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Quick and Easy Blueberry Cake

Updated on October 28, 2014
Blueberries on the bush
Blueberries on the bush | Source

Easy, Delicious Blueberry Cake Recipe

This Blueberry Cake is one of my favourite dessert or cake recipes

I can mix it up in about 15 minutes from getting out and measuring the ingredients right through to putting the cake in the oven. I am a very impatient person and love quick and easy recipes, particularly when I'm trying to make a cake in the middle of a busy day.

Another reason I like it is because I can use any berries, not just blueberries. In fact I use blackberries more often in the late summer and autumn, rather than any other kind of berry. It's the quantity of berries that is the most important thing rather than which kind you use.

A cup of raw blueberries
A cup of raw blueberries | Source

Let's Make the Blueberry or Blackberry Cake

Ingredients

Main Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (you can use white, if you prefer)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup blueberries or blackberries

Streusel Topping

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

All four photos taken as I made the cake
All four photos taken as I made the cake | Source

Recipe First Steps

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).



2. Grease and flour a 9 inch pan.




3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.






4. Now use a separate bowl (I use my food mixer bowl) and put in the oil, sugar and egg.

5. The reason I use the mixer bowl is because I use the electric mixer to whisk them together, using the whisk attachment.

The Electric Mixer Doing Its Thing

The Electric Mixer Doing Its Thing
The Electric Mixer Doing Its Thing | Source

Now Add the Milk and Flour - and after that the blueberries

Add the milk and flour
Add the milk and flour | Source

6. Beat in alternately a little of the milk and then the flour, baking powder and cinnamon, until they are both combined with the mixture.

Mixing in the blueberries
Mixing in the blueberries | Source

7. Stir in the blueberries or blackcurrants. I use my favourite wooden stirrer that I've had about 20 years. It's ideal because I don't break up the fruit with it as long as I stir the berries in carefully.

The Cake Mixture Just Waiting for Its Topping

The Cake Mixture Just Waiting for Its Topping
The Cake Mixture Just Waiting for Its Topping | Source
Streusel mixture
Streusel mixture | Source

Make the Streusel Topping

It hardly takes anytime at all

8. Sift the dry ingredients for the streusel topping together into a clean bowl, then add the softened butter into the dry mixture. Rub it in with your fingertips until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Sprinkle evenly over the cake mixture.

9. Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for about 45 minutes. The cake should be a golden brown when ready and a sharp, thin bladed knife should come out clean after inserting into the centre. Leave in the cake pan to cool.

The Finished Cake with Streusel Topping

The Finished Cake with Streusel Topping
The Finished Cake with Streusel Topping | Source

Photographs used in the Recipe

All the photographs used in the recipe sequence above were taken by me as I made a Blueberry Cake and they are copyright.

Blackberries, ripe and unripe, on the bush
Blackberries, ripe and unripe, on the bush | Source

Use Blackberries Instead of Blueberries - They are just as delicious

Here in the UK, many of us never buy blackberries. That's because they grow wild in many public spaces - on commons, in parks, in hedges lining roads and tracks, on unused land, anywhere they are not disturbed. In fact, they spring up in people's back gardens, whether they are wanted or not and it takes unceasing warfare on the part of the gardener to get rid of them. I think the seeds are spread by birds who eat the berries and then deposit the seeds in their droppings.

They can ripen anytime from the end of August onwards with the main picking time usually in September. Then people go out with baskets, plastic boxes, buckets, even plastic bags to pick them. It's done quite openly, sometimes with several pickers on the same track picking from the hedgerows.

The blackberries are taken home and made into jams, jellies, pies, crumbles and cakes. That's why I love to use them in this cake but we haven't picked any this year yet. Maybe we'll do it next weekend and then make another of these cakes.

Thanksgiving Blackberry Pie - Either pick your blackberries or buy them

If you want a change from blueberry or apple pie, this blackberry pie will look good and be popular at any Thanksgiving celebration.

