I have to hand it to my Bro-in-law, Thomas… he’s the one who finally convinced me that I needed to do something with my cooking skills! Actually, for years and years I’ve been told I should and have never take the time to pursue anything! Thomas finally convinced me (after telling me a bazillion times) and the idea of a blog was conceived. My cute husband got me a couple of books and has an awesome camera, my daughter Madi helped me get my blog up and running and I just cook 🙂 …and then write about it!
Thomas came to visit this past weekend, I made this Blueberry Coffee Cake and he wanted to make sure it got on my blog. This recipe is from Cooking Light magazine, of which I have years of… I love their recipes and I love that they make them healthy and still taste super good.
Blueberry Coffee Cake
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1 1/3 cups low-fat buttermilk
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
- 2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
- 3. Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 2 minutes). Add vanilla, egg, and egg white; beat well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition.
- 4. Spoon half of the batter into a 9-inch round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup blueberries. Spoon remaining batter over the blueberries; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 cup blueberries. Sprinkle the top evenly with 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
- Note: If using peak-season fruit, use 1 1/2 cups blueberries instead of 2 cups, and only 1 cup buttermilk instead of 1 1/3 cups. This will make the batter thicker so the berries won’t sink to the bottom.