Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 7 Tbs. chilled and cut into pieces; 1 Tbs. melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel, grated
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour a 9×9 inch baking pan. Make topping by combining 1/2 cup sugar, pecans, 1 T. melted butter, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside. Whisk buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and orange peel in a bowl and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, remaining sugar and nutmeg in a food processor or bowl. Add 7 T. chilled butter and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk mixture and process until just blended. Fold in berries and transfer to prepared pan. Sprinkle topping over. Bake about 1 hour 5 minutes, or until tester comes out clean when inserted into center. Cool cake completely in pan on rack.

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