This cake has pockets of juicy blueberries and a buttery crumb topping that's brightened with lemon zest and intensified with dried blueberries.
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This Blueberry Crumb Cake is a cinnamon-spiked sour cream coffee cake run through with fresh blueberries and lemon zest and topped, of course, with that one and only crumb.
Combining two of the world's most perfect foods—crumb cake and ice cream, mixed with a dash of cream for good measure—this shake is an absolute dream, especially when served with a crumb cake wedge as garnish. The inspiration for this shake comes from a coffee cake shake known as the "Mother Futcher" from Tradewinds Cafe of Portland, Maine.
When it comes to crumb, I have a theory: if some is good, more is better. This theory was proven when I discovered something called the Colossal Crumb Cake at New Jersey's Ocean Grove Bake Shoppe. Their version had a ratio of roughly 9 parts crumb to 1 part cake, and it was just as amazing as it sounds. Could it be possible to recreate this magic at home?