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Moist Blueberry Coffee Cake | Starbucks Copycat

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Blueberry Coffee Cake (AKA Blueberry Boy Bait)


For the Streusel Topping

  • 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch balls

For your Cake

  • 2 cups loaf bread, spooned into measuring cup plus leveled-off
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 rod (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 big eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon packed lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (frozen can be used but don’t defrost)


  1. Make the streusel topping: Combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. With your fingers, mix until no lumps of brown sugar stay. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it reaches a crumbly state. Refrigerate till ready to use.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F and place an oven rack at the center place. Grease a 9-inch square pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowlwhisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Put aside.
  4. From the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl and then beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon zest and the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, beating on low speed to blend. Add the berries into the batter and fold gently with a spatula until evenly dispersed. Don’t over-mix.
  6. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the batter. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden brown around the edges and a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a rack for approximately 20 minutes, then serve straight from the pan.
  7. This cake is served on the day it’s made. Leftovers will keep nicely for a couple of days wrapped in foil and kept at room temperature.

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