August 23, 2012

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake

I saw this recipe for a blueberry lemon breakfast cake online a long time ago, but never have had all of the ingredients to make it. Eventually I dragged myself out to the grocery store to grab the other items I needed. 

Before you read this recipe, it is important to know this is definitely not a healthy breakfast meal! I was very surprised to see how much sugar went into this recipe, but I guess that's why they call it a breakfast cake. :)

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake (serves 6-8)

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon
7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar**
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup buttermilk

* 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the blueberries. Add a little extra buttermilk to make the cake more moist.
4. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.


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  3. This looks delicious! I'm definetly going to have to try it out some time soon!

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  4. OMG this looks amazing!

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  5. Yum, this looks so good! I definitely need to try it!
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