Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Cake
Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://weeknightgourmet.com/2010/02/27/kitchen-cabinet-coffee-cake/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Jessica Ogilvie
I decided we deserved a nice breakfast treat on this snowy weekend. Coffee cake came to mind, but all the recipes I looked at would have required me to go to the store to pick up an ingredient or two. I really didn’t want to get out my pajamas quite yet so I pulled together this recipe based on a quick perusal of 10 or so different coffee cake recipes and the ingredients I had on hand.
Many of the recipes I looked at called for blueberries. We didn’t have any fresh or frozen blueberries in the house but did have some very nice blueberry jam. I decided I would swirl the jam through the batter for a nice marbled effect and blueberry taste.
I also didn’t have whole milk but learned a good substitute. Pour 1.5 tablespoons of heavy cream into a 1 cup measuring cup and fill the remainder with skim milk.
The cake was amazing! Great light texture, with nice blueberry taste from the jam, and a delicious crumb topping. This will be a great go-to recipe when we entertain in the Berkshires.
My husband jokingly asked who the other 11 people coming over for breakfast were, but I have a feeling the cake won’t last long!