Blueberry Madness!!!

I had so many containers of blueberries leftover from my TV gig on Monday that I knew I had to make something quick before they started going bad.  I pondered endlessly as to what I should make and all that came to mind was baking something.  I came up with a couple of recipes for Blueberry Muffins and a Blueberry Coffee Cake both of which I love. 

Today is the first day of fall.  The weather was foggy, overcast and quite chilly.  Staying inside to bake and eat my creations sounded appealing.

I’ve failed to mention in my previous posts, but I’ve had a couple of crazy weeks with cooking.  I taught a Sushi Class, Gourmet Pizza Class, catered an event for 100 people over a 3 hour time frame, doing it all single handed.  Then I also appeared on a local TV station, “Great Day St. Louis” doing a segment for National Breakfast Month.  All were fun but pretty much back to back.  The most exhausting was prepping for the catering event something I never do.  Thank goodness all went well.

So with 6 boxes of blueberries left, I made the first batch of muffins which I disliked immensely.    They were beautiful but didn’t have much flavor.

Then I made another batch of blueberry muffins.  These were very tasty and my own creation, which made it very simple to follow since it was a little bit of this and that.

My third creation was a Blueberry Coffee Cake.  Quite flavorful but have to say, after sampling all three over a period of a couple of hours, I now have a stomach ache.  I’m use to eating a lot of chocolate but not quite so much bread and cake.

Over the next few days I will post the recipe for the blueberry muffins that I liked, and discuss the ones I didn’t.  For today, I will post the recipe for my Blueberry Coffee Cake.  I hope you like it.  By the way, since I’ve been so exhausted I didn’t take photos for each step in the baking process.  However, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Below is the recipe for the Blueberry Coffee Cake:

Blueberry Coffee Cake
serves 10-12


1/2 c butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried


Heat oven to 350F degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and the 1 cup sugar with a wire beater or fork. 

Beat in eggs then blend in creme fraiche. 

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; blend into creamed mixture. 

Spread half of the batter in a greased bundt pan (I sprayed mine with non-stick baking spray), Combine the 1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon and vanilla.  Sprinkle half of the mixture over the batter.  Top with half of the blueberries.  Spread remaining batter; sprinkle remaining sugar mixture, and blueberries.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out cleen.

Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.  Dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy with your favorite morning beverage!

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  1. Haha lots of leftover blueberries from the TV show! So you can take it home, huh. That’s nice. =) I love the coffee blueberry cake but you said you didn’t like that much? It looks beautiful though!! Have a great weekend Vicki!

  2. Hi Nami,

    I love the coffee cake it was the first batch of blueberry muffins that I disliked.

  3. Oh…I am going to make a strawberry version of this for a brunch I am hosting this weekend, thanks! I needed an easy, delicious recipe! This looks perfect!

  4. Oh I bet strawberry would taste delicious!

  5. looks fabulous Vicki…. and yes that there is a link to the cannoli on that page! thanks for your visit!

  6. You HAVE been busy, Vicki and these are amazing blueberry creations! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

  7. Lots of blueberries is a good problem to have! 🙂 The cake looks yummy- so glad you survived your busy week!

  8. @Pegasuslegend – I didn’t see the link on my phone but will use your recipe and try them. Thank you

    @ Ann and Scrambledhenfruit – yes lots of blueberries and a crazy couple of weeks. Now I can play with food again for a bit and create. The cake is good but as usual my husband is looking to share the rest with the neighbors so the 2 of us don’t devour it.

  9. I love your delicious blueberry bundt cake…haven’t made a bundt cake in a while.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thank you. I hadn’t made one in a while either. They’re fun especially if you have the ones in different patterns like castles, etc.

  11. Those muffins look just perfect! They are exactly what I like, soft on the inside with a nice robust crust on the top. You have definitely shown up these blueberries in the best possible way!
    *kisses* HH

  12. Oh, yum! That is one gorgeous Bundt cake…perfect for a family dessert or an elegant brunch! Looking forward to your tips about blueberry muffins 🙂

    PS…hope you have a little time to put your feet up this weekend~

  13. @HeavenlyHousewife – yes both muffins had a nice topping but only one had a delicious, moist and flavorful center, which I plan to share today, with the recipe, once I crawl my tired body out of bed.

    @Lizzy – the bundt cake is yummy and I definitely got good use out of my berries. Without question I’ve enjoyed this weekend of R&R. Thanks for asking.

  14. Good heavens, you HAVE been busy! Glad everything went well with the catering gig.
    Your blueberry bundt cake looks like a winner. I’ve made blueberry muffins often, but never thought to use them in a coffeecake. It looks really delicious with a nice tender crumb.

  15. It’s nice to have some down time now although I’m not complaining, it’s nice to have work.

    Yes the bundt cake was really good as was one of the muffins, which I’m just about to share in my next post.

    Thank you for your comments. Have a great weekend!

  16. Vicki, I was looking at a 2kg (4.4lb) packet of dried blueberries today and I wept at the US$50 price tag! So you’re one lucky woman to be taking home all those FRESH berries!

    You sound like Superwoman with all those baking, classes and catering activities you’ve been doing. I’m so motivated to get off the couch and become as productive as you! Loved the look of the muffins (even though you didn’t like them) and that bundt cake must’ve tasted glorious. Those blueberries were lucky they got to come home with you ;-).

  17. Oh goodness, that’s outrageous! I had no idea. Why don’t you try growing some.

    As for the muffins, I loved my version with the applesauce and yogurt (which is the 2nd photo) but disliked the first ones immensely.

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