Blueberry Sour Cream Cake -- A Light, Delicious and Healthy Dessert Treat

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Blueberry Sour Cream Cake

There is no better way to finish a meal than with a slight sweet treat, which we all know as dessert. Traditionally, desserts are sweet, and sometimes heavy which only weighs us down with the "too full" feeling.

My quest has been to create a dessert which pleases the palate, does not leave that "too full" feeling after consumption and is easy to make. As a result, I have created a cake which is light, healthy and extremely easy to make.

Though I have created this recipe for blueberries, the blueberries can easily be substituted with any fruit of your choice. However, I do not recommend substituting it with kiwi or pineapple. I suggest substituting the blueberries with cherries, strawberries, mixed berries, peaches or in a combination with each other.

For this particular recipe, I mixed a variety of fruit, including peaches, strawberries, grapes, canteloupe and honeydew. The result was a delicate balance of flavors and textures.


The Springform Pan is the key for a successful cake

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: Single slices of a 9" cake will serve 8-12 people

TIP:

When using frozen fruit or berries, place the frozen fruit in fine seive and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying out. Place the seive over a bowl and put in the fridge to thaw overnight or on the counter to thaw during the day. If you place this on the counter in the morning, it will be ready to be used for baking by the afternoon.

General Instructions for Making and Baking the Blueberry Sour Cream Cake

  1. The following steps are an overview of how to make this simple and delicious cake. Details of the ingredients and how to assemble each part of the cake follows after this overview.
  2. Measure and thaw frozen blueberries overnight. See the TIP above.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together. Add the sugar, butter and vanilla into this mixture. Mix thoroughly until a soft dough forms.
  5. Pat this dough onto the bottom of a 9" springform pan.
  6. Arrange berries on bottom of crust. Set aside.
  7. In a mixing bowl, blend together the sugar, vanilla, sour cream and egg yolks.
  8. Pour this mixture evenly over the fruit and crust of the cake.
  9. Bake for 60 - 70 minutes or until set,firm and lightly golden. As oven temperatures vary between manufacturers and altitudes of your location, adjust the baking time accordingly.
  10. Remove from oven and set on wire cooling rack. Allow to cool thoroughly. Cover with pastic wrap and place in refigerator overnight.
  11. Remove from refrigerator. Remove the plastic wrap. Carefully remove the springform ring.
  12. Serve chilled with garnishes of fresh berries and whipping cream.

Ingredients for the Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Assembling the Crust

  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar until well blended.
  2. Next, add in the butter. Blend together with a fork or in a mixer. Ensure that the butter is thoroughly blended with the flour mixture. Please note that I use a pastry blender and do this step by hand. I blend with the pastry blender until the mixture has small "clumps" that are sesame sized.
  3. Crack the egg into the butter mixture as well as the vanilla. Mix together until well blended.
  4. Place this mixture into a 9" springform pan. I use a glass bottom springform which does not require me to prepare the bottom. If you are using a traditional springform pan, prepare the pan as you normally would.
  5. Pat the dough into the springform. Ensure that there is an even thickness around the bottom to form a solid crust. The more you "pack" it in, the more dense the crust will be.

Photos for Preparing the Fruit and Crust

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Ingredients for the Cake Filling

