Blueberry-Citrus Cake…

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One of the wonderful details of our oldest daughter and son-in-laws new home in Texas is the backyard. It is a dream…so very quaint and citrus trees everywhere!! They have lemon, grapefruit and orange trees to bring delight to a tropical soul! My wheels started immediately spinning what could I do with all this luscious fruit for the family as my gift to them. I researched her cookbooks and found this beautiful recipe called Blueberry-Citrus Cake. It came from Better Homes and Gardens Treasured Recipes…200 Prize winning Dishes from America’s Hometown Cooks…sounded perfect. What fun to go out in their yard and pick the fresh ingredients for your recipe. This is not something I normally ever get to do at home.

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As I am grating the lemons and oranges the aroma that went through the house was tantalizing!! When the family was coming in and out of the kitchen, they were all saying, “Oh, it smells SO good in here!” Just what a cook wants to hear.

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This dessert is 90’s style cooking at its best. Blueberries and citrus peel transform a simple lemon cake mix into a delectable treat. A cream cheese-citrus frosting complements the moist cake. When serving, you can add a dollop of frosting on the side just for extra measure♥

Blueberry citrus cake

Is your glands salivating for citrus? The boldness of lemon and orange add brightness to any day, whether winter or summer.

Do you have a favorite fruit dessert that you turn to for your family?

Have a sunny day today!

Laurie
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57 thoughts on “Blueberry-Citrus Cake…

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  2. WOW!!! I have been looking at your recipes for a good while this morning. You have picture perfect bakes. I just don’t see how you do it. They are beautiful and delicious looking too.

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  4. Mmm … this looks fabulous. I’m vegan but I just might be able to convert this one … and it definitely looks like it would be worth it. thanks for sharing!

  5. Holy cow, I mean cake….wow that looks amazing and such great food photography! I am completely light challenged in my kitchen!! As soon as we get some extra money, we are looking forward to some fruit trees in our yard too! :)

  6. Everything about this looks good, & blueberries are longtime favorite in our house. I saw your avatar on Katherine’s ‘Thursday’s Favorite Things,’ and had to take a look. :)

  7. Wow – utterly delicious! You are a wonderful cook and photographer. We love picking blueberries and wild strawberries in the summer and then making berry muffins!

  8. This is magnificent! It sounds and looks delicious! I can taste the cream cheese icing, blueberry, and citrus now :)

    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog page?

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  10. Oooooh… this cake sounds mouth-watering! LOL… :) I grew up in a house surrounded by a huge garden and I miss it soooo! Sounds lovely! I’m sharing this post on my blog! :)

  11. Oooooh!!!!!!!!!!!!! I grew up in a house surrounded by a huge garden! Miss it so!!! Sounds like a dream house! ;) Now, about that citrus cake… I WANT SOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  12. Man, cut me a slice of that piece of Heaven! My favorite dessert that I make for the family is my Red Velvet cake from scratch, and even the frosting is homemade too! Three layers of goodness!

  13. Laurie this looks delicious! Your dad-in-law loves blueberry lemon muffins, and I am sure this cake would be a treat for him! Guess I had better try it. Can’t wait to see the Texas pictures of little man. Love, MOM

  14. wow, this looks delicious, I love a Philadelphia (sort of cream cheese) cake (German Philadelphia Torte (tart). You can view photos of it on my blog, unfortunately I was in a hurry that day, and I did not wrote the recipe down, but whoever wants it, please leave a comment and I am gladly mail it to you,
    Have a lovely day….

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