So with all of this Summery weather we're being spoiled with in Chicago, I was in the mood for one of my favorite warm weather treats . . . blueberry-lemon coffee cake! When I was a kid, we’d get together with all of our neighborhood friends on the Fourth of July for a brunch party and one of my mom’s friends would always bring the best blueberry coffee cake. I’d scrape off all of the streusel first, then mash all of the blueberries and cake together and eat it with my hands . . . I said, "When I was a kid" . . . Alright?? It's not gross. It was totally amazing.
This version has half the calories and a quarter of the fat . . . and all of the flavor and buttery streusel that I can’t live without. Plus it's got a little extra flair with added almond paste and almond milk. Think moist blueberry almond cake with a hint of lemon, sprinkled in buttery almond streusel. Ready for Summer now?? Ooh yes!