Tuesday, June 7, 2011

{twd} blueberry almond cakes


Bells and whistles can be nice. Brownies loaded with cookies. Cupcakes filled with cream. But sometimes a girl just wants to keep it simple. These Blueberry Almond Plain Cakes, this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, do just that. They are light, fruity, and enough like a blueberry muffin that I for one think it would be totally appropriate to eat one of these babies for breakfast. I replaced some of the all purpose flour with almond flour which made for a sweet and nutty cake, and sprinkled sliced almonds on top halfway through baking for a little crunch.


I also forgot to add the baking powder, which is why my cakes are so flat. (I blame Bentley, as I was watching The Bachelorette while baking. Are you guys watching? That show is growing increasingly insane but I Just. Can't. Look. Away.) Despite my error these were cute and tasty, and would be perfect for an afternoon tea party. This week's Tuesdays with Dorie host is Cindy of Everyday Insanity and she has the recipe posted here.

8 comments:

Tia said...

wow they look so elegant and upscale! nice job.
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jillbert said...

They're cute! The almond touches sound great!

Jodie said...

Ooh almonds would he yummy here! Great idea!

Cindy said...

I did think nuts would be delicious in this cake. Thanks for baking along this week. Who needs baking powder anyway!!

alvarosa said...

That looks just wonderful - nothing more to say about that!!

Mary said...

Almonds are a great addition, and they look gorgeous as little baby cakes. I think I'll try that next time.

Sonia said...

Hi There, This is looking Gorgeous. A very well made post with beautiful pictures. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Its always fun to see ur appetizing recipes.Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

Hannah Mendenhall said...

Makes me want to go blueberry picking : ) Love your food styling for this!