Thursday, August 18, 2005

Lemon-Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake ©

Lemon and blueberries seem to go together very well for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner desserts. We tried this recipe and were pleased; hopefully you will be too. This recipe in the original version was posted in King Arthur's Baking Circle by Mrs. K The original recipe can still be found in the Baker's circle posted under knead2quilt's (or K2Q) recipes. The original recipe is one of the most popular on the site, and justifiable so. MrsK was a long time contributor and her recipes are all wonderful.

Lightly grease (BUTTER) and flour a 9 x 13 pan or a 10"x10"x2" corning ware glass dish. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


2 TBS butter
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour

With a fork or a pastry blender, cream contents to make a fine crumb mixture and set aside.


1 stick (1/4 pound) softened butter
1 1/2 c. white sugar
8 oz. of Marzetti's Fruit Cream Cheese dip.
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 TBS baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
1/4 cup lemon bits
2 cups blueberries (If frozen, thaw, dry, and coat with flour)

Cream the butter, sugar, and cream cheese.Mix in well-beaten eggs. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk and extract, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Gently stir in the dusted berries and lemon bits at the very end. Pour the batter in the pan and sprinkle the topping over the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 to 60 minutes, or until the cake tests done with a toothpick or a metal skewer. The cake will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan when completely done.