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Blueberry-Poppy Seed Brunch Cake Recipe

Blueberry-Poppy Seed Brunch Cake Recipe

“For baking cobblers and coffee cakes like this easy recipe, I love to have blueberries around all year long," notes Ruth Gruchow of Yorba Linda, California. "They’re easy to freeze and last about a year, so I buy them in season, put 2 cups in quart-size freezer bags and date each bag.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon peel. Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Beat just until combined. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan.
  • 2. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour and nutmeg; gently stir in blueberries until coated. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove sides of pan.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth; drizzle over cake. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 387 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.