Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In blueberry heaven.. Perfect blueberry crumble cake!

The moment I heard of the superb creation called blueberry streusel cake, I knew I had to make it. The very idea of a layer of moist cake, followed by blueberries and a final layer of crumb topping had me hooked. The word 'streusel' in its name is nothing but a fancy name for the crumb topping. Well, this cake is the real deal guys. It goes well with your morning coffee, evening tea and is even superb enough to be served as dessert with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!!.. Yes, it is heavenly..

Well lets get down to the nitty gritty.. Here's the recipe..

Serves : 8
Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Baking Time : 35 - 40 minutes 


For Cake: 

All purpose flour - 2 1/3 cups
Sugar, granulated - 1 1/4 cups
Butter            - 3/4 cup, 1 1/2 stick, 5.5 oz
Milk              - 3/4 cup
Eggs              - 3
Vanilla essence   - 1 Tsp
Baking powder   - 1 1/4 Tsp 
Baking soda       - 1 1/4 Tsp
Salt              - 3/4 Tsp
Blueberries  - 2 cups

For Crumble Topping (streusel):

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Brown sugar      - 1 cup
Cinnamon          - 1 Tsp
Cold unsalted butter, cut into very small cubes - 1/2 cup


  • First lets get the crumble topping or streusel done-  In a bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon and brown sugar. Then with your fingers, crush the butter into this until you get a crumbly texture. Set this aside
  • Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C) and Grease a 13 X 9-inch rectangular pan or two 9-inch round pans 
  • Dry Ingredients - Mix the flour, baking powder and soda and salt. Set aside
  • Wet Ingredients - Take a bowl and start by mixing the melted butter and sugar till creamy. Add the eggs one by one and vanilla essence while whisking.
  • Mixing the wet and dry - Add a portion of flour mixture into wet batter and gently mix. Now add a portion of the milk and mix. Repeat this till you're done adding both.
  • Fold the blueberries into batter, spreading them in evenly
  • Pour batter onto cake pan, spread it out evenly
  • Now, cover the whole batter with a layer of crumble topping (prepared in first step). This is what the end result looks like just before popping into the oven..

  •  Bake for 35 - 40 minutes. At 35 m, Do a tooth-pick test (Try not to do a knife-insert test as that will leave a wide hole and can mess up the baking) If it comes out clean you're done! 
      And this is what the cake looks like just after popping out the oven..

   This delicious out-of-this-world cake will definitely take you to the seventh heaven of delight! Give this a try, you won't regret it!

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