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5.31.2012

Blueberry Breakfast Cake


  I started working fulltime again, and let me tell you...  it's been a little rough. Working 8 hours a day and then coming home to fix dinner, pick up the house, do laundry, make lunches, bathe kids, play with kids, give hubby attention, lock myself in the bathroom so I can hear myself think, and do dishes...  makes me one tired girl.

  I'm trying to keep my eyes open, so I can tell you about this awesome blueberry cake. It is seriously good stuff. Think blueberry muffin, but one hundred times better. You're just going to have to trust me on this. Make it this coming weekend for breakfast, or the next time you have company come over. It will be a hit!




Blueberry Breakfast Cake

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons lemon zest
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup buttermilk

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, lemon zest and 3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon of the sugar together. Beat until creamy and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with 1/4 cup of the flour. Set aside.

Whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt together in a seperate bowl. Slowly add flour mixture to wet mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in blueberries.

Grease a 9x9 inch square pan with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan (batter will be thick).
Sprinkle the remaining Tablespoon of sugar evenly over the top of batter.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.













Source: Alexandra Cooks

13 comments:

Emily @ She Makes and Bakes said...

This looks fantastic. I want to dive into the pan!

Ellen B Cookery said...

That looks so appetizing! I am making this on the weekend.

Rustown Mom said...

oooh, bluberries are on sale at Sprouts so off I go! I hear you on the working full time thing. I work 32 hours spread out over three days and if I werent organized, it would be a massive fail. Good thing you are, too! Love this recipe, can't wait to try!

Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

I don't know how you do it...I don't have kids yet and find it hard to fit everything in. You are a super woman! And this cake looks so moist. I love blueberry desserts. Looks awesome Holly!

Cathy said...

What a great blog! So glad I found you on Pinterest!
www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

This looks so lovely! I don't know if I could work full time. You go girl!!

yummychunklet said...

How delicious. A perfect way to start the day.

sondra said...

Oh. My. Gosh. This looks heavenly, my mouth is watering just looking at the pics. I am going to have to add this to my "must make soon" list.

Kelsey said...

I made this a few months back, and it turned out really good! Has a bit of a tartness but good!

Spice up the Curry said...

cake is looking so delicious. nice photos

The Better Baker said...

Sounds and looks terrific. I have a very similar recipe that I just typed up the post for...it uses sour cream, instead of buttermilk. Either way - I know this is one BERRY special dish. =)

Jocelyn said...

I love anything blueberry so this breakfast cake is calling my name!! It looks amazing!!! Need to pin this for sure!

amandak23k said...

That looks delicious! I am a full time working mom, and it is very hard to balance everything sometimes! I love your blog, I think I would make every recipe!