Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake


Another fun day baking! Sihan of Walking in the Rain chose the recipe this week and made a lot of people happy in the process. Click above to get the recipe.


One interesting thing about this cake is that you mix the lemon zest and sugar together with your fingers before incorporating the rest of the ingredients for the cake. And when we took our first test bite we could definitely taste the lemon flavor.

Loved the crumb topping, which I made in the Swift Chopper that was a gift from my kids rather than using the food processor. Worked very well and fewer pieces to wash afterwards.

One of Keith's observations about this cake was that "it seems like a polite cake like the kind that ladies would have with a cup of tea." Made me smile. :)

My only complaint about the cake, and it could've been that I mixed it too much, is that the next day it was very, very dry. I usually bake my TWD confections, we each have a piece, then I take the rest with me to work the next day so that we don't sit around and eat it all. This was too dry to share like that. :(

11 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Polite cake....brilliant.

Dry cake the next day is the wonderful excuse to add whipping cream or ice cream or put it in a bowl with heavy cream.

Jennifer said...

I really loved this cake. So easy and quite delicious.

Renna said...

Dry leftovers or not, the picture has my mouth watering.

I have found that problem with a lot of sweet bread type cakes in the past. What I usually do is store it in the fridge, then toast slices of it for breakfast each morning until it's gone. Toasted sweet bread with real butter spread on it, oh my. Yum.

Gabe's Girl said...

Wow, great job! Your came out nice and tall. Looks very pretty. Perfect for a Ladies' Tea.

Pamela said...

The picture is great and the cake looks wonderful. Sorry it dried out a bit for you, though.

Stephanie said...

It looks yummy!

Amanda said...

Yours looks so good! We loved this cake :)

SiHaN said...

I love that it's a ladies cake. and a polite one at that. *laughs*

brilliant!

TeaLady said...

Mine also got a little dry, but was still good. Yours looks really tasty, polite or not......

Tracey said...

Great job, your cake looks delicious! I enjoyed this one. Sorry to hear that yours got dry.

Gnat said...

Looks so GREAT!!! YUMMO!