Blueberry Breakfast Cake

When I think of coffee cake I think of crumbs.  In fact all I like about coffee cake is the crumbs.  This has no crumbs but it still considered a coffee cake.  I can't bring myself to call it such, so I'm naming it blueberry breakfast cake.

When I tried to invert it it stuck to the bottom of the pan. Probably because I was making a couple other things and forgot to put the timer on when I popped it in the oven.  That, or pregnancy brain got the best of me.  True confessions.

This recipe is another my mother tore out a couple years ago.  When I knew we were having family in town and she wouldn't be the one to make any breakfast cake, I considered myself good for the job.  Although it was more dense than I would have liked, everyone else loved it.  For that reason, I share it with you here.

{Recipe thanks to Cooking Light}

{Ingredients You'll Need}

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar for dusting
1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.  Stir with a whisk to combine.

2.  In a mixer beat granulated sugar and butter together on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Add vanilla, egg, egg white, and beat well.  All flour mixture and buttermilk alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir to combine everything.

3.  Spoon half of the batter into a 9 inch cake pan sprayed with cooking spray, then top with 1 cup blueberries.  Spread the remaning batter on top and sprinkle with remaining blueberries.  Dust with about 1 tablespoon of sugar then bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

4.  Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan.  


  1. I need some blueberry breakfast cake. I agree with you I always think of coffee cake with some sort of crumb topping I love a crumb topping but this cake looks fantastic without it.

  2. Agreed! This recipe is inspiring me though to find the ultimate crumbly topped coffee cake!