Blueberry Crumb Cake (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blueberry Crumb Cake
Blueberry Crumb Cake

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Sihan of Befuddlement selected Blueberry Crumb Cake on pages 192-193 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

This cake is just like its name: Cake, Blueberries and Crumb!

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The crumb is a yummy combo of walnuts, butter, sugar, brown sugar, and flour.

Blueberry Crumb Cake Blueberry Crumb Cake

I didn't have the full 2 cups of I had to do with one cup. Instead of folding it into the batter, I pour half the batter into the pan and scattered the blueberries on top. Then the rest of the batter and topped with crumb topping!

Blueberry Crumb Cake
It was a little hard to tell when it was done because the crumb topping made a crust. Some bakers got a puddle of butter in the center. Some think the crumb topping needs to be cold when it goes into the oven; I have read instructions like this for other crumb cakes so I concur. Mine was pretty cold, but it could have been colder.

Blueberry Crumb Cake
Thanks Sihan for a great pick! Find the recipe on her website!
Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!
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Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm, your cake looks soooo delicious! I love crumb topping; it's such a great compliment to a moist cake!

Sihan said... [Reply to comment]

that was clever.. putting the blueberries in the centre of the cake batter. The results are lovely too. and darnit.. the crumbs are problematic!!!

Cristine said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks fantastic!

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

Another great Dorie recipe!

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

I dont think you ever make anything I do not like! Delicious! Gorgeous and I love the streusel topping.

Karen Brown Letarte said... [Reply to comment]

I think your cake is very pretty-- it's so even! I envy your baking skills! What a great idea to make your blueberries stretch by putting them in as a layer. I also really love crisp/crumb toppings that include nuts-- makes everything even better! I've never heard of chilling crumb topping before using it; I'll have to give that a try!

Love your blog, and just did a post on your French Yogurt cake. Stop by my blog!

Karen, the DomesticMuse
P.S. I'm a librarian too!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, that looks so good! Pouring the berries over the batter is such a great tip, especially for paranoid folders like me.

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

I had that ribbon of melted butter on top...and you have a picture perfect ribbon of blueberries! Your whole cake is gorgeous! Wasn't this good? I'm already looking forward to making it again.

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

Regardless of the full 2 cups of blueberries or not, I think that your cake looks scrumptious!

Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

This looks fantastic! You were wise to line your pan with parchment. I agree on the crumb topping, but I recently saw a crumb cake on America's Test Kitchen that they actually roll the crumb mixture into little balls, so maybe that helps keep the crumb mixture from melting into the cake. Love your process photos!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Love your photos! I really like this cake, the topping is really tasty and I love berry cakes!

Vicky said... [Reply to comment]

This looks yummy! My husband loves blueberries so I think I'll make this. I'm definitely going to try your recipe for broken glass Jello. Thanks for posting it.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Good idea doing a layer of blueberries instead of folding them in - looks delicious!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful cake! I went with a cranberry version but I can't wait to try it with blueberries. Thanks for the tip about making sure the crumb topping is cold.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beautifully done, I love it.

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

i love how you put the blueberries into the center of the cake - i love that slightly blue tinge in the middle of the yellow fluffy goodness!

ostwestwind said... [Reply to comment]

This recipe is definitely a keeper, isn't it?

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Healthy Diaries said... [Reply to comment]

I love the pictures yuo take! Im new to TWD. I posted my first recipe today. I'm excited to be apart of the group. It's people like you that inspired me to start my own blog! Keep up the amazing work! =)

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Your crumb cake looks beautiful. Smart idea to layer the blueberries in with the batter!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, your layering really worked out well. Beautiful job!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

HO! oh! Love the artistic blueberry swirl on the first pic...

I'm glad you enjoyed the cake, I sure enjoy looking at yours anyways! LOL

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Perfect much?!

Oh Wise One, I like your clever move of putting the blueberries in the center of the batter. I am still a young grasshopper!

Love the pictures. Love the cake. Love the Food Librarian.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

oh this cake looks so moist and yummy. I loce the crumb topping such a nice feel :)

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great! I could go for a slice right now!

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]

Brilliant idea to toss the blueberries on top.

Looks fab!`

spike. said... [Reply to comment]

I love that first picture with the sweep of blueberry through the center!

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

Your goodies are always so gorgeous! I feel like I'm peeking through the window of a bake shop.

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

Once again, insanely good photos! <3

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I think you nailed the secret to the success of the cake - layer the blueberries between the cake and crumbs. I'll try that next time.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the tips (and compliments!) about photos. =) I will check the Youtube videos out.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I really like your little ski jump of blueberries in the middle. Great job!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your crumb cake looks fantastic!

Mary Jo said... [Reply to comment]

looks like the perfect breakfast treat.

Fit Chick said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy looking cake and great idea with the blueberries. Nice pictures.

Coco Cake Land said... [Reply to comment]

yum yum yum mary!!! :)

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Yours looks so good! We loved this cake :)

J.L. Danger said... [Reply to comment]

yours looks great! of course!

Stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks incredible!!

Passionate Baker said... [Reply to comment]

your cake looks beautiful.
i still cant stop eating mine !

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Ok, that's pretty ingenious..... putting the berries all on top! Great idea... and it looks delicious!

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

delicious! looks like you had plenty of berries in there anyway!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy looking photos! I thought the topping was just awesome.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Nice rationing of the worked with less, but your cake still looks chock-ful of blueberries. Great job Mary!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

It was a delicious cake. I love that picture of your cake. It looks perfectly square! Nice job.

Ivette said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks awesome.. and I really thought this topping was heavenly with a sweet and salty twist!

Welcome to our crazy blessed life said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful photos!! :) I got a little puddle but didn't realize that was what it was until I started reading everyone elses blogs! Still turned out great!

Flourchild said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake turned out looking great. I loved this recipe!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Good idea with the blueberries. Loved that first photo.

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Wait, you were able to *pour* the batter in? Mine was like spackle, I swear. Definitely make it with the whole amount of berries next time though - it's sooo wonderful that way. Gorgeous job!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Looks soooo good. Moist, blueberry-ey, yummy!

April said... [Reply to comment]

Such a nice picture of the 'ribbon' of blueberries running through the cake. I got the 'pool o'butter' so I'll make sure it's really cold next time I make it.

kimberly salem said... [Reply to comment]

your cake looks gorgeous! i love the way the berries made a ribbon like that. very cool :) your crumbs look perfect too!

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