Photo: Oxmoor House
Total Time
1 Hour 42 Mins
Serves 9 (serving size: 1/9 of cake)

This dish is often served as dessert after traditional Maine lobster bakes. But it makes for a fantastic breakfast as well.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat a 9-inch square metal baking pan with cooking spray. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Step 3

Combine butter and next 6 ingredients (through egg white) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, stirring with a whisk until blended. Stir in milk.

Step 4

Weigh or lightly spoon 1 1/4 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 5

Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Toss blueberries in 1/4 cup flour; fold into milk-flour mixture. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over top of batter. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

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Ratings & Reviews

jmeleeS's Review

March 03, 2014
I just made this recipe this weekend and I thought it was good, but not spectacular. The lemon rind is overpowering, so I recommend only doing the juice and / or cutting down on the rind. I also had to cook my cake ~12 minutes longer to ensure done throughout and the amount of sugar / cinnamon mixture to top the cake was a bit much (some didn't melt into the cake and while it looked exactly like the photo, I didn't enjoy the texture / waste). I used 1 pint (~2 cups blueberries) and it was more than enough; I do believe 12 cups is a typo in the recipe and cookbook for the size of cake. Bursting with berry-goodness, I would make again if I'm looking for a decent coffee cake or a quick dessert when blueberries are in season / abundant. I think I would serve as the "traditional" way of after a lobster bake in the summer months / early fall. Enjoy!

hclark3018's Review

December 18, 2013
This is by far one of the best coffee cakes! i made it the night before and by morning my family ate the whole things!

JudithT's Review

December 02, 2013
I'm a Maine native and grew up on similar recipes. I recommend 2 cups blueberries for this size cake.

Starz7369's Review

December 02, 2013
Due to the size of the pan, it's likely 1/2 cup and they simply forgot the slash.

1976Mary's Review

December 02, 2013
Should it be 2 cups blueberries not 12?

Jane9803's Review

December 02, 2013
Am I reading this correctly? 12 cups of blueberries? I believe this must be typo.