Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Very Blueberry Post

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

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These cupcakes were brought to my attention by Kathy, a woman on a private forum I belong to. The original recipe used strawberries but since I had a huge stash of blueberries that's what I used. These are WONDERFUL!!!
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I made the recipe as is but substituting blueberries for strawberries. These are moist and delicious, the cream cheese frosting is the perfect topper for these cupcakes ,it kicks the yum factor over the top! The only thing I would do different next time is add some melted butter to the graham cracker crumbs before putting them on the bottom of the liner. My crumbs were a little loose in the liner after they baked. This recipe comes from A Good Appetite. Fantastic!!

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Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcake

3/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
6 T unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 c + 1 T sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 c sour cream or plain yogurt
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup fresh strawberries, hulled & coarsely chopped
1 graham cracker, smashed into crumbs ( I used graham cracker crumbs)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare 6 - 8 muffin tins.

In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder & salt. In a large bowl cream together butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Add vanilla & beat. On low speed add half the flour mixture until just blended. Add sour cream or yogurt until blended. Add remaining flour & mix until just blended.

In another bowl beat the egg whites until stiff, glossy peak appear, about 2 minutes. Gently fold 1/3 of the egg into the batter until combined. Add remaining egg & fold until combined.

Fold in the chopped strawberries. Sprinkle about 1 t of the crushed graham cracker into the bottom of each prepared muffin tin.

Divided equally among the muffin tins. Bake for 20 - 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool before frosting.

The graham cracker crumbs form a little crust on the bottom of the cupcakes.

Makes 6 - 8 cupcakes

Cream Cheese Frosting
(from Paula Deen)

4-oz cream cheese, softened
4 T butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

Frosts 6 - 8 cupcakes

Blueberry Cinnabun Cake with Crumb Topping

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I combined two fantastic recipes to make this coffee cake. Erin at The Sister's Cafe has a Cinnabun Coffee Cake that will knock your socks off. I mean, seriously. Lisa at The Cutting Edge of Ordinary posted a Blueberry Coffee Cake with a crumb topping that made me weak in the knees. I kept thinking about these two recipes, the Cinnabun Cake that tasted just like a Cinnamon Roll, the Blueberry Cake with fresh blueberries and that crumb topping, oh that topping. My twisted little sugar addicted mind decided to combine the two. What I got was a coffee cake that tasted like a blueberry cinnamon roll! Oh yeah kids this is GOOD!! The staff at work went nuts over this!! Thank you Erin and Lisa!!!

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Cinnabun Cake
submitted by Erin
The Sister's Cafe

3 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ cups milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 T. butter, melted
2 cups fresh blueberries

2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 T. flour
1 T. cinnamon
2/3 cups nuts, optional (I didn't use these)

Crumb Topping
The Cutting Edge Of Ordinary

½ cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream together the butter and the sugar. Add in the flour and cinnamon and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over the batter.

In an electric or stand mixer mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla. Once combined well, slowly stir in melted butter. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts until well combined. Drop evenly over cake batter by the tablespoonfuls and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake.

Make the crumb topping and sprinkle over the cake batter.

Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center.

Blueberry Lemon Bars

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I loved this recipe, the creaminess of the lemon filling and the blueberries went together so well. I love lemon, the flavor of the lemon in this is perfect, absolutely perfect. There's a half a cup of lemon juice in this recipe, don't let that scare you, it's not to strong, it's not pucker your mouth tart, it's just right. This recipe came from Debbie at Mocha Me. Debbie had a problem getting the bars to come loose from the foil and suggested using parchment paper instead. I used the parchment paper and had no problem at all. I greased my pan, put the parchment paper in, then greased the paper as well. They came out perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion Debbie and the terrific recipe!

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Blueberry Lemon Bars

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups flour

Lemon Filling
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup flour
6 large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup blueberries, rinsed
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Heat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13x2 inch pan with nonstick foil.

In a medium size bowl, stir together butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually stir in flour until smooth. Press dough evenly over bottom of prepared pan.
Bake crust at 350F for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

In a large bowl, mix granulated sugar and flour. Whisk in eggs until smooth. Stir in lemon rind and juice. Fold in berries. Pour filling over crust.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until set. Let cool in pan on wire rack. Dust with the confectioners' sugar. Cut into diamonds. (I did squares.)

Blueberry Muffins

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You know with all those blueberries one of the treats I had to make was muffins! I found a wonderful recipe on Helena Bakes. Carol told me these are a lot like the Jordon Mash Muffins she makes. These were terrific!

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Blueberry Muffins
Helena Bakes

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg for topping (if desired)

Preheat oven to 375°. Line muffin tins with paper or foil liners.

Mix together flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Wash blueberries, toss with a small amount of flour (about 1 teaspoon) and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs one at a time; beat. Mix in vanilla extract.

Add flour mixture to butter and sugar, then mix until just combined. Add milk and mix again until just combined. Fold in blueberries with a plastic spatula, making sure not to over mix – over mixing will result in tough muffins.

Divide batter evenly among muffin tins. Sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg if desired. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks in tins for 10 minutes. Remove from tins, place on wire racks and cool completely.

