This week’s TWD recipe was Blueberry Crumb Cake, chosen by Sihan of Befuddlement. I was really excited when I saw this week’s choice – I’ve been eyeing this cake for a while now, plus, I have a delicious-smelling “Blueberry Scone” Yankee Candle that makes me crave any kind of blueberry baked goods whenever I burn it.  I try not to burn it when I know I’m having company because I don’t want someone to walk into my house thinking I’ve made them some sort of yummy blueberry treat, when I really haven’t. But this weekend worked out perfectly because I was having company and got to burn my yummy-smelling candle because I was indeed baking a blueberry treat for them! Yippee!

I had the most beautiful frozen blueberries for this cake – usually anytime I buy any kind of frozen berries, they’re all clumped together and sort of squished and not all together great-looking. But these blueberries were just perfect. Unfortunately, they didn’t have much flavor….at all. The lemon zest helped some, but not much – in fact, I couldn’t really even taste blueberries. Sad, yes, but it was still really tasty. The crumb topping is really the star of this cake – it’s buttery, slightly crunchy and sweet – I loved it! I can’t wait to try this recipe again, but with fresh blueberries or maybe some raspberries or blackberries. I give it two thumbs up!

If you want the recipe, head over to Sihan’s blog. This is a great cake and tastes best in the morning with your coffee (at least in my opinion!) – give it a try this week!



  1. Your cake looks wonderful!!!!! NICE JOB!


    Comment by Jennifer — March 24, 2009 @ 6:19 AM

  2. Frozen fruit can be such a bust sometimes. I bet it was still super tasty, though!


    Comment by rainbowbrown — March 24, 2009 @ 7:36 AM

  3. Purdy pics, A! 🙂 I loved this cake, too – soooo yummy with coffee!!


    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — March 24, 2009 @ 7:59 AM

  4. Looks great. The crumb topping is where it’s at!


    Comment by Spike — March 24, 2009 @ 8:30 AM

  5. Looks wonderful, Amy!


    Comment by Kelsey — March 24, 2009 @ 10:17 AM

  6. Beautiful, Amy!

    P.s.: When I know I’m goind to need frozen fruit for something special in which they need to look good, I open them as soon as I get home and freeze them separatly on a big cooking tray, then when they’re frozen through, I put them back in a bag. But the day I need them, I defrost them, again on the tray… and they keep their original shape!


    Comment by Vibi — March 24, 2009 @ 11:08 AM

  7. Looks fabulous.


    Comment by chocolatechic — March 24, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

  8. I agree that the topping really takes the cake, here. This will be great to try again with all kinds of berries….


    Comment by Amy — March 24, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

  9. Your cake looks amazingly good! Your pictures look awesome. I’m glad your company got to enjoy this good lookin’ cake 🙂


    Comment by Ivette — March 24, 2009 @ 6:23 PM

  10. You should try again, for sure. Your cake looks delicious anyway!


    Comment by Karen — March 24, 2009 @ 7:59 PM

  11. Your photo is beautiful…really makes this crumb cake look great.


    Comment by Spinach TIger — March 25, 2009 @ 3:54 PM

  12. This looks soooo lovely. I want to brew a cup and tea and get a slice!


    Comment by food librarian — March 25, 2009 @ 9:09 PM

  13. Beautiful cake! Sorry your blueberries were disappointing. I hate when that happens.


    Comment by Tracey — March 26, 2009 @ 8:04 AM

  14. I love how big the pieces of nuts are in your crumble – definitely should have done that. It’s beautiful, even with the subpar blueberries!


    Comment by Caitlin — March 26, 2009 @ 5:38 PM

  15. Oh, that looks sooooo yummy. The pics say it all.

    My blueberries weren’t too great either, but with fresh……


    Comment by Margaret — March 26, 2009 @ 7:28 PM

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