Sometimes You Need Blueberry Nectarine Cake for Breakfast

Blueberry Nectarine Cake

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It is nearing the end of berry season and we are trying to get our fix of my daughter’s favorite blueberries while we can. We get them on occasion in our organic fruit and vegetable coop box, but we love Charlotte’s Blueberry Patch in Tacoma where they have a city park with acres of blueberry bushes open to the public for picking. How cool is that? We went there with some friends last week and my daughter ate most of what she picked and finished eating the little she did save on the car ride home.

It was a fun activity and even my toddler got a handful of berries as he joined in the fun and I managed to pick about a pint to bring home for baking. When deciding what to make with our berries, I wanted to try something besides our usual pancakes, muffins or smoothies. With a bunch of quickly ripening nectarines needing to be used up I found a peach and blueberry cake recipe online where I substituted the nectarines for the peaches. And like any good mother knows, it is good to serve cake for breakfast every once in a while so that is just what I did!

The batter was a little different than I expected and almost like a thin, sticky cookie dough or a very thick cake batter, but it definitely made it easier to arrange the layers of fruit in the middle and on top of the cake. It is a heavier cake that we found perfect for breakfast with a glass of milk, but it would also be great for a snack during the day or for dessert. I used whole-wheat white flour and imagine it would turn out a little lighter with all-purpose flour or perhaps a little denser and nuttier with regular whole-wheat flour.

I was happy with how it turned out and although the nectarines were a tad smaller than peaches would have been after the cake baked, I thought it turned out rather pretty. The tart berries and nectarines balanced the sweetness of the cake and it is definitely a recipe I plan to come back to and maybe play around with a little down the road.

What is your favorite summer berry recipe?

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.
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