Constructive Creativity

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Something Delicious

Its been a while since I talked about cooking anything. I looked it up in my old posts (look here if you like) and its been almost four years! Strange, it doesn't seem so long ago. Well, then as now, cooking is something that I do every day. I actually enjoy the process of creating a meal, or sometimes a dessert. Something that I like to make pretty regularly these days is what I call blueberry nut cake. It is really tasty! I have always loved blueberry muffins. This is a variation on that theme. I have actually made muffins using this same recipe, but baking it as a cake is easier than filling a dozen muffin cups. ;)

Here is a picture of the finished cake fresh out of the oven. Doesn't it look good? :) You can see some of the blueberries peeking out. The cake is topped with a sprinkling of brown sugar that has melted and caramelized. The sugar topping adds a delicious sweetness!

Here, let me cut a piece just for you! :D

Here is my recipe:

Blueberry Nut Cake

Mix together:

3 egg whites
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup extra light olive oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
one teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon
dash of ginger
one and 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

In a separate bowl, sift together:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
one and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Combine all ingredients and mix well until a thick batter results. If necessary, add a bit more oil and milk to get all the ingredients wet and well mixed. Pour the batter into a 9 inch by 9 inch baking pan (I use a ceramic pan) that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle brown sugar all over the top of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes. [Note: If you'd like to make muffins with this recipe, reduce the cooking time to about 30 minutes.]

This recipe is really easy to make, so you could enjoy some of this delicious cake for yourself. :)