Thanksgiving Blackberry Pie - Either pick your blackberries or buy them

If you want a change from blueberry or apple pie, this blackberry pie will look good and be popular at any Thanksgiving celebration.

The Southern Pie Book (Southern Living (Paperback Oxmoor))
The Southern Pie Book (Southern Living (Paperback Oxmoor))

From Jan Moon, the owner of the acclaimed Dreamcakes Bakery contains a fabulous selection of pies, cobblers, desserts and cakes you will want to cook at home.

 

Recipe for Banana Blueberry Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes

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      Kathy McGraw 3 years ago from California

      I love fresh blackberries, never had blueberries except from a store. Your cake looks great, made me very hungry....something I should give a try.

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I love blueberries and look forward to trying your recipe...sounds scrumptious!

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Your sweet sweet quick-and-easy-blueberry-cake recipe sounds so delicious. This is a great lens, Thanks for sharing this.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have this cake in the oven now! Added a tough of maca powder to the flour and some banana to the batter,hope it turns out as wonderful as yours looks! Thank you for the recipe!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I was just looking in my freezer yesterday and realized that I have 3 - 2 pound bags of blueberries still in there that I had better bake into something. I saw the quest and immediately thought of my blueberries. Your blueberry cake looks delicious and I'll be giving it a try.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I love fresh blue berries, but I know I would love a piece of this Blueberry cake. Yummy. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love just eating a bowl of fresh blueberries.

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      KateHonebrink 4 years ago

      Blueberry pie, cobbler, muffins, shakes, ice cream, gelato -- just about anything with blueberries is perfect!

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      Great recipes.

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      I've been craving a blueberry cake, very tempted to make this one. Thought I would try a search here before consulting Google :D

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      Marie 4 years ago

      Mmm, my daughter loves blueberries so she would love this. But I prefer blackberries - in fact they're my favorite fruit. We are lucky to have wild ones at the end of our garden and I love making apple and blackberry pies, blackberry ice cream, blackberry jams, blackberry trifle and lots more. I'd eat them all year long if I could!

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      BakingSocial 4 years ago

      Some amazing recipes :)

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Terrific ideas shared here. I love cake and I love blueberries, but I've never had a blueberry cake. Sounds fantastic!

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      Fran Tollett 4 years ago

      Lovely recipes. I can't decide which to make first. : )

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      daniela-lofiego 4 years ago

      Pies are the best, or maybe ice cream... now I'm craving some... :P

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I tried it. It was great! I did take some of the sugar out, and it came out almost like bread, but with a tender crumb and slightly sweet. Everyone loved it. Thanks for this great recipe!

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I am going to try your cake right now. Really! My family is about to return home to watch the Olympic gymnastics program and they will be happily surprised.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I'd love to try the blueberry cheese!

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      burntchestnut 5 years ago

      I buy Greek yogurt and put berries in it.

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      I love berries, especially blackberries and your cake looks yummy. I will give this one a try. Thanks for sharing it!

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Blueberries and blackberries are delicious by itself, and anything with blueberries or blackberries are just .. YUM! Thank you for sharing such a yummy lens!

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      I love to make cheesecake, yours looks divine, it all looks good... lovely lens:)

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      With a bowl of raspberries, strawberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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      Ilona E 5 years ago from Ohio

      In muffins and pancakes- just eat out of hand -it's all good

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      Barbara2659 5 years ago

      This lens is awesome!

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      mglee2010 5 years ago

      Look yummy :=)

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      This looks delicious! My blueberry bush is overflowing with berries, so I'm excited to try new recipes. =D

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      Yourpersonalcon 5 years ago

      This recipe looks great. I'll head out to the grocery now to pick up supplies.

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      Jackie Block 5 years ago from SE Michigan

      I think I'm going to try this soon! I love blueberries, but have never had them in a cake. I love this idea.

