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Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

blueberry sour cream crumb cake | hello sweetie!

blueberry sour cream crumb cake | hello sweetie!

Sometimes you just want cake.  Sometimes you want it for breakfast.  Here's a simple, not too sweet recipe that lets you have both without the accompanying guilt.   As blueberries start to have a stronger presence at the market, consider picking up a pint this weekend.  Most of us have the upcoming holiday off, so why not indulge in a little treat?

blueberry sour cream crumb cake | hello sweetie!

blueberry sour cream crumb cake | hello sweetie!

Ingredients 

Cake: 

  • 6 T unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Topping: 

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
blueberry cake batter | hello, sweetie!

blueberry cake batter | hello, sweetie!

Instructions 

 Topping:

With a silicone spoon, combine first four ingredients.  Mix in the melted butter and flour.  It will resemble pebbly, wet sand.  Set aside and prepare cake batter.

Cake: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Butter the interior of a 9" Springform pan and set aside.  Cream butter & sugar together on high for 4-5 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add eggs one at a time then add sour cream, vanilla & zest.  In a separate bowl, sift together flour, powder, soda and salt. Slowly add the dry mix into the wet batter until just incorporated. Gently fold in berries with a spatula.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and evenly spread out.  Sprinkle topping over the top. Bake 40-45 minutes until cake tester comes out clean with just a few crumbs sticking to it. Let it cool slightly before removing ring. Serve slightly warm dusted with powdered sugar.

blueberry sour cream crumb cake | hello, sweetie!

blueberry sour cream crumb cake | hello, sweetie!

I originally found this recipe through Foodie Wife, and she found it from Ina Garten

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