Monday, September 6, 2010

Blueberries on Blue Monday ~

Nicholas waited long enough

My fingertips remain scented with clove and cinnamon.  It’s early on a Monday and individual coffeecakes are due at for delivery to a coffeehouse soon.  Blueberry, with brown sugar, softly spiced.  I am making an extra batch for our home today, feeling the need to nurture and comfort, feeling a little lost this morning.  I know food and baking is merely the substitute, but busy hands and giving to others make for a lighter mind, if only temporary.  Baking holds so much emotion for me, it always has, with gratitude for all it's meanings.

Blueberry spice coffeecakes

1 ¾ c. flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. cloves

1 c. brown sugar
2 T. white sugar
8 T. unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
½ c. buttermilk
1 - 1 ½ blueberries, frozen is fine.

Preheat oven to 350, 375 if you prefer.  I waffle between the two, depending on my time line.
Line six 4” cake pans with parchment or simply butter and flour.

  • Mix the dry ingredients, set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugars.  Add the vanilla.
  • Add the eggs, one at time.  Blend thoroughly before adding the second.  Cream to lightness.
  • Alternate in thirds, the flour and buttermilk, starting with the flour.
  • Fold in berries, frozen is fine. 
  • Divide batter into pans, top with steusel, if desired.

Bake for 40-60 minutes.  This will depend on your oven temperature and if the berries are frozen.  A touch to the middle to test - if it springs back, they are done.  If using parchment lined pans up the side, remove the cakes to a rack.  If no parchment was used, cool five minutes before inverting to remove cakes.

Beautiful gift, beautiful indigo tinted fruit.

Individual packages of warm sweets

A nice place to share on a Monday


  1. Wow! This must be "Blue-cious" I love blueberry fillings!

  2. How I wish that I could reach inside my computer screen and grab a bite!

    Happy Blue Monday, Janet! Check out my book giveaway.

  3. What a perfect choice for blue Monday. Your muffins look and sound delicious. Blessings...Mary

  4. That sure does look good-I can almost smell them!

  5. I have not had lunch, and would enjoy a couple of these. They look so good.

  6. Clove. I've never thought of adding that to a blueberry recipe. I must try yours the next time I have some blueberries. Thank you. Happy Blue Monday to you.
    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

  7. Not fair to show and not share!! Looks delicious!

  8. Delicious cakes! They look amazing!