Pick up some fresh blueberries from the market this weekend and make this blueberry buttermilk cake! Fresh or frozen berries can be substituted and you can whip up this cake in no time to have with a freshly brewed cup of coffee!
How to make Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and ⅞ cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the blueberries.
4. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
Tips for Blueberry Coffee Cake
Have all ingredients at room temperature.
The dried ingredients should be stirred together with the leavening agents
When a recipe calls for buttermilk, yogurt or sour milk can be substituted. To make sour milk, add a couple of drops of lemon juice to milk and let it sit out for a while. This is an easy way to make buttermilk.
Is coffee cake made with coffee? Some coffee cakes might call for a freshly brewed cup of coffee to be added to the cake, but there are many flavors of coffee cake that don’t have coffee in them.
What goes well with coffee cake? Coffee Cake is normally a sweet cake typically eaten at breakfast time with coffee. There are many different recipes for coffee cake out there.
Why did my cake dry out? One of the major reasons a cake dries out is from overbaking it. Make sure the oven temperature is not too high or too low and always keep an oven thermometer in your oven. Every oven is not created equal and I have found that from moving quite a few times and learning a whole new oven.
Blueberries: Blueberries aren’t the only fruit that can be added to coffee cake. Raspberries, blackberries, or even dried fruit can be added.
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¾ cup of all-purpose flour
¼ cup whole wheat flour
⅓ cup sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
½ cup fat-free buttemilk
2 tablespoons of canola oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 sprays cooking spray
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Combine both flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract in a small bowl; stir well. Beat egg mixture into flour mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth; stir in blueberries.
Coat a 2-quart round soufflé dish with cooking spray; spoon batter into dish.
Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
MyWW points: Blue: 5; Green: 5; Purple: 5
- Category: Easy
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 slice
Keywords: blueberry buttermilk coffee cake