#15) Blueberry Cheese Coffee Cake

I know, I know.... You are all getting tired of my blueberry concoctions, but the berries are almost all used up, I promise. HaHa. This recipe came from The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook. The book was was a b-day gift from bf, and seeing as he is coming to visit tonight, I thought I would make a sweet treat from it. I chose this one because bf's two faves, besides me of course LOL, are cheesecake and blueberries. This coffee cake has a subtle layer of cream cheese infused with loads of blueberries in the middle, so I figured it was a safe bet. It was a little more labour-intensive than my lastest posts, but I figured he was worth the extra effort :).

The cake is made in three sepearate steps:

1. Crumb Topping
1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I used 3/4 tbsp)
1/3 cup butter, melted
-In a small bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Drizzle with butter and stir until moistened. Set aside.
2. Cream Cheese Filling
1 pkg (light) cream cheese (250 g)
1/4 sugar
1 egg
1tsp lemon rind (I used lemon juice)

-Beat together cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg and lemon until smooth. Set aside.
3. Cake

1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (fat-free) sour cream
1 1/2 cups blueberries (I used a little more than 2 cups)

-Beat butter with sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla.
-In seperate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
-Add flour and sour cream to butter mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture. (flour, sour cream, flour, sour cream, flour) Mixture will be thick.
-Spread into greased 9-inch springform pan (I used 10-inch, hence the extra berries).
-Sprinkle half of berries on top. Cover gently with cream cheese mixture. Spinkle with remaining berries. Sprinkle evenly with crumb topping.
-Bake for 1 1/4 hours at 350°F. Let cool in pan on rack for 30 minutes.


  1. Dani I'm not sick of your blueberry concoctions. I love seeing all the different recipes! This looks simply delicious and a lovely mix of different textures and flavours. I am sure your bf will love this!


  2. The layers look so pretty!
    I know exactly what you are talking about... I had dozens of bananas at home, and spent 3 days just making cakes and cookies with banana.
    But just when I run out of it, I come across some amazing dish which I'd like to try! Ironical!

  3. Love blue berries and cream cheese. They go so well together, yummy!

  4. Thanks everyone... I will let u know the verdict once he tries it!

  5. mmm. it looks delicious!
    I love cakes!

  6. I've made quite a few coffee cakes, but never a blueberry one because I couldn't find a recipe I liked. Yours looks so thick and delicious! I can't wait to try this.

  7. hi sharaon,

    it was a bit of extra effort, but it was well worth it in the end. and the recipe makes a rather large cake so there is plenty to go around (bc trust me, they will come back for seconds LOL)


  8. This looks fantastic! I may try it with blackberries!

  9. I love berries AND apples, so I would've been happy with both. I agree with adding more vanilla! Huge vanilla fan here, you can never have too much of that or cinnamon :). Lovely photos! They look delicious!