Friday, January 21, 2011

Blueberry Pecan Coffeecake



My very kind neighbor came over after the last snow and cleared my driveway with his ATV and snow blade.
I was oh so very happy and grateful, which of course means, he needed a treat.
This is what I made him.

what you'll need my snow bunnies:
cake:
~5 oz. cake flour
~1/2 c. sugar
~1/4 tsp. baking soda
~1/4 tsp. baking powder
~1/4 tsp. salt

Whisk to combine and add:
~6 Tbs. butter, softened
~1/4 c. buttermilk (not low fat if possible)
~1 Tb. sour cream (full fat)
~1 large egg
~1 egg yolk
~1 tsp. vanilla

Pour this into a greased 8" springform pan, then layer with a generous cup of blueberries, like so:
nom nom
next, you'll need your crumb...
~ 1 c. flour
~ 2 T. cornstarch
~ 1/2 c. sugar
~ 1 Tb. brown sugar
~ 1/8 tsp. salt
~ 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temp
~ 1/3 cup pecans, chopped

Mix with a fork till you get a pebbly texture, kind of like a crumbly cookie dough.
Layer over the berries.  Then gently press them down a bit.
Now, let's bake this bad boy.
Preheat the oven to 325*F and bake for about 40-45 minutes.  Make sure the rack isn't too low in the oven (or too high if that is where your heating elements are).
When your cake is baked through, give it 10 minutes, then remove from the pan.

I decided to lay the cake on a cardboard round and wrap it up in some plastic gift wrap with a little label so they'd know what I made for them.


Which was done really, because my husband was to deliver it and you know how guys are at explaining things.

Me..."Don't forget to tell them its Blueberry Pecan Coffeecake, okay?  Honey, did you hear me?"
Him..."k"

"Oh thank you so much!  Really, you didn't have to go to so much trouble!  It looks great, what is it?"  says my kind neighbor.
{ insert blank stare }  
"Its uh...well, its probably....um....cake?"  says my cute, but forgetful husband.

yeah, this is why I label.

7 comments:

Jane Ko said...

Yum! I saw your posting on Foodgawker and I need to see what the final result was

Sommer J said...

your photography is stunning, and the recipe looks fabulous.

Noshings said...

thanks guys =)
glad you stopped by!

Haley said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like heaven! I think I'm going to try this for a ladies breakfast get-together I have next week. Do I have to use a springform pan (I don't have one)? Or is there something else I could use?

Noshings said...

good morning!
Yeah, you could probably just use a standard 8" round pan, it just won't be as easy to remove.
Just an fyi, if you have a TJMaxx or Marshalls close to you, they generally have 8" springforms for about $6.
They are great for cheesecakes,too!
Hope your cake baking goes swimmingly =)
-nosh

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That picture of you holding the cake is gorgeous. Cake looks delicious too, I love anything streusel-y!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That picture of you holding the cake is gorgeous. Cake looks delicious too, I love anything streusel-y!

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