Whether you have frequent houseguests or simply a hungry family, you are probably no stranger to loved ones who wake up ravenous. Sure, pancakes and waffles are great, but if you’re in need of a sweet and special breakfast then you might want to think slightly outside the box. So, how can you start their day off right?
Here is the perfect breakfast that anyone would be excited to dig into first thing in the morning: buttermilk blueberry breakfast cake.
Cake? Yes, cake.
It is every bit as decadent as it sounds. But it’s also light, fresh and filled with sweet blueberries that burst deliciously with every bite.
In this recipe from Alexandra Cooks, the talented chef combines blueberries, buttermilk and lemon to create a breakfast cake that will put regular old blueberry muffins to shame.
Though this particular recipe calls for fresh blueberries, you may opt for frozen ones if that’s simpler for you. (You don’t even need to defrost them ahead of time.)
Simply toss the berries with a bit of flour before adding them to the wet mixture, as Cooks does. This helps the berries get neatly folded throughout the cake rather than just sinking to the bottom.
Here’s a version of the cake that’s got a nutty, crumbly topping on top. The recipe comes from the Amanda’ s Cookin’ blog. It uses walnuts or hazelnuts to give the blueberry cake another flavor enhancement your family might love!
If you want to alter this recipe for the holiday season, you can also try swapping cranberries for blueberries and adding orange zest instead of lemon.
That’s the awesome thing about no-fail recipes like these: As long as you follow the basic steps, you can personalize the filling and spices to your own liking.
Just make sure you don’t skip the fresh, creamy buttermilk, though. It keeps the cake moist and flavorful.
Oh, and the absolute best part of making a cake for breakfast? You can make the batter the night before and then store it in the refrigerator. When you wake up, preheat the oven and sprinkle the top with turbinado or plain sugar.
Let it bake while you enjoy your coffee and wait for your sleepy houseguests to wake up.
When they do, they will crown you the best host or hostess of all time!