I just celebrated a birthday and it sure isn’t a birthday celebration if it doesn’t involve cake. I had my eye on a chocolate cake but I wanted to bring in a cake to work and I felt like my birthday day itself needed a fruity cake. I love bundt cakes, not as much as Mary the Food Librarian, but I do really dig them. I knew I wanted a blueberry lemon cake and I found this recipe over at My Baking Addiction.
Instead of a cream cheese icing I just made a basic lemon juice (1/4 cup) and icing sugar (2 1/2 cups) mixture, that I whisked together and drizzled over the cake. I think the cake was delicious and I definitely will be making it again.
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Tagged blueberry, cake, lemon
Wow, it has been a long time since there has been activity on the blog! It has been a busy month for both Caroline and I, but rest assured we have some good recipes coming soon which should hopefully make up for our neglectfulness this past month.
First off, a new Tuesdays with Dorie post! I spent a good portion of this past weekend on the 401 between Ottawa and Toronto, being a good sister and attending Caroline’s birthday party! I stopped in Kingston on Saturday while en route to Toronto to visit my mum. I made these muffins for her hoping that they would bring a little sunshine into her weekend.
My mum and dad had these with tea after I left, and they were enjoyed by both. I had a taste of one on Friday night when they were just out of the oven and they tasted quite nice! I made a few adjustments to the recipe including blueberries instead of raisins and margarine instead of butter (for a slightly more healthy muffin).
Thanks to Lauryn of Bella Baker for choosing this weeks recipe. They certainly were a nice intro to some more spring-like baking. You can head over to Lauryn’s blog to get the recipe or it can be found on page 7 of BFMHTY.
This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Sihan of Befuddlement. I was happy to do this recipe because my mum loves blueberries and I figured she would enjoy it. Lastnight I made the cake and let’s say the night didn’t go well. Baking while tired is never a good combination for me. I managed to over-process the crumbs, which my boyfriend had quite a chuckle about, and had to do it again. Then the frozen blueberries made a mess because they started thawing (yes I know they aren’t supposed to be thawed). However, the rest of the cake making went as planned and out came the cake, minus walnuts, looking pretty good.
So tonight we tested the final product. Unfortunately, my blueberry-loving mum didn’t love it so that was a bummer. I thought the cake was ok, perhaps not sweet enough for my dessert-loving tastebuds, but my dad enjoyed it! My dad also made a good point that it would be lovely with a scoop of ice-cream.
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Tagged blueberry, TWD