Monday, February 11, 2013

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Nick & Mallory

We traveled down to DC to celebrate an early birthday with Mallory.  We enjoyed dinner at "Ripple" in Cleveland Heights, a visit with Nick, Mallory, their new puppy Darcy and a Blueberry Coffee Cake for birthday cake. This cake has a nice flavor and could be made with whatever berry is in season, a very moist, light cake.
Blueberry (Birthday) Coffee Cake

2 sticks butter, softened
2 c sugar
4 eggs (med-large)
juice & zest of one lemon
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz plain greek yogurt (I used one 6 oz pkg)
fresh blueberries (or berry of your choice)
1 c powdered sugar
2-3 T lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375°, grease & flour tube or bundt pan.  Mix flour, soda, salt & lemon zest.
In mixer bowl cream butter & sugar, add eggs one at a time then add lemon juice.  Add flour and yogurt mix till just blended (don't over mix).  Toss the berries with a little sugar or flour to keep their color from running into the cake then fold them into batter.

Pour batter into prepared pan, reduce oven temp to 325° and bake for about 1 hour check  for toothpick to come out clean.  Remove from oven and allow to cool about 20 min before removing from pan.  When cool mix 1 c powdered sugar with lemon juice to desired consistency drizzle over cake.

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