Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blueberry 'N Cheese Coffee Cake

Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened & divided
1-3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 eggs
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 cups blueberries
8-ounce package cream cheese, cubed and softened
2 tablespoons lemon zest

Directions

In a mixing bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter at medium speed until creamy; gradually adding 1-1/4 cup sugar and beat well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt; stir well. In a separate bowl, combine milk and water; stir well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk mixture. Mix at low speed after each addition until mixture is well blended. Gently stir in blueberries and cream cheese. Pour batter into a greased 11"x7" pan. In a medium bowl, combine remaining flour, sugar, lemon zest and butter; sprinkle mixture over batter. Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Makes 12 to 16 servings

**This recipe comes out of Gooseberry Patch's Recipes For Comfort cookbook.**

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