August 15, 2011

Secret Recipe Club: The Vanderbilt Wife (Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake)

I'm so excited to be posting as part of the Secret Recipe Club today!  In case you have somehow have missed what the Secret Recipe Club is all about, here's a quick review... a whole list of bloggers sign up to secretly scour each other blogs for a recipe to make and share on an assigned date.  It's a great way to get to know blogs you may not have come across before and find some new recipes.

This month, I was assigned The Vanderbilt Wife.  This blog is not just about food, but all kinds of fun things!  There are crafts and she shares links to other sites she thinks others would enjoy.  It took me a bit of time to decide what to make.  She cooks a lot like I do - simple, yet delicious food.  I found a lot of similarities in flavors between the two of us as I read through her blog.  Go check her out, I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy!

I had a few different recipes marked to try, and then we ended up having family up to visit recently.  We treated them to smoked baby back ribs, fried pasta and fresh corn on the cob.  To top off a meal like that, I decided to make Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake after reading about it over at The Vanderbilt Wife. 

This recipe originated at Cooking Light and I knew it would be something we would enjoy.  The cream cheese ensures a moist, yet light tasting coffee cake.

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The recipe really couldn't be easier.  The cake went together within a matter of 10 minutes and was baking away while we watched Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1. 

My Oldest has a nose for fresh baked goodies, so he was having a hard time waiting for dessert.  Once I felt it was cool enough to finally slice into it, we dug in and enjoyed the moistness of this simple cake.  The best part, was the cinnamon and turbinado sugar topping - there was a definite "crunch" when you bit into that part and it added a wonderful additional texture to the cake.

The only thing I would change the next time I make this cake is to perhaps double the recipe.  The cake was a bit thinner than I would have liked... I know that will change the calorie count and all that, but I would prefer a slimmer slice that is taller.  That's just me and my family though.

Now, go check out the rest of the fabulous Secret Recipe Club posts today!  The links are set-up to appear at the bottom of this post... share some love and go visit and leave some comments on the delicious blogs that are participating!

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22 comments:

Cookaholic Wife said...

Wow this looks great! I can't wait to try it out.

Noelle said...

Looks delicious and pretty simple!

Cooking Rookie said...

this recipe looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Love the combination of sour cream and blueberries!

Lisa~~ said...

Cream cheese in a cake is always a wonderful thing.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Sara said...

YUM! That coffee cake looks super delicious, love it! :)

VanderbiltWife said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it! One of our favorite breakfasts.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Great pick. I love coffee cakes, this one looks awesome :)

Gloria said...

Look amazing, a delicious recipe, gloria

Joanne said...

Wow this is definitely a great treat to share with guests! Nothing like waking up to a good coffee cake!

Trisha said...

Lovely coffee cake. Love the addition of cream cheese in it!

Tami said...

Blueberries and cream cheese...a great mix that I could just eat with a spoon. Your coffee cake looks great!

Shelby said...

Patsy, I have made this coffeecake (and actually blogged it in my way early blogging days!) and it is one of my very favorite recipes. I think the cream cheese in the recipe is the key to the wonderful texture you get with this (and flavor too!). Great choice!

Shumaila said...

With fresh blueberries in season this looks like a perfect way to use them up! Great pick for SRC!

Kate said...

Blueberry season is here! This goes on my list. It looks heavenly.

Victoria said...

Oooh, love the cream cheese in here, nice tangy flavor. Great looking coffee cake :)

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

This looks great and I LOVE that it comes together in just 10 minutes. Seriously? Wow. Bookmarking this to try soon.

Carolyn said...

The SRC is so much fun, I was sad I couldn't participate this month. Your cake looks lovely!

Lesa @Edesia's Notebook said...

Looks fabulous! I would be tempted to try it with raspberries as I like them better than blueberries. Great choice!

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

looks delicious!

Lisa said...

I'm a sucker for fruit and cream cheese, whether it be in a cake, cookie, on a sandwich, etc. This cake is bookmarked, it looks way too good to pass up. Beautifully done for SRC!

Taylor said...

This looks like a tasty breakfast cake! Great pick for SRC!

Jennifer Sikora said...

I love coffee cake

THanks for sharing

Jennifer
www.jennifersikora.com

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