2015年07月14日

I’m so confused


Blackberry-Lime Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: A buttery and brown sugary coffee cake that is filled with fresh blackberries and swirled with cream cheese. A touch of lime zest gives this cake the perfect flavor!
What a strange week…we had Wednesday off work for Canada Day, which makes Tuesday feel like Friday and Thursday feel like Monday…I’m so confused now!

Canada Day was pretty low key, Ben had to work PCoIP Protocol Technology, but when he arrived home there was a backyard feast waiting for him…tortilla chips and Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus (minus the spicy chipotle peppers for Mr. Kai), Tequila Turkey Sliders with Guacamole (minus the tequila for Kai), and this Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Goat Cheese and Blueberries. Yum, yum yum! I just LOVE picnic food!

And now today is Friday…for real Friday (the best kind of Friday)! Unless you’re American in which case you’ve already had your Thur-Friday and are enjoying your Fri-Saturday Zero Moment of Truth. OK I’m talking full-on gibberish now. I’ll stop

But maybe I should tell you about this cake? I have a thing for coffee cake. An obsession.

Maybe I think it’s more ‘healthy’ than those cakes with 1-inch of buttercream on top? So that means I can have just another sliver, and another, and another, until I notice: half the cake has mysteriously vanished! What the…

Maybe it’s the buttery, brown sugary flavors of the cake . It probably has something to do with the crumbly topping. And in this case, it definitely has to do with the perfect combination of fresh blackberries, a hint of lime zest, and a big old swirl of cream cheese. Holy yum.

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but I’m not really a fussy dessert kind of girl. I really need to get a good birthday cake recipe, because every time I attempt a layer cake, disaster! I get anxiety, can’t get those layers lined up, the frosting doesn’t stick, there are crumbs everywhere. Oh my goodness, Kai’s first birthday cake was the ugliest thing, ever.

So I’ll stick to my anxiety-free coffee cakes or loaf cakes, thank-you very much.  


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