Blueberry Coffee Cake



Makes 8 to 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Chopped Macadamias
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter, cold, cut into tablespoons
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs, large, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • Blueberry Topping: 1½ cups Blueberries, ¼ cup Apple Juice, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 2 teaspoons Water

Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
    2. Butter 9-inch spring form pan.
    3. Blueberry Topping:
      1. In medium saucepan, add blueberries and apple juice and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook until blueberries release their juices – about 3 minutes.
      2. Blend cornstarch and water until there are no lumps. Add to saucepan with blueberries and stir until thickened (about 1-2 minutes). Set aside to cool.
    4. Coffee Cake:
      1. In a food processor (or bowl), mix flour and only ¾ cup of sugar. Add the tablespoons of butter and pulse until they are coarse.
      2. Pour into large bowl.
      3. Take ½ cup of flour and butter mixture and set aside.
      4. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt and lemon peel stirring well into the large bowl of flour mixture.
      5. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, vanilla and 1 egg until blended thoroughly.
      6. Add yogurt mixture into flour mixture and stir until blended.
      7. Pour into buttered spring-form pan.
    5. Cream Cheese Filling
      1. In medium bowl, whip cream cheese, add remaining ¼  cup sugar, remaining egg and lemon juice, mixing until smooth.
      2. Spread cream cheese filling over batter in pan – leaving a ½  – 1 inch border around batter edge.
    6. Spread cooled blueberry mixture over cream cheese filling
    7. Stir Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Chopped Macadamias into the reserved ½  cup flour mixture and sprinkle over top, especially covering the ½  – 1 border.
    8. Bake until top is golden brown, 30-40 minutes.(Cake should barely jiggle and you can also insert a toothpick into the edges so it comes out clean).

Cooking Tips:

  • A spring-form pan is ideal, but you may use a 9-inch cake pan or glass baking dish. (Be sure to lower heat to 325 °F if you use glass and increase baking time).
  • This can be made gluten free by using gluten free flour or almond flower.
  • House guests? Prepare the day before but assemble the morning with the cream cheese filling and blueberry topping at room temperature.
  • We recommend using Greek yogurt due to its consistency. You may use low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt.