Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blueberry Pecan Coffee Cake

Happy Valentine's Day!

I wanted to bake an easy and low fat cake for Valentine's Day. I found this recipe at Baking Sheet and was very happy with the outcome. This coffee cake is light and fluffy and has no butter. Try it out and I am sure you will be happy you did. You can check out the original recipe here. This is also my contribution to Creative Pooja's theme of the week - Valentine's Day. And here is my version.

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely ground, toasted pecans (I used a little less)
3/4 cup sugar
3 tsp egg replacer (dissolved in 4 tbsp water)
1/2 cup egg substitute (I used egg beaters)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
Confectioners’ sugar for serving

Method1. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
2. In another bowl combine pecans, sugar, egg replacer mixture and egg substitute and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
3. Add vanilla and beat on high for about a minute.
4. Combine the flour slowly until well incorporated.
5. Toss the berries in all purpose flour until well coated and add to the prepared mixture. Gently fold in the berries into the cake batter.
Valentine hearts ready to go into the oven

6. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. You can pour the batter into a loaf pan too. I used heart-shaped moulds as I was baking for Valentine's Day.
7. Cool the cake and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Bluberry Pecan coffee cakes dusted with confectioners' sugar


Prema Sundar said...

Hi Lakshmi,
The blueberry pecan coffee cakes look delicious.. U have used egg replacers and egg substitutes.. these are new to me .. What is that actually..Thanks

LakshmiK said...

Hi Prema

Egg replacer is a substitute for egg (made out of tapioca starch and potato starch) and egg substitute are egg whites - like the egg beaters brand. You can click on one of my earlier posts for chocolate cupcakes for more info on egg replacer. This is the link for the recipe

I think you are in NJ so check in Whole Foods Market. I bought the egg replacer in the Whole Foods on Route 1 in Nassau Park Blvd. Some GNC stores sell them too.

FH said...

Beautiful dessert for v'day!Low in cholestrol too.What a great idea to use replacers,LK!!Love it.Enjoy the day!:))

TNL said...

Happy V day! Blueberry and Pecans is a nice combo!


USHA said...

Happy Valentine's day..

Blueberry Pecan Coffee cake looks cute and wonderful...
A great entry for Pooja's event

Mishmash ! said...

I love any recipes that is low fat and still tastes good. Nice to see those two hearts sitting together:)Thanks for sharing the recipe and also leading us to Baking sheet.

Happy V-Day :)

Pooja said...

Thank you lakshmi,
its a perfect entry for the thme, with heart shapes on it. nice idea of making pecans of blueberry. loved it. as i alread ysaid this is nice to use egg replaced here, thanks for introducing it to me.
:) .

Anonymous said...

Blueberry and pecan and coffee!!!! Nice combo that was!!!!! Actually I am anything with coffee in it ;)

Lakshmik said...

Hi Coffee

The cake does not have coffee in it. But it is called a coffee cake because of the combo. Nevertheless, it tastes awesome.

swapna susarla said...

wow lakshmik
those are looking very tasty..
i think u are a pecan lover..what di u say?:-))

Lakshmik said...

Yes Swapna. I love pecans. I can eat them anytime.

Bong Mom said...

good that there is no butter...thanks for these healthy coffe cakes. They look lovely

Vini K said...

Hi Lakshmi,your cakes look absolutely did you manage to get those heart shaped foil cups?They are great!never baked using egg replacers before.Using egg whites is a great idea.reduces the fat level too.Thanks for sharing..

Tarla Dalal said...

Dear Lakshmi :

Thanks for visiting my blog and good to hear from you.

I will be posting recipes on my blog for which our teams research before we publish them into a book and also upload on

Best Regards
Tarla Dalal

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks for the info lakshmi.