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January 30, 2010

Happy Third Blogaversary To Me! Let's Celebrate With Blueberry Cake!

Happy Third Blogaversary to Me: Let's Celebrate With Blueberry Cake

Three years ago today I started Dianne's Dishes! It's been a fun ride and I've really enjoyed the past three years. I don't usually post recipes on the weekends, but given the occasion I just couldn't resist! We were supposed to have dinner guests this evening, but we got snowed out and had to reschedule. I had already made dessert, so I thought I'd share that with you today to celebrate the big day! So sit back, relax and have a piece of cake...It's on me! ;oP

What You'll Need:
1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
1 - 11 ounce container of blue berries
1/3 cup of water
3 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 heaping tablespoons baking powder
1 cup of buttermilk
2 eggs

Melt butter and set aside to cool.

Wash blueberries and place in a medium sized pot:

Blueberry Cake: Blueberries

I actually used some blueberries I had frozen. I like frozen blueberries as a treat and often buy containers, wash them, let them dry and then freeze them to pull out for a sweet, yet healthy snack. They worked perfectly for this! Fresh or home frozen blueberries either will work.

Add sugar to blueberries:

Blueberry Cake: Blueberries and Sugar

And then water:

Blueberry Cake: Blueberries, Sugar and Water

Stir to coat the blueberries:

Blueberry Cake: Ready to Cook

Cook blueberries over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes stirring often. Your blueberries will form a syrup and the berries themselves will turn soft:

Blueberry Cake: Blueberry Sauce

Remove the blueberry sauce from heat and let sit and cool to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

In a large glass bowl mix together flour, salt and baking powder and stir to incorporate:

Blueberry Cake: Flour Mixture

Add melted butter, blueberry sauce, buttermilk and eggs to flour mixture:

Blueberry Cake: Ready to Stir

Stir to mix:

Blueberry Cake: Batter

Pour batter into a 13 X 9 inch dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray:

Blueberry Cake: Ready to Bake

Bake for 25-30 minutes until cake is slightly golden and done through:

Blueberry Cake: Baked

Let cool to room temperature and then frost. (See below)

Blueberry Cake: Cream Cheese Frosting

What You'll Need for the Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 - 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 stick of butter, softened
3 cups of powdered sugar

Cream together cream cheese and butter. Slowly add sugar and mix until smooth. Spread the frosting on the cooled blueberry cake.

Notes: If I had had a lemon I probably would have added lemon juice/zest to the cake and/or the frosting.

Posted by Dianne at January 30, 2010 5:07 PM

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Comments

Happy blogaversary!

And what a wonderful cake to celebrate with - although I'd probably throw in chocolate chips instead of berries!

Posted by: Megan at January 31, 2010 10:24 AM

Thanks Megan! A chocolate chip cake would be fabulous too!

Posted by: Dianne at January 31, 2010 11:40 AM

Happy blogiversary, Dianne!

Posted by: Di at January 31, 2010 1:50 PM

Thanks Di!

Posted by: Dianne at February 2, 2010 1:25 PM

Oh happy blogaversary (did I spell that right?)! Thanks for being such a great inspiration and mentor!

Posted by: Melissa at February 2, 2010 2:04 PM

I think that's spelled right...It's pretty much a made up word! ;oP

Thanks! I'm so excited you're blogging now!

Posted by: Dianne at February 2, 2010 2:16 PM

Happy Blogiversary!

Posted by: Allie at February 4, 2010 2:31 PM

Thanks Allie!

Posted by: Dianne at February 5, 2010 11:09 AM

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