Sunday, May 8, 2011

Recipe: Blueberry Streusel Cake

This makes a light cake with a crunchy crumble topping. 



-115g butter, softened
-100g golden caster sugar
-100g icing sugar
-300g self-raising flour
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-75g cornflour
-300ml sourcream
-3 eggs
-1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
-200g blueberries

Streusel topping

-150g chilled butter
-200g plain flour
-100g demerara sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a deep 23cm springform tin.
2. To make the streusel, mix the ingredients together in a food processor until clumps form (you may need to add a teaspoon of water). Tip into a bowl and put in the fridge to keep cool until needed. 
3. Mix the flour and baking powder together. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl. Add the eggs one at a time with a spoonful of the flour with each addition and mixing well inbetween.
4. Add the rest of the flour, sour cream, and lemon zest and beat well.
5. Fold 2/3 of the blueberries into the mixture and pour into the greased tin. Dot the remaining blueberries over the top and sprinkle over half of the streusel mix. If the clumps are too large, break them up with your fingers. 
6. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. After 40 minutes, quickly remove the cake from the oven and sprinkle over the remainder of the streusel. The cake is ready when a skewer poked into the cake comes out clean.

Can be served warm with cream/ ice cream, or cold with a cup of tea.

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