Saturday, April 7, 2018

Busy Day Blueberry Ginger Coffee Cake #FestiveFoodies

I'm hosting Coffee Cake Day with our Festive Foodies group today.  I'm delighted.  You know what my favorite thing is about coffee cake?  No frosting.  I love cake but I'm not huge on frosting.  I don't mind a bit of it but most of my frosting gets scraped off the cake and plopped onto Frank's plate.  He is more than happy with this arrangement.  He LOVES frosting.

This coffee cake that I'm sharing with you today is not the one I had originally planned.  You know how life goes though.....I had made these Easiest Ever Individual Cheesecakes and had half a can of blueberry pie filling in my refrigerator.  I thought I would use them as filling for crepes but hadn't gotten around to it when I had a woman coming over for to talk to us about an endeavor that we are working towards.

I was wishing I had something to offer her with coffee during our meeting and remembered that half can of blueberries.  I only had a little more than an hour before she was to arrive so I got moving.

This easy peasy cake was ready in no time at all.  We enjoyed it with our coffee and the meeting went very well.  We have a second meeting scheduled for next week and then I should be in a position to share some exciting news with all of you.

In the meantime, enjoy this easy peasy cake that could be made with any pie filling you might have on hand.  It makes a perfect addition to brunch. 

Make sure you stop by and see all the other wonderful ideas being shared in plenty of time for planning your Mother's Day Brunch.  You will find links to all of them at the bottom of this post.

Speaking of brunch we have a #Brunchweek event coming up at the end of the month.  This will be a sponsored event.  One of our sponsors, Lorann Oils, gifted me three bottles of flavoring.  I used some of the butter vanilla for this recipe and was pleased with the results.  You can use regular vanilla but I am anxiously looking forward to trying this butter flavored vanilla in more of my baked goods. I will be sharing more about this company in a couple of weeks but rest assured that all opinions in this and every post I share are strictly my own.

Busy Day Blueberry Ginger Coffee Cake

4 T. butter, divided
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. milk
1/2 t. butter vanilla, or regular vanilla
1 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 t. ginger
1 c. blueberry pie filling
1/4 c. flour
dash of dried cloves
dash of ginger
dash of freshly grated nutmeg
2 T. cold butter

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 t. ginger in a small bowl.  Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk until combined.  Spread into a 9" pie pan that has been treated with baking spray. Add the blueberry pie filling by dollops and use a knife to swirl it into the batter.

In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 c. flour with the cloves, ginger and nutmeg.  Cut in the butter and sprinkle over the top of the batter.

Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 30-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the center removes cleanly.  Print Recipe

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  1. I love blueberry and ginger together, and I always have a can of pie filling in the cabinet, sounds delicious!

  2. I do like blueberry and ginger together. Using pie filling does make this easy! Thanks for hosting!

  3. How easy peasy! Good luck with your future endeavor. Can't wait to hear!

    1. It's getting close Karen. I'm chomping at the bit to share.

  4. Blueberry and ginger sounds like the perfect flavor combination for these sick people in my house... coffee cake is the perfect vessel for eating immune boosting ingredients, right?

    1. Any port in a storm, I say. Hope they are all feeling better soon Lauren.

  5. Blueberry paired with ginger sounds delicious!

  6. Blueberry and ginger are two of my favorite flavors together. This does sound delicious! You have inspired me, will try to make one next week, then we'll see if that's as easy as you describe :-D


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