Wild Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

"The wild berries give this traditional cake a bite. If you are unable to get wild, use cultivated berries and add 1/2 tsp of lemon juice for a bit of a kick. This recipe is from the Maine Department of Agriculture."
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  • Preheat oven to 400F Streusel mixture: Cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until uniformly crumbly, add nuts.
  • Cake: Sift and combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
  • Add blueberries.
  • In another bowl, beat eggs, milk and melted butter.
  • Combine milk mixture with the dry ingredients.
  • Stir until blended.
  • Put half of the batter in a greased and floured 9" square pan.
  • Sprinkle streusel mixture over batter.
  • Spread remaining batter over streusel and top with 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • Bake at 400 for 35 minutes.
  • Test with knife tip in center.
  • Cool before cutting.
  • Serve w/ a dollop of fresh whipped cream if you like.

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  1. Not big nutmeg fans here, so should have paid more attention to the review that said to cut it back. A good recipe, but next time I think I will sub cinnamon for the nutmeg and increase the blueberries to 2 cups.
  2. Deliciously wholesome. Not too sweet...which made it perfect for breakfast! I used 1/2tsp nutmeg because I was afraid of adding a whole teaspoon, but it would've been fine with that much, I think. Easy to make and produced a nice moist cake. I'll be using this one often! (I used canned wilderness blueberries and pecans because that's all I had)


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