26 June 2011

Mini Blueberry Streusel Cake

Couldn't resist the blueberries on sale at the supermarket, so I bought a pack without knowing what I'd do with it. 

After some deliberation, I decided on a mini streusel cake. I thought it'd be interesting to have a cake layer on the bottom, a middle layer of blueberries, and a top layer of crunchy streusel topping. What do you think?

Let's start with the bottom layer - a simple butter cake recipe that produces a soft and fluffy yet amazing moist cake.

113g butter
130g sugar
1 egg
120ml milk
130g flour
1 tsp baking powder

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add egg and mix till well combined. Then do the same for the milk
Sift flour and baking powder over mixture and mix till just combined.
Divide batter among baking cups, filling each one no more than half.

Now for the blueberry layer.
Simply sprinkle your desired amount of blueberries on top of the batter.

Now for the crunchy streusel topping...
30g flour
20g butter, very cold
25g brown sugar
10g nuts of your choice (I used almonds)

Now, combine all the ingredients and blitz them in your food processor till they resemble muesli cereal.

Crumble the mixture on top of your blueberries.
Bake at 180*C for about 25-30 min till the cake is done.

Best savoured fresh from the oven, when the streusel is nice and crisp.  Don't forget your favourite cup of tea!


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