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Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake
Where my Target ladies at?
I recently posted the below photo to Instagram and y’all blew up my messages. You related to my struggle of loving ALL the things in Target. I swear there is a loaf of bread in there somewhere. Do you know what I went in there for? Coffee creamer. Yes. Horizon Organic Half and Half. And this is what I came out with. The. Struggle. Is. Real.
Horizon Organic Half and Half
So, yep, I got my coffee creamer. No problems there. 😉 Do y’all have the Target App? There is a whole section called “Cartwheel Offers.” When you click on the offers, a whole bunch of deals will pop up for different areas of the store. Psst: 5% off Horizon Organic Half/Half Creamer from June 10, 2018 – July 7th, 2018.Of course, I am always on the lookout for all the food deals. You just click on the offer(s) you are interested and then when you get to the checkout, just show the barcode that is on your app to the cashier. Boom! Your savings are then applied. So, I went to go get my creamer, then started scrolling through the other Cartwheel offers. Ya know, while I’m there and all…
I got sidetracked
There was a great Cartwheel offer for clearance items in the Kitchen & Dining section. And I got distracted by all the ridiculously cute coffee mugs. Is there really such a thing as too many coffee mugs? I think not. Before I knew it, I am taking photos and posting polls on Instastories to have y’all help me pick one out. Can you guess which one won?
Creamer? Check. Cute coffee mug? Check. Because I got such a good Cartwheel deal on Horizon Organic Half and Half creamers, I bought a few. And that left me with a lot of cartons of creamer. Which got me thinking…what else can I do with this half and half creamer besides feed my coffee habit?? You guessed it. I made cake. Cake + coffee + cute mug = match made in heaven!
Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake
I had picked up some frozen blueberries at Target (another Cartwheel deal!) and figured this delicious coffee moment I was gonna have deserved some cake. So I just tweaked this recipe for coffee cake and switched out the milk for the half and half.
It really gave the cake a much richer flavor and it was definitely more moist. I actually think this is one of those cakes that tastes better the day after you make it! So go grab your coffee and make this cake!
for the cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup oil
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup half and half
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a handheld electric mixer in a separate bowl) beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla extract. Alternately add the flour mixture and the half and half to the sugar/oil mixture (ending with the flour mixture.)
- for the cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- for the crumble topping:
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 4 tbsp. salted butter cut into small cubes
- Preheat oven to 375f . Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt with a fork until combined.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a handheld electric mixer in a separate bowl) beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla extract. Alternately add the flour mixture and the half and half to the sugar/oil mixture (ending with the flour mixture.)
- Batter will be very thick. Finally, stir in the blueberries, by hand, just until combined.
- Spread batter into prepared baking dish.
- To make the crumble topping, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add in the cubed butter.
- Using a fork, a pastry cutter, or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it reaches a crumbly state.
- Sprinkle crumble topping on top of cake batter.
- Bake the cake for about 40-45 minutes (until top is golden brown) and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour