When I was in school, Monday’s were like Tom Sawyer’s suffering Monday mornings. Now, as kids are at home, I wake up late in the morning, I have to change that habit, as my princess is going to start her school soon. This weekend has come and gone without much hush-hush; I stayed at home and did not even go out for shopping. I thought about trying a cake as I had a packet of cream cheese and blueberry that needed to be used, so decide to make this Mini blueberry cream cheese pound cake.
I was planning to make a pound cake for long time, and had also borrowed some books from the library to do that. I always sample pound cake with fresh strawberry or blueberry when we visit Sam’s club. I dare not to buy them as it is huge and I can’t finish by myself. Hubby is scared of sweets, and the kids may or may not like it, depending upon their moods. Then for my cream cheese use up situation I decided to look into pound cake that uses both cream cheese and blueberry. Finally I settled with this recipe from William Sonoma’s site. I liked the recipe because it combines cream cheese and blueberry together. Like any other recipes, I played around a little bit and made only half of original.
I also reduced ½ cup of sugar from the original recipe, and skipped lemon glaze as I am finding ways to reduce the sugar as much as possible without compromising the taste. It turned out to be really moist, delicious pound cake. I used a mini loaf pan; half of the recipe yields about 3 mini loaf pan or single large loaf pan. I started baking late in the evening, around 9 P.M. I put it in oven. It took about 1 hour and 18 minutes. Since it was late night, I didn’t cut the cake, left it overnight to get flavors to infuse. Next morning after photography session, bite on the first slice; it was amazing feeling, so delicious. My kiddos coming back to have another slice that means it is delicious they approved. My hubby says when kids approve that is when you make best dish.
According to him this one is classic dish, give it try, blueberry and cream cheese marriage turned out be very nice. The touch of lime juice brings out the flavor of berry very nicely. It is simple yet elegant dessert we can enjoy with or without glazing. Give it a try you will like it.
Here comes the recipe.
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.