Monday, September 21, 2009

Overthinking And Blackberry Coffee Cake

Today is an overthinking day.

I'm trying to ignore it, but I can't and as my husband just said, I am my own worst critic. And to a point where I don't think my worst enemy on this planet would think about me the way I think about me. I'm trying to just pray and let God take over and I'm not. I'm just beating it into the ground like a crazy person.

And I forgot my lunch.

But I made a really awesome Blackberry Coffee Cake and Vashti asked me to share. So I will. :) If I have a picture, I'll add it too.


* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 2 cups sour cream
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 2 cups blackberries


* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


FOR THE TOPPING, stir together the sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in a small bowl until evenly mixed.

Set aside.

PREHEAT THE OVEN to 350°F Butter a 9- by 13-inch baking dish.

IN A LARGE BOWL, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda and stir to evenly mix.

Add the sour cream, melted butter, and eggs, stirring gently until the batter is just evenly blended.

Avoid overmixing or the cake will lose some of its lightness.

POUR A GENEROUS half of the batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Scatter the berries on the batter and pour the remaining batter over them, spreading it evenly (some of the berries may seem too close to the surface, but they'll settle during baking).

Sprinkle the topping evenly over the batter and bake until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

LET THE COFFEE CAKE cool slightly before cutting it into squares to serve.


  1. The hardest thing to do in any situation is to let go and let fly! We tend to "think" the situation, imagine the worst, and in the end, find that we have wasted valuable time. I hope your thinking cap comes off and you can be lifted from the worries! Yummy cake!!

  2. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. :) My husband took me to lunch and was able to convince me that I was just drilling it too much.