FOR THE FILLING
- 8 oz Bruegger's Whipped Blueberry Greek cream cheese*
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
FOR THE CRUMBS
- 2 sticks butter
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Grease the sides and bottom of a 13x9x2-inch cake pan with butter.
- In a large bowl, combine the butter, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix with your hands to form crumbs. Tip: Use a small handheld pastry blender or whisk to cut the butter into the mix. You’ll know you’ve succeeded when you see little crumbs forming throughout the mix.
- Take out just enough for crumbs on top of cake, 3/4 cup. Set aside. To the remaining crumbs add the eggs and milk; beat well. Your batter will be thick and sticky.
- Place all filling ingredients into a medium bowl and beat with a whisk or mixer until smooth.
- Spread half the batter into the cake pan. The batter is very thick and sticky but try to spread as evenly as possible.
- Pour the cream cheese mixture on top to within about 1/2-inch of the edges (this is to ensure it does not leak)
- Gently spread the remaining batter on top of the cream cheese . Again the batter is thick so try adding dollups evenly on top and spreading that way.
- Sprinkle the top with the reserved crumbs.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and set on a rack to cool.
Recipe by Amanda of Prim & Propah blog.
At Bruegger’s, we’re known for our kettle-cooked bagels and Vermont cream cheese. But we’re also on a quest to provide our guests with menu items that push the culinary boundaries. This recipe features signature staples available only at Bruegger’s Bagels, and hand-crafted with a creative twist that may be made easily at home. So, next time you stop by Bruegger’s for your morning coffee and bagel, grab a tub of cream cheese and a few extra bagels to create one of these masterpieces at home.
*Cream cheese flavor available only for a limited time.