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blueberry snack cake with streusel topping

Recipe by
Crystal ~
Somewhere, IL

I make this blueberry cake every year when fresh blueberries are in season. Not only is it a tasty snack cake, it makes a fabulous breakfast or brunch cake too. It can also be made into muffins, but you might have to adjust the baking time. I got this recipe from a PBS cooking show in the 80’s.

yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For blueberry snack cake with streusel topping

  • streusel topping: streusel:
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) butter, cold
  • cake:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

How To Make blueberry snack cake with streusel topping

  • 1
    Place the dry streusel ingredients in a food processor bowl.
  • 2
    Drop in butter and pulse until small crumbs form. Set aside. Note:This can be done in a bowl with a pastry blender too.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 4
    In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, and beat for 1-2 minutes.
  • 5
    Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternating with the milk and the vanilla. Mix for 1-2 minutes.
  • 6
    Stir in the blueberries by hand.
  • 7
    Spread the batter evenly in an oiled 8 or 9 inch square cake pan. (the batter will be slightly thick)
  • 8
    Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the batter.
  • 9
    Bake for35-40 minutes. Let cake cool for 5-10 minutes and then cut into squares. Serve warm.

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