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!