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 egg yolks


Preparing and Making the Cake Filling

  1. Arrange berries evenly on top of the cake crust that you have patted into the springform pan. If using frozen berries, thaw and drain well. See note above.
  2. In a bowl, add sour cream, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Blend thoroughly with a whisk or spatula. Pour this mixture over the berries.
  3. Bake at 375° F on the middle rack for 60-70 minutes until firm and slightly golden.
  4. Remove from the oven carefully. Place the cake, while still in the springform pan, onto a wire cooling rack. The cooling rack should provide approximately two inches of space below it to allow ample air circulation for even cooling. Allow the cake to cool completely. This may take 2 to 3 hours depending upon your room temperature.
  5. When completely cooled, cover the springform with plastic wrap. Place the cake, pan and all, into the refrigerator and chill. If condensation appears on the wrap, remove the wrap carefully so as to not allow water droplets to fall on the cake. The cake has not cooled completely, which results in the condensation. Place the cake, while in the springform pan, back onto the cooling rack. Allow to cool for an addition hour.
  6. You can prepare the cake for serving by removing the springform pan from the sides of the cake. If the cake is chilled through, the springform ring will easily slide off. If it sticks, it means that the cake is still warm. If you pull the springform ring, you may tear or break the cake. Carefully run a smooth knife around the edge to loosen the form. Once the springform ring is removed, you can transfer the cake to a cake plate or, if your pan has a glass bottom, you may leave it on the bottom for serving.
  7. Serve with whipped cream on side or as garnish.

Step by Step Photos for Preparing the Cake Batter and Assembling the Cake

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Food for Thought

This is a very simple and healthy treat to make. The ingredients list is simple and the procedure is just as simple. Once you have made this tantalizing cake, you will, no doubt, experiment with other types of berries and fruits.

Enjoy your cake, and as always, your feedback in the comments section and in the ratings is always greatly appreciated!

Bon apetite!!


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Movie Master -- Please come back and tell how you enjoyed it. :) Thank you Lesley!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Beth, it looks and sounds delicious, I am bookmarking and looking forward to making it!

Many thanks and voting up.


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

mts1098 -- well, that's not acceptable that you're down to one moosehead!! I'll send some to you express!!! :D All is good; hope the same for you! :)


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

Well I am down to one moosehead so I had to come back for another piece ;) cheers...I hope all is well


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Just Ask Susan -- Yes, it's a perfect cake for July 4th! Or, July 1st for Canada Day. :) Thank you for your wonderful suggestion and for sharing and pinning. :)


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

HawaiiHeart -- You are welcome. Even though it is pretty, the taste is much more tempting that looking at it. :D Enjoy!


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HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

That looks almost too pretty to eat! Thanks for sharing!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This cake looks delicious! When I first saw the picture I thought this would be a great cake for Americans to make for the 4th of July with the red, white and blue.

Will be trying this soon.

Sharing and pinning.


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Klara -- I understand how difficult it can be to curb the sweet cravings!! This is why I created this cake. I can indulge in sweetness yet feel good because the sweetness actually comes from the fruit. You can cut down the sugar and (I haven't tried this yet) perhaps substitute stevia for the white sugar. Stevia is good as it is all natural, sweet like sugar and a fraction of the calories. The only drawback I find from stevia is that it leaves a slight after taste. :D

Please email me your photos!! :) I'd love to hear how much you enjoyed this cake!


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Nell Rose -- Hi Nell!! So good to see you! We all have our moments of not wanting to cook.... I have mine every three days!! :D This cake is an easy way to ease yourself back into wanting to cook as it is simple, fast and tasty. Enjoy!


klarawieck 4 years ago

Beth, I have to give this cake a try! I'm trying real hard to be a good girl, but I'm getting sick of those honey nut cheerios! Every time I feel like eating something sweet, I go for the cereal box. Isn't that just sad... sad... sad... :(

But that blueberry cake looks delicious. I'm might give it a try this weekend. If I do, I promise to email you pictures!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, this sounds and looks delicious! I am trying to get as many hub recipes together so that I can start cooking properly again as I am a lazy cook! haha! and this is definitely one that is going on my wall, thanks!


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Denise Handlon -- Hi Denise!! Your mom's cake sounds delish too!! :) Thank you for the votes -- and please let me know how you like it. :) Come on over for cake and tea; it's almost ready! :)


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

All chilled!


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Sofs -- I got hungry answering the comments, so I logged off and made one this morning. :) It'll be ready for dessert tonight!! :D Thanks Sofs!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Hi Beth, it's been far too long since I've visited your site. I love the recipe. YUM! I will have to try it for sure. It reminds me of a sour cream coffee cake my mom used to make so I'll be eager to try this one.

