Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Posted by Heather at Thursday, April 02, 2015
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Wild Blueberries Bundt Cake

I'm really excited to share my latest review of Wild Blueberries with the readers of All Things Katy! Most times, I am asked to review products and prepackaged things. However, this time I was asked to review frozen wild blueberries. Healthy, packed with antioxidants and a versatile flavor in foods- I mean, what's NOT to love about Wild Blueberries??!?!?!?

I was supplied with a small gift card (thank you!) and encouraged to create something wonderful using frozen Wild Blueberries. Before I get into the specifics of my recipe, though, let me share a little more information about Wild Blueberries:

"Founded in 1981, the Wild Blueberries Association of North America (WBANA) is a trade association of growers and processors of Wild Blueberries from Maine and Canada that is dedicated to bringing the Wild Blueberries health story and unique wild advantages to consumers and the trade worldwide. To demonstrate their dedication to furthering research that explores the health potential of Wild Blueberries, WBANA has hosted the Health Research Summit in Bar Harbor, Maine since 1997, which is a worldwide gathering of scientists and researchers whose work is leading the way in understanding the health benefits of Wild Blueberries."

Just the facts:
• Wild Blueberries are wildly different from the regular blueberries you normally find in the produce section. Don’t be fooled by their size—they pack more into their tiny blue bodies than any other blueberry on the planet!
• Wild Blueberries have a more intense flavor than regular blueberries. Wild Blueberry plants are more genetically diverse with thousands of interlocking plants spreading and interlocking naturally across fields over thousands of years. That diversity is what gives Wild Blueberries their complex and delicious flavor—an extraordinary mix of tart and sweet.
• Wild Blueberries have two times the antioxidant capacity of the larger cultivated blueberries. A growing body of research shows the potential health benefits of Wild Blueberries including gut health, diabetes, cancer, and brain health.
• 99% of the Wild Blueberry crop is frozen fresh at harvest, which locks in their nutrition and taste.
• Wild Blueberries are called “Wild” because they are not planted— they have occurred naturally in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada for 10,000 years.
• The retail price for a 15-ounce bag of frozen Wild Blueberries starts at $3.59. A 3-pound bag retails for about $10.

Okay, let's dig right into my recipe! While frozen Wild Blueberries can be tossed in smoothies, sprinkled on salads and pureed into dressings, marinades and other tasty treats- all of which we heartily support- I chose to come up with a Wild Blueberries bundt cake. Sweets aren't the norm in our family, so this was a special treat! (So much so, that I begged my hubby to take the rest of the cake into work because I was afraid I might eat the whole thing!! It was THAT good! Ha!!)

Wild Blueberries Bundt Cake Ingredients
(Using Frozen Wild Blueberries)
(Not pictured- eggs and cream cheese)

Lil' Miss loves to be my assistant in the kitchen!

Wild Blueberries Bundt Cake
Using Frozen Wild Blueberries

Cake Ingredients:
1 box Yellow Cake Mix
1/3 cup Oil
3 Eggs
1 (8 oz) block of Cream cheese (softened)
1 (3 1/2 oz) box Instant Vanilla Pudding (not prepared)
1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries

-Mix cake, oil, eggs, cream cheese and pudding on medium speed. Mixture will be very thick!
-Fold in frozen Wild Blueberries.

Lil' Miss carefully folded the frozen Wild Blueberries into our cake batter.

-Grease and flour bundt pan VERY,VERY well (no stuck cakes, here!)
-Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and level off top.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.

Icing Ingredients:
1/2 cup frozen Wild Blueberries Juice (I just smooshed the blueberries with the back of a spoon in order to get enough liquid)
1 cup Powdered Sugar

Look at that beautiful purple, blueberry goodness! No fake dye here!

-While the cake is baking, mix the powdered sugar and Wild Blueberries juice together to create a smooth icing. Drizzle onto bundt cake while hot.

-Grab a napkin, dig in and enjoy that beautiful Wild Blueberries Bundt Cake! Yum, yum, YUMMY!!

"Caught ya!" Lil' Miss couldn't wait to dig right into the Wild Blueberries Bundt Cake!

In the end, Lil' Miss couldn't help herself and she helped herself to a big bowl of frozen Wild Blueberries, straight up! The perfect anytime snack!!

Berry Happy Girl!
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Jamie on April 7, 2015 at 12:18 PM said...

Wow - that cake looks amazing!! Pinning this to try one day! :)

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