Every now and then I pull out the cookbook that was compiled by ladies from the church I grew up in. I love that as I look through the recipes I see names of women I have known since I was a little girl! This coffee cake recipe comes from that book and it is easy, sweet and yummy! It's baked in a springform pan, so you can get some extra usage out of those pans that normally just sit in your cupboard (unless you love making cheesecakes!). It is a coffee cake, so technically could be eaten for breakfast; we ate it for a dinner dessert, so take your pick!
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4-1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional-I left these out)
Grease and flour a 9" springform pan. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix eggs, 1 cup sugar, flour, melted butter and oil. Pour berries on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup sugar and then the chopped pecans (if using). Pour the cake batter over top of this. The batter will be quite thick. Spread to cover all of the fruit. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until top is well browned. Remove from oven and remove outer ring of pan. Turn over on to a large plate. Using a knife, loosen pan bottom from the top of the cake, spreading the topping back into place where needed. Dust with powdered sugar.
source: A New Taste of Our Heritage, church cookbook
Linking this to Strictly Homemade, Homemade Tuesday