Sunday, May 4, 2014

Blackberry Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping

Lovely little coffee cake chock-full of blackberries.  Perfect for a quiet weekend morning with a cup of coffee.
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cup frozen blackberries (or use fresh)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter an 8-inch square pan or round pan; set aside.

For the topping, in a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter or your finger, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

For the cake; in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ginger and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed. 

Add the sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Alternately beat in the flour mixture and the milk until just combined.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Scatter the blackberries over the batter. Sprinkle with the streusel topping. 

Bake for 45 to 60 minuets or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 

Transfer to wire rack to cool slightly before serving.