Friday, December 16, 2011

5 Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

I literally made this Blueberry Breakfast Cake three times last week! 
 And men, women, and children all raved about! :-) 
My kitchen has been busy! From holiday parties and cookie exchanges to dessert 'bake off's' and gifts for friends, it the time of year when I need 4 ovens and 3 dishwashers! :-) 
I hope you have a very merry weekend before Christmas! :-) 

Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Serves 6-8
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon
7/8 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup buttermilk
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
3. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour in a second bowl.
4. Whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt in third bowl. 
3. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the blueberries.
4. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
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  1. oh man i need to make this this weekend!! do you think i could substitute for cranberries?? yummy!

  2. This looks delicious. If I made it, I'm sure I would eat the whole batch. This is why I will continue to live vicariously through your pictures:)

  3. This sounds and looks amazing!! I will be making it soon. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas!


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