Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Blueberry Crumb Cake

Sihan of Befudlement chose Dorie's Blueberry Crumb Cake this week and I could not be happier with this pick! This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Like lots of others I had a few problems baking this one. It took closer to 75 minutes to be cooked by which stage the edges were getting pretty dark and I had a big pool of butter in the middle until the 70 minute mark. It also seemed to sink a little where the butter pool was but it was definitely cooked through.

All these were minor issues though and the end result was absolutely worth it.

The taste test ...

In a word ... divine. During baking this cake smelt like Christmas to me - cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest and walnuts. It was wonderful straight out of the oven, albeit incredibly difficult to cut because of the crunchy streusel topping! I had a second piece a few hours later which was moist and even more flavoursome. It would also make a wonderful dessert served warm with custard or cream. This would have to be in my top 5!

You can find the recipe at Befuddlement.

9 comments:

  1. Oh...your cake rose so lovely.

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  2. Your cake is beautiful! :) I had to leave mine in for 5-10 minutes longer, too - and it turned out amazing!

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  3. Your cake is absolutely beautiful!!! Nicely done!

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  4. Great job! I was a little nervous about all of the butter on top, too. But it all turned out fine and delicious!

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  5. Great cake. I will make this one again. I really loved the taste!

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  6. That looks really tasty. Nice job.

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  7. Phew, mine sunk where the butter pooled too. Good to know it happens to more people than you, huh? It looks gorgeous though!

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  8. I had issues with the middle of my cake too. It didn't sink but it took forever to bake through and the edges were definitely getting crispy. Great job!

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