Monday, January 14, 2013

Maple Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is my "We Didn't Get the House Blueberry Cake".

We put in a strong offer on a new home this weekend. I fell in love with it right away. We left work early to see it on Friday and made the offer first thing Saturday morning.

The housing market is crazy right now and a great house could disappear in just a couple days -- you have to move fast.


It had a lovely kitchen with granite counter tops and a patio that backs to woods. There was jet tub in the bathroom in the rec. room down stairs (what!) and a little back yard so we could let Honey out to go to the bathroom while holding the baby.

You get pretty intimate with a house you put an offer in on. You have to say to yourself  "can I see myself here with my husband and my little boy, happy?"

We saw Austin's nursery, we saw dinners in the summer on the patio with friends. We saw Christmas trees and a smiling little boy with all his gifts. We saw a happy yellow lab in her back yard.


But it wasn't meant to be. There was another offer that was just more than we could have ever done. So that's it. You have to let it go.

You make a cake and move on.

A blueberry cake with maple and blueberry filling with blueberry cream cheese frosting. You tell yourself that God has another home in mind for you and keep your head up and take a bite of cake.


Onward to another house hunt.

Maple Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
1 box white cake
3 egg whites
1/3 cup cocont oil (or vegetable oil)
1 1/4 cup water
2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz package of cream cheese

1. Mix your boxed cake mix according to directions on the box. After you have the mix completely combined add about a 1/2 cup of blueberries to the mix and stir with a spoon gently.  Grease two round 8"cake pans and lightly coat them with flour. Divide your batter evenly among those pans.

2. Bake for about 27-30 minutes. Let cool completely.

3. With an electric mixer combine your powdered sugar and cream cheese. Use a food processor and pulse 1 cup of frozen blueberries. Add a tablespoon of hot water to the blueberries if they are too frozen to mix. Add the pulverized blueberries to your cream cheese frosting and mix.

4. Add 1 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup maple cyrup to the food processor. Mix until combined and set aside.

5. Carefully flip your cakes out of the pan. Place the maple and blueberry mixture on top of the first layer. Then place the second cake on top. Frost with your blueberry cream cheese frosting and enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the house, Michelle. It seems like in the real estate market, you just have to believe you'll get the one your meant for. :)

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  2. Sorry you didn't get the house :/ But I bet that cake would make almost anything better!
    Something better, more perfect for you guys will come along and you'll wonder how you could have lived any place else.

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  3. Thank you ladies! We have our fingers crossed. Spring is coming and more will be on the market soon!

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  4. could this cake be made in a 9x13 dish, and if so how long to bake it? thank you. Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy - yes it could. It would take about 29-34 minutes. But if you made a single layer in a 9x13 dish I wouldn't know where to put the blueberry maple filling? :) Hope you like it. It tastes like blueberry pancakes but with frosting!

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  5. Wow, this looks good!

    Really sorry you didn't get the house. Where were you guys looking to buy?

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  6. omg i think it is a sin to look that good. i think i'll be dreaming of this cake tonight

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  7. I'm sorry to hear that but I also know that it wasn't your house. Another house is meant to be your house and you'll find it soon. The cake is really pretty.

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  8. My cousin found this recipe and emailed it to me, asking me to make it for him next time he comes over. I plan on it, and if I love it as much as you do, I'll email you to see if I can share it on my blog!

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  9. Sorry you didn't get the house Michelle. My boyfriend went through that and I mean he really loved this house he looked at. he matched another party several times in bids, but in the end he said it was not worth it and let the other party have it. we're still looking, but after that disappoinment we decided to wait for awhile. I'm going to make this blueberry cake, it looks delicious. You and your family have a great weekend!

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