Recipe: Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

by Elizabeth on June 10, 2010 · 4 comments

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I found this recipe years ago as part of an advertisement in a magazine.  At that point, one of my favorite things to do on a weekend morning was make muffins.  From a package.  I hadn’t yet discovered the joys of baking from scratch.  I still haven’t moved on from the joys of cinnamon rolls from a can.  But that’s another story and an experiment for another time.
I like this recipe because it’s very easy and very delicious.  It’s perfect for a quiet breakfast at home with family, but good enough (and pretty enough) to serve at brunch or take to an event.  It can easily be doubled to feed a crowd as well.  When I make this I still use the muffin mix packages, but I imagine you could substitute your favorite muffin recipe easily.  If I feel brave enough, I may try this recipe using my favorite muffin recipe, this oldie but goodie from The Barefoot Contessa.  But for now, here’s the quick version.
Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake – 8 servings
1/2 cup toasted slivered blanched almonds, coarsely chopped (or 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted)
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 (7 oz) packages blueberry muffin mix
1 cup powered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9×9 glass baking dish with baking spray.  Combine sour cream, sugar, and milk in a bowl.  Mix in muffin mix and stir until just moistened.

Spoon batter into pan and top with chopped almonds.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and cake is pulling away from sides of pan.

Combine sugar, milk, and extract in a small bowl.  Drizzle over hot cake.  Allow glaze to set for at least 10 minutes before serving.  This is best served warm.  Enjoy!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Susan June 10, 2010 at 10:41 pm



2 Chiasa June 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm

This sounds delicious – bake date sometime?


3 SnoWhite December 27, 2010 at 1:01 am

That does sound yummy – I'll pass the recipe on to my family members who aren't allergic to nuts 🙂

Thanks for linking up to the countdown!


4 Tiffanee December 27, 2010 at 3:43 am

Yum. It looks delicious. I love how you dressed up the muffin mix.


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