Blackberry Coffee Cake

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Your friends and family will love this easy coffee cake recipe for blackberry coffee cake. This is a cake recipe that tastes like it's made from scratch when in fact it uses cake mix for a quick and easy coffee cake recipe that won't take a lot of time to prepare. This is a nice addition to breakfast, and blackberries are a fruit that is so abundant in the summer months, that it's a good way to use them up. And to finish, you can either sprinkle this easy coffee cake recipe with some powdered sugar or drizzle the glaze recipe overtop. Some of the ingredients you will need for this easy coffee cake recipe include a box of super moist yellow cake mix, butter, eggs, milk, sour cream and fresh blackberries. You can also add in some chopped pecans or walnuts for a bit of crunch. For the full step by step cake recipe instructions, you will want to take a look at the site.

Like most cake recipes, coffee cake is a recipe that has evolved over hundreds of years and across continents. People have been preparing honey cake recipes since biblical times. Gradually the French came up with recipes for galettes, the forerunner of the fruitcake recipe. Galettes also led to the invention of sweet yeast rolls that eventually resulted in Danish coffee cakes, which really did contain coffee in their list of ingredients. For some reason, the Dutch and Germans in New York, New Jersey and Delaware became particularly famous for their coffee cake recipes. Their cake recipes from the colonial times are very similar to those cake recipes still used today. The British also have their own version of coffee cake recipe that includes toffee. By 1879, coffee cake recipes were well-known in America, and there were already countless recipes for recipes such as crumb cakes, streusel cake recipes and streusel/crumb-cake combinations. Streusel cake recipes have that swirl of cinnamon/brown sugar throughout the center of the dessert recipes, while crumb cakes have a topping of crumbly flour, sugar and butter and cinnamon. Streusel means granules and actually refers to the crumb topping of the cake recipe, not the swirl.

Much like spinach, apples, raisins, plums and grapes, blackberries are a fruit that is rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C. There are of course other nutritional benefits to eating blackberries to antioxidants, a very low sodium count and only 62 calories to a cup. The dark blue color ensures that blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Antioxidants, which are well-known for helping to lower the risk of cancer, are a huge bonus to eating these tasty fruits. Blackberries are known by a variety of names, which include bramble, brambleberries, Dewberry, and thimbleberry. Eating blackberries can also help to promote healthy skin, which is a great way to help make your skin look younger. Prolonged consumption of blackberries also helps to keep your brain alert, thereby maintaining clarity of thought and good memory. It is a good idea to incorporate blackberries into your diet in a variety of ways. You can enjoy them as a snack, in your smoothie recipe or your cereal or pancakes in the morning. If you live close to where blackberries grow naturally, you will want to take the family out to pick some of the fresh fruit and use them in a variety of recipe ideas.

You will find this easy coffee cake recipe on The Southern Lady Cooks site. On the site, you will find other cake recipes, along with dessert recipes, appetizer recipes, side dish ideas, main dish recipes, vegetable recipes and more. **

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