Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 34: Blueberry Crumb Cake



I usually steer clear of any desserts that contain fruit- such a health freak, I know.  One fruit I absolutely love in baked goods though is blueberries.  I can sit and eat a punnet of blueberries very easily, but this can prove to be an expensive habit.  The great thing about Tuesdays with Dorie, is that there are so many recipes that call for blueberries (or can be replaced with blueberries).  At the moment, we haven't got the best tasting blueberries, which is a shame.  You can find this week's recipe at Sihan's blog- Befuddlement (thanks for choosing a great recipe).



Well, as you probably guessed, I loved this cake.  I knew that it would be a hit in our house, so I even made the whole recipe (shock horror).  Even though this cake would have looked ridiculously cute in my mini springform tins, I resisted temptation.  I found that baking it in a pyrex square dish resulted in much more cake to crumble ratio, which worked perfectly together. 



I did find the cake a little on the dry side, but I think coffee cakes usually are.  Either that or I slightly over baked it- which I am absolutely anal about NOT doing.  So this cake would be perfect for morning or afternoon tea.  Or as a snack.  Or for breakfast.  Or for dessert in our case.  Heck, this cake would be good anytime of day.  Please bake it.  For your own good.


10 comments:

Marthe said...

Your cake looks wonderful!! I really liked this one, nice and moist!

vibi said...

Yup! Perhaps you did bake it a bit too much... because I made small ones which should have had a tendency to be on the dry side, but they didn't. I made sure to check with the toothpick pretty often though!

Nevertheless, it looks pretty darn good! ...and the light in your picture gives it a great touch of country side look!

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful.

Leslie said...

It looks fabulous! I think this is one versatile cake.

Amanda said...

Yours looks so good! We loved this cake :)

Bria said...

Thanks guys.

TeaLady said...

That looks really yummy.

Mine was a little dry, but it was my fault. I simply baked it too long. Ah, well.

Tracey said...

Great job on your cake, it looks delicious! I love blueberries too but made mine with cranberries since I had them on hand and blueberries aren't in season. I can't wait to try the blueberry version.

Carol Peterman said...

You were smart to anticipate greatness from this recipe. I wasn't that excited about it until I tasted it, then proceeded to eat the entire thing myself!

NQN said...

That looks perfect to go with a cup of coffee or tea Bria! :)