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. :)


Blogger attawie said...

I bet the smell is very nice :)

I so wanna have a piece of this cake! I'm thinking of baking a cake tomorrow for my friends, but we don't have frozen blueberries, only strawberries :| and no pecans.

What if I used blueberry jam? it might work, right?

Thanks for sharing :)

6/09/2009 4:43 PM  
Blogger David said...

Oh, let me tell you Attawie, fresh out of the oven it smells wonderful! :)

I so wish I could give you a piece. ;)

Strawberries might be interesting. I love strawberry pie with whipped cream topping!

Blueberry jam would give the cake some blueberry flavor. If you can find blueberry preserves, it would be better than jam. The preserves have real blueberries mixed in. I have used cherry preserves to make a pretty good cake before.

Good luck with your cake! :)

6/09/2009 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi david
One of the mest thing that i really like to do it is cooking and speacially sweets
I 'll try your type in the holiday after about two weeks !!

see you


6/10/2009 1:19 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Maas, its nice to see you here. :) I hope you have a very enjoyable holiday and have fun with the recipe!

6/11/2009 1:33 PM  
Blogger Dr.Human said...

Hi David.
How are you ? I posted two new posts , hope to see you there ..

7/14/2009 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Dalia M. said...

Looks tasty. I'm going to try it :) Well, I'm not much of a cook, so... wish me luck!!

7/16/2009 7:35 AM  
Blogger Sandybelle said...

Hello David,

oh, cool , delicious, and i feel hungry just this moment, i think i will be killed if i dont accept the call for breakfast,by my little sister, i prapared breakfast for them and came online.lol.

yes, as attawie said, no pecans.i i will try to make it, i should first look for olive oil.. wish me luck :) :) :) , may i ask for something,surely if you dont mind, and surely if you have the time.. a recipe for a cake full of cacao and chocolate.. im in love with them..lol

7/17/2009 2:51 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Dalia, its very nice to hear from you! :) The blueberry cake is very tasty. I don't know if you will be able to find all the ingredients, as some, like pecan nuts, may only grow in America. But, you can substitute your favorite nut instead. If you can't find blueberries, then you could try a different fruit. I have made this basic recipe with bananas or cherries, for example. I really hope you will enjoy it. Good luck!!

7/19/2009 1:44 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hello Sandybelle, welcome to my blog. :) I am glad your little sister allowed you a few minutes to visit. ;) As I was saying to Dalia, you can make substitutions in the recipe and it will still come out quite delicious. If you can't find olive oil (Btw, I only use extra light olive oil. Regular olive oil has a strong flavor while the extra light has a very mild flavor.), you could try a different vegetable oil like canola oil, for example. My best advice is just to use what you have.

Regarding chocolate cake, I don't have a recipe. I just buy a box of cake mix from the grocery store. One of my favorite chocolate desserts are brownies. They are a very thick and chocolaty sort of cake. Again, I just by the mix in a box, add water and eggs, then cook it until it is done. Very easy! :)

Thanks for visiting and good luck with the recipe!

7/19/2009 1:45 PM  
Blogger yoyoyo said...

This certainly looks delicious, and I will certainly give it a try in my kitchen that I don't get to use that much!

7/22/2009 2:46 AM  
Blogger Khalid from iraqiblogupdates.blogspot.com/ said...


It looks delicious
Where did you learn all these skills?
May be from your mother.

Myself, I'm good at making tea and eggs.

Take care,

7/22/2009 6:34 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hello M.H.Z., it is quite delicious. Good luck making some in your kitchen. :)

Hi Khalid, I learned my earliest cooking skills from watching and helping my mother when I was a small boy. I have been cooking meals for myself and others for quite a few years now.

7/23/2009 3:11 PM  
Blogger Dr.Human said...

Hi David ,how are you ? hope your are fine and all things are well ..
we didn't see your new post for along time , and also I didn't see your comment on many posts I had posted it .


9/29/2009 8:00 AM  
Anonymous Melantrys said...

Oh, you wrote something.

Will check later.

Busy now.

wv: urpha...?

11/14/2009 1:15 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

"light" olive oil?!
what happened to heavy butter?!

2/19/2010 4:02 PM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Naj,

The light olive oil doesn't have the strong smell or taste of regular olive oil. That's why I like to use it. I love the taste of real butter, but I don't need all that fat and cholesterol. ;)

2/20/2010 1:56 PM  
Blogger jarvenpa said...

Yum, have you been well? The coffee shop up the street from my bookstore makes blueberry scones each day. Warm from the oven with a cup of strong coffee...heaven.

5/21/2010 10:30 PM  
Blogger jarvenpa said...

And they are still making those scones. How are you?

11/02/2010 11:04 PM  
Blogger attawie said...

Hi David,
It's been a long while. I hope you're doing great. A couple of days ago I baked something (http://joyofbaking.com/RaspberryOatmealSquares.html) which remind me of this recipe.

I might try your blueberry cake soon, now that I have pecan. but still we don't have blueberry other than jams.

2/28/2011 6:20 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hi Attawie :)

You're right, it has been a long time! I should try to update my blog. I am doing better now that we are having some warmer days. I really don't like winter in Indiana. Its too cold!

The raspberry oatmeal squares look really tasty. I have eaten cookies that are similar, and I like them very much. :)

If you can't get blueberries, you can substitute another fruit. I make banana nut bread with basically the same recipe. Just use two mashed ripe bananas instead of the blueberries. Its quite good also.

Good luck with your baking and everything else! Thanks for stopping by. :)

3/02/2011 2:12 AM  
Blogger attawie said...

Glad to hear from you. I bet banana would be great too but I think it's all about colours when using blueberries or raspberry :D

3/02/2011 3:38 AM  

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