This recipe is sponsored by the fabulous Wilko who stock a wonderful range of bakeware and kitchen accessories for all your baking and cooking needs.
Firstly, an apology. I made this on instagram about 4 weeks ago (lord knows whether it actually was four weeks ago or if it was 4 days ago – #lockdownproblems) and I had so many messages asking me for a recipe, which I popped up on stories and saved to highlights, but I thought it was about time I put my big girl pants on and actually wrote a blog post for this beauty. Since then I’ve actually tweaked the recipe, adding a crumble topping as is more traditional in the coffee cake recipes AND I’ve fiddled with the ingredients to make the cake a bit tastier.
The name itself is fairly random, I’m English so I have assumed it’s an American thing to refer to a cake you would eat with your coffee as a “coffee cake” even though it has no coffee in it. I can’t tell you how many messages I received from confused people asking me if I had forgotten to include the coffee in the recipe! Essentially, it’s a breakfast cake of sorts – the perfect treat on a weekend morning!
Recipe for Blueberry Coffee Cake (with crumble topping)
You will need:
For the Cake:
- 2 cups plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup yoghurt
- 1/2 cup (100g) melted butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups blueberries (I use fresh but frozen is fine)
- 3/4 cup granulated
For the Crumble topping:
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup soft brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup (100g) cold butter
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 200C/375F. Grease a casserole dish like this one from Wilko.
Step 2: Cream together the butter and sugar.
Step 3: Mix together the dry ingredients, you can add a pinch of salt if you would like but I don’t.
Step 4: Add the dry ingredients and milk to the sugar and butter. Add the egg.
Step 5: Stir in the blueberries.
Step 6: Spread into the casserole dish.
Step 7: To make the crumble – mix the dry ingredients together and then rub the butter into the crumble to create a … well, crumbly mixture ha!
Step 8: Bake in the oven for 35-45 mins, until golden on top and a skewer comes out clean.
Step 9: Cut straight from the casserole dish and eat with your morning coffee!
The Reactive glaze blue plates and casserole dishes in this blog post have been sent to me buy Wilko as part of a collaboration. Recipe is my own.