January 19, 2010

Cooking Light's Blueberry Pound Cake

Pretty much every night a couple hours after dinner is over and done with I will hear "what do we have for dessert?" So, knowing this question is going to pop up, I make something about 2-3 times a week - depending on my time constraints and my cravings. :-)

I had been thinking about this pound cake for some time now. I have had blueberries in the freezer and I have been thinking I need to use them up. Grumpy isn't the biggest blueberry fan but I love them and so do my children. I made this recipe about 5 years ago for the first time. I cannot believe that this is the first time I have made it since then. This is an awesome cake. The recipe is in the Cooking Light Complete Cookbook but you can also find it by clicking HERE. I went with the suggestion to use some almond extract along with vanilla. The cake smelled and tasted awesome. It had great texture and I remembered all over again why I loved it the first time I made it. This is a definite keeper recipe - and it sure is nice to have it be a healthier one too!

I have been scarce on the internet since my laptop bit the dust. I have missed having the chance to visit all my favorite blogs, but I am getting there sporadically as I have computer time. I received the word from Justin tonight that it is my hard drive that went kaput. He will be replacing it for me and I should be back up and running in the near future. Until then Grumpy still has to share (and he doesn't like sharing either!). I'll be back in a few days with a great giveaway just in time for Superbowl!

29 comments:

Jessie said...

That blueberry pound cake looks so yummy! definitely bookmarking this one for sure

I'm glad Justin was able to figure out what was wrong with your computer. At least now you know it will be repaired :)

Maria said...

I want a slice!

Sabrina said...

You can have some of my bars if I can have a few slices of this amazing bread!! I love blueberries!!! YUM!

Helene said...

I'll have to try this one for sure. Thanks so much Shelby.

Linda said...

Good-looking pound cake! I like the almond extract suggestion. Did Grumpy like? ;)

steph said...

I just bought some blueberries and lemons. I will have to try this!

Patsyk said...

Good to see you were able to post tonight! I love that cake, too! One of my favorites... such fresh summery flavor!

Linda said...

I just love pound cake and blueberries are our favorite. I have saved this so I can make it after we return from vacation. We leave Sat for Puerto Rico...sun here we come!

Michele O said...

This looks so yummy! Needed something different and healthy to make. Thanks. Hope you get your computer fixed quickly. You must be going crazy!

Donna-FFW said...

Blueberry pound cake sounds perfect, Ill top mine with some ice cream. I have 2 pints in the fridge, maybe Ill make this.

Barbara Bakes said...

I don't like sharing my computer either! The cake looks moist and delicious!

Sharon said...

hope you get your computer back in action! I don't like sharing with hubby either :) I can only imagine how wonderful this bread must taste!

Lynda said...

I'll have to make this for my husband...he does the same thing as Grumpy- he's always looking for just a little snack! I haven't been very faithful about making his snacks lately as they are such a temptation to me. But this is lighter-yeah! Thanks, Shelby.

tamilyn said...

Yummy! A big glass of milk on the side please :)

Katy ~ said...

Shelby, this cake does look AWESOME! Beautiful texture. Of course, I don't have any of the low fat ingredients, will have to go full throttle, grins, but I'm going to make this. Can't wait for that first bite.

Mags said...

We all love pound cake here and anything with blueberries always goes over great.

Hope your computer is back up and running soon Shelby. I'd feel like I'd lost my right arm if I didn't have mine.

Bellini Valli said...

This cake looks moist and delicious Shelby, just perfect for those lazy mornings...when we have them:D

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Hi Shelby, you've been missed!

Um, I sure hope you saved me a little slice of that blueberry pound cake ~ it looks delicious. :D

I like the tip of adding almond extract. Thank you for the link to the recipe, I would love to make it very soon.

xo

noble pig said...

Wow, he waits 2 hours to ask...mine is asking before we leave the table, LOL.

This looks really yummy and lite!

Pam said...

This looks like my kind of dessert Shelby - light, moist and so delicious.

teresa said...

what a delicious pound cake, i love it!

Katie's blog said...

Looks delish!!!

Praers said...

A. I am a huge Cooking Light Fan
B. I love Blueberries
C. I love cake

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I seemed to have skipped in my decade long obsession with the magazine, but think it will be the perfect thing for my sweetie's birthday.

D. I really like your site, keep up with the recipes and thanks for sharing.

Mrs. L said...

Ugh, I know what it's like when the hard drive goes kaput. Hang in there!

Ingrid said...

Oh, bummer Shelby! Lucky for you that your son can fix it.

Your cake looks good and am envious that your berries didn't sink. :)

I have Cooking Light's dessert cookbook that I bought several years ago. I just remembered I had it. I'm going to try some of the recipes. Of course as soon as I saw the book I thought of you. :)
~ingrid

theUngourmet said...

My kids ask this same question every night! This looks like a delicious answer! Love the blueberries!

HoneyB said...

Linda, Grumpy did like! I wasn't sure how much he would because he doesn't care for blueberries too much. He told me (after I wrote this post) that it was really good with his morning coffee!

Cathy (Noble Pig), Grumpy waits 2, sometimes only 1 hours only because he has stuffed himself so full at dinner that he can't get anything else in until later. lol. He'd kill me if he knew I told you all that!

Jamie said...

This is so funny Shelby! My husband is the same way about desserts. He says something sweet helps him digest his dinner. I think he just likes my baked treats :)

My husband loves blueberried and I also have some frozen that I need to use. I just saved this pound cake. It looks like our kind of dessert.

Caroline said...

I want some too!!! This is a must-try and I am even going to use Kamut khorasan Wheat instead of regular flour for added awesome-ness! Thank you!!

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