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Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

(adapted from Cozy Country Living.com)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. milk

Instructions

  1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray (2) 8 or 9 inch cake pans with non stick cooking spray and line with parchment paper if desired and set aside.
  2. In your Kitchen Aid Mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and the almond extract and beat well.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients and alternate them with the sour cream, and mix until everything is well incorporated. By hand, gently add and fold in the fresh blueberries. Evenly add the batter to the 2 cake pans and spread.
  4. Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top of the 2 cakes and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven, carefully take a knife and go around the edge of the cakes to make sure it isn't sticking to the sides of the pan and let the cakes rest in the pans for 15 minutes.
  5. When the cakes have cooled a bit you can remove them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  6. After the cakes have cooled, combine the glaze ingredients and whisk together until smooth. Drizzle the glaze across the 2 cakes and let it dry. Slice and serve!
  7. Each cake serves 6 to 8.
  8. *If freezing, prepare as usual, and after the glaze is completely dry, store in a freezer friendly container or plastic bag.