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      teresa-carol-spencer-cook 5 years ago

      yummy...love anything with blueberries!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      This recipes looks so good, and I love the topping. I've never made my own Streusel topping and I'd like to try. The cheese looks interesting. I'll take your word for it on how it tastes. Adding this to my pancake lens.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like eating them fresh,I love them both.Cobbler,pies and cakes are good ways to use them.I enjoy reading and looking at your lens.

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      Great lens! I haven't use a blueberries or blackberries before but I will give it a try..thanks for sharing..

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      Susanna Duffy 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I had to revisit this page explaining how to make an easy blueberry cake. Your photos make it so clear

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      jammes12 5 years ago

      This blog post is excellent probably because of how well the subject was developed. I like some of the comments too though I would prefer we all stay on the suject in order add value to the subject! Phil Wane

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Sitting on the bottom of a good homemade pumpkin pie! Or in pumpkin muffins. Or in pumpkin cake...lol. I love blueberries and pumpkin.

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      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      muttins and pancakes

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      What a great find. I have heaps of blackberries riping just now and have a blueberry bush ready to plant for next year's fruit. Featured this on cooking utensils ideas and accessories. Well done.

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      This has got to be wonderful...thanks!

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      Carol Fisher 5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      @anonymous: I'm so glad you've made it and like the look of it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Stazjia--after a long delay, I finally got to make this cake. In fact, I just took it out of the oven! I made the blackberry version and it looks SO delicious that I don't know if I'll be able to wait for it to cool! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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      Karen 5 years ago from U.S.

      This blueberry cake recipe sounds delicious, and I know I'd enjoy the blackberry variation as well. It's blueberry season here, and we're going on vacation soon with extended family, and this would be a good recipe to use as a treat for them all.

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      Karen 5 years ago from U.S.

      This blueberry cake recipe sounds delicious, and I know I'd enjoy the blackberry variation as well. It's blueberry season here, and we're going on vacation soon with extended family, and this would be a good recipe to use as a treat for them all.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love blackberry ANYthing! I'll be making this cake with blackberries very soon (maybe today?) Terrific lens, with lots of great recipes. I loved the Thanksgiving Blackberry Pie story! Hilarious, but the pie looks great! Great lens!

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      franstan lm 5 years ago

      Another recipe for me to add to my blueberry collection. Blessed

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      RecipePublishing 5 years ago

      Oh how yummy.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Fruit salad!

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      wow, what we can do with blueberries!

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      TeacherRenee 6 years ago

      I've never met a cake I didn't like and your blueberry cake looks amazing.

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      I love blueberries and I love cake so what a great page for me, it looks delicious. I live in the UK too and go blackberry picking a lot when in season and plums and damsons all for free. Tasty recipe page.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      This looks absolutely delicious - I love putting them in plain yogurt, that way I get fruit flavored yogurt without the extra sugar.

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I like to use them in salads and yogurt, but they are much better surrounded by a little sugar and dough! Nice lens!

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      Bodyflip 6 years ago

      Guess this will have to wait till after i'm done dieting

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      We have lots of fresh berries to pick and use in summer and freeze for winter. Haven't made anything from blackberries in a few years as there always seem to be lots of blueberries. Adding your recipe to my fruit collection. Thanks!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Growing up in the UK I have picked wild blackberries many a time, and love anything with blackberries in it. I didn't really eat blueberries much until I moved to Northern Indiana, and there and in Michigan they grow a lot of blueberries, and I developed a real taste for them too. Nothing better than summer fruits.

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. Yummy.

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 6 years ago from FL

      Just starting to get some great blueberries here and I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      YUM! great lens. I would love to try your easy to make Blueberry cheesecake recipes. =)

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      making a nice blueberry cheesecake! cheers

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great blueberry cake recipe! I absolutely love blueberries and try to eat them as much as possible. Blueberries are one of the richest source of antioxidants. They make great fresh snacks in my children's lunch box.

