Coffee cake refers to a cake with coffee flavor or a class of cakes that is usually served with coffee. This recipe fits in the latter category and there is no coffee flavor.
It has been the week of blueberries at home. They were on sale for $2.50 per pound and I stocked up on 4 pounds. Some went into pancakes, some were just munched on and some were frozen. I was still left with about a cup of them. While wondering what to do, I ran into this healthy blueberry coffee cake by Ellie Krieger. The only change I made was to use egg whites instead of whole eggs. We rely on eggs for our protein and I use them a lot in baking after discarding the yolks. The recipe also uses 1/2 part whole wheat flour and 1/2 butter and 1/2 oil.
The result was a moist and not-so-sweet coffee cake which became an instant hit. I am not a sweet lover, but I could not stop myself from eating these beauties. The crunchy topping added a lot of flavor and the needed sweetness. Any cake pan can be used although the bundt pan adds a lot of beauty. I decided to use this heart shaped pan to create mini cakes. This pan made its entry for Mother’s Day. I normally have a lot of trouble deciding what I want .. I want so many things though !!. Anyway tired of not getting an answer K went and bought this pan and also baked a carrot cake for Mother’s Day. Needless to say, it made my day. Off to the recipe.
I have recently started using flax seed and planning to bake this again by substituting eggs with flax seeds. Will update the post with my results.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp canola oil
4 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup fat free yogurt
1 cup blueberries
Sift the flours. Combine the dry ingredients (all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt).
For the crunchy topping combine sugar, cinnamon and walnuts.
In a bowl beat the butter, oil and sugar until fluffy.
Add in the egg whites in two stages. (add half, mix and then add the remaining half and mix)
Add vanilla extract.
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37 Responses to "Mini" Blueberry Coffee Cake
awesome cake dear…
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For some reason, i craved to have one now. It looks yummy and good, a perfect partner with my coffee.
Yum, absolutely love it, the contents, color, everything
Heart shaped cake pan is a nice gift and the cakes are looking so cute too! I'm also shifting to whole wheat flour & would love to give this one a try!! And as far as your ques, yes the pics were shot in natural light, since I don't have the set up of artificial lighting!!
Nice risen cakes! Looks very cute!
Those look Wonderful, Vardhini – you are prolific! I thought I just commented on your mattar paneer and you have three more already! Way to go – I am trying to get back to 3 posts a week – revving back takes time altho I have about 20 recipes in the file waiting to go
Cute cup cakes! It seems to be a lite one…with not much of fats…It sure looks delicious!!
Delicious and perfect cake vardhini
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Wow, I also made a coffee cake with the blueberries sometime back. Love your pics!!
gorgeous cake…superb dear..
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what a lovely cups!!!they looks awesome!!!!
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Lovely recipe and nice clicks…
Nice and clear step by step pics.. Looking soft and tempting..
Looks very moist and yummy…. Nice pictures too!
Mini cakes are looking perfect…and delicious tooo….
Looks delicious, interesting combination.
Your mini cakes looks so pretty! I love seeing all the berries recipes in bloggerland, berries are simply irresistible! Have a nice day!
Perfect looking muffins!! Interesting flavor.. coffee and berries.. I am sure my family will love it! Thanks for sharing dear!
super soft blue berry muffins..love the colour combo..
Healthy version of cake. Looks so good.
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wow coffee cakes are my favorite coffee time snacks…very nice recipe…
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Soft,moist and beautiful..love it
Gorgeous and yummy looking muffins. perfect for coffee… Thanks for the step by step pics…
I too bought some blueberries on sale… Your recipe inspires me to put best use of it… Planning to make cupcakes… Lets c..
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Wow, look so refreshing and good.
lovely. Vardhini, could you please provide an eggless version of this?
wow luks so delicious,lovely pics…
Yummy blue berry muffins. I want them now..:(
Lovely muffins..I wud love to have it for my breakfast:-)
Love you cute little cup cakes…nice clicks
Awesome muffins dear…love the heart shaped tray.u have
Looks delicious and cute ….gud one
Soft and flavourful cake
looks great…love the topping..yumm
Nice cake…looks delicious..:)
Love the it, feel like biting into it.