Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Blueberry Crumble Cake + Quarter Century Birthday Celebration

I am very happy with how this cake turned out, and seriously there could not be a better cake to have on my Quarter Century birthday! What a risk baking something for the first time last minute for a birthday! Well, at least it's my own birthday that I will ruin if the cake didn't turn out.

This cake was quick to put together, and the result is unbelievably amazing. That streusel is probably the best streusel I have ever made in my life. A crunchy nutty streusel top with that moist light cake base studded with tart blueberries- NOM! Who wants a typical birthday cake with whipped cream and frosting when you can have streusel?! Streusel >>>>> Cream.

Blueberry Crumble Cake
recipe adapted from Cupcake Jemma
makes one 8" cake
Streusel topping:
50g unsalted butter, melted
80g demerera sugar *used reg caster sugar
50g plain flour
1 round tsp cinnamon
1 cup walnuts, chopped 
80g caster sugar
4 Tbsp (60g) vegetable oil
1 large egg
120ml whole milk
225g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
225g blueberries
Combine all the ingredients for streusel.
Set aside and work on the cake next!
Beat sugar, oil, and egg until combined and fluffy.
Toss blueberries in dry mixture.
*I tossed blueberries into all of the dry mixture and folded it all at once with the wet.
Smooth batter into lined pan.
Can't stop picking at the streusel!
Cooled completed and remove from pan.
1. Make streusel topping first- combine melted butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and walnuts. Set aside.
2. Beat sugar, oil, and egg on medium speed for 3 minutes until fluffy.
3. Add milk and beat briefly to combine.
4. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
5. Take a 1/4 cup or so of the dry mixture and toss with blueberries to coat.
6. Fold in dry mixture with wet until just combined.
7. Gently fold in flour coated blueberries.
8. Pour into greased/lined 8" round pan with removable bottom.
9. Bake at 350F for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
10. Cool completely. Run knife around edge of cake and remove from pan.
Cheers! Thank you mama and papa for the yummy meal!
Cake time!
My dearest mom and dad cooked up a feast featuring rosemary lamb racks, scallops with asparagus and mushroom, roasted chicken with carrots and potatoes, steamed fish, veggies, and their successful experiment- pumpkin cream soup! A lovely meal concluded with the loveliest crumble cake of all.

The cake was well received by all. Flavor and sweetness were on point. And texture was just on fleek! The Fatty said it's possibly better than my latest yummy bake- blueberry scones!

Taste: 5 stars out of 5
As great as it is, next time, I will try demerera sugar for the topping and lower the sugar a teeny bit more both in the streusel and cake. 
Texture: 5 stars out of 5
Perfect as is!

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