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      Sounds and looks delicious. Love the step-by-step photo instructions! Lensrolled you to my blueberry frozen yogurt lens (http://www.squidoo.com/blueberry-frozen-yogurt-rec...

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      JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      Oh, man, your blueberry cake looks good!! Thanks for the recipe!

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      Carol Fisher 6 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      @anonymous: I love blueberries on my breakfast cereal too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Ooooooooh that looks so good. I usually have berries on my Raisin Bran but of course this looks a lot more fun to eat.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Beautifully done and amazing but you know I think I have the exact same recipe in my collection or one that is awfully close! I'd be thrilled if you'd submit this lens to Culinary Favorites From A to Z. I'm a bit slow to add them but I will.

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      MartinPrestovic 7 years ago

      My all-time favourite? Blueberry oreo cheesecake! My mouth is watering just imagining a nice big slice on my plate. I'd probably even go for a second helping if the cheesecake is that good.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Well, I had good intentions:) Anniversary had past so I will have to bake it for Valentine's Day! Angel Blessed!!!

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      Linda Jo Martin 7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Great recipe! I love quick and easy blueberry baking! 5* and Blessed!

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      momto4 lm 7 years ago

      I love blueberry pancakes. I'll have to try your blueberry cake recipe. It sounds really good! Great lens!

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      LakeMom 7 years ago

      I love blueberries! I pop them into my pancakes! I was looking for some recipes for blueberries that are in my freezer and this one sounds perfect!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      The way I use blueberries most frequently is to toss a handle in my cereal in the morning when they are in season. Otherwise we use dried ones. I love blueberry muffins and have a great recipe for the best ever blueberry muffins. The only problems is that they are very fattening and contain a lot of butter, so I don't make them anymore. I also make a blueberry crisp with frozen berries that is really quick and easy and not as sinful as the muffins.

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      My whole family loves berries. I like them on yogurt with granola. Also in any sort of crisp or crumble, and because your cake is "quick and easy," I think I need to try it as well! 5*

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      I love Blueberries!

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      Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      [in reply to Sylvestermouse] Now I'm nervous. I hope he likes it otherwise it could spoil your anniversary. I know it's disappeared fast when I've made it though. Good luck.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      My husband will love you for this recipe! His favorite is blueberry. I make muffins and cobbler but I have never tried a blueberry cake. I think I will surprise him with this on our anniversary.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I'm not a blueberry fan, but I could substitute a different berry for this recipe. Nice lens!

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      I love blackberries and this looks really good! I knew I smelled blueberries when I walked in the door. {Looks around} Are you hiding them? :)

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      Delightful lens! I'm not big on fruit, but I do love blueberry muffins & cakes!

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 7 years ago from FL

      I love to just toss a few in my oatmeal in the morning. This recipe looks wonderful! Can't wait to try it

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      oops, changed my mind...lensrolled into my scotch shortbread lens:-)

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      I love blueberries, they are very good for you, lots of nice antioxidants in the skin, funny that I just had fixed myself a bowl of frozen blueberries and yogurt before sitting down to read this...we have lots growing in our woods and a few bushes on our property. Blackberries are around, but not in the same large quantity. Nice lens, 5stars and lensrolled into my "corny" recipe soon:-) ~claudia

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      boutiqueshops 7 years ago

      YUM YUM! I see some goodies to try here!

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I love blueberries. My favorite way to use them is to put them on top of waffles for breakfast;. Love your lens 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yummy! I really like the fact that you can whip it up in 15 minutes! That's my kind of baking!

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      When I see the words "quick" and "easy" in a recipe name, I'm on it! I am one impatient cook. This looks really yummy and within the limits of my culinary patience. Thanks!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Oh I do love quick and easy! Thanks for sharing that one. Is that cheese from M&S? If it is, then, I agree - it's delicious.

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Just Favorited it.

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Hello,

      This lens is very well laid out and I love all the pictures.

      Going to try this fast and easy blueberry cake.

      Poutine

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Super yummy recipe! I love either blueberries or blackberries!

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