So, a few weeks back, I was in the grocery store…looking for cake mix for my first fondant cake, and these blueberries at $2/pint caught my eye. I had to buy them…just had to bake something with them. However, I had NO idea what to make. So, being on my diet, I looked at Cooking Light and searched blueberries…lo and behold, this recipe for a blueberry pound cake came up. It was on my “to make” list…
I finally had the opportunity to make this cake Monday, and with a few healthy substitutions for an already healthy recipe, it came out great. However, moreso like a sweet bread than a pound cake. Regardless, my stomach was happy and so was my diet!
I will admit, though, the cake looks purple because after I put all the ingredients in the pan, I forgot to put in an extra egg (that was called for)…so I mixed it in stupidly and realized OH NO! THE BLUEBERRIES!!!….thus my cake is purple….
Blueberry Pound Cake (gone bread)
adapted from Cooking Light
2 cups granulated sugar (used 1 cup splenda, 1 cup sugar)
1/2 cup light butter
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 ( 1 cup WW flour, 2 cups AP flour)
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) carton lemon low-fat yogurt (I hate lemon in desserts, so I used blueberry yogurt instead)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar (omitted…I don’t want a glaze on it)
4 teaspoons lemon juice (omitted…same reason)
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 1 hour and 10 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.
Makes 16 servings.
**I’m not sure how accurate Cooking Light is here…because their dessert had less fat, 10 more calories and 0.3 less g fiber/serving (weird!)**