So, I was going to just name this post Blueberry Coffee Cake, but, well, what's the fun in that, really?
So Kugelhopf is a German/Austrian word for a big cake, simply stated. It's a ring shape, similar to a Babka, but it's not rolled into the bundt pan like a Babka is. Oh how I love saying the word Babka. Anyways, I digress.
This is a coffee cake like your grandmother used to make, but I've made it less fattening and tasting just as delicious.
I've thrown in some whole wheat flour in addition to all purpose flour, made sure I cut out some of that shortening with applesauce, and add some nutrient rich blueberries.
With that said, enjoy my lovely friends.
For the batter (swinnnnng battah battah...Fun fact, did you know Red Sox spring training starts March 3? That's a month away! Hoorah!):
- 1C sifted whole wheat flour
- 2C sifted all purpose flour
- 2tsp baking powder
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1/8tsp kosher salt
- 8Tbsp I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light
- 4Tbsp All Natural Applesauce
- 1.5C Granulated Sugar
- About 2tsp orange zest; usually one orange
- 1/4C Egg Beater
- 2 Large Brown Eggs
- 1C Low Fat Sour Cream
- 1C Blueberries- Fresh preferably
For the Filling:
- 1/2C packed Dark Brown Sugar
- 1/3C All Purpose Flour (or Whole Wheat)
- 2tsp Orange Zest (another orange)
- 4Tbsp I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light
- 2-3tsp ground cinnamon
Now, go preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, sift together the first 5 batter ingredients.
In a stand mixture (if you have one, use it), cream ingredients 6-9.
Add the egg beaters, mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, not adding the next until the previous is well mixed.
Now, alternate the flour mix and sour cream into the batter in the mixer. Mixture should be very creamy.
So, at this point, take about 2/3 of the batter and place in your well-lubricated-via-cooking spray Bundt pan.
Sprinkle your blueberries over the batter.
In another bowl, mix together the ingredients for the filling. Mixture should appear "spreadable." Dollop the filling on top of the blueberries.
Mix in a few more blueberries to the remaining 1/3 batter.
Spread this on top of the filling.
Next, place in the oven for 50 or so minutes.
You got yourself a mighty fine Kugelhopf, people.
Ess gezunterhait, or Eat in good health!
The facts, from livestrong.com: