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Thank you for visiting my blog...and for allowing me to share with you my addiction. I love to collect recipes. I love to read cookbooks. I have been collecting recipes for as long as I can remember, and on any given day there are one or two (or more!) cookbooks residing on my nightstand!

This blog is chronicling my adventure as I fulfill my resolution of trying (at least) one new recipe each week. I hope that you enjoy!

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

Yes, you read it right...cake for breakfast!  I've mentioned before that we are a house that eats a LOT of pancakes, french toast and waffles, and I am still trying to shake up our mornings by adding a few new breakfast recipes into the mix.  This weekend I decided to go with a Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast cake.  I saw it on Pinterest and it looked good enough to try!  I adapted the recipe from Alexandra's Kitchen.  Here is the recipe:



Yes, you CAN have cake for breakfast!!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
Zest of one large lemon
7/8 cup + 1/2 tablespoon sugar*
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups + 1/8 cup flour**
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries, washed
1/2 cup buttermilk

*Extra 1/2 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top
**Extra 1/8 cup is for tossing with blueberries


Preheat oven to 350F.  In a large bowl, cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of sugar.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. 

In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk.

In a small bowl, toss the blueberries with 1/8 cup of flour.  Fold the blueberries into the batter.

Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.  Spread the batter into the pan, batter will be thick.  Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of sugar on top of the batter.  Bake for 35-40 minutes or until done.  Allow cake to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.  Serve warm.

VERDICT:
This was a wonderful change to our usual.  Our 4 year old told me that it is his favourite, even more than ribs (and the kid LOVES ribs) - so that is saying a lot!  He ate more than half the pan!  (sure hope he doesn't get a tummy ache later).  DH and I both enjoyed the cake too, especially since it is served warm.  It's a keeper! And I bet raspberries or blackberries would be tasty in this too.  Oh YUM...I can't wait for berry season!

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45 comments:

  1. I love this recipe! This would be so great for Easter Sunday! Thanks. Great to find your site, I'm always looking for new recipes for my family. So glad I found you on voiceBoks! Happily following you now, I look forward to benefiting from your addiction!

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    1. What a great idea! Thanks Kathy for joining me in my journey. I've added you on voiceBox, and will be reading your blog too!

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  2. This looks so good! I love blueberry! I am a new follower, sorry it took so long for me to get over here and check out your blog!

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    1. Hi Chrissy, thanks for coming by! Blueberries are a staple in our house, I am sure you'll see a *few* blueberry recipes on here.

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  3. I have a load of blueberries that I am looking to do something with and this looks perfect for the weekend! Thanks

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    1. You're welcome Sarah! I hope that you enjoy this recipe!

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  4. This looks delicious! I'm glad I found your site, because I'm always looking for new recipes. Dropping by from Voiceboks. I'm a new follower. When you have a chance stop by Saving Cent by Cent. www.savingcentbycent.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lisa for stopping by! I've been by your blog, it's great! I'm following back :-) Hope you enjoy the cake - my son asked me this morning if I would make another one soon!

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  5. Sounds scrumptious! I'm not a huge blueberry love, but I LOVE raspberries. I'm totally put this on my "must try" list! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh raspberries...would be SO GOOD. Thanks for visiting, I hope you come again!

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  6. Looks yummy! I love blueberries! ;)

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    1. Thanks Kristina! I hope you give the recipe a try and love it as much as we did!

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  7. Mmmm. This looks great! We too eat a lot of breakfast foods, this sounds like a great addition. I can't help but think of all the organic blueberries we have stashed in the freezer. Berry season sounds wonderful too! - I'll be sharing this post on FB!

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    1. Thank you so much Tara! Really appreciate you sharing! Have a super evening!

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  8. Looks yummy. I'll let me girls make this one during Spring Break.

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    1. Sounds like a great idea! Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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    1. Thanks for hosting! Would love to have you share some of your fabulous recipes too at http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html

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  10. Looks delicious. I love blueberry baked goods.

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    1. Me too! Blueberries are among my favourites! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Thank you so much for linking to Must Try Monday! I am going to pin this to make for our Bible Study breakfast on Sundays!

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  12. I'm featuring this tomorrow on my Must Try Mondays Feature post. Yay!

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    1. Oh wow! That's awesome news, thanks so much Carrie!!

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  13. It looks delicious, and I just with we had fresh blueberries here
    I'd love to taste your cake!

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    1. I wish I could send you some...but I think you are a little to far! :-)

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  14. This looks delicious. Blueberries are a favorite at our house- we'll have to try it out. Thanks so much for linking up to What Makes You Say Mmmmm?

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for stopping by!

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  15. This looks so good. I'll definitely make it and I'm going to share with my sis who can't get her girls to eat before school. They love blueberries so I think they'll love this!
    I'm a new follower and am looking forward to your posts.
    Cake for breakfast. Yes!
    ~Tina

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    1. My son asks me all the time to make the cake for breakfast. He's 4 and loves loves loves it! Thanks for your comments and for following, let me know how everyone likes the cake! Have a super night!

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  16. My kids love baked breakfast foods and if it has the word cake in it, they will be all over it!!! And we always have bags of frozen blueberries so this will be perfect! Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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    1. Thanks for hosting the party, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog :-) I hope your kids enjoy it as much as my son does!

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  17. This looks tasty! I'm pinning it now to try! I have a link party on Fridays and I would love for you to share this.

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    1. Thanks Kelly for the invite! I've linked up, and will add your party to my list. Would love for you to do the same. Have a great day!

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    1. I think I'll be making it for breakfast again on Sunday :-) So good!

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  19. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Hop.

    The Things We Find Pinteresting Thursday" is up and running if you would like to link up your favorite pins.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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    1. Thanks for hosting Sandy! Have a great day!

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen! We are having this again tomorrow, made with blackberries instead. Can't wait! Hope you are having a great weekend too!

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  21. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have an awesome week end and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much Miz Helen!! I will share my new Red Plate proudly :-) Have a great weekend!

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    1. How did it go? I have been thinking about this cake again lately...we are surrounded by strawberries and I haven't tried it with strawberries yet...but I sure want to!!

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  23. I just made a variation of this as Gluten Free as my family contains to Celiacs. I used GF pancake mix and blueberries and I just realized I did this Vegan as well--you should try it. Took only a couple of minutes to whip it up and it's a smash hit!

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