Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake

This week Sihan over at Befuddlement chose the easy and delicious Blueberry Crumb Cake for all of us bakers to try out and report about. Let me tell you something, I really really love crumb cakes...or coffee cakes...or anything I can justify eating for breakfast with my morning coffee. (See previous post :) ). I am a sweets kind of person. This is my greatest downfall...but I now accept it and embrace it with my curvy self! To be honest, I have not eaten the whole cake as of yet, though I did have a really big piece after it came out of the oven...warm and soft and cinnamony...mmmm.
(Jeez, I had to cut a piece for my photograph!)

When I first read the recipe my heart fell...after I read the words "food processor". I just hate using it and cleaning it for something so small. Thinking swiftly...I got out my mini processor that attaches to my Bosch hand blender! Perfect! I used the mini processor for the crumb topping and left out the walnuts. (Neither husband nor kids will eat anything with nuts)

Everything else came together beautifully. I used fresh blueberries and actual buttermilk as opposed to my usual stand-in of milk and lemon juice. (I happened to have actual buttermilk in the fridge...imagine that!) Baked the cake for 60 minutes....and my top got a little too brown I think. Well, darker than Dorie's picture but tasted fine....No sinkage of the berries to report, they all stayed where they were supposed to stay. Now if someone would just eat the rest of the cake...and get it away from me...please! No. control.

Be sure to have a look at what the other bakers baked up over here...

7 comments:

Jin Hooi said...

AWWW.. ur cake looks so good !! My blueberries all sank at the bottom of the cake .. D'oh !!

Leslie said...

That's one amazing cake, if you ask me! I don't think the top is too brown, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say.

Ivette said...

Your cake looks great! I think its the perfect cake to have with coffee in the morning. I know what you mean about the food processor.. it just sucks to clean it!

Amanda said...

Yours looks so good! We loved this cake :)

TeaLady said...

Cake looks yummy!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Wasn't so amazing slightly warm - I fell in love. Nice photos.

Tracey said...

Your cake looks amazing! So many berries! I made mine with cranberries but can't wait to try it with blueberries.