Blueberry Boy Bait

First off, this dessert has the most adorable name ever.  Plus it is totally delicious and easy.  Unfortunately, no boys were baited with this.  I made it for a group of lovely ladies who get together to discuss interesting articles and pod casts and pretty much whatever else.  They are absolutely marvelous.

Like all my favorite recipes, you simply mix all the ingredients together (sans blueberries).  The original recipe called for 1/2 cup blueberries in the cake and then 1/2 cup on top, but I felt that this was not nearly enough blueberries, so I added more.

And a little bit more.

I noticed that this seemed to undermine the structural integrity of the cake.  I have scaled back the amount a bit but feel free to add more if you don't mind your cake being a bit gooey.
Look at all those delicious blueberries.  Don't you want to go get some right now!
This recipe is similar to a coffee cake, it even has a cinnamon sugar topping.  If i was really making a coffee cake though I would want one that had a much more complex topping, maybe with toasted pecans.  I bet you could throw in some pecans or even some different types of berries for a very rewarding variation.
I didn't have time to cook it before I went to my friends house so I brought it in it's pan already to go and cooked it there.  I may actually start doing this more when I am invited over for dinner and offer to bring the dessert as it ensure the dessert is fresh out of the oven, the best way to eat almost anything.

Blueberry Boy Bait

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup fresh blueberries

1. Cream butter and sugars in electric mixer.
2. Beat in eggs and cream.
3. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix on lowest speed to avoid a giant mess. Once flour begins to be incorporated, increase speed and beat until smooth.
4. Fold in 3/4 cup blueberries.
5. Spread in a buttered and floured 13X9 inch baking pan.
6. Sprinkle remaining blueberries on top.
7. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top.
8. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan 20 minutes.
Adapted From SmittenKitchen

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