Yay! We’re in blueberry season now! Sweet, plump, and full of flavour; these little berries are one of my favourite fruits.
I have been using blueberries in many recipes all summer long as well as eating them by the handful as a healthier snack. These berries are full of antioxidants as well as vitamins C and K, but mostly they are just plain tasty.
I think that blueberries are even tastier when scattered in a yummy coffee cake. Yes, it is not really healthy in cake form, but everything in moderation, I say. Plus, it’s so shareable and easy to put together and most ingredients are likely already in your pantry; if not, they can be easily found at any grocery store.
All the ingredients for the cake! Amounts listed in the "Ingredients" list below. The crumble ingredients are not shown.
Once the batter is prepared, pour it into a baking pan greased and lined with parchment paper (it's easier to take out the cake whole that way). Top with more blueberries and then with crumble (I'm halfway there in the picture).
Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. Look at that crunchy sweet crumble with blueberries peaking out on top!
Let it cool before removing from the pan.
This cake is is soft, fluffy, and loaded with delicious fresh blueberries. As the blueberries are baked, they soften and juices release. There are bursts of wonderful blueberry flavour throughout the cake. The pretty blue colour is swirled in different patterns with each piece cut.
The crumble (or crumb topping) on top of the cake is sweet from the brown sugar and crunchy from the chopped up walnuts. If you have pecans on hand, they will work just as well. There is a mild hint of cinnamon flavour that goes so well with the flavours of the cake and crumble.
Once cooled, slice the cake into as many pieces as you want and serve. It goes perfectly with a fresh cup of hot coffee, or if you prefer, a cup of tea or a glass of milk for breakfast. It's also great as an after-dinner dessert or as a snack.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!