May 15, 2011

Lemon's and Blueberries


As one of the gals in charge of the family reunion dessert's I also whipped up a Lemon and Blueberry Gooey Cake.

Ready for oven!

My father-in-law clips recipes that catch his eye and makes his belly rumble.  He nonchalantly hands them to me when he visits and occasionally mentions his offer to taste-test the recipe if I decide to make it.  He's a very willing taste-tester.  This specific recipe was nonchalantly handed to me during the Christmas season and he mentioned how it may make a nice Christmas gift for a certain person.  I didn't get around to it but I did keep the recipe and fully intended to make it for him.

Rustic at it's most delicious!
That day was yesterday much to his delight!  He is bringing Tupperware over for some left-overs today.  He says he will bring them to a homeless person for his good deed of the day but I have a feeling he's up to no good and he may just keep them for himself.  He's sneaky like that when it comes to Deelicious Sweets!

Lemon and Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake
Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Ingredients:
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberry pie filling
  • 1 package (8-ounces) 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • Almond slices
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cake mix, butter (melted), 1 egg, juice of lemon, press into pan. Spread blueberry pie filling over cake mixture. Mix cream cheese, 2 eggs, lemon extract, zest and powdered sugar. Pour over blueberries and top with almond slices and fresh blueberries.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Cooks Note:  The lemon brings out the flavors of the blueberries and makes this gooey cake shine!  This is similar to a gooey butter cake but a more rustic version.  I made mine in a 9" square dish and probably should have made it in a 9x13 dish as it took a long time for it to bake.  It came out perfect though.
Adapted from City of St. Peters News Magazine

Servings: 1
Calories:  433
Total Fat:  14.7 g
Cholesterol:  60.8 mg.
Sodium:  350.2 mg.
Protein:  4.g.

12 comments:

  1. Oh my !
    This looks mouth watering good!
    I envy your father in law

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  2. I bought my first container of fresh blueberries this weekend. I love the fresh so much I normally eat them all before I get a chance to bake with them.

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  3. Mm, looks good! I don't blame the F-I-L for having ulterior motives!

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  4. Hahaha - your father-in-law has a good strategy going there! I think he is very lucky to have a Deelicious daughter-in-law to make him Lemon Blueberry Gooey Cake. I am definitely going to get around to baking this.

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  5. Wow, this definitely looks like ooey gooey goodness to me. I love blueberries and lemon together.

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  6. I love the combination of berries and citrus! A gooey cake makes it all the better!!!

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  7. I love using blueberries in cake and the addition on lemon makes it so refreshing. No wonder your dad wanted it for Christmas, sounds and looks delicious
    thanks for sharing

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  8. This looks fantastic! I love the combo of flavors here and those almonds slices on top... beautiful!!

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  9. Welcome back Dee! And now it's my time to catch up reading on your blog (esp Blogger is back now)! This sweets is something I'd love to bake... Look so good! It will not stay in my house for too long for sure, mainly because I would finish most of it! Great post, Dee!

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  10. I've been trying to get to this recipe since it posted and I'm just now looking at for the first time. It made me smile. that first picture was exactly what I was hoping it would be. I think I wan to try this in a dutch oven at our next cookout.

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  11. Anonymous18.7.11

    Pleasant Post. This post helped me in my university assignment. Thanks Alot

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