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Blueberry Marble Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

Introducing my Blueberry Marble Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: a symphony of flavors and colors that promises pure joy with every bite. As you whisk together the finest ingredients, a dance of textures and tastes unfolds. Creaming butter and sugar transforms them into a canvas of perfection. Gently folding in the blueberry puree creates a mesmerizing marbled masterpiece that captures hearts and palates alike. The luscious cream cheese frosting hugs the layers, sealing in magic and uniting every element in sweet harmony. Crowned with fresh blueberries, each slice is a burst of sunny delight, a reminder of life's simple pleasures. Share this masterpiece with loved ones and watch their eyes light up with wonder. Let the Blueberry Marble Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting illuminate your world, turning moments into memories, and infusing every celebration with the warmth of happiness.





Ingredients

For the cake layers:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

For the blueberry swirl:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 2 teaspoons orange extract (or vanilla)

For decoration, choose an option from below:

  • Fresh blueberries

  • Blueberry Sauce

  • Honey

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Mixing these dry ingredients together before incorporating them into the batter ensures an even distribution of leavening agents and flavors.

  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Creaming incorporates air into the mixture, helping the cake rise and giving it a tender texture.

  4. Mix in the vanilla extract.

  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Mixing gently until just combined prevents overworking the batter, which can lead to a tough cake.

  6. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup of blueberries and 2 tablespoons of sugar until smooth. Set aside.

  7. Gently fold the blueberry puree into the cake batter. This will create the marbled effect.

  8. Divide the plain batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  10. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cooling the cakes properly prevents them from becoming soggy and helps the flavors develop.

  11. For the cream cheese frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue beating until well combined.

  12. Once the cakes are completely cool, spread a layer of cream cheese frosting on top of one cake layer. Place the second cake layer on top.

  13. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining cream cheese frosting. You can be as creative as you like with the frosting design.

  14. Decorate the top of the cake with fresh blueberries.

  15. Slice, serve, and enjoy your stunning blueberry marble cake that's sure to ignite joy and curiosity in everyone who experiences it!

If you prefer to layer like a pro:

  • Level the Cakes: If the cakes have domed tops, use a serrated knife or a cake leveler to gently trim the tops to create flat surfaces.

  • Choose the Base: Place one cake layer on a cake board or serving plate. This will be the bottom layer of your cake.

  • Add Filling: Spread a layer of frosting, ganache, or filling evenly on top of the bottom cake layer, leaving a small border around the edges.

  • Place the Top Layer: Carefully place the second cake layer on top of the filling, ensuring that it's centered and level.

  • Crumb Coat (Optional): Apply a thin layer of frosting, known as a crumb coat, all over the cake to seal in any loose crumbs. Chill the cake briefly to set the crumb coat.

  • Frost the Cake: Apply a generous layer of frosting all over the cake, starting with the top and then working your way down the sides. Use a cake spatula to smooth the frosting evenly.

  • Decorate: Once the cake is fully frosted, you can decorate it with additional frosting, piping, fondant, or other decorations as desired.

  • Chill and Set: Place the cake in the refrigerator for a while to allow the frosting to set before serving.


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