Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blueberry Coffee Cake


Everyone has her own favorite recipe for coffee cake, but this one is from my mother's dear friend "The Baker." It is written 
out in my early twenties penmanship (printing with rounded letters). As of January 21, 2004, it has an added note in my "current" penmanship declaring "This remains 
an all-time favorite!" Today, I might add another note saying, "After over fifty years, it's still the one."


Blueberry Coffee Cake

This is for an 8x8 square pan, though I don't bother with that and so simply double the recipe and bake it in a 9×13 pan.

Ingredients:

¾ cup sugar
¼ cup shortening (I've tried butter...doesn't work as well) 
1 egg 
Mix these first three ingredients until well combined. 

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2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt 
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sift together

½ cup milk
2 cups blueberries (wild Maine ones if you can find them)

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and then add the batter alternately with the milk. When well 
combined, folded berries in being careful not to smash them.
The batter will be stiff so spread into the baking dish.

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Topping:
½ cup white sugar
 cup flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup softened butter
Crumb together and place on top of mixture. Bake cake at 375° for 40–50 minutes.
 
Printable Recipe



~going, going, nearly gone~


Don't be too alarmed, John took a section to his Bible Study group and then he took a section to his sister. Phew... 
I hate having all that coffee cake in the house!


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36 comments:

  1. Hi Vee! This looks soooo delicious!! I love blueberries and still remember the famous blueberry pies my Grandma Meme would make for me when she knew I was coming to visit. Your recipe sounds great & doable! Perfect for a Saturday morning breakfast treat. Thanks for stopping by. The "doll whisperer" loves the new title you gave her!
    Hugs & blessings, Edie Marie

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  2. It does look good enough to be shared!

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  3. Oh my does this ever look and sound good...I can smell it! Honest I can! Enjoy your day Vee!

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  4. It is the week for blueberries and coffee cake in blogland. Your recipe looks delicious, I could eat a piece of this every day with my tea. I'm hoping to get out picking one last time, the berries are small this year just like the wild ones.

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  5. Your coffee cake looks so tempting. Thank you for sharing this beloved recipe.

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  6. Oh my goodness. This looks like something that you'd absolutely need to send out of the house! But I hope you kept enough for you and John to enjoy with your morning coffee for several days. Yum!

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  7. YUP! There's nothing like a good streusel coffee cake ... except one with blueberries!!!

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  8. That sounds wonderful Vee! I am definitely going to try this maybe for Saturday!

    Deanna

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  9. ………hang on there Vee, I'm checking trains, planes and buses, surely some mode of transportation can get me there before the last crumbs are gobbled up!

    Love coffee cakes and anything with blueberries - they are the healthiest berry so surely the calories are cancelled out by the nutritious factor!

    Hugs - Mary

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  10. That looks great! Wish I wasn't on a diet!

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  11. Ooooh, this looks and sounds SO good Vee. I'm copying this recipe down to try soon!

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  12. This looks delish! I don't have a favorite coffee cake recipe but this could be the one! We all love blueberries at our house. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. It's good to know that this doubles successfully!

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  14. Yes, please!! This looks delish, dear Vee! I have raspberries that need used up. . .I wonder if I should use your recipe and make some raspberry coffee cake :)

    Thanks for sharing (wish you could share a "real" piece with us). Happy Thursday!

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    1. I'm pretty sure that that would work!

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  15. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I would be sharing, too, because every time I walked by something that looks that delicious I'd be nibbling.

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  16. Mmmm. This looks scrumptious, Vee. A real temptation to have around. Good for doubling and sharing.

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  17. Thanks Vee..my husband just saw this (was standing here talking to me) and now I hear him searching the freezer for the blueberries, LOL. BLESSINGS

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  18. Love the handwritten recipe and the added notes! It looks like a cake hard to resist! I'm thinking I might need to get right into that kitchen and and whip this together...

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  19. Hello Vee, I just appreciate you sharing this family treasure with me! I did Pin it and I also will make a copy, but better yet I will be baking a pan of this soon!
    I also do still enjoy looking at my cards that were hand written from my Mother and my Mother in law.
    The memories are worth so much!
    Have a great day, Roxy

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  20. Mmmm...it looks heavenly, Vee! I'm home alone this weekend and I feel like baking...that is NOT a good thing!

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  21. This looks absolutely delicious, Vee! I'm definitely going to try this - especially since I've got some wild blueberries in my fridge right now. Thanks for sharig your recipe!

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  22. Jim made a similar coffeecake last week. Yummy!

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  23. Oh boy does that look good. I've copied the recipe. Thanks. : )

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  24. That sure looks good Vee! It almost sounds like a recipe I use to make blueberry muffins. And with wild New Brunswick blueberries at that! :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. Oh my word. MOUTH WATERING GOODNESS!

    I absolutely must try this.

    I think my husband - picky eater big time- would love this.

    Thank you so much, Vee.

    Even sharing recipes you do it creatively and fun. Hugs.



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  26. Yum! Your coffee cake looks delicious, Vee. Do you grow your own blueberries? I do and I have just enough in my freezer to make a blueberry crumble pie! But first I have a chocolate, lemon meringue, and banana cream pie to make....I LOVE making pie....bought the Ms. America Pie book and have made 20 of her pie recipes and that is just since April. Might of gained a couple of pounds too. :( Oh well. Que sera sera.

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  27. Looks so delicious.
    and blueberries are
    my favorite.
    No time for diet!!!

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  28. Wish I could share a piece and your company, Vee! The blueberry coffee cake looks heavenly.

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  29. Looks delicious Vee. Nothing like a homemade coffee cake, and to have real Maine blueberries in it sounds wonderful.

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  30. 'Still the one'. I like that! Is this the blueberry coffee cake we got to enjoy last summer? If it is 'the one'...I will vouch for it. And now I can make it...with BC 'tame' blueberries.

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  31. I've got to try this recipe, Vee! It looks fabulous, and blueberries are still quite affordable this time of the year.

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  32. Hitting the print button! So glad you posted this Vee - thanks!

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  33. I'd eat that. Well, some day when I'm off this blasted no sugar diet. It looks so good. I'll just pin this recipe for later ;>)

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  34. Mmm...this goes on the menu for next week!

    Love the photos too:)

    Leann

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