7.13.2010

lemon blueberry almond and poppy seed snack cake

Sometimes when I'm standing in line at the supermarket I'm tempted to buy an overpriced magazine that I know I'll never take the time to read. The other day I gave in to temptation and picked up Ladies Home Journal. I didn't feel too bad though, it was only $2.99. I even managed to sit down and flip through the pages for a few minutes. As I was taking a quick peek, I spotted a 3x5 card stuck inside with an All-Bran snack cake recipe on it. Well, since I still had All-Bran left over from THIS recipe, I decided to give it a whirl.

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The original recipe doesn't call for blueberries or almonds but I decided to jazz things up a bit so I threw them in.

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One of the fun things about this recipe (other than the ton of fiber ;D) is that it calls for lemon yogurt. I've used plain and vanilla yogurt but never lemon.

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I used agave nectar in place of the sugar and drizzled a little agave over the top after the cake had finished baking...just for the heck of it.

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I love this cake! It is so moist and completely scrumptious! You really must give it a try!

Lemon Blueberry Almond Poppy Seed Snack Cake
inspired by Kellogg's All-Bran

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tbsp corn starch
1 cup All-Bran Buds
1/4 cup fat-free milk
2 eggs
3 tbsp melted butter
3 tbsp agave nectar
1 cup low-fat lemon yogurt
1 tbsp grated lemon zest

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds and almonds. Set aside.

Toss the blueberries with the corn starch. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the All-Bran, milk, eggs, butter, agave nectar, yogurt and lemon zest. Let sit for 5 minutes to soften cereal.

Add the blueberries to the flour mixture. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined.

Spread evenly into a 8x8x2 inch pan (I used a round pan) coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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45 comments:

Koek! said...

I do love a snack cake... This looks gorgeous.

Angie's Recipes said...

The snack cake looks scrumptious! Lemon, blueberry, almond, poppy...all the great ingredients!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

I don't even like cake, but your cakes always look so beautiful it makes me want to eat cake anyways...

Joanne said...

I so want a bite of this cake! I love anything that's infused with almonds and poppy seeds...they really go so well together.

I have a hard time resisting those cashier-side magazines. They are addictive!

clearlytangled said...

$2.99 well spent, i'd say!

TKW said...

This looks like a pretty healthy cake! I'm impressed! I love your additions--the original recipe definitely sounds like it needs snazzing up!

Kim said...

I always fall for those magazines at the checkout! The snack cake looks moist and delicious. The all-bran makes it healthy, right ;-)

Pam said...

This looks delicious and all of those food magazines are so tempting while waiting in line at the store.

bellini valli said...

My favourite are blueberries so I would snack on this anytime.

Ambika said...

beautiful cake!!

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

This looks so delicious and summery! Snack cake?! This would be my dinner cake. =)

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Oh this sounds amazingly wonderful. Kind of similar to the blueberry loaf I recently made so I can only imagine how delicious this is :) Great photos too Kim! xx

lisa said...

The ingredients in this sound great, and adding the blueberries and almonds was a great idea!

Chef Dennis said...

wow that cake looks so very delicious....all those wonderful ingredients in that cake!! I would love to taste it!

The Blonde Duck said...

And since it's All Bran, it's healthy, right?

Jennifurla said...

This cake is beautiful seriously

Bo said...

Now that cake looks fantastic!!!

Stella said...

Yum Kim, this looks like a great tea cake or milk time cake. I could surely stuff my pie hole with this (smile). By the way, I ease my magazine cravings at the health food store and Whole Foods. They always have quite a few free magazines that are really good...?

Danielle said...

YUM!!! Of course there's that lemon blueberry factor there that is always a winner, right? ;)

biz319 said...

I love the blueberry/lemon combo. Being diabetic I use agave nectar a lot - I buy mine at Trader Joe's and its only $2.99 a bottle - not bad!

Thanks for sharing, just need to buy All-Bran but I have everything else!

I may wait until the heat index goes below 100 though!

Claudia said...

So light and summery - love all the ingredients. The lemon yogurt addition sounds scrumptious.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This is a gorgeous cake Kim! Packed with all my favorites! And you made it so healthy - I can't help but love it.

Kristin said...

The amount of money I spend on glossies is pretty ridiculous!

cake recipes said...

Your cake looks amazing! I really love the texture. I will definitely give it a go. I love baking and I really enjoy trying out as many cake recipes as I can find. Thanks for sharing this one, :)

Allyson said...

I love lemon in the summer!! Hard to crave in the winter, but perfect for July. I may have to check out that other recipe that used All Bran for because you KNOW we don't just have that laying around anywhere. But we have enough oatmeal to feed a third world country...

Jeannie said...

Lovely! Looks like a great healthy snacks to enjoy.. Would love to have some for lunch in office, healthy and fills up the stomach too!

Randi Troxell said...

oh!
i love anything that has ANYTHING to do with poppy seed.. i know, just know i would love these!
they look fabulous!!!!!!

teresa said...

i'm a total sucker for fun magazines too! i have a huge pile of them at home. that is a gorgeous snack cake. lemon and blueberry is one of my favorite combos!

girlichef said...

Oh, nummy num num!! I constantly pick up the mags...and then force myself to put them back...LOL!

Velva said...

A healthy, full of fiber snack cake. It's awesome!! Perfect for a grab n'go breakfast with a cup of coffee.

Foodessa said...

Kim...I always find it funny when we all have this craziness in common. Aren't we loaded with recipes tear outs, recipe books, internet...and yet...as if that load wasn't enough we get attracted to immediately want to make something that inspired us that day in the store check out LOL.

I like the substituting that you did and I'm certainly bookmarking this one ;o)

Have a great weekend and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

Oooh, perfect summer afternoon treat. This would be so yummy eaten on a sunny porch along with a big glass of iced tea.

kallaydoscope.com said...

This looks delicious!! It's all of the best muffins in one! My mouth is watering!

simpledaisy said...

That looks simply delicious:)

Maddy said...

Think of the $2.99 as an investment! This looks absolutely scrumptious!

jacqueline said...

I love snack cales!! This is sooo yummie! I sometimes do that too when im in the waiting line at a supermarket! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Sophie said...

Waw!! This creatiobn looks stunning & ooh so good for you too!

I so love it!

Thanks for sharing!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

This blueberry almond cake sounds great. Perfect use of your all-bran cereal. Wish I had some to snack on this afternoon :)

Jenn said...

Mmmm...delish. I'm totally the same way, too. Afternoon snack delight is what I like to call this. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds delicious!

Juliana said...

Wow, that a nice snack cake...love the ingredients in it...lemon, blueberries, almond and poppy seed...great combination :-)

Crissy said...

Mmmm, that looks delicious!

Magic of Spice said...

Wow tat looks fantastic!

Tara said...

This looks incredible!! Definitely going on my to do list! Thanks!

Dajana said...

This sounds really like a kind of cake I've been looking for. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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