The most amazing coffee cake! Loaded with lemon flavor, and packed with blueberries, its the perfect breakfast or brunch treat!
As a little girl my very first introduction to coffee cake was something very unorthodox. My mom would take a couple leftover pieces of cornbread and split them open in a bowl, she would then proceed to pour hot, brewed coffee over the cake. I thought is was kinda weird, and I had no intention of trying her “coffee cake.”
As I got a little older, and mom was teaching me how to bake (probably something for 4-H), she asked if I would like to try a coffee cake. I remember giving her a turned up nose, and saying “…but coffee cake is gross,” thinking back to her coffee doused cornbread. She then chuckled, and proceeded to clarify that the coffee cake that we would bake is much different than the her caffeinated snack.
After this little mix-up, I quickly discovered that coffee cake can be seriously delicious and is basically an excuse to have dessert for breakfast! This Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake is no exception. Its moist, delicious and the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or tea.
The batter is a lovely, lemon flavor which contains both lemon juice and lemon zest, and its bejeweled with gorgeous blueberries that keep the cake ultra moist. The coffee cake is then topped off with a struessel topping, and baked to a golden perfection. Once it comes out of the oven, you can then drizzle the cake with a lemon glaze that really complements the lemon flavor of the cake.
You’ll see that this cake takes a while to bake. Its very moist, and when you consider the juices from the fruit, you want to be sure the cake is cooked through completely. Don’t worry – its definitely worth the wait. The cake comes out super-moist, very flavorful with the lemon and blueberries, and the struessel topping and lemon glaze, might be my favorite part! It seals in the moisture and adds an extra component to an already fabulous cake.
Perfect for company, or something to share at work, its a treat that everyone will love!! I hope you get to enjoy this fabulous coffee cake soon!