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Blueberry Cake with Cheesecake Frosting

First up… I am very very sorry.  No, really, I am.  I kept this cake from you.  I actually baked it, ahem, nearly a year ago… oops?

I only realised that I hadn’t actually written up this recipe when I went to find the recipe again and found it wasn’t already up here.  But, I’m posting it now, just as all the blueberries go on offer in the supermarkets… forgive me?

However, now there is now absolutley nothing standing in your way if you want to make this now coz even better, it is so, so, so easy!  Even if you don’t have any blueberries or indeed any fresh fruit I think this would do well enough with sultanas or something!  Go to it!

It came from the Good Food website, but just in case it ever disappears I’m going to pop it up here too.

Serves 12

175g unsalted butter
175 golden caster sugar
3 large free range eggs
225g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
142ml soured cream or creme fraiche (I think I went for creme fraiche)
250g blueberries
200g soft cheese
100g icing sugar

– Heat the oven to gas mark 4 and grease and line a 23cm springform cake tin.
– Put the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla in a food processor and blitz it until it is smooth and pale.
– Add 4 tbsp of the creme fraiche or soured cream and blend a little bit more.
– Stir through about half the blueberries then pour into the cake tin and smooth out the top.
– Bake for 50 minutes until it springs back when poked.
– Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
– Un-tin it and peel off the paper and cool on a wire rack.
– Beat together the cream cheese, icing sugar and the rest of the creme fraiche or soured cream.
– Once the cake is completely cooled spread the icing on top and dot with the blueberries.
– Eat!

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Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Today I made blueberry muffins.  I found I had a box of blueberries in the freezer and the recipe my mum gave me for muffins only makes six so a perfect quantity as I am home alone this week and so I will be the only one enjoying them.  My mum makes stupendous chocolate muffins, she was famous for them in my halls in first year!  As such it’s very firmly her department to provide muffins and so I’ve never tried this recipe before.  I have to say that this recipe is really quick and simple.  Less than 30 minutes I’d say.  Just throw everything together and you’re done, no elbow grease required!  I actually made 8 muffins as I didn’t know how much they would rise.  I ended up with quite flat muffins so do take heed, you will only need six cases.  Next time I will know better!

Blueberry muffins

Makes 6

50g dark muscoavdo sugar
125ml milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
40g butter, melted and cooled
150g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
150g blueberries*

– Heat the oven to gas mark 6 and prepare 6 holes of a muffin tin. 
– Beat together the sugar, milk, egg and vanilla essence then add the butter and beat again. 
– Sift the flour, baking podwer and salt into the mixture.
– Fold in gently. 
– Add the blueberries and stir in. 
– Divide the mixture evenly between the cases. 
– Bake for 20-25 minutes. (Mine took 25)
– Remove from the oven and leave to cool a little in the tin then place on a wire rack to cool completely or serve warm. 

*This was just the size of the box I had, I think that 100g would be fine if that was what you had but more than 150g would be far too many.

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