cake, it will seem like a lot of topping but use it all!
- Bake the in the oven for 35 minutes, after 35 minutes reduce the oven temperature to 350 and bake for 10-15 more minutes. Cake is down when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes before cutting in to and serving.