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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Benjamin's Kitchen - Blueberry Pound Cake


Last summer we made a trip to pick blueberries.
Mixing the blueberries with flour

 As we approach another season of blueberry picking, I - Benjamin, invite you into my kitchen to serve you a blueberry pound cake. 


 My mother loves making all kinds of cheesecakes and pound cakes.  She is trying to reduce some of the calories in a pound cake and here is our new favorite pound cake with blueberries.

Mom's 30 year old Kitchen Aid...she let me use it!

Benjamin's Blueberry Pound Cake

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light butter
12/ (8 oz) block of 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
3 large eggs
1 egg white
3 cups all purpose flour, divided
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 (8 oz) carton lemon low-fat yogurt
2 tsp vanilla extract
cooking spray
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes)  Add eggs and egg whites, 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 blueberries mixture and vanilla..pour cake batter into a 10-inch tube pan coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.


Cool cake - remove from pan.  Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl; drizzle over warm cake.

Calories - 287


Enjoy!!!! Until next time from Benjamin's Kitchen.

36 Joining in with more words:

Vee said...

Janette, I thought you said no one makes things over your way...apparently, Benjamin does! This looks like such a delicious lower calorie pound cake. Pound cake is my very favorite kind of cake and blueberries are my favorite berry. This is a win-win combination for me. Snagging pronto. Thanks for the recipe, Benjamin!

Pamela said...

Benjamin, This looks so delicious. I can't wait to make it. Have you tried to make it with half wheat flour? I think I'll try that. I hope you have a fun weekend. Maybe it will be warm enough to play some ball!

Filled with joy,
Pamela

Ma said...

Yum!

Debbie said...

I'm all about reducing the calories, etc. The cake looks delicious.

Of course, the cutest part about the post would be the little chef.

Mary said...

Benjamin this looks scrumptious. I love Blueberry Pound Cake. I will certainly give this a try...and I have a mixer that looks quite a bit like your Moms. :)

Debbie said...

Benjamin YOU have just done a wonderful job! This cake looks delicious!! And your mom surely appreciates the calorie cuts you have come up with. I'd love a piece thank you. haha

ENJOY the rest of your week-end!

Benjamin is seriously just adorable!

Sassy Granny ... said...

How utterly yummy! I think there's a reason it's called "Pound Cake", though. I think it's because I just gained one thinking about it ....

Blessings,
Kathleen

Christine said...

One of the best things you can do for a child is, let them in the kitchen!
Way to go Mom. And so cute.

Vee said...

Sorry...I got stuck here snagging the recipe. Hope that it doesn't skew your numbers too much. Oh I hate when I do that to bloggers...

Debbie said...

Benjamin, thank you for sharing your mom's recipe. And I love that it's not too high in calories. After all, we are interested in good health but still love that sweetness. You have a very smart mom!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Sonja said...

Save me a piece Benjamin, I'm on my way over!

I wish! :)

Canadagirl said...

Hi there,

I am on my MIL's computer trying to visit sweet friends. I hope to be back mid week this week. I think I need to make this fab recipe. I have some frozen blueberries that are calling to be made up into this cake. I am drooling as I look at it.

Blessings and ((HUGS))
In Him<><
-Mary

no spring chicken said...

Wow Benjamin, tell your mom that her 'antique' Kitchenaid looks just like my 24 year old vintage! ;)

Good for you, learning to cook such scrumptious fare. Now you can bring your mother breakfast in bed! I too enjoy my desserts with a bit of the fat and calories skimmed off. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Blessings, Debbie

Rebecca said...

Thank you, Benjamin! That looks SO delicious! I'm wondering if I could hire you to come and whip up a Pound Cake in MY kitchen for me?

Sandy said...

You are quite the cake maker,
Benjamin! I am going to make
this for dessert tomorrow night
for sure!
Thanks!

Theresa said...

Great job Benjamin! I would love a slice :) CAn you ask your Mommy where she bought that glass container for the flour? Thank you.

Sue said...

"Benjamin" what a fine job you did with the cake, and I thank you both for the recipe. It looks almost to pretty to eat.
Enjoy your weekend
HUgs,
Sue

Betsy said...

Hey, you look just like Lucy! ;)

Thanks for visiting me from Christine's blog! What a delightful place you have here! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

Farm Girl said...

Dear Benjamin, thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us. It looks yummy. I like blue berries better than anything in the world. You did a nice job picking them last year.
I hope you will make some more recipes to share with us.
You Mom is so blessed to have a helper like you.

Carol said...

Janette,
Here's my problem. For counting calories, that is. How do you stop at one slice of this wonderful, beautiful cake??

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL blueberry poundcake! I think Chef Benjamin has a winner! blessings ~ tanna

myletterstoemily said...

what a smart young chef! if his blueberry
pound cake tastes half as good as it looks,
he has a winner!

thanks for the recipe!

we were enjoying your bluebonnets earlier
this week! so lovely.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Good deal! We love some Blueberry Pound Cake around here, so will definitely have to give this a try.

JillAileenJones said...

Yummy!! This looks so tasty. I can't wait to try it~I love to bake and I really love blueberries. Your son is just so precious. Hope you are doing well dear friend.
Hugs
Jill

Jo said...

Sounds delicious. I have never made a pound cake but being on a diet i am avoiding making cake so I am not tempted.

Crickit said...

This pound cake looks delicious! It also was made with so much love!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I will be back to visit yours again.
-Crickit

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh boy, Benjamin!! I know where I'm coming to eat! This pound cake looks delicious - yum, yum.

I'm sure your mom has told you about all the wonderful health benefits of blueberries, too. Of course, when something looks and tastes this good, who cares about whether it's good for you or not?! (I do appreciate the lower calorie version, though - just sayin')

You can come to my house ANY time...

(p.s. Janette, had to laugh at your reply to my comment about garage sales! Actually, you might be surprised to know that I'm almost entirely a "Beaver." Evidently, I channel a little inner "Otter" when it comes to shopping! Oh well, at least I'm consistent - a furry little mammal who loves the water!!!)

Leontien said...

Hmmm looks good!!!!
I woudn't mind coming over for a bite!

Thanks
Leontien

Marsha Young said...

What fun! And what a cute little boy!

A multi-dimensional life said...

Benjamin is one handsome young chef! Just adorable.

I can see that you are so good at what you do, Benjamin...no wonder mom let you use that 30 year old mixer! Your blueberry pound cake looks heavenly! Wish I had some right now! :)

So, I Begin this Journey...... said...

Benjamin...thank you for allowing your mommy to share your blueberry pound cake recipe with us!
You look very familiar...do you have your own show on food network? Handsome little chef you have there Janette!

Sweet post! : )
Lis

BECKY said...

YUM! What a great job, Benjamin!!!
Love me some blueberries and some pound cake!!
Have a delightful week, Janette!!
HUGS,
Becky

Trisha said...

Janette,
Benjamin is such a cutie!! His making the pound cake must have made it taste even better. Thanks for sharing this perfect summer time recipe! Love and hugs to you, my dear sister.

Debi said...

Yuuuummm!! I've gotta try this. Cute post.

Debi said...
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Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Benjamin you're amazing! I see a cooking show in your future. Clearly you have the brains, talent and looks to make a top chef! ;-) We LOVE blueberries n lemon. Might just have to try a gluten free twist for mommy me. Looking forward to your next blog appearance.
hugs,
Leslie

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