TWD- Blueberry and Peach Crumb Cake

For this weeks TWD Sihan of Befuddlement– picked Blueberry Crumb Cake on pages 192-193 of Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

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I had a single cup of frozen blueberries left but chopped up a couple of peaches that had gotten too bruised for my diserning taste panel to eat.  In the spirit of cleaning out the fridge and freezer I also had some orange zest good to go.  I made this in the 8 inch square as suggested but the middle took a long time to set which made the edges a bit dry and overcooked.  All was saved by the crumb topping though.  I know it is childish to only want to eat the crumb topping but oh dear, it was so good.

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Notes for next time.  The cake was ok, but again it was all about the crumbs for me.  Perhaps try in a loaf size for more even baking or even go back to muffin size (Matt’s suggestion).  I also wonder how this would go with the French Yougurt Cake from last week as the base.  I did really like that cake.

Now it’s time to say see you next week, and go check out the TWD blogroll and see all the crumb cakes you could desire.

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11 responses to “TWD- Blueberry and Peach Crumb Cake

  1. Mine took a while to bake completely in the center too – sorta annoying, really. It looks wonderful though, and I love the addition of peaches!

  2. Isn’t the crumb topping always the best part?

    And peaches sound just so refreshing with the berries.

  3. Blueberries and peaches sounds wonderful together! I loved the topping as well.

  4. The peaches sound like a great addition. I baked mine as muffins and it took about half the baking time – they came out great.

  5. Crumb topping …oh how I love thee~

  6. Looks wonderful! We really enjoyed this crumb cake too 🙂

  7. oh i cldn’t bear to eat just the crumbs alone.. they were so sinfully buttered up! haha. But the peaches sound lovely in the cake. Why didn’t I think of that? haha.

  8. Your cake looks wonderful!

  9. Oh! Yeah… I can imagine how it was all about the crumbs for you… they were divine weren’t they?
    Breat looking even after the baking trouble!

  10. same here, i loved the crumb but not the cake itself .. yeah, good idea of using the french yogurt cake as the base .. will try that next time.

  11. I tried to save my family by eating some of the topping before putting it on the cake, but…. That topping WAS goo–ood. Yours looks great.

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