As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fruit On Tuesday ~ Week 5 {Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake}

When you're choosing a fruit recipe to share for Fruit On Tuesdays, 

and the day is rainy and dreary (again), 

you just might make this Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake 

and indulge in a middle-of-a-rainy-afternoon snack.

(So you can get some good photos, of course.  You will do such things for your readers.)

Cake Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 oz. package cream cheese, cold
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Streusel Ingredients:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Cream butter and sugar in large bowl.  Add eggs, vanilla, and milk.
  2. In separate bowl, combine 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture and blend well. 
  3. Cut cream cheese into small cubes; set aside.
  4. Combine blueberries and remaining 1/4 cup flour in small bowl.  Add blueberries, along with cream cheese cubes, to cake batter.  Gently fold in.  Spread in greased 9x13 pan. 
  5. Topping: Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour together in small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.  Sprinkle over cake. 
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Do you ever indulge in a mid-afternoon snack? 


  1. The question is: Was Bekah able to indulge? ;-)

  2. The answer is: Yes! (Amazingly enough!)

  3. What is not to love about a "from scratch" coffee cake, with blueberries, on a rainy day? And....a good cup of coffee. Wish we lived closer, Cheryl. I also saw today that Starbux has a new coffee named Kati Kati! Spelled just like Kati! xo

  4. You had me at "cream cheese"...

  5. Never. Hahahahahahahahaha...

    Okay, this may become my noon meal. It looks so yummy!

  6. This looks so yummy! Happy 4th!
    Looking Up!

  7. Ugh...I indulge too much. That looks very tasty....Perfect with coffee. :)


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