Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Blueberry Yogurt Cake slice

Blueberry Yogurt Cake slice

Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Blueberry Yogurt Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Blueberry Yogurt Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Fall is my very favorite season. Even though the temperature is decidedly cooler, I just can’t get enough of seeing all the brilliant colors of the turning leaves. They are so beautiful.

Another fall favorite, is the abundance of berries that can be found during this time of year. I just love settling down in a berry patch, taking in the view, and de-stressing while plucking the little berries off the bushes. I also enjoy contemplating all the delicious goodies I can whip up with them. 🙂

On my hiking trek at Alyeska last weekend, I brought along a few containers – expecting to find a plethora of blueberries along the way and stuffing the containers full. Even though I kept looking the whole way along the trail, I didn’t even come across one single berry. They must have already been snatched up by other berry picking enthusiasts, or by the bears – who are probably stuffing themselves before hibernation.

Instead of including the intended wild Alaskan blueberries in this latest recipe, I had to rely on store bought. Either way though, this cake turned out absolutely delicious. 🙂

~Enjoy~




Blueberry Yogurt Cake

3 large eggs
6 ounces light vanilla yogurt
2 packets True Orange
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup Smart Balance Omega cooking oil
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
2 cups frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 or 12-cup Bundt cake pan or a tube cake pan.

In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat together eggs, yogurt, True Orange, water, sugar, and oil. Slowly beat in the cake mix. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Gently fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared cake pan.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center of cake comes out clean.

Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto serving dish and cool completely.
Drizzle cooled cake with Vanilla Glaze; if desired.



Vanilla Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter, melted

Mix all ingredients until creamy. Pour over cooled cake.



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Cinnamon Apple Spice Dessert

Cinnamon Apple Spice Dessert

We had another beautiful day here in Alaska today. The temperature actually reached 70 degrees, and the sky was clear blue all day! As I write this blog post, it is 7:00pm and the temperature is sitting at 67 degrees. The sun is still quite high in the sky, because we’re currently getting over 16 hours of daylight here. As a matter of fact, the sun won’t set until approximately 10:00pm tonight. That’s one of the things I absolutely love about the spring/summer season here in Alaska – the long hours of daylight! 🙂

Because it was so beautiful outside today and I wanted to get out and enjoy it as much as possible, I decided to bake a fairly simple dessert for tonight. It may be simple to prepare, but the taste is absolutely out of this world! I just love the combination of flavors in this treat – cinnamon, apples and spice cake. Yum! 🙂

~Enjoy~




Cinnamon Apple Spice Dessert

1 package (18.25 ounce) Betty Crocker Super Moist Spice Cake Mix
1 1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
8 tablespoons butter, softened & divided
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 can (20 ounce) Wilderness No Sugar Added Apple Pie Filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

With a pastry blender, combine cake mix, oats and 6 tablespoons butter in a large bowl until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup of these crumbs for topping.

To remaining crumbs, blend in egg. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 12 minutes.

Place reserved crumbs (the 1 cup) into a medium bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, nuts, cinnamon, and sugar. Blend with pastry blender until well mixed.

Spread apple pie filling on top of baked base. Sprinkle with cinnamon crumb mixture. Return to oven and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cool on wire rack. Drizzle with Vanilla Glaze, if desired. Cut into squares.

Vanilla Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1 – 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.



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