5.25.2008

Lemon Berry Crumb Cake

Lemon Berry Crumb Cake

A Memorial Day breakfast treat. The Husband says it is his new favorite. Add a cup of coffee to get your day off to a festive start.


Lemon Berry Crumb Cake

adapted from Fine Cooking, July, 2008

1 cup unsalted butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats -- not quick oats
1 1/3 cups light brown sugar -- packed
1 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 large egg -- separated
1 can sweetened condensed milk -- 14 oz
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350 degrees. Line a 10 - inch springform pan parchment paper. Spray the bottom and sides with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, salt and baking powder. Using your fingers, blend the butter completely into the flour mixture. Transfer 2 cups of crumb mixture to another bowl, add cinnamon and nutmeg and reserve for the topping. Blend the egg white into the remaining crumbs and then press the mixture into the bottom of the pan to form a level crust. You can tamp it with the bottom of a measuring cup to even it out. Bake the crust until it starts to form a dry top, 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a bowl whisk the condensed milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and egg yolk. Let this mixture stand for 5 minutes; it will begin to thicken.

Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over the hot crust and then drop spoonfuls of the lemon mixture over the berries. Spread gently with a spatula to distribute a little more evenly, but take care not to crust the berries; it's fine if the lemon mixture isn't perfectly even.

Sprinkle the reserved topping over the lemon blueberry layer, pressing the streusel between your fingers into small lumps as you sprinkle. Bake until the filling is bubbling at the edges and the topping is brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for about an hour. remove the outer ring of the pan to cool completely. The cake may be stored at room temperature for a few hours but otherwise should be kept in the refrigerator.




17 comments:

Lisa said...

This looks so good! I just love all your recipes!

Grace said...

condensed milk is a miracle food. what a delicious and unique and delightful breakfast!

Leslie said...

Oh yum..this looks out of this world!

Kevin said...

That looks really good!

Cathie said...

YUM!!! This look great! I'm putting it on my "to try" list!

Jerry said...

Yummy sounds like a great breakfast!

Robin Sue said...

Oh how I miss Jersey blueberries! Once I get my hands on some berries this recipe is being made. Looks so good especially with that creamy layer.

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

That looks so good. What a wonderful start to the day :)

Patsyk said...

I love this recipe! Gonna have to make this soon.

Elle said...

This looks fantastic! A great use for all the berries popping up in the markets!

Leah said...

I have that recipe tagged with a post-it in my Fine Cooking magazine! My husband is crazy for blueberries -- he would love this, maybe I'll make it for him for Fathers Day brunch. Yours looks heavenly!

cakewardrobe said...

A wonderful recipe indeed! I love how condensed milk is incorporated into it. It just looks like it'd melt right in my mouth!

EAT! said...

lisa - thanks!

grace - condensed milk makes baking soooo easy. glad you like the recipe.


leslie - thanks for visiting and the compliments.

kevin - give it a try - you'll love it

cathie - you won't be disappointed.

jerry - you only need a small sliver.

robin sue - gotta love those Jersey blueberries - I may try a cream cheese layer next time.

culinarytravels - it has been a good few days at breakfast time.

patsyk - you will love the recipe.

elle - you can change up the berries with other fruits.

leah - your husband will have a great Father's Day with this for breakfast.

cakewardrobe - condensed milk is one of my new go to ingredients. so easy.

aola said...

I made this today and it IS as good as it looks(and so easy too). My youngest son re-named it Lemon Berry Dream cake!

EAT! said...

aola - glad the cake came out well - enjoy!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm I love coffee cake especially if there are lots of crumbs on top. And this one has condensed milk?? I've never tried that but I bet it was delicious.

eatme_delicious said...

I'm not sure why I just called this coffee cake! Don't mind me. :)