Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake



This week's Tuesdays with Dorie choice comes to us from Sihan of Beffudlement.

If there's one thing that gets me about a cake, it's CRUMB...crumble...you know.A great mix of butter, flour, sugar and, sometimes, nuts. Dorie's is a simple blend (I use pecans instead of walnuts because that is what I have on hand and because I find walnuts bitter)...I like this touch: put it into a bowl and then into the fridge. I'm guessing that adds to its "shortness" when if finally gets baked.

I used frozen blueberries bec. the price of fresh was obscene. I probably used a bit extra because if I used just the pint, I would have been left with a 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries...too many blueberries never ruined anything, right?

This is another easy cake: mix wet, add dry, gently fold in blueberries (tossed with some of the flour, which helps keep the berries from all sinking to the bottom while the cake bakes). I tasted the batter and was worried there was too much baking powder/baking soda...the taste was strong...not to worry. It baked out.

I think I baked this at least...I don't know...an hour? An hour and 5 minutes? After the debacle of my uncooked cake before, I was a bit more careful here...

It rose and rose and ROSE. This is a great cake with PLENTY of crumb, just the way I like it...This, a cup of coffee, a great Florida morning...Breakfast anyone?

See the other TWD Blueberry Crumb posts.

10 comments:

Lillian said...

It was a great cake, wasn't it? We loved it. And yours looks great!

Michelle said...

It looks great! I loved the topping on this one!

chocolatechic said...

I heart the crumb!

Flourchild said...

I used frozen blueberries too. I wasn't about to spend all thea cash on fresh ones for a recipe I have never tried. Im glad you liked it. I thought it was very tasty. My cake was really high too.

Jennifer said...

This was such a great cake! Nice job!

Leslie said...

Beautiful cake! I love the crumb dribble down the side of the pan. I would have used the remaining blueberries, too.

myfamousrecipe said...

I noticed the same flavor in the batter, and worried a bit, but the final product was great. It really did rise like crazy -- so tall!

Ivette said...

I'm sure that using more blueberries just made your cake better because it looks great! I loved this recipe!

TeaLady said...

Looks perfect to me. IT was easy and the crumb was the best.

Tracey said...

Agreed! This is a great cake! I made mine with cranberries because fresh blueberries were so expensive but I can't wait to try the blueberry version!