This one I clipped from the Dallas Morning News a number of years ago. It won a ribbon at the state fair.
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 4 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups sour cream (divided use)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar (divided use)
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F Place oven rack in lowest position and generously butter a bundt pan.
- Make Streusel: In small food processor, process flour, sugar, 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar, and cinnamon for 15 seconds. Remove 1-1/4 cups of mixture; add 1/4 cup dark brown sugar to it and set aside. Add cold butter and chopped pecans to mixture in food processor; pulse 10 times and set aside.
- In small bowl, combine blueberries and lemon zest and set aside. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, 1 cup sour cream and vanilla together and set aside.
- Mix the flour and rest of dry ingredients together until blended in mixer. Add the butter and remaining sour cream and blend on low until ingredients are moistened.
- Gradually add egg mixture in 3 additions, beating 20 seconds after each addition. Increase speed and beat till batter is light and fluffy.
- Spread 2 cups of batter in pan and top with 1/2 cup blueberries. Sprinkle with half of sugar streusel. Repeat layers. Spread with remaining batter and top with pecan streusel.
- Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Cool on wire rack 30 minutes. Invert out on plate and turn so streusel is on top. Cool 2 hours. Wrap in foil and store at room temperature.
Count me in as a fan of this recipe. Like another reviewer noted, it's got a few more steps and left the kitchen a mess, but the taste and attractiveness is worth it. Heed the directions to let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. I tried turning over to the streusel side a bit sooner than that, and one side fell apart a little. It still looked good when sliced and certainly didn't affect taste, but I could have kicked myself for being so impatient. Next time I'll know better. The best blueberry coffee cake I've eaten!
This is a FABULOUS coffee cake!! So glad I made it. Was looking for a yummy cake that I could use up tasty local New England blueberries and this cake was a great recipe to stumble upon. It's definitely top notch A+. I did though increase the amount of blueberries slightly as well as increasing the lemon peel (approximately used the peel from 2 1/2 - 3 lemons), and used walnuts instead of pecans because that's what I had on hand. No wonder it won a state fair ribbon. Thank you TXOLDHAM for another great addition to my "Keeper File".
Definitely deserved a blue ribbon......and even tho requires more steps than a lot of cakes the end result pays off. Some more lemon zest for us but otherwise wonderful