I voted it up and useful-great presentation. Wish I was there for tea and cake. !!!


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Jlbowden -- Thank you!! It's a honor when you trade your favority cheesecake for mine. :) The beauty of this cake is that you have a multitude of choices for the fruit. You can make the same base and filling, but change the fruit for a brand new taste and texture. It's perfect when fruit is only season too. I'm making one today with fresh blueberries. :)

I'm glad to be back! Hopefully, I'll have a few more articles before the end of the month. Great to see you!! xo


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Rolly -- Hey!! :) Well, feed that growling tummy of yours!! And what better treat than this cake?!? It has your dairy, fruit, and a small amount of carbs all together in a flavorful package. :) Enjoy!

Hugs (maybe we can meet up the next time I'm out there. :) )


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

:D I'm on my way!!! (wait, I don't have directions..... ) ha ha ha


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

FirstStepsFitness -- Thank you! It's perfect for 4th of July -- you can decorate it with different types of fruit in red, white and blue. Please come back, and let me know how you enjoyed it. :)


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Tom Hellert -- Hey Tom!! So wonderful to see you!! :) Been such a long time (mostly on my part since I'm being engulfed by life). I hope that you and your wife will make this. I promise that it will bring you a HUGE smile to your face. :) xox


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Jlbowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

Beth:

Beautifully written recipe article with a twist of yummy added on the end. I am going to trade in my favorite dessert-cheescake for some of your blueberry sour cream cake. I am sure it would be much healthier for me, because of all of the antioxidant benefits I would be getting from the berries. Voted beautifully written as well as up. Nice to see you back writing again!

Jl


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Beth... just a reminder that I have all of a sudden become hungry...

Hugs from the West


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

CMCastro -- Please share your recipe!! :) It sound delicious!! Yes, this is too pretty to eat, but when it's all gone, it's good to know that another one will replace it soon! :) Thank you!


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

The jeep is warming up for your ride...bring the moosehead ;)


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

The virtual jeep ride is waRming up for you...you bring the Moosehead ;)


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FirstStepsFitness 4 years ago

Beth this recipe looks amazing ! I will be making this one over the 4th of July :) . Great hub !


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Stricklydating -- It appears that you are not stricklydating, but enjoying desserts too! :D Thank you!! :)


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

Beth,

I would love to eat this blueberry is one of my fav-fruits/berriesI'll see if my wife will make this with me...

TH


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

mts1098 -- I have to come clean. I have to be honest. I eat this for breakfast. :D And before dinner. And at snack. :D Enjoy it any time of the day!


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Prasetio30 -- It's great to see you!! :) I hope that your mom like this cake as much as I do. :) And you too! Thank you for your rating -- I appreciate this very much!


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sofs 4 years ago

Yum Yum...and pretty too... Beth, I need to try this one.. Gosh this has made me hungry... :) Thanks for sharing... Have a great day!


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CMCastro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

This is a beautiful cake, too pretty to eat. It reminds me of the Berry Cheesecake Pie I made. The fruit was arranged on the top of the pie like the berries on the top of your cake. I sure wish I had saved that photo that I took of it. Maybe I will post my recipe sometime. :)


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Rebeccamealey - I'm glad that you have book marked this and will be sharing it. Trust me, you may have to bake two: one for you and one for sharing!! :D Let me know how you like it. :)


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Cebutouristspot -- My cake is extremely tasty. It has just the right hint of sweetness, a cookie textured bottom with the freshness of fruit. Thank you, and I hope that you try it. Please come back and rate this! :)


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stricktlydating 4 years ago from Australia

That's a fantastic dissert idea! Yumo!


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

This sounds fantastic and good enough to eat before dinner...voted way UP )


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

It sound delicious and I can't wait to share this recipe with my mom. Rated up and yummy!

Prasetio


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Yum! Book marking and sharing. I DO Want to try it!


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

Am a sucker for Blueberry I think they are the best thing that I have ever tasted. I will try to make this and hope it is as tasty as you describe thanks for sharing.

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