I got a bunch (almost 3 lbs) of blueberries from Costco this past weekend. My family has been in blueberry heaven. Yesterday I tried out this blueberry coffee cake. It is wonderful- very, very moist.
BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup milk
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Heat oven to 375. Grease a 13x9 inch pan. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon peel. Using pastry blender or fork, cut in butter. Add milk, eggs and vanilla. Stir well. Pour 3/4 batter into greased pan.
Top with blueberries. Spoon remaining batter over blueberries. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool 30 minutes. Blend icing ingredients. Drizzle over cake.
Melt 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of butter in a saucepan or microwave.
Sift 2 cups of powdered sugar into a medium size bowl.
Add the melted butter to the powdered sugar.
Add 2 tablespoons of milk.
If desired, add 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla for flavor.
Beat until smooth and creamy, adding a little more milk if necessary.
Drizzle over a cooled cake.