Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blueberry Crumb Cake -- Tuesdays with Dorie

A big thank you to the very sweet Sihan of Befuddlement who picked Dorie's Blueberry Crumb Cake as out TWD treat of the week. I was really excited about making this recipe, I love to try recipes like this, almost breakfast, almost dessert, a fruity little something to munch on with some tea, not to mention I am a huge blueberry fan.


I actually made this cake twice, the first time I used fresh blueberries and baked it in an 8 inch round springform pan, it was perfect! We had a few visitors that day and the cake was gone in no time, I didn't get any photos except for this one above of the last little half slice left.



The second time I made this cake I just had to see how it would work in my new Kaiser pan. I actually bought the pan mostly to use for cheesecakes (it has a removable bottom) but I don't make cheesecakes that often (so no, I guess I didn't really need another pan, I know, I know) and I really wanted to use it...


I personally think the cake looked prettier coming out of the springform, the top mounded beautifully and it was just picture perfect, even though I never got a picture. I have no idea why but the topping didn't get as golden brown when I used the Kaiser pan...could the frozen blueberries have caused that? I don't know. I do think that the cut cake looked better with the fresh blueberries, with the frozen the color was a little off -- but really not a big deal.


The second cake I decided to do a little simple lemon glaze -- 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and drizzled it over the top just for looks. Yeah, I forgot to line the table, oh-well, powdered sugar glaze cleans up very easily, don't worry :)



I hope everyone enjoyed this cake as much as we did, thanks to Dorie for another great recipe and to Sihan for this fun choice!

19 comments:

Cathy said...

Your coffee cake looks great, Andrea, both ways! Glad that you enjoyed this. We loved it too!

Clivia said...

I love your new pan. Use it for everything! Lemon glaze - a great tip for the lemon juice left over after making zest. Thanks.

Natashya said...

I love the lemon glaze! Great idea.

I was thinking of using a springform too - I could not find a square pyrex in my cupboard. I do have a pan similar to your groovy new Kaiser one, by Chicago Metallic, but it has the charlotte indent in it. In the end I used a square silicone - which made it easy to get out, just peeled the side down and shifted it over.

Great that you did it twice! A mark of a delicious recipe.

Maria said...

Love that pan! Great photos too! The cake looks awesome!

Kayte said...

Gorgeous...and what is NOT TO LOVE about that topping and the accompanying drizzle? Gorgeous.

shortbreadsouth.com said...

The lemon glaze sounds sweet, a little icing on the cake - ha ha!
This was a big hit at my house, also.

Flourchild said...

Wow two cakes...You go girl! I really loved this cake too. It was so tasty!
Ya our warm weather did not last.... wouldn't you know the first day of spring break it snowed five inches of snow..yikes! It's supposed to be snowy and cold all week. Im glad I got those pictures while it was warm.
Im looking fwd to the next TWD cookies. I think they sound great.
Have a super week!

Megan said...

I have that same pan!

Lemon glaze was a terrific idea, I think I'll try that next time.....

chocolatechic said...

Your cake pan is adorable.

Jill said...

Both cakes look great and the glaze is a nice touch.

myfamousrecipe said...

Oh, I wanted to make a glaze for my crumb cake, but I got so excited once it came out of the oven, it completely slipped my mind. Yours looks great!

Amanda said...

great pan! Yours looks so good! We loved this cake :)

Kimberly Johnson said...

Both of your cakes look wonderful! I love love love that pan!

vibi said...

Both cakes look great! And indeed, yes... our family loved it as much as you guys did! LOL

Beautiful!

P.s.: If you do decide to make the cucumber, mint and ginger water... do keep in mind it is an acquired taste. It is very refreshing, but because it is not sweetened at all, well for sure kids won't like it! You end up felling like you're drinking a very clean, crisp and healthy beverage! ...nothing even remotely close to lemonade, but perhaps to a strange, cold tea. Like I said, it is an acquired taste, and for both mu bubby and I, it's already acquired.

margot said...

What an adorable pan. The lemon glaze is an excellent idea. I thought this was a great cake!

Debinhawaii said...

Both cakes look great.The lemon drizzle has my vote too--you and that lemon blueberry combo again. It's a winner!

Pamela said...

Oooh! That glaze was a nice touch. Looks delicious!

TeaLady said...

Looks just perfect to me. Love the lemon glaze at the end. Yummy!

Oh, and I want that pan.....

Tracey said...

Love the pan! I'm always buying new pans that I don't really need. Great job on your cake. This was a good one!

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