Thursday, June 11, 2009

Melt-In-Your-Mouth-Blueberry Cinnamon Cake!!

I know its been some time since I posted a temptation, it was a lazy break for nothing….though I was following all your blogs regularly, cudn’t post anything new on my blog for a while….so here I come again and today I had little fun with blueberries, one of my favourite fruit!

Blueberry Cinnamon Cake, as the name says, this cake bursts with soft and sweet blueberries that are sandwiched between a layer of white cake and a cinnamon flavored streusel.

I am also quite fond of eating it cold when the streusel has turned hard and crunchy. I urge you to try making this cake with other berries and fruits. Raspberries and blackberries are especially nice, and during the fall and winter months it is excellent with sliced apples, plums or even pears. Just use enough sliced fruit to cover the entire surface of the cake batter and then top with the streusel mixture.

When buying blueberries, look for firm, plump, fragrant, dark blue berries with a dusty white bloom. The white bloom is the blueberry's natural protection against the sun and is a sign of freshness. Always check the underside of the container for any wet spots or staining. Discard any soft, moldy, or crushed berries.


Here's the recipe for you:

For Streusel Topping: You will Need:

1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

For Cake Batter: You will Need:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
2 cups fresh blueberries


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .

Butter an 8 inch (20 cm) spring form pan and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

For streusel topping: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and ground cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside while you make the cake batter.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, cream the butter. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add the flour mixture, alternately with the milk, and beat only until combined.

Spread the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan, smoothing the top with an offset spatula.

Evenly arrange the blueberries on top of the cake batter and then sprinkle with the streusel topping.

Bake for about 45 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool slightly.


Cut into desired sizes and serve warm or at room temperature.


The quantities i mentioned makes 8-10 servings.

Some more pics for you.


This is a very simple, easy to make n bake recipe. Hope you liked it!


Will try to come back soon!

126 comments:

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

वाह!!!! अब तो cakes की बहार है...जानती हैं अरुणा जी, मेरी बिटिया तो आपके केक और उनकी तस्वीरों की दीवानी है. उसकी तरफ़ से भी बधाई.

DEESHA said...

Yumm, thatz one gorgeous looking cake

Pavithra said...

Wow thats looking so good and tempting.. Cake is really moist and gr8 clicks. Streusel topping is really interesting dear.. will try it out some time and let u know the outcome. Lovely Sweet post again!!!!!!

Satans Darling™ said...

You're my temptation guru :|

Lovely looking cake!!!

Superchef said...

you have put just the right name for your blog, Aruna!! This cake is tempting me so much!

Science Bloggers Association said...

यम यम। मुंह में पानी आ रहा है, क्‍या किया जाए।

-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

Sanghi said...

Wow aruna, yummy blueberry cake.. Other blogger friend too posted the same cake yesterday..! Lovely treat!!

Prathibha said...

looks yummy n tempting..Loved those blueberries...sslurp..

Chef Jeena said...

Yum it looks really tasty can I have a slice?

Donna-FFW said...

Love all your pictures.. this looks like a fabulous fabulous cake!

Babli said...

Thanks for your sweet comment.
I love cake and the pictures you have given is really yummy.I feel like having it right now.The Cake is looking very delicious.Marvellous recipe and I shall try it out.

doggybloggy said...

your cake looks so moist and tempting I bet it does melt in your mouth......

Gita said...

wow...that looks amazing Aruna...I did see a similar cake in Food Network but it was sort of a crumble cake...Now I have to make your cake :)

Taste of My Life said...

Hi Aruna,
You are lucky that is easier to get fresh blueberries there, not in Malaysia. Your cakes are always looking delicious!

neeraj_only said...

Uff!! , why i can't try your recepies....sad i don't know cooking :p

again , i loved the pics and method given by you ( i envy ur camera , u are able to click pics of such quality...lolz )

carry on aruna...

Priyameena said...

Really tempting me...Cake looks gorgeous..Lots and lots of berries...Yummy..

Vrinda said...

Yummy cake Aruna,nice texture..I make bluberry muffins, never made cake with blueberries..healthy cake

ARUNA said...

waah Vandana Ji, aapki ek beti bhi hai!!! Sunkar bahut acha lagaa!

ARUNA said...

Hey thanks for the comment Deesha!

ARUNA said...

HI Pavithra, streusel topping with cinnamon add a lot of flavour to this cake!

ARUNA said...

Ashrita i'm definetely not qualified for that post yet dear, still a learner!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Manju......actually this cake is so flavorful that it is hard to control temptation!!!

ARUNA said...

Rajnish ji muh mein paani bandh hone ka ek tareeka ye hai ki kuch achaa sa meetha banaake khaana!

ARUNA said...

