CEimB Blueberry Coffee Cake

by Joanne on March 24, 2011

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This week’s Ellie Recipe…

A delicious little treat from Ellie Krieger, Blueberry Coffee Cake.


The pick this week was by Bri of Yoshimi vs. Motherhood. This was a choice that couldn’t go wrong.


Serving 12 with only 210 calories per serving, 8.5 g of which are fat, with 30 g of Carbs.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or regular whole-wheat flour
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • *I used a full1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • *I used only ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • *I used ½ cup Demerara Sugar instead of brown
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • *( I added another ¾ cup) 1 ¾ cup fresh blueberries
  • *I added ½ cup coconut for the topping


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray.

Mix the flours together with the baking soda and salt. *I simply added the sugar, cinnamon and nuts to the flour mixture. BUT.. you were suppose to keep it in a separate bowl for the topping *see the original recipe if you want to do it that way.

In a large bowl, beat the Demerara sugar, butter and oil. Beat in the eggs. Add the vanilla and yogurt. Now mix in the flour mixture in 2 batches, stirring until just combined.

Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the blueberries over the batter.Spoon the rest of the batter into the pan, smoothing the top. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries and coconut on the top. Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes.



Although I don’t eat much of the sweets I bake, I do taste the batter. This batter tasted SO good, I knew this was going to be a delicious low fat treat.


Delicious, light, and another antioxidant rich WITH BLUEBERRY success! Thanks Bri

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  • At 2011.03.24 07:34, Medeja said:

    Your cake is so delicious in these pictures. It looks especially nice because of those blueberries with coconut 🙂 And I like a lot baked things with blueberries

    • At 2011.03.24 08:10, Joanne said:

      Thanks Medeja.

      • At 2011.03.24 07:37, Heather said:

        Blueberries are so fantastic in coffee cake! And I’m a batter taster, too – I’d rather eat some of the batter than the finished product. 🙂

        • At 2011.03.24 08:11, Joanne said:

          Me too! Exactly.

          • At 2011.03.24 13:06, Chaya said:

            Your addition of coconut is wonderful. I can see that working well. I said this is a versatile cake and you are proving it.

            • At 2011.03.24 14:40, Joanne said:

              I love coconut. Use it whenever possible.

              • At 2011.03.24 14:25, Peggy said:

                Hey girl. Your cake looks fabuloso. I bet the coconut was a good addition. Did you see the comment Ellie left for us? I thought it might be encouraging to our group to have Ellie comment on there and I am excited that she did it, but I just wonder if many people saw it on there. I have not made this blueberry cake yet. I’m running behind this week as usual. I still have to glaze my chocolate pudding cake too!

                • At 2011.03.24 14:41, Joanne said:

                  Exciting! I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

                  • At 2011.03.24 15:32, claudia lamascolo said:

                    This is one of my fav for coffee cakes! Oh and I will take that Starbucks coffee mug as well!!lol

                    • At 2011.03.24 15:56, katie said:

                      wow. i’ve never made a coffee cake but this looks like one to try!

                      • At 2011.03.24 17:00, Kayte said:

                        Coconut….wow, coconut! I wish mine had some coconut in it. Next time, it will.

                        • At 2011.03.24 21:31, Sarah said:

                          I tasted my batter too, your cake looks delicious.

                          • At 2011.03.24 23:37, Bri said:

                            Yep, the coconut was genius. Why didn’t I think of that? Well, next time that might be something I try. I think it makes your cake look fantastic; almost tropical! Thank you for baking this week!

                            • At 2011.03.25 17:54, Liz said:

                              This looks so good, Joanne! Great idea with adding the coconut!

                              • At 2011.03.26 10:03, Mateja said:

                                This cake looks amazing and sounds delicious! As I’m about to have my morning coffee, I wouldn’t mind to enjoy a piece of your cake either! Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend 🙂

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