How sad that months have gone by since I posted here! This weekend I tried a new recipe and thought it might be a fun possibility for Christmas breakfast or brunch, although I served it as a dessert. So I thought I would put that recipe here! It might also make a nice kitchen gift.
Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake is by Sue Moran at The View from Great Island. I have learned that I can't go wrong with one of Sue's recipes.
Blueberries were on sale this week and I also needed to find a dessert recipe to serve to guests at Sunday lunch. I wanted to find something simple and good, not super fancy or a lot of work. I turned to The View from Great Island as I often do. The recipe index and search feature is so easy to use.
I had made Sue's cranberry breakfast cake previously and thought the blueberry lemon one sounded yummy. I had bought a couple of lemons earlier in the week, so I even had a lemon in the house.
The cake was easy to put together and smelled scrumptious while it baked. Instead of sprinkling coarse or sparkling sugar over it, I reserved some of the lemon sugar from the recipe (which I had done without a food processor) to sprinkle on top. Just a couple tablespoons. It looked pretty when it came out of the oven and added a nice crunch to the top.
Since I was serving this as dessert, I wanted either vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream, to serve with it. We are trying to watch our carbs, so I chose whipped cream. I sweetened it with only 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. That was plenty sweet enough and it was so good with the cake. Our guests were impressed with homemade whipped cream -- and it really did turn a simple cake into a wonderful dessert.
This would make a yummy breakfast item any time of year. Hope you enjoy the cake if you try the recipe!