Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blueberry-Lemon Coffee Cake

John signed up to bring breakfast to his work today and I thought of it as the perfect excuse to make my all-time favorite Blueberry-Lemon Coffee Cake. This recipe is exactly like the original which I found in Cooking Light Magazine in 2005. It is just too good to change anything! I still had some fresh blueberries leftover from blueberry picking so I used those. Make sure to use fresh lemon juice and zest. It really makes a difference. If you like a really nice crumbly top on your coffee cake, I would suggest doubling the topping.

I don't have a pretty picture of my own for this but I stole the one off of Cooking Light's site. It looks exactly the same!

Blueberry-Lemon Coffee Cake
Cooking Light Magazine
Serves 12

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup almond paste
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1 large egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1 1/2 cups blueberries
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
Cooking spray

1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons sliced almonds, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1) Preheat oven to 350°.

2) To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

3) Place 1/2 cup sugar, almond paste, and 2 tablespoons butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add egg and lemon juice, beating well. Add flour mixture and fat-free milk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries and rind. Spoon batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.

4) To prepare topping, combine 1/4 cup sugar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, tossing with a fork until moist. Sprinkle topping evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Calories: 196
Fat: 6.5g
Protein: 3.8g
Carbohydrate: 31.6g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 27mg
Iron: 1.2mg
Sodium: 243mg
Calcium: 82mg

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