The best cake to have with your morning coffee is this delicious blueberry cream cheesecake. This cake has layers of fresh blueberry soft, moist cake, cheesecake, and a crispy streusel on top. Having this coffee cake is the perfect way to start your day.
What is a cream cheese coffee cake?
This cake is a mixture of soft plain cake batter, a layer of cheesecake laced with fresh blueberries, and topped with a crumbly streusel.
A coffee cake is a cake made with coffee essence or a simple cake to accompany a coffee and doesn’t necessarily have coffee in it.
This cake has many textures from, being crispy to soft, creamy, and moist.
The blueberries have a slightly sour taste, and when added between the different layers of cake, it gives the cake the right balance of flavors. It is not too overly sweet or too tangy.
Most of these cakes have nuts, chocolate, or a type of streusel on top. They are typically not frosted because they already have a crispy streusel topping ready to eat after baking it.
Coffee is native to the Ethiopian Plateau forest. There is no evidence of coffee cake making in the 17th century in Europe, but the first mention cake was from Germany and was baked as sweetbreads. It was not until 1879 that the term coffee cake became common. In America, coffee cakes’ sole purpose is to accompany coffee. The cake doesn’t have actual coffee, but some may use coffee icing or frosting on them. A coffee cake has a streusel topping with nuts, fruits, and chocolate.
When is it served?
This cake is the perfect breakfast dessert. You can serve it as a single snack with brunch or after a meal. These cakes are great for dessert options at a luncheon or small gathering.
What pairs well with it?
Blueberry cheesecakes pair well with a cup of coffee for breakfast.
Some persons may drizzle a fruity sauce or glaze for added sweetness and flavor.
How do the main ingredients work?
Blueberries add a fruity flavor to each layer of the cake.
Baking powder and baking soda act as the raising agents in the cake.
Sour cream gives the cake a tender and moist texture.
Cold butter allows the flour and sugar to adhere to it, helping to give a crumbly texture.
Granulated sugar in the streusel topping caramelizes while baking and gives the topping a golden brown appearance.
How is it done?
Firstly, you will need a lightly greased 9inches springform pan lined with parchment or wax paper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla gel, egg white, and granulated sugar to make the cheesecake layer.
Cream the butter and the granulated sugar in a separate bowl until smooth. Gradually add the eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and sour cream.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared springform pan, then add 1/3 cup of the fresh blueberries on top. Add the cheesecake mixture over the berries, then add the remaining berries on top.
Add the streusel topping (blend the cold butter with the flour and sugar) and bake for 40-48 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely before storing in the refrigerator.
Why should you make this cake?
Blueberries have many health benefits and contain vitamins K and minerals that are essential for the body. They help to maintain healthy bones, lowers blood pressure, prevent cancer, and improves mental health. Having this cake for breakfast gives you a sense of satisfaction to start your day. Prepare it for breakfast soon and pair it with some coffee for the extraction of full flavors.
Streusel is a mixture of cold butter or fat, sugar, and flour to form a crumbly texture useful for cake topping, pie toppings, etc.
A raising agent is a product added to cake mixtures which creates a chemical reaction that gives off carbon dioxide causing bubbles to form and expanding the cake for a soft, tender texture of the cake.
Question and answer
Question Can I use self-rising flour instead of the all-purpose?
Answer Yes, but using that flour, omit the baking powder and baking soda as the self-rising flour already has those ingredients.
Question How do I store leftovers?
Answer The cake has ingredients included like, cream cheese which requires storing it in the refrigerator. Therefore, keep refrigerated for up to 3 to 4 days.
If you heard about coffee cake before and thought adding coffee was necessary, know you don’t have to add coffee. It is a cake intended to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Its flavors are heavenly, and the different textures melt away in your mouth. Why not give this recipe a try?
- Streusel Ingredients
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Cheesecake ingredients
- 1/2 lb cream cheese
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1tsp pure vanilla gel
- 1 1/4 cup blueberries
- Cake ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla gel
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 5 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg yolk
- Mix the cream cheese, vanilla, and granulated sugar in a standing or hand-held mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually add the egg white and set it aside.
- In another mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- With a paddle attachment on the mixer, cream the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and the pure vanilla gel.
- Add the flour mixture in two parts. Add the sour cream in two parts too after adding the flour mixture.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a lightly greased 9 inches springform pan with wax or parchment paper.
- In another mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the streusel topping. Cut the butter into chunks while still cold. blend all the ingredients. The mixture should be crumbly.
- In the prepared pan add the cake batter and smooth the top. Add 1/3 cup of the blueberries on the top then add the cream cheese filling.
- Sprinkle the remaining blueberries on the top of the cheesecake layer. Then add the streusel on top of the blueberries.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40-48 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack before opening the springform latch.
- Keep refrigerated when baked.
To make the streusel topping, the butter should be chilled. Cut into cubes as this will ensure the mixture comes out crumbly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 6g