Monday, October 03, 2005

(Vegan) Blueberry Coffee Cake

(Vegan) Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberries are awesome. This coffee cake is good anytime, but especially good on a rainy Sunday morning. For best results, grease your pan ahead of time and put in refrigerator until you are ready to fill. I regret to say I don’t have any pictures of the coffee cake. We completely polished it off. It was really good with a cup of strong coffee. No kidding! Where the recipe calls for margarine, I use soy margarine, either Earth Balance or some other kind of generic brand, but it could be whatever you are used to using. Use sticks, not spreads. And try not to use something with artificial ingredients, it will only take away from the taste and accelerate the impending demise of your toxin-soaked body

For the cake you will need:

8x8 or 9x9 pan, greased w/ soy margarine

1-½ cups of flour
2 tbsp of baking powder (non-aluminum, read the label and make sure aluminum isn’t an ingredient)
½ tsp of salt
¾ cup of sugar
¼ cup softened margarine (1/2 stick)
¾ cup of soymilk
½ tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

For the topping:

4 tbsp of flour
4 tbsp of brown sugar
¼ cup cold margarine
½ tsp of cinnamon
1 cup of fresh or frozen fresh blueberries
1 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar with a wire whisk or spoon. Add margarine, soymilk, cinnamon and vanilla, and mix very well, with an electric mixer if you can. You can get a cheap one from your local strip mall everything stores. It really makes a difference. Using a rubber spatula or spoon, scrape batter into greased 8x8 pan.

Spread blueberries over entire top of cake batter, and lightly press in.

Prepare the topping in a separate bowl; mix flour, cinnamon and brown sugar. Cut in the ¼ cup of margarine with a pastry cutter or fork. Lightly mix in chopped walnuts. Sprinkle over blueberries, covering the blueberries completely (if a few peek out that’s all right).

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-35 minutes. When an inserted knife comes out of the center clean (except for blueberry goo) the cake is done. Let cake sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before eating, the blueberries get so hot they are nuclear and will cause sustaining injury if eaten before proper cooling has been ensured.

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