Monday, January 19, 2009

Blueberry Pound Cake

This is a great cake. I think it's my all time favorite pound cake as well. It is so moist and tasty, yet isn't as heavy and greasy as traditional pound cakes are.

This is a recipe from my favorite Cooking Light cookbook. I really love that book. Sometimes I am skeptical about lighter versions of delicious baked goods, but I don't think I have ever been disappointed with a quick bread, muffin or cake that I have used from Cooking Light. One of the tricks is using yogurt as part of the fat, and in this case reduced fat cream cheese as well. That makes it lighter and keeps it really moist as well.

Blueberries are coming in season my friends. Go make this for your next cookout or potluck and you'll be the talk of the town!

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
3 large eggs
1 large egg white
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (8-ounce) carton lemon low-fat yogurt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Cooking spray
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add eggs and egg white, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 tablespoons flour and blueberries in a small bowl, and toss well. Combine remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in blueberry mixture and vanilla; pour cake batter into a 10-inch tube pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool cake in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl; drizzle over warm cake. Cut with a serrated knife.

SOURCE:Cooking Light

This recipe linked to Potluck Sunday @ Mommy's Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. You have read my mind! - I was just thinking I wanted to search for a nice blueberry cake....yours sounds just perfect! And it is "lite" too!!! - can't get any better than that. :-)


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