Very Blueberry Layer Cake – Gluten Free
March 7, 2011
Naming a recipe can be challenging. In a few words we describe flavors that should project all kinds of emotions and mouth watering experiences. This cake started at “Triple Blueberry Cake” (but there was more than 3 inclusions of the fruit), to Blueberry Extreme Cake (but that was a bit like a pro wrestling event) and ended at simply, Very Blueberry Cake. This cake has blueberries in everything from the batter, to the fruit sauce, fresh berry topping and also in the cream cheese frosting. Blueberries alone are awesome. Paired with cream cheese and cake even better.
The great news is even folks who are gluten free can eat this cake. *smiles* I enjoy experimenting with gluten free flours and a combo that I have fallen in love with is 1/2 corn flour and 1/2 oat flour. This blend had great flavor and texture.
I had gobs of blueberries in the house and they beckoned to be used in a cake. With fruit, whole grains and some fluffy light cream cheese this is a healthy treat. Most of the sweetness in this recipe comes from the juicy blueberries. The additional sweetness is from stevia.
It is redundant for me to say that my treats can double as anytime snacks, breakfasts. But there it is, I just said it again.
I intentionally made a lot of blueberry sauce in this recipe. If you don’t use it all with this cake then you can eat it by the spoonful like I did. You can also sauce up french toast, waffles, pan-crepes, pancakes and yogurt parfaits.
My mother in law was in town watching my kids while I photographed this cake. That gave me a lot more time than usual to play around with this photo shoot. It was a blast. Cake is always a fun subject!
What is your favorite fruity cake?
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Blueberry Cake Recipe Links
- Blueberry Breakfast Cakes How Sweet Eats
- Blueberry Buttermilk Cake Shop Cook Make
- Blueberry Cheese Danish Cake Modern Comfort Food
- Blueberry Lemon Cheese Crumb Cake The Cooking Photographer
- Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound Cake Passionate About Baking
- Pomegranate Blueberry Coconut Muffins MarlaMeridith.com
- Triple Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake Sweetopolita