This cake really does taste like muffin, no joke! I was having a rough day and I really just wanted to make a cake. My sister helped me out and we worked on this cake for quite some time while watching the CFB Championship game. It was a lot of fun but the cake didn’t look quite as nice as the original recipe did. But that just drives home the purpose of Baking with Friends: that the process itself is what is so enjoyable about baking, the cake may come out pretty or ugly, tasty or nasty, but either way, the important part you will remember later on was how much fun you had in the process. So grab some friends, make this cake and let me know if yours didn’t fall apart in the end! 🙂
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose Gold Medal Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1 pound fresh blueberries (I didn’t have enough blueberries so I mixed in some raspberries as well)
- 3 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
Oat Crumble Topping:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons oats
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (I didn’t use these but you can!)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with flour to fully cover the pan.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs and vanilla. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the flour and buttermilk, alternating each, until all incorporated.
Finally beat in the lemon zest before turning the mixer off.
Use a spoon the stir in half the blueberries.
Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and sprinkle the remaining blueberries over the top.
Bake for 60-80 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 20 minutes before flipping out onto a cooling rack.
DO NOT try flipping the cake any earlier than 20 minutes, or the cake will stick. Promise! Waiting 30+ minutes is safer.
Once the cake is cooling on the rack, mix the oat crumble. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and pinch with your fingers to blend the ingredients and break into small pieces. Sprinkle the mixture over a baking sheet and bake in the heated oven for 5-10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet before proceeding.
For the glaze, whisk the buttermilk and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and immediately sprinkle the oat crumble over the top of the cake before the glaze dries.
Not too shabby and absolutely delicious!