This delectable blueberry sour cream coffee cake has it all. Indulge in a tantalizingly moist and fluffy cake infused with luscious bursts of blueberries and a touch of zesty lemon. Topping it all off is a delightful crumble made with brown sugar and a light drizzle of lemon icing. With its ease of preparation and crowd-pleasing flavors, this cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering.
What Makes This Blueberry Coffee Cake the Ultimate Choice?
Prepare yourself for a taste sensation that combines the best attributes of an incredible blueberry muffin and a irresistible funnel cake. The cake itself boasts a richness and moistness reminiscent of a blueberry muffin, while the crumble topping and hint of almond extract infuse it with the mouthwatering essence of a funnel cake. This unique blend of flavors is simply irresistible!
Here’s how you can recreate this culinary masterpiece in your own kitchen:
Sour Cream Cake Batter: The batter is enriched with an extra dollop of sour cream, resulting in an incredibly moist cake that boasts just the right balance of richness, oiliness, and sweetness.
Fresh Blueberries: Toss the blueberries with a hint of lemon zest and incorporate them both into the batter and as a scattering on top. This ensures that every bite is packed with tender blueberry goodness.
Brown Sugar Crumble: A generous layer of crumble is lavished on top of the cake. Its sweet, buttery flavor, combined with a touch of cinnamon, adds a delightful dimension to each slice.
Lemon Icing: To complete this culinary masterpiece, drizzle a light layer of lemon icing on top. Not only does it accentuate the natural zestiness of the blueberries, but it also enhances their freshness.
Tips to Ensure the Perfect Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
This blueberry coffee cake recipe falls into the “quick and easy” category, making it a breeze to whip up. However, a few key tips will ensure that your creation turns out perfectly:
Flour: As with any recipe, excessive flour can result in a dry cake. To ensure accuracy, consider using a food scale. Alternatively, gently spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level it off. Avoid scooping directly from the flour container, as this can lead to packed-down flour and potentially add more than necessary.
Butter and Sugar: Soften the butter to room temperature before creaming it with the sugar. This process should take approximately 2 minutes on medium-high speed, resulting in a light and fluffy mixture. These air pockets will help the baking powder work its magic, resulting in a beautifully risen cake.
Mixing: Once the dry ingredients are added, gently fold them into the batter. Overmixing can lead to a dry cake or cause it to sink in the center.
Room Temperature Ingredients: Use room temperature eggs and sour cream to ensure a smooth batter and even baking.
Crumble: The crumble should be evenly moistened, with clumps of varying sizes. If it feels too dry, incorporate an additional tablespoon of melted butter. Conversely, if it feels too wet, add 1-2 tablespoons of flour.
Baking: The cake should rise evenly from edge to center. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. It is ready when the toothpick comes out clean, with a few moist crumbs clinging to it. If using frozen berries, it is also advisable to perform the “wobble test.” Nudge the pan (while still in the oven) and observe the center. If it has a slight jiggle, the cake is done. If it wobbles significantly, bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake FAQs
Q: Looking for more blueberry dessert recipes?
A: Explore these delectable options:
- BEST Blueberry Muffins
- Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Cream Cheese Cobbler
- Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Blueberry Babka
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