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Bellini Valli said...

It all sounds so amazing Bunny...why am I so hungry right now:D

Lisa said...

And I was trying to cut out the carbs this week! drool, drool, drool

Elra said...

They all look so scrumptious Bunny, I like them all.

Irina@PastryPal said...

Whoa! What a delicious onslaught of blueberry recipes! Makes me wish I'd done more with blueberries this summer. Not too late, is it...

Barbara Bakes said...

What a great roundup of recipes. I'm especially drawn to the Cinnabun cake!

Mireya said...

This looks so yummy! And that frosting - I bet you could eat it straight out of the bowl!!

Lynn said...

Those all look good, but the cupcakes look so good and pretty. I need to make those.

Sharon said...

Oooh, I'm loving this blueberry party! Hope all is well with your sister in law.

Mary said...

A blueberry smorgasbord!! Yum. Everything as always looks amazing. I want to swim in that cream cheese frosting!!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

What a great idea combining the two recipes. Looks great!

Theresa said...

Oh, what blueberry heaven, Bunny!!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Wow you outdid yourself. All these blueberry treats look fantastic.

Coleen's Recipes said...

blueberries AND cream cheese? Heavenly.

anne said...

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Grace said...

where, oh where do i even begin? i'll start with my favorite--the cinnabun cake. that heaping layer of crumb is simply outstanding. the cupcakes rank next for me, mostly because of the glorious frosting. the muffins are classic, and the lemon bars look ooey-gooey delicious.

KathyC said...

Yum, Yum & more Yum! Bunny, I could eat the icing on the cupcake straight from the bowl! Glad you tried and liked them! Beautiful pictures!

Ingrid said...

Oh, my we hit blueberry jackpot! It all looks fantastic.'d you get your cram cheese frosting to pipe so nicely. I made some this weekend and it didn't hold up at all.

Bunny said...

Hi Ingrid, put the cream cheese in the fridge to stiffen up before piping it. Hope that helps!

Jackie at said...

I love to have coffee cakes while sipping a cup of tea. All these choices seems fantastic!

Gloria said...

When I saw this Bunny I think: fascinating!! and Im still think in this word, and yummy of course, and lovely pictures, xxxxGloria

Dawn said...

I really don't like coming to your blog anymore....I'm sorry I just get so darn HUNGRY with all these recipes and food-porn-worthy photos. Blueberry cheesecake cupcakes? Wow!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!

Nicisme said...

I love anything with blueberries in and those muffins look really tempting!

Debbie said...

Thanks for posting my blueberry lemon bars....would you believe I just posted your Chocolate Bottom Banana Bars? Too funny! For whatever reason though the link will not bring your blog up...I don't know why? I checked and it's typed in correctly. Have you ever had this problem before? Crazy....

Dragon said...

I'm in blueberry heaven here!

Melissa said...

I love blueberry anything...that cinnabun cake has my mouth watering! OMG!

Velva said...

I still have 10 lbs of fresh blueberries in my freezer. This was a great post to motivate me to use my blueberries.
I just love your blog!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm in blueberry heaven over here Bunny! I wish I had one of each - especially the blueberry cheesecake! So scrumptious with that cream cheese icing.

Cristine said...

Everything sounds and looks amazing. Where to start? :)

Lynda said...

Oh my, am I ever glad that I froze a bunch of blueberries...I'm going to need them for all these goodies!
These are all drool worthy treats!

Kerstin said...

Oh wow, I don't know where to start with all this blueberry deliciousness :) It all looks SO good!

BumbleVee said...

YUM YUM YUM! lemon blueberry bars for me.... I make lemon blueberry muffins frequently.. (even with frozen in winter)..and we love why not these next? ...thanks for all the great recipes...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, those look so good! i love blueberries. All of your treats are very tempting!



Marie said...

Oh gosh Bunny, I am loving your very Blueberry post. There's some mighty delicious looking food there! xxoo
(I think I just put on ten pounds by looking at it!)

Barbara said...

Blueberries are soooo good for you- and I love every one of the ways you used your 4 pints up. Clever you to find so many yummy recipes! And there are lots you can freeze too.

amandalouden said...

those all look so good. I have cut back on "empty calories" until I can get my metabolism where it needs to be. SO for now, I will just drool over your pictures!

Amanda said...

OMG! You are totally killing me! those all look incredible, I wish you were my neighbor (though my thighs don't LOL)

Hey not sure if you heard yet, but I started a discussion list for food bloggers! It's gaining momentum and I'd love it if you joined us!

Jane said...

Wow, you gals really went on a wild and crazy blueberry binge!! :) All these recipes look just great. I can't decide which one I'd like to try making first. I've got to make at least one of these treats while Michigan blueberries are still fresh around here--that means soon!! ;)

As usual, I'm lovin' Bunny's Warm Oven!


Erica said...

I love all those wonderful recipes!
Beautiful pictures as always.

Katrina said...

Yum to it all! I just recently made and posted some bluberry oat bars and Dorie's blueberry sour cream ice cream--so good!

♥Rosie♥ said...

