Bitter Cream Blueberry Espresso Cake

Blueberries and lemon come collectively completely in a Bitter Cream Blueberry Espresso Cake that’s really worthy of any event.

I’ve an enormous grin on my face at the moment and I’m positively giddy to let you know that this cake, this fantastically moist, completely candy blueberry espresso cake with a touch of lemon, is one of the best blueberry espresso cake I’ve ever tasted.

coffee cake with berries on white plate with floral napkin

I’m so pleased with this cake, I virtually danced throughout the kitchen after I tasted it. I ate a slice of this cake proper after I completed photographing it this afternoon and I ate one other slice after dinner.

Bitter Cream Blueberry Espresso Cake

Espresso cake, for my part, doesn’t get almost the quantity of hype it deserves. An excellent espresso cake has a young moist inside with a crisp, crumbly topping. This one can be stuffed to the brim with recent juicy blueberries.

I used to be shocked to be taught just lately that in some elements of the world a “espresso cake” is a cake with precise espresso in it. Whereas I’ve been identified to bake a cake with espresso in it once in a while, like this Chocolate Mocha Cake, a real espresso cake is one designed to be eaten alongside a cup of espresso.

Blueberry Espresso Cake with Bitter Cream

This blueberry espresso cake with bitter cream is right for sipping with a Spanish Cafe con Leche or for sharing with associates alongside a pot of espresso. The blueberries in it make me consider summer time afternoons, gathered with associates for a day chat on the porch.

Espresso cake can be the sort of cake you possibly can fortunately eat for breakfast. It’s mainly a muffin in cake kind, proper?

Do I even must let you know what I’ll be consuming for breakfast tomorrow? It is a harmful sort of superior, my associates.

blueberry coffee cake on a white plate with a colorful blue and white towel in the background

Simple Blueberry Espresso Cake

One other factor to like about this simple blueberry espresso cake is that there’s no icing required. It’s candy and moist all by itself. Whereas I like the style of icing, I’m not the world’s greatest cake decorator. So, any simple cake recipe that lets me simply bake and go is a winner.

This espresso cake smelled so good whereas it was baking that I might hardly look forward to it to chill to seize myself a slice. After realizing how good it was, I needed to put the remainder of the cake out of sight.

I can’t wait to get pleasure from this blueberry espresso cake for breakfast tomorrow with my first cup of espresso.

Gluten Free Blueberry Espresso Cake

As soon as I found how good this blueberry espresso cake recipe is, I made a decision to see if I might make it gluten free. Because it seems, substituting gluten free flours and starches was tremendous simple and resulted in a cake that all of us preferred simply as a lot as the standard model.

I’m at all times excited after I can share a brand new favourite recipe with my members of the family and associates who keep away from gluten. Take a look at extra of my Gluten Free Dessert Recipes too.

close up photo of coffeecake on square plate

Moist Blueberry Espresso Cake

Nothing disappoints me greater than digging right into a slice of espresso cake to seek out that the within is dry and crumbly. That isn’t an issue with this splendidly moist blueberry espresso cake.

What’s the key? Bitter cream retains this blueberry espresso cake moist, even a couple of days later. 

In the event you love this blueberry espresso cake as a lot as I do, likelihood is you’ll hardly have any leftovers after a few days. It doesn’t final lengthy when it’s nice for dessert after which once more the subsequent morning for breakfast.

However, when you DO find yourself with a couple of additional slices, relaxation simple realizing that this cake will style scrumptious every time you come again for extra. And in case you are fortunate sufficient to have leftovers, this pan with a lid is unbelievable for each baking and storing cake.

powdered blueberries being poured out of a clear glass bowl into a steel mixing bowl containing the coffee cake batter

Bitter Cream Blueberry Espresso Cake Recipe

You’ll want the next elements to make this recipe:

Cake Components

  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • lemon juice and zest
  • vanilla extract
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • bitter cream
  • blueberries

Espresso Cake Topping

A metal fork rests against the side of a glass bowl which contains the crumbled topping for the coffee cake

Recipe for Blueberry Espresso Cake

Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8″ baking pan with butter. You’ll desire a huge mixing bowl for the batter. Begin by beating the butter and sugar collectively till gentle and fluffy.

Then, stir within the vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Combine within the eggs separately, simply till mixed. Mix the flour and baking powder in one other bowl and frivolously coat your blueberries with the dry elements.

Then combine the dry elements into your batter, one half at a time. Gently stir within the blueberries and pour all of it into your greased pan.

For the topping, combine the flour and sugar collectively earlier than including the melted butter. Stir it collectively frivolously with a fork, then sprinkle the sugary crumbs on prime of the batter within the pan.

top down photo of a coffee cake in a pan that has been lined with parchment paper, showcasing the sweet and crumbly topping

Blueberry Espresso Cake Recipe

Making this blueberry espresso cake recipe is so simple as mixing collectively the batter, pouring it right into a pan, and including a crumb topping. Contemporary blueberries within the batter add a candy, tart taste and delightful colour to this espresso cake.

The crumb topping comes along with just a bit flour, sugar, and melted butter. I combine it up in the identical bowl I used for the cake batter in order that I’m solely getting one bowl soiled.

I like baking, however hate cleansing up! Can I get an amen?

slices of blueberry cake on white plates

Simple Espresso Cake Recipes

I’m positively a espresso cake fanatic, and this one has already been added to my checklist of favourite simple espresso cake recipes. I like Layered Pumpkin Coffee CakeLemon Coffee Cake, and straight-up Cinnamon Coffee Cake. The satisfaction of sticking your fork into the crisp crumb topping and tasting the moist, candy inside is unbeatable.

In the event you like this espresso cake recipe, you must also give this  Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze a attempt. I’ve additionally bought my eye on these Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins.

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Servings: 12 servings

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**Gluten-Free Topping Various

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Beat the butter and the sugar collectively in a mixing bowl till gentle and fluffy, about 6-7 minutes. Stir within the vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add the eggs separately, mixing simply till mixed.

  • Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Place the blueberries in a small bowl and sprinkle with a pair tablespoons of the dry elements, stir gently to coat the berries.

  • Add half of the dry elements to the blending bowl and stir to mix. Add the bitter cream and blend once more. Add the remaining dry elements, and blend simply till mixed.

  • Gently stir within the blueberries and pour the batter right into a greased 8″ sq. pan. Place the flour and sugar for the topping in the identical small bowl that was holding the berries and add the melted butter. Stir frivolously with a fork to mix. Sprinkle the sugary crumbs over the batter within the pan.

  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, till a toothpick comes out clear or with moist crumbs. Let cool earlier than slicing.

Energy: 315kcal · Carbohydrates: 45g · Protein: 3g · Fats: 14g · Saturated Fats: 9g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g · Monounsaturated Fats: 4g · Trans Fats: 0.5g · Ldl cholesterol: 63mg · Sodium: 109mg · Potassium: 91mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 30g · Vitamin A: 461IU · Vitamin C: 3mg · Calcium: 39mg · Iron: 1mg

recipe initially printed 8/14/14 – recipe notes and images up to date 4/25/23

blueberry lover's coffee cake on square plate with blue napkin

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