TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake

This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by Befuddlement by Sihan. You can find the recipe on her blog or in Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking From My Home to Yours on pages 192-193.

This crumb cake was delicious. It was very easy to put together, though you definitely need to follow the directions carefully, especially if using frozen blueberries.

I also noticed that my baking powder was slightly expired, ummm ok REALLY expired. So I ran out and bought some more before continuing!

My edges started to brown before the cake was done in the middle, so I covered all the sides with foil and put it back in till the center was done. Perfect! I also made a glaze from some blueberry juice and powdered sugar. MMMMM it didn’t need it though, it was sweet enough without it!

We ate half and I gave the other half to my neighbor who raved about it. A winner!

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47 Responses to TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake

  1. 1
    Marie says:

    Your cake looks lovely Amanda! I love the idea of a blueberry drizzle! I think this was one of my favourite recipes thus far! (I know, I say that EVERY time!)

  2. 2
    Andrea says:

    Your cake looks amazing! I wish I would have thought to make a glaze with the blueberry juice, it is so pretty, great job :) I’m glad that you enjoyed this recipe, we loved it too.

  3. 3
    Marthe says:

    I love the glaze on your cake, great job!!

  4. 4
    Jill says:

    Your cake looks so pretty with the glaze! I wonder why baking powder comes in such a big container – even if you bake a lot, it takes a long time to get through the whole thing!

  5. 5
    Isabelle says:

    j’adore ton glaçage ! c’est encore plus appétissant :)

  6. 6
    Katrina says:

    Great cake. Love the drizzle. Glad the cake worked well for you–it’s amazing what new baking powder can do! ;)

  7. 7
    Carrie says:

    Looks yummy. Love the idea of blueberries– my favorite. I will have to give it a try sometime for my family.

    Thanks for the tip on the baking powder– I checked mine. Fwwww… it was fine.

  8. 8
    Debbie says:

    Looks delicious Amanada. I have Dorie’s book but half the time when I see these recipes I don’t recall them in there. I need to start cooking from the book sometime!!!

  9. 9
    chocolatechic says:

    I was going to make a glaze exactly like what you did, but I didn’t have any blueberry juice.

  10. 10
    Kayte says:

    Foil…THAT’S what I should have thought of…you are so right…my edges were browner than I wanted. Your cake looks lovely, and how creative and fun is that drizzle? Very nice…I learn so much each week from all the creative bits you all do…I am so NOT creative…when I see it done, I can copy it, however. Stealing your drizzle next time. Thanks.

  11. 11
    spike. says:

    I love the purple of the glaze! Looks nice and springy!

  12. 12
    Flourchild says:

    Im glad your family liked it. I thought it was a great cake. Your purple topping reminds me of spring!

  13. 13
    Cathy says:

    Yum!!! What a fun blueberry glaze! I am glad that this was a hit!

  14. 14
    nick says:

    Blueberry glaze = awesome idea.

    We really enjoyed this cake too!

  15. 15
    Jennifer says:

    Now THAT looks blueberrylicious!!!!!

  16. 16
    Secret Server says:

    Your glaze is beautiful!! Wonderful cake.

  17. 17
    Amy says:

    A glaze?! What a great idea! Why didn’t I think of that?! Great job – this looks fantastic!


  18. 18
    vibi says:

    Love the purple glaze, Amanda… must have been great on top of everything else!

  19. 19
    Tami says:

    Looks yummy! I love the purple glaze and I know that Alexis would, too! :)

    I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who finds outdated stuff tucked in the back of the cupboards. LOL!

    I hope to make this later today. Like a lot of things, it might not get done until later in the week.

  20. 20
    Talita says:

    Looks so good! I love crumb cakes!

  21. 21
    Bunny says:

    This looks wonderful! That glaze is a wonderful idea!

  22. 22
    The Blonde Duck says:

    I LOVE the glaze you put on it. Those little square cakes are so tempting!

  23. 23
    clivia says:

    Your cake turned out beautifully. Love the glaze!

  24. 24
    n.o.e says:

    Check out how purple that glaze is! Great job on the cake and I’m glad it earned rave reviews from all.

  25. 25
    pinkstripes says:

    Your crumb cake looks fantastic. I’m glad you liked it. The glaze sounds yummy.

  26. 26
    MaryBeth says:

    I think that is just a little more than slightly expires…it happens to us all. Your bars looks wonderful

  27. 27
    Culinary Cory says:

    I love blueberries. I’m looking forward to when they come in season.

  28. 28
    Jin Hooi says:

    creative you with adding the glaze, looks cool !! well done !!

  29. 29
    Ivette says:

    Wow.. that glaze does look good and I bet it went great with the whole cake!

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    how creative!
    i’m glad you got some fresh baking powder :)

  31. 31
    Ashley says:

    The glaze looks fantastic!! I’m definitely a fan of all things glazed!

  32. 32
    TeaLady says:

    Love the purple glaze – reminds me of an old hippie song….. Looks delicious.

  33. 33
    Michelle says:

    Don’t you just love using fruit juices for flavoring. I love it!

    Great job!

  34. 34
    margot says:

    The glaze looks beautiful. Glad your family liked it.

  35. 35
    Tracey says:

    Wow, great job! What a pretty purple glaze :) I bet that would be delicious on a lot of cakes.

  36. 36
    Suzy says:

    I love the blue icing. Looks so Yummy!
    Thanks for the blog visit! Trying to catch up on all your sites, your a busy SAHM….

  37. 37
    Claudia says:

    Oh! You glazed yours – so pretty. Never dawned on me. Now, on to your Paremsan-Herb bread. Mmmmm.

  38. 38
    Erin says:

    That looks so good with the blueberry glaze!

  39. 39
    Jess says:

    What a pretty glaze!

  40. 40
    sharon says:

    Your cake looks great. I love the glaze.

  41. 41
    Natashya says:

    Love the purple glaze! They look great.

  42. 42
    Karen says:

    I’m noticing the people who used frozen blueberries had to cook theirs longer, makes sense now that I think about it!
    This was really delicious.

  43. 43
    HappyTummy says:

    oh i LOVE the purple glaze from the blueberries. gorgeous cake!

  44. 44
    Annette says:

    Your cake looks delicious! The blueberry glaze sounds amazing. I bet it took this recipe over the top. Great job! I really liked it too. :)

  45. 45
    The Food Librarian says:

    Love the purple sauce! :) The blueberries looks wonderful!

  46. 46
    Engineer Baker says:

    Everything’s better with a glaze – that looks wonderful!

  47. 47
    Carol Peterman says:

    The glaze is a great color! Good move on buying new baking powder before making the cake, it does matter.

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