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Blackberry Coffee Cake Recipe

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter and flour a 9 inch (23 cm) spring form pan.

Streusel topping: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and ground cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Cream cheese filling: In your electric mixer or food processor, beat the cream cheese until creamy and smooth. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and beat just until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

Cake batter: In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, (or with a hand mixer) beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add the flour mixture (in three additions), alternately with the milk (in two additions), and beat only until combined. Spread the batter onto the bottom, and slightly up the sides, of the prepared pan. Next, spread the cream cheese filling over the cake batter. Scatter the fresh berries over the filling and top with the streusel. 

Bake for about 60 to 70 minutes or until the streusel is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool slightly. 

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 - 10 servings.

Note: Can replace the fresh blackberries with raspberries or blueberries. Can also use 1/2 cup (120 ml) of blackberry or raspberry preserves.

 

Streusel Topping:

1/3 cup (40 grams) all purpose flour

1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup (55 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Cream Cheese Filling:

1 - 8 ounce package (227 grams) full fat cream cheese, at room temperature

1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (peel) (optional)

1 tablespoon (10 grams) all purpose flour

Cake Batter:

1 cup (130 grams) all purpose flour

1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (55 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup (80 ml) milk, at room temperature

1 cup (240 ml) fresh blackberries