Why, you may ask, if I had yogurt, honey, blueberries and oatmeal did I not just stop there? Why did I not make myself a bowl of oatmeal with yogurt and berries and enjoy a wholesome hearty breakfast? Most days I would agree with you. Most days I am content to sip my green tea and eat my grapefruit half and carry on about my day until lunch time. But SOME days, I don't want grapefruit. Some days I just want cake.
And THIS cake is absolutely delicious. It is also completely easy to make. Its great for breakfast with a cup of coffee of for dessert with a little scoop of frozen yogurt. Either way, I highly recommend it.
Honey Tea Cake
1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
1/2 Cup Honey
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp. Sea or Kosher Salt
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Whole Milk Plain or Greek Yogurt
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
Oat Crumble (recipe below)
Yogurt Glaze (Recipe below)
Combine the flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
Beat the butter, sugar, honey, salt and vanilla until pale.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition.
Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
Add the yogurt. Mix until there are no more streaks.
Pour the batter into a buttered baking dish (mine was an 8" circle, but you could go a little bit bigger or smaller or square. It will affect baking times though.) Smooth out the top.
Cover the top with the frozen blueberries.
Next, sprinkle the crumble on top of the blueberries. I added an extra Tbs. of oats on top.
Bake for 45 min. to an hour. A toothpick poked in the center of the cake will not have any batter on it, but there will be blueberry juice. Don't let it fool you. If the tops and edges begin to over brown, you can cover them with foil to avoid burring.
Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let cool completely before drizzling with the yogurt glaze.
Oat Crumble (This recipe will make a little more than you need, but it freezes well and is great on top of pies, cookies, tarts and cakes.)
1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. CInnamon
1/4 tsp. Sea or Kosher Salt
1/4 Cup Cool butter
Comine all of the Dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub it into the dry ingredients with your fingertips. The mixture will look like a course meal, but hold together when you squeeze it.
1/4 Powdered Sugar
2 Tbs. Whole Milk Yogurt (You may need a little more or less. You want the glaze to drip freely off of your fork, but still hold a shape.)
Mix the ingredients together until the glaze is lump free. Add Sugar or yogurt as needed to achieve the proper consistency.