I feel very fortunate to say that this summer has been filled with many weekends with family and friends at our lake cabin.  I love to host and one of my favorite parts about entertaining guests for the weekend is planning the menu.  It makes the weekend so much more relaxing and enjoyable for me when I have meals planned and some of the prep work done before we hit the road.

For breakfast last weekend at the lake, I made The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake.  It truly was the best coffee cake I have ever tasted and my excitement about this cake was shared with everyone else who tasted it.  The cake stayed so moist and had a subtle cinnamon flavor and each bite was bursting with juicy blueberries and crunchy streusel topping.

The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake {www.satisfymysweettooth.com}

The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake would be well adapted to other flavor combinations.  A combination I plan to try is swapping the blueberries for pitted fresh cherries and adding sliced almonds to the streusel.

The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake {www.satisfymysweettooth.com}

The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake {www.satisfymysweettooth.com} The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake {www.satisfymysweettooth.com}

I swapped the sugar in the streusel topping for Splenda to bring the carb count down a bit for my husband and I usually detect a strange aftertaste with artificial sweeteners, but with all of the other flavors in this cake, all I tasted was pure deliciousness.  Also, I used frozen blueberries because I feel that frozen berries stay juicier when baked in a cake like this.

The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 1 8-inch cake (12 servings)

The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake is bursting with juicy blueberries and has a fantastic crunchy topping

Ingredients

    For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Splenda (or sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • For the cake:
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries

Instructions

    For the topping:
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until it resembles coarse sand. Don't worry if there are still clumps of butter.
  2. Set aside.
  3. For the cake:
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Grease an 8-inch round springform pan (or you could use a regular 9-inch cake pan) and place a circle of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan.
  6. In a large bowl, using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
  7. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  8. Mix in salt, flour and baking powder until well incorporated.
  9. Mix in blueberries.
  10. Pour cake batter into prepared pan and sprinkle topping evenly over the batter.
  11. Bake for about an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  12. Cool completely before serving.
  13. Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

Notes

Per piece (1/12 of cake) Calories: 270 Carbohydrates: 32g Fat: 15g

The Ultimate Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake {www.satisfymysweettooth.com}

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10 Comments ( Reply )

  1. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    YUMMMMMMM, it looks so good Merc!

    Reply

  2. Luv What You Do
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    Wow, this look incredible!!! I hope to make it soon!

    Reply

  3. Alyssa
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Honestly, I’ll eat ANYTHING if you put streusel on top, but this looks extra amazing. Yum!

    Reply

  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Ive seen this cake on Michelle’s site and you make me want to make it. I have a blueberry coffee cake recipe and another bb cake recipe that I love but if you say this is the best coffee cake you’ve ever had – that’s high praise!!!

    Reply

  5. sally @ sallys baking addiction
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    A trip to the lake cabin sounds amazing. 🙂 We are headed to the lake next week! I can’t wait to relax. 🙂 I love blueberries and they are probably nothing short of amazing in this cake!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Jul 31, 2013 @ 8:58 am

      I am happy to hear that you will be able to enjoy some lake time too Sally!

      Reply

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    I love blueberries and streusel, what a great coffee cake!

    Reply

  7. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I love blueberry coffee cake! I would love to enjoy a slice of this cake while relaxing by the lake!

    Reply

  8. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    May 12, 2014 @ 10:43 pm

    This is my family’s favorite kind of breakfast. How fun to share it with guests at your lake house.

    Reply

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