Blueberry Buttermilk Snack Cake

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This blueberry buttermilk snack cake recipe is a good idea for breakfast with a glass of milk, or after school as a snack idea. This is a cake recipe you can feel good about with the addition of blueberries and coconut oil in the mix. This fresh berry dessert recipe is easy to put together, and it is based on a blueberry muffin recipe that you will also find on the site. The nice thing about his snack cake recipe is that you don't have t worry about cupcake liners or filling up individual muffin wells. This dessert recipe is a little bit sweet, and the crumb is very tender and light. There is no need to get out the stand mixer, just a bowl and a wooden spoon will do. For this easy to make fresh berry dessert, you will need flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, oil (you can use vegetable oil or coconut oil), sugar, eggs, buttermilk, milk, vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract, fresh blueberries and powdered sugar for dusting. For the full step by step cake recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Lovely Little Kitchen site.

When it comes to using vanilla in this dessert recipe, you have a few options to include vanilla paste, pure vanilla extract, and vanilla beans. Other options for your dessert recipes include vanilla sugar and infused vanilla syrups; the list goes on and on. You may wonder what the difference is with all of the vanilla options there are available. Many people still rely on good old-fashioned vanilla extract for their baking needs mostly because it is easy to find and still relatively affordable. Vanilla extract is an ingredient that is made by macerating the vanilla beans in a mixture of alcohol and water. When purchasing a bottle of vanilla extract, you want to avoid the imitation versions of the product as they tend to have a weaker, often tinny aftertaste. If you can afford it, you want to splurge for the real vanilla extract. And the same goes for vanilla beans; if you haven't tried them already, you are in for a treat. Vanilla beans like quality vanilla extract is on the pricier side, but they are the ultimate in flavoring and scenting your dessert recipes and cake recipes. Vanilla beans consist of an almost waxy dark brown pod that is filled with thousands of little brown flavorful specks. When purchasing vanilla beans, you want to make sure the vanilla beans are plump and smooth, never dry. Vanilla beans should smell highly fragrant and have a slight shine to them. The benefit to using vanilla beans is the way that the thousands of little black dots fleck throughout your cake recipe batter. For lighter, fluffier dessert recipes such as cupcakes, cakes or muffins it's a good idea to use a vanilla bean because the flavor is so intense and the visual component of the vanilla beans in the finished product is always satisfying.

And as for vanilla paste, this is another vanilla option that you'll want to try. Vanilla paste is essentially a small jar of the scraped-out vanilla bean pod, so like vanilla beans you are going to get that super fragrant, speckled, sweet end product with the convenience of a quick scoop of a spoon. Some people prefer vanilla paste over the vanilla beans, it is up to you which you prefer to use. When it comes to vanilla paste, there are usually directions on the jar that indicates the proper equivalencies, so consult that first for your cake recipes and dessert recipes.

You will find this fresh berry dessert recipe on the Lovely Little Kitchen site. On the site, you will find appetizer recipes, dessert recipes, fresh berry desserts, cake recipes, main dish recipes and so much more. **

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