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Bluberry Peach Cobbler Cake

I’ll be honest, I have no idea what a cobbler really is. It seems that there are a whole bunch of similar types of desserts called cobblers, buckles, brown Bettys, crumbles, crisps, and grunts. The common thread seems to be some sort of cake bottom, fruit middle, and crumble topping. I made my own out of nothing but my standard vanilla cake, fruit, and streusel topping.

I was undecided on what type of homemade ice cream to serve with it so I let people choose. Of the four slices I served one had peach ice cream, one had blueberry ice cream, one had vanilla ice cream, and one had lemon ice cream (yes, all homemade, I am a saint or something). Each person seemed to think his version had to be the best… of course, none of us was willing to share with anyone else so the only way to test this is to just eat a lot of it!

But really, the best part was when we had it for breakfast the next morning with plain yogurt on top. Perfect breakfast. What? It’s fruit! That makes it breakfast!

Blueberry Peach Cobbler Cake

Ingredients

Vanilla Cake:

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups sugar (I use sucanat)
  • 1 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 peaches, peeled and chopped

Streusel topping:

  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar (I used sucanat)
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar (I used dark brown muscovado)
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the work bowl of an electric mixer beat together the sugar and butter for about 5 minutes or until it’s light and fluffy.
  • In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Beat together with a fork the egg whites, milk, and vanilla.
  • Alternating, beginning and ending with the flour, add the flour and milk mixtures to the butter and sugar. Scrape the bowl down often.
  • Prepare a 9 inch cake pan with butter and flour. Put in the cake batter.
  • On top of the cake batter scatter the blueberries and then layer on top the chopped peaches.
  • Prepare the streusel by melting the butter in the microwave. Whisk together the dry ingredients and then pour in the melted butter. Stir until it is crumbly.
  • Press the streusel topping onto the top of the cake.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8