Hi Sanghi, even i saw that and was surprised.....i guess its blueberry day yesterday!

ARUNA said...

thanks Prathibha, sorry dear somehow i'm not able to comment on ur blog.....i've been trying to do it for the past so many days but all ur dishes r wonderful!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Jeena, thanq and yes ofcourse u can have a slice!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Scrumptious cake! Love all the blueberries and cinnamon and the streusel! Yum!

ARUNA said...

thanks Donna, yeah this cake tastes real good!

ARUNA said...

hey Babli, ur comments r always very sweet like you. Thanq for such sweet n kind words dear!

ARUNA said...

Doggybloggy: Yes u r right, it does melt in the mouth bcoz of its moisty texture!

Sakshi said...

Aruna any any plans of taking Baking Classes??? I can fly over to Chicago for that if you promise bed and lodging along with all the cakes you can teach me...

I love blueberries and so am sure can eat up this whole cake all by myself...

ARUNA said...

hey Gita, yeah try this recipe....t is not complicated also and first time i dint mess up my kitchen while baking something!

ARUNA said...

Taste of my Life: Hey even if u don't get fresh blueberries also u needn't worry bcoz the fruit is so flavorful that it automatically adds taste to the cake once it gets baked!

ARUNA said...

Hey Neeraj, actually i envy my camera too....so let's say samepinch!!! Mine has become pretty old, need an upgrade u know!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Priyameena, thanks dear and yeah berry cakes r always yummy!!

ARUNA said...

hi Vrinda, yeah even i make muffins only, but the cake tastes wonderful with the streusel topping!

ARUNA said...

thanks Natasha, yeah i feel cake with blueberries is lot flavorful than muffins!

ARUNA said...

hey Sakshi, no need of any classes sweety, u just come over and i'll make anything for you...and yeah bed, bath n beyond everything free. Infact i won't let u go till i make u like me.....so just come over, i'm here!!!

Rush said...

this looks fab..the proportions and everything are so enticing, wanna rite put it in my mouth!!

ARUNA said...

hey Rush, yeah this is very simple to make too.....so wanna give it a try!!!!!

Pooja said...

Oh my that looks fabulous! Wish I could grab a huge chunk! Should try it some time!

Viki's Kitchen said...

wow ! what a colorful n healthy cake ! I am drooling here:) The cake picture looks heavenly.

Chef E said...

We just had blueberry waffles for breakfast! Now you should make some french toast with this cake like I did :) Looks yummy girl...

Parita said...

the cake looks fabulous dear..reading your post my mouth started watering, m so gonna make this soon..one question can i subsitute blueberries with raspberries?

Varsha Vipins said...

Blueberry is reigning blogosphere now I guess..n this is such a yummy perfect cake dear..looks so tasty.:)

Anya said...

Hi Aruna

Blueberries are also my favorite ^__^
Its yummie........
Your recept is great,
it sounds easy I want to try it :)
Have a nice weekend,

hugs purss Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

विनय said...

thanks for this tasty recipe...

Vij said...

Yummy cake!looks so good dear. guess u love desserts. Gotta sweettooth huh?

Priya said...

WOow Aruna, tempting cake, just love the ingredients...awesome clicks!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks so yummy dear.Hey have u taken any cake decorating classes. If not you should you luv baking -right? Then I am sure you will also enjoy decorating. You always have a lot of cool recipes in your blog:)

Gina said...

Yum, that looks so good. I have been buying a lot of blueberries lately, since they are so cheap in the summer. I am truly addicted to them I think, so thanks for the recipe idea!

Pooja said...

Yummmmmy Aruna..so another temptation:D looking lovely with that berries inside..

Arv said...

kewl... look at those berries shine :)

nice one...

take care da :)

Nazish Rahman said...

hey hii Aruna,

looks delicious....wonder from whr u get such good recipes !!!!

Mayz said...

ohhhhhh mannnnnnnnn!!!!

m askin my mom to make this today

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow ! noce one ..brerries look beautiful

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow what a cake... Really tempting... Your blog lives up to its name all the time...
Awesome clicks and awesome cake...

PurpleHeart said...

I tried out the chocolate cake from your post and it turned out yum ! :)

Vibaas said...

wow! looks soo good :)

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!! wat a cake.....
really superb..wonderful clicks :)

Padma said...

The pictures are all so tempting ... cake looks so soft and fluffy :)

foodcreate said...

Mouthwatering ! What a great Cake I love your ingredients prefect choice brerries Yum!

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ARUNA said...

Hi Pooja, thanks dear......actually nothing left now :(

ARUNA said...

thanks Viki!

ARUNA said...

