March 25, 2009

Wednesday's Chow - Blueberry Cake

I've had this recipe for over ten years. I like it because, as usual, it's delicious, cheap and VERY EASY. It's a great cake for a warm spring day.

BLUEBERRY CAKE

1 angel food cake (I buy store ,made)
1 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 8 oz whipped topping, thawed
1 cup sugar
1 can blueberry pie filling

1) Combine cream cheese, whipped topping and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

2) Cut cake in half lengthwise (parallel to the counter) so you have 2 layers.

3) Cover bottom layer with half of the cream cheese mixture, then replace the top layer of cake.

4) Cover rest of cake with remaining mixture.

5) Pour blueberry filling over all.

Refrigerate leftover cake.

I mean, does it get any easier than that?

When I was younger, I didn't like blueberries. When I was staying in Finland for that year of school, they ate a lot of blueberries and when I told people I didn't like them, they'd say, 'try this, you'll like it.' So, I finally got to the point where I'd tell them I was allergic to them. They stopped trying to push them on me after that. But now, I eat fresh blueberries and I find I like them, as well as canned. This cake is really good, and really sweet, so slice small pieces.

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Anna Kathryn Lanier
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7 comments:

Emma Lai said...

I love these types of recipes. I have some very similar ones for pie...without the icing. :)

Tessy said...

We used to make this all the time...it's delicious. Thanks for the reminder, Anna!!

Mary Ricksen said...

I try it and give the cook the benefit of the doubt. If I don't like it still, I thank the cook and pass on it.
Now that doesn't include anything raw, with bugs or creatures in it, and anything with curry. Sorry curry people no offense, I just don't go for it. But I might still try it just to be polite.
Cake sounds yummy.

Anonymous said...

Cake sounds yummy. However, I'm diabetic so my usual answer when offered something I really don't want to try (and that's rare) is, "Sorry, I'd love to but my carb levels are too high for the day as it is - which is usually true, unfortunately.
Carol Jo

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Carol Jo, I wonder if you can exchange the ingredients for the sugar free cake, sugar free whipped topping, and....hmmm, what's it called, that sugar substitute? And if it would taste the same if you did.

I have to admit, I'm so glad I'm not a diabetic, but know my chances of being one are on the raise. I love my chocolate and sugar too much.

Take care of yourself. Having friends who are diabetics, I know how harsh the disease is.

robynl said...

most often I say that I'm dieting or say 'I've just eaten so no thanks'.

Anonymous said...

I might try a little bit, to make them feel happy, especially since they went through the trouble to make it. But if it was something really yucky, I would very politely say that I have enough on my plate, or I am way too full to try it.