What a fantastic feast of blueberries!! Love-love-love all those recipes Bunny :0)

CookiePie said...

Oh Bunny -- these all look soooooo delicious!!!

Thanks so much for offering to participate in my online book tour! I would love that. Please send me your address so we can send you a book:

Linda said...

What a treasure trove--my stomach is growling loudly! I love your "twisted little sugar addicted mind"--we think alike!

Katherine Aucoin said...

They all look so fantastic but I kept going back to the cupcake. I have to make this, it rocked my world!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by! I can see my waist expanding just looking at your blog! That frosting looks amazing I still dont know how to make frosting!

Juliana said...

Nice blueberries recipes...actually I have a pint of it in my fridge and think will do your cupcake...look forward to try it! Yummie!

Jacque said...

I'll bet the staff at work loves you lots! Those blueberry cinnamon roll coffee cake thingamajiggies look fantastic!

Meg said...

I would love to have a taste of all of these!

Jamie said...

Wow and more wow! Everything looks so amazing and delicious - where in the world to start? Blueberries galore and so many creative, wonderful ways you used them. Yum!

Adam said...

Wow, these are some awesome blueberry pictures here. There's like little flavor explosions going on all over the place, nice job!

I hope you shared some with your sister though, nothing heals people up better than blueberries I bet :)

Donna-FFW said...

You freaking kill me.. I always love your recipes. Now, the cheesecake ones are absolutely to die for. Loved the blueberry lemon bars when I saw them over at Debbies and loved them too.

HOWEVER, lady, I am IN LOVE with that blueberry cinnabun cake. Holy crap!! I am printing it off immediately.You are my food rock star with this post!

Lori said...

These are awesome looking blueberry recipes! I particularly like the lemon blueberry one!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love how you have blueberries just oozing out of every dessert. Every time you showed me something delicious, you showed me one even better. Brava!

Sara said...

wow, you have been busy with the blueberries. I don't know which one to try first. I suppose my favorite would have to be the lemon blueberry bars, I can't resist a good lemon bar.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love it! I made a blueberry pie the other day and have been going blueberry crazy!

Leslie said...

You have blueberry heaven going on in this post!

pigpigscorner said...

WOw, so many wonderful blueberry recipes! I'm so jealous, my hubs banned me from making anything with berries because he thinks they'd be sour like my turnovers!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm everything looks so good!! Especially the cinnabun cake yummm. Maybe the cinnabun cake with some of that cream cheese frosting off the cupcake!

noble pig said...

It's all amazing but the cheesecake one...that's for me.

Pauline said...

You're making me miss the blueberry muffins I made! Mm-mm. That blueberry cinnabun cake is a genius combination! I absolutely LOVE cinnamon buns (but not oozing in icing). Thanks for the info on the crock pot too. I never used one before, but it seems useful for pulled pork.

Lucia from Madison said...

Thank you for all these fantastic recipes. I woke up this morning thinking I would make something with blueberries and now I can't decide which to make!

claudie said...

Bunny, I know why I stay away for weeks... I cannot believe how amazing all these recipes are. You capture the essence of every bite I take, even if it's virtual!
Just came in to say hello.
Love Claudie

Claudia said...

You do have a way with blueberries! They are amazing and I want all of it. Which means I shall simply have to take your recipes and bake. A berry, berry blue-ribbon post!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

I am in complete blueberry heaven Bunny...this is awesome good stuff!Tried to pick one, but it's impossible.Love them all!!

Amanda said...

Hey Bunny

Got your comment on my blog, were you referring to the Food Bloggers discussion list? If so, then if you are having trouble signing up on the yahoo groups site, you can subscribe via email by sending any email message to


Psychgrad said...

I love your seasonal fruit-themed posts. I just picked up a flat of blueberries from the market yesterday and I'm eyeing the lemon blueberry bars.

Maris said...

All of these sound so good! I love the blueberry/lemon combination.

Jaime said...

they all look great but i'll take a cupcake please! ;)

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

WOW! I love blueberries and these recipes look fabulous, expecially love the cupcakes!

Em said...

Your blog is going to be the death of me. hehe... I just started a weight loss blog. I'm actually clipping along at a decent pace. I still have 112lbs to go. Reading your recipes reminds me of when I lived in Paris. I practically lived at the patisserie on the corner of my building. Croissants for breakfast, raspberry tarts for tea, pain au chocolat.. just because. Yum! I look forward to trying many of your recipes.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Oh Bunny, you outdid yourself. I just made blueberry muffins last night, but have to get more bluberries to try the crumb cake, AH MAZING looking.

Molly Jean said...

The icing on your cupcake looks like fluffy clouds of sweet goodness! What a pretty presentation!

This entire post has inspired me to buy blueberries tomorrow... yummm!

Erin said...

Bunny! I love your descriptions! "Knock your socks off!" Now that one definitely sold me on trying out your version of my Cinnabun Cake. :) I can't wait to try a crumb topping and blueberries in the cake when I make it next time. :) All the other blueberry recipes look delish!

Lisa said...

Blueberries are the best! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas. Everything looks scrumptious.