Blueberry Crumb Cake ~ Tuesdays with Dorie

Laurie of Quirky Cupcake formed Tuesdays With Dorie as a form of accountability for baking at least once a week using the cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

This week Sihan of Befuddlement chose Blueberry Crumb Cake on pages 192-193. I sat down to read the recipe and was soooooooooo stunned. Short of the blueberries this is virtually my grandmother’s coffee cake recipe that I’ve been making since I was a kid. The differences besides the blueberries were that grandma just dumped and mixed (never could taste a difference) and that grandma always poked holes into the cake so the streusel would run down through it.

I made it Dorie’s way for here, but offer grandma’s recipe too:

2 + 1/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 + 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 + 2/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
6 + 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 JUMBO eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 cups blueberries

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift together the 2 cups flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together the eggs, 6 tablespoons butter, buttermilk and vanilla.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Pour liquid mix into flour mixture and beat until smooth with a hand mixer.
  • Pour into a prepared 9×9 pan.
  • In a small food processor process all the remaining ingredients except the walnuts until smooth.
  • Using your hands form small flat pancakes with the mixture and scatter over cake batter until well covered.
  • Poke a few holes down into the cake for the streusel to run into or run a knife through creating a swirl.
  • Scatter walnuts evenly over top.
  • Bake 1 hour.
  • Serve warm with a dab of butter melting on top of each piece.

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OH YUM! And I’m with Jen, I wish I lived closer too. Wait. Scratch that. You have totally icky weather. This is better: I wish you lived closer to ME! 🙂


Cheers, Kiy


Tamy – you make the most wonderful things! I wish I lived close to you so I could come over and have a bite of everything you create!