Blueberry Muffin Cake

To all the blueberry muffin fans, this one’s for you. This quick bread-like Blueberry Muffin Cake takes the concept of a jumbo muffin one step further. Tangy yogurt highlights the bright flavor of the blueberries while a shower of turbinado and sparkling sugars creates that shimmering, crunchy topcoat signature to a bakery-style muffin.

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Blueberry Muffin Cake
Makes 1 (10-inch) loaf
  • 1½ cups (188 grams) plus 1 tablespoon (8 grams) all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1½ cups (187 grams) cake flour
  • 1½ teaspoons (4.5 grams) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking soda
  • ¾ cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup (170 grams) maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs (150 grams)
  • ½ cup (110 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • 1 tablespoon (3 grams) lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
  • ½ cup (120 grams) Greek yogurt*
  • 1 cup (170 grams) fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons (24 grams) turbinado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (24 grams) sparkling sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1½ cups (188 grams) all-purpose flour, cake flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, maple syrup, eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla bean seeds, and zest. Whisk in yogurt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, and whisk just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. In a small bowl, toss together blueberries and remaining 1 tablespoon (8 grams) all-purpose flour. Fold blueberries into batter. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Top with turbinado sugar and sparkling sugar.
  5. Bake until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes, covering with foil halfway through baking to prevent excess browning. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
*We used Fage Total 5% Greek Yogurt.


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    • Hi Ada, thank you for reaching out! There was an error in this recipe as we copied it online. It was suppose to read 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, (like it does in the magazine) which is 188g of flour. We are sorry for the confusion! The recipe is updated here now. Happy Baking!

  1. I was looking for a cake recipe for the whole family and I stumbled on this article. I read and followed the instructions carefully and I made it deliciously! Every member of my family is so happy! Thanks for this!

    • Hi Meg,

      Thank you for your question! We’ve only tested this recipe in a tube pan, so I can’t be sure how it would turn out in other pans. If you have a Bundt pan, that would probably be the easiest substitution, although you probably won’t want to use too ornate of a pan. If you do experiment with a cake pan, please let us know how it goes!

      Happy baking!


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