Monday, November 7, 2011

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Blueberry Breakfast Cake


This little breakfast cake represents the first thing I ever baked in my new home. It was kind of a hit and miss, with no scale [I'm just so used to it now], weird measuring cups, a new oven etc. But I was still quite happy with it. It tasted perfectly fine, and was a wonderful accompaniment to my breakfast.

I've started cooking ever since I came here, stuff other than pancakes and eggs atleast [though I tried the BEST pancakes the other day, I'll try and post them on here soon]. It's a slow process, but I'm realising that I actually quite like cooking. I'm not doing so too regularly, but when I do, I go all out, put in an hour of effort at the least. This blog has always been about baking, and I don't think I'm ready to change that, but I might just talk about some cooking experiences sometimes. Oh and also, I would love some recipe recommendations for a beginner cook!

Anyway, back to the cake. It's for the Secret Recipe Club, and this time I got Stacy from Every Little Thing. She has the cutest blog, and it had a ton of stuff I wanted to make. Unfortunately, since I'm still setting up, my options were quite limited by ingredient / tool unavailibility. I had a few options, of which I really loved the blueberry breakfast cake, especially since I had some blueberries in the fridge [P.S - Did I tell you how much I love that I can now just say a statement like that like it's no big deal. I love how easy it is to get things here :)]. The cake was also really easy to make, I actually just used a hand whisk, since I haven't even bought a mixer yet. The cake turned out really well, so soft, and barely sweet, so it went perfectly with my morning coffee.


Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Recipe from Eat, Live, Run via Every Little Thing
 
For the streusel -
1 cup oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, melted

For the cake -
2 cups whole grain pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
1 stick butter, melted
2 cups fresh blueberries


Instructions -
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F [180 C]. Grease a 9x13 pan, or two smaller pans, which is what I had.
  2. Combine all streusel ingredients. Toss well. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, eggs, yogurt, and butter until well combined. Gradually sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined.
  4. Now pour out about 3/4th of the batter into your prepared pan. Sprinkle blueberries on top. Pour the rest of the batter onto the blueberries. Now pat the streusel mixture on top.
  5. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until it feels springy to touch, and a skewer inserted comes out clean.




19 comments:

  1. Wonderful blueberry cake! Great pick for SRC :-)

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  2. Congrats on baking in your new home and your cake looks delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  3. Love this choice! I could eat a whole pan by myself, LOL!

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  4. If I woke up and had this for breakfast I would be happy the whole day long!!!! Delicious...yum!

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  5. Lovely breaky cake Avanika. I love blueberries so no way I can resist. Congrats on the new place. Hard to suggest a recipe but here is a tip: cook 2 one dish meal recipes for 4, freeze 2 portions of each, rotate. At some point you will have always something ready and different and a back up for the microwave.

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  6. Love the look of this cake - yum! Blueberries are so tasty...this looks amazing for breakfast! :)

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  7. Great choice! I miss that cake haha. I should make it again. Thanks for linking to my blog!

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  8. I'm coming over to eat at your new home soon :)

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  9. desserts for b'fast anyday...this looks awesome..so delish!

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  10. What a wonderful way to start the day ..looks so good

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  11. Easy recipes are needed badly in this household since weekends are full of activities. This looks definitely worthy of a try, especially if it only requires a hand whisk...
    You have a very cute blog, will be checking yours and Stacy's for sure tonight.

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  12. There were one of my favorites on the SRC list - look fabulous!

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  13. Cooking Rookie - Thank so much.

    Lisa - Thank you. It's quite an adventure, I must say :)

    Jane - Hahha. I'm sure I could too!

    Nutmeg Nanny - Oh, the days I ate these for breakfast sure went well!! ;)

    Lisa - Me too. I could eat streusel with anything.

    Cheap Ethnic Eatz - Thank you. Those are great tips, it's more or less what I've been doing on the rare occasions that I cook :)

    Sara - What better, right?

    Every Little Thing - Hahha you really should! Thanks for the recipe.

    Simran - :D :D Yayyy. Jan right? I can't wait!

    Sayantani - Makes for an awesome day, I must say :)

    Priti - It is. Thank you!

    Ilke - Yup, it was actually quite fun making it with the whisk.

    Delishhh - Wow, that's high praise. Thank you :)

    Xiaolu - Thank you <3

    teaandscones - Try it soon, then :)

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  14. I don't usually eat breakfast but for these babies I think I'd make an exception! :P

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  16. OOO YUM!
    Come bring this to A Themed Baker's Sunday over at Cupcake Apothecary where the theme this week is BERRIES!
    See you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/11/themed-bakers-sunday-15.html

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