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buttoni 01-27-2012 11:38 AM

Blueberry Cake
 
This cake or coffeecake came about because of my inability to just make a recipe AS-WRITTEN. Life-long disease I contracted from my parents. :) I have been meaning to try KevinPa's Yellow Cake for ages and a good year after I printed out the recipe, I just had to go and change it all up as well. Don't know what my problem is. :dunno: Anywhooooo. I changed up amounts of flour subs, lowered fat and sour cream and added a couple ingredients along with a cup of blueberries. The cake cooked up beautifully and tasted wonderful! :yummy: Very moist, too! This recipe is not suitable until the grains rung of OWL as there is some flour product in the Carbquick.

I happen to have the WPI 5000 on hand from some yeast bread experimenting last year. It helps with rise. If you don't have it and really don't want to buy it, I'd recommend subbing in either cup more almond flour OR c. almond flour + c. coconut flour along with increasing baking powder by 1/2 tsp.
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INGREDIENTS:

1c. almond flour
c. wheat protein isolate (WPI) 5000
c. Carbquick bake mix
1 T. oat fiber
3 tsp. baking powder
tsp. salt
c. granular erythritol
30 drops liquid Splenda (or equivalent sweetener for 1 c. sugar)
c. + 2 T. coconut oil or butter, softened
3/4 c. sour cream
3 large eggs, beaten
2 T. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. blueberries, whole (or chop if you prefer, but batter will get tinged blue if you chop them)

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350. Line the bottom of a larger 2” deep x 9″ round cake pan with waxed paper. This helps tipping them out of the pan and onto a serving platter. You could also use a dutch oven or stew pot if you don’t have the size cake pan I call for. You could also use TWO standard 9″ cake pans used for making layers cakes, dividing the batter equally between the two, but your cakes will naturally be thinner then mine above. But hey, you could then smear some blueberry sauce or sugar-free blueberry jam between the two layers and maybe end up with an even more exciting cake than the one shown above! Grease bottom and sides of your pan(s) with a dab of oil of your choice and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter or coconut oil until soft and smooth. Beat in the sour cream, eggs, heavy cream, liquid Splenda and vanilla. Stir all the wet ingredients until well-blended. Measure all dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients and stir batter well. Fold in blueberries gently to mix them in well. Spoon batter into prepared pan and pop into pre-heated 350 oven for about 50 minutes or until toothpick stuck in center comes out clean. Remove and cool slightly. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen. Invert onto a plate and slowly peel off waxed paper. Cut into 8 pieces and serve warm as a coffeecake (or cold as a snack).

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 8 servings, each contains:

193 calories
15.1 g fat
10.91 g carbs, 5.39 g fiber, 5.62 g NET CARBS
10.99 g protein
207 mg sodium
76 mg potassium
13.25% RDA Vitamin B12

Nigel 01-27-2012 01:28 PM

*drool*

I need to learn how to bake. Thank you for the recipe.

buttoni 01-27-2012 03:04 PM

This was really tasty. Maybe you'll start dipping your toes in those waters if we keep posting enticing new recipes, huh, Nigel? :D

Nigel 01-27-2012 03:59 PM

Yes, all these temptations...ohhh...torture...I do want to try some of them...as soon as I get done with all my "honey do" chores my wife has lined up for me this year, I may get some time to experiment. hahhaa!!! I can't talk her into baking for me either.

buttoni 01-27-2012 04:10 PM

Honey-do list? What's that? My husband has ignoring my honey-do list down to a fine art. LOL Maybe ya want me to send him over for a few lessons on that, too? :rofl:

Nigel 01-27-2012 04:54 PM

hahahaha!! I don't know that I could influence him, but I would try for a slice of that blueberry cake. LOL

buttoni 01-27-2012 06:00 PM

Come on down to Texas. I'll save you one, Nigel.

Nigel 01-27-2012 06:38 PM

Thank you. I am in Texas, but just too far away. Waahhh!!

EyeDoc 01-27-2012 07:07 PM

Gee...wish I would have seen this before making blueberry cheescake...

Looks like I have another thing to put on my list! It looks fabulous!!!

buttoni 01-27-2012 07:34 PM

I think you'll like it, EyeDoc.

Nigel....I didn't realize you were in Texas! Everything's too far away in Texas. State's too darn big! LOL

libbysmom 01-28-2012 05:24 AM

Peggy-do you think blackberries would be as good as blueberries?

Thanks!
Leigh

buttoni 01-28-2012 07:18 AM

I think blackberries would work GREAT, but I'd definitely coarsely cut them into smaller pieces so they blend more uniformly throughout the batter. :)

libbysmom 01-29-2012 05:26 AM

Today is "cooking" day. I am adding this to my list and I will let you know how it turns out using frozen blackberries.

wishbone 02-19-2012 11:17 AM

DH is a big blueberry fan....so I made this today for him. I used a bundt pan for some reason....not quite sure why...:hyst:

AND....I had put it in the oven and had 4 min gone on the timer when I was putting ingre. away....and realized that I had NOT measured out the carbquick into the dry ingre bowl.

SO....pulled it out...dumped it back into the bowl and stirred in the CQ.

THIS one will be interesting.

I'll post back with the "official review".

JAN

buttoni 02-19-2012 12:36 PM

Oh, my, I thought I was the only porson that ever had to do that, Jan. Been there; done that. LOL Last time was on a batch of my sheet bread. What a mess, and I had to wash the pan, cut fresh parchment to get it back in the pan for baking. Luckily I caught the mistake just seconds after putting it in the oven. Ain't baking fun? :)

wishbone 02-19-2012 05:31 PM

The cake turned out just fine. And dh gave it :high5:

buttoni 02-19-2012 05:56 PM

GREAT!

CreekWatcher 02-20-2012 03:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wishbone (Post 15428948)
DH is a big blueberry fan....so I made this today for him. I used a bundt pan for some reason....not quite sure why...:hyst:

AND....I had put it in the oven and had 4 min gone on the timer when I was putting ingre. away....and realized that I had NOT measured out the carbquick into the dry ingre bowl.

SO....pulled it out...dumped it back into the bowl and stirred in the CQ.

THIS one will be interesting.

I'll post back with the "official review".

JAN

I'm just glad I'm too mentally feeble to remember all the times I've done that.

buttoni 02-20-2012 06:01 AM

:)

SCOTTSDALEJULIE 02-20-2012 10:27 AM

Yum. Going to try this. Think I'll go to Sprouts today for the berries. I also want to try the George Stella Raspberry thingie. Never enough time in the day. Julie


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