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Florida Blueberry Crumb Cake

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Florida blueberries are coming in and local growers are providing us with fresh, flavorful, nutritional berries. The Blueberry Crumb Cake is wonderful for either dessert or breakfast.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Butter and flour a 9-inch round baking pan.

For the Streusel:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

    Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and then the flour. Mix well and set aside

For the cake:

  • 6 Tblsp. unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest

  • 2/3 c. sour cream

  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1 c. fresh blueberries

  • Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling

Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed for 4 to 5 minutes, until light. Reduce the speed to low and add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla, lemon zest, and sour cream. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Fold in the blueberries and stir with a spatuala to be sure the batter is completely mixed.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out with a knife. With your fingers, crumble the topping evenly over the batter. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely and serve sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe reprinted from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa