Feeling Crumby and Blue?

by jerseygirl on August 23, 2008 · 17 comments

It’s going to be a short post, folks! I need to do a little less cooking and a lot more exercising. Time for my morning run. I don’t want to have to buy fat jeans especially since we are going on vacation soon. By the way, we are going to Williamsburg, Virginia. Does anyone have any good dining suggestions? If so, please leave a comment or send me an email.

Yes, blueberry season has come to an end. You can still find some fresh Jersey blueberries in the farm markets however they are getting scarce. I had a few pints left and decided to make a NY style blueberry crumb cake. So I will leave you with this delicious cake that is good as a dessert or breakfast (not before a morning run, though). Get ready for a peachy next post. Happy weekend!

Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 10 inch spring form pan and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together four, baking powder and salt. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and sour cream. Slowly mix in flour mixture and then fold in blueberries. Do not over mix.

crumb topping:
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1/2 cup butter, softened and cut into small cubes

In a medium size bowl, mix together all ingredients. With hands, break into crumb size pieces.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the crumb topping. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely and sprinkle with confectionery sugar if desired.

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Prudy August 23, 2008 at 2:02 pm

That looks soooo good. I love blueberry coffecake. I love to make it in the fall and eat it after a good long Sat. run.


Barbara Bakes August 23, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Yum – My mouth is watering!


Maria August 23, 2008 at 3:49 pm

looks like the perfect breakfast treat. I hope you enjoyed your run.


Clumbsy Cookie August 23, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Crumb cakes are allways delicious, and this one looks great! Isn’t it sad when we realize summer fruits are ending their season? Good for you for running! Have a great time in Virginia Lisa!


Jan August 23, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Great looking cake, Lisa.

I have never been to Virginia so I have no recommendations for you, but enjoy your vacation.


Dee August 24, 2008 at 8:22 am

Yeah, I need to get out of the kitchen and into the gym 🙁 Good for you. The cake looks great – sour cream in cake always makes it sooo moist!

Have a great trip.


Adam August 24, 2008 at 10:46 am

I would love that for breakfast. What a great pick me up to start the day 🙂

Good for you in the running thing. Once those first few days are done, you’ll just keep going Energizer Bunny style…

Williamsburg? I’ve never been, but when I go to Richmond I hear good things about it. Lots of history and things to do


Katie August 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Yum yum yum! Have fun on vacation.


Jeena August 24, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Delicious cake it looks really lovely. Have a great vacation. 🙂


Beth August 24, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Cake looks lovely and moist. I know what you mean about doing more running and less baking. My jeans are shrinking!!!


Reeni August 24, 2008 at 5:47 pm

It looks comforting and scrumptious! Have a wonderful vacation!


EAT! August 24, 2008 at 6:15 pm



Aggie August 24, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Oh Lisa this looks so good! This is my kind of dessert!

I am with you on the less cooking (eating) and more exercising! I’m hitting that treadmill hard tomorrow!


RecipeGirl August 24, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Looks like a delicious one. Yep, more exercising is on my agenda too.

I was last in Williamsburg when I was about 17 so unfortunately I don’t have suggestions for you. Have a great time 🙂


Mary Ann August 24, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Yum- I love these types of things for breakfast! Delish!


Mari August 24, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Thanks for stopping at my blog. I’m so glad you did because you have some good looking recipes here!
PS – We were in Williamsburg this Spring and enjoyed eating at The Kings Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. Its an old authentic 1700’s place.


Lisah July 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I just made this today and it was amazing!!


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