Elizabeth, blueberry waffles for breakfast.....mmmmmmmmmmm......i wud love them!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Parita, u can substitute the blueberies with any other fruits.....that is y i mentioned in the post "try making this cake with other berries and fruits".

ARUNA said...

yes Varsha, its blueberies everywhere i guess...!

ARUNA said...

thanks Anya!

ARUNA said...

Vinay, somehow i'm unable to open your blog!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Vij, i'm forced to love sweets, cakes n chocolates after i started my blog, that is wat temptation is all about!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Priya!!

ARUNA said...

hey Dhanya, thanx for the compliment dear and yeah i wish i could go for some serious baking classes!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Gina, yeah pls try this recipe.......the cake tastes heavenly with the berries in it!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Pooja, yeah yet another temptation:)

ARUNA said...

thanq Arv.....well the shine must b the camera effect, not the berries..lol just kidding!

ARUNA said...

Nazish thanks yaa.......well i thank google for the ideas :))

ARUNA said...

Mayank, its been long time haan, so did u ask ur mom to bake it yet!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Mangala!!

ARUNA said...

Home cooked oriya food: thanks dear, that was a nice compliment!!

ARUNA said...

Purpleheart: hey really good to know this....hope u lked it!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Vidya!

ARUNA said...

thanq Hari Chandana!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Padma!

rekhas kitchen said...

amazing cake Aruna that looks so soft and delicious.

Anand said...

shucks, this blog make me WET always....... in my mouth. Dammit.


As usual. ur the CHEF of the day. :-)

SJ said...

I die for streusel and blueberries! So yummy!!

Ann said...

Aruna, This is surely my kind of cake :) Soooo tempting. I love berries :) with anything :P

ARUNA said...

thanks Rekha!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Anand, i'm again not able to open your blog, its been 2 days!!

ARUNA said...

same pinch SJ, me toooooo!

ARUNA said...

hey Ann, even i love berries and anything with berries!!!

Anand said...

Awww....Aruna. That's jus sad. Nev mind though. My Blog loves u anyways. :-)

ARUNA said...

awwwwww atleast for that comment, let me try again!!!!!

Renu said...

very elaborate and easy to follow recipe! nice clicks tooo

~PrIncEsS nUcHu~ said...

Woooohhh.. i'll juz bite the computer!!!!

Prathibha said...

Collect your award from my blog.
http://thechefandherkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/06/peas-pulav-and-award.html

Kalaivani said...

Mouth-watering Blue berry cake.Looks so soft and delicious.SWEET blog....

Varunavi said...

Delicious cake aruna,a bit late here :)

Renuka said...

Lovely cake aruna..looks yumm...

ARUNA said...

thanks Renu, yeah its very easy recipe!

ARUNA said...

Princess....instead of biting the computer, try the recipe and bite the cake...lol!

ARUNA said...

hry Prathibha, thanks dear....so thoughtful of u!

ARUNA said...

thanks Kalai!

ARUNA said...

thanq Renuka!

Shama Nagarajan said...

truly a lovely yummy cake

Nithya Praveen said...

Whoa! A gorgeous looking cake...yummy:-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

That's really yummy........delicious

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

The cake looks so soft and yummy!!! moist too love the color of the berries they have turned out well!!!

Babli said...

thanks for visiting my blog regularly and giving sweet comments.
awaiting for your new recipe. you are specialized in making variety of cakes which is unique quality of yours.

Suman said...

nice

Murari Pareek said...

किसी भूखे मनुष्य को इस तरह के व्यंजन दिखाना पाप है, काश सचमुच रखे होते लप लप लप !!!!!

Aysha said...

Wow..This looks so yummy..

ARUNA said...

shama, thanq dear!

ARUNA said...

thanks Nithya!

ARUNA said...

Ramya, yeah blueberries r just gorgeous!!!

ARUNA said...

Babli u r sweet!

ARUNA said...

Suman, thanks for visiting me!

ARUNA said...

Murari, is meethe se comment ke liye aapka dil se shukriyaa!

ARUNA said...

Aysha, welcome to my blog!!!

Murari Pareek said...

arunaa ji aap mere blog par hansake aai iske liye dhanyawaad !!! haa. haa..

Ricardo said...

Another amazingly delicious cake and super well executed recipe great presentation , delicious :) xx Rico|Recipes

cartoonist anurag said...

muh main pani aa gaya aruna ji..........

ARUNA said...

Murari ji, aap bhi yahan padhaarey....iske liye shukriya!!!!

ARUNA said...

Thanq Rico, glad u liked it!!!

ARUNA said...

Anuraag.......bahut bahut dhanyawaad!!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow this cake is so mouthwatering !! Though i am checking this post very late but i am sure i will try this one..Great..Unseen Rajasthan