Upside Down Blueberry Mini Cakes

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I NEEDED to cook this morning. It was like therapy. I’m so sorry for my absence. I’ve been dealing with quite a bit of personal stuff. But let’s not talk about that… I want to tell you about my experimental muffins that I turned into “upside down cakes” because they didn’t rise. ;)

Here’s the story…. I had a bunch of blueberries aging in the fridge. They weren’t pop-able anymore but they weren’t ready to be thrown own either. So I decided to puree them up for this idea.

They didn’t come out perfect but they sure were tasty and the toddler ate two. Here’s a pic of them upside down so you can see the “caky” part. Upside Down Blueberry Sprinkle Cakes

  • 1 and ¼ cups (150g) of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 packet of truvia (stevia)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (114 g) plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup (~220 g) blueberry puree (about 2 cups whole)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 6 muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

Puree the the blueberries for at least 2 minutes (the puree will get dark) and set aside.

Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and truvia. Set aside.

Whisk the egg, yogurt, and blueberry together. Add the flour mixture and mix to just combined.

Pour evenly in to the muffin tin (top with sprinkles if desired) and bake for about 18 minutes.

They shouldn’t stick so remove them when still hot. They will be super moist but will firm up when cooled.

I’m not sure what I would do differently next time, maybe increase the baking soda. The only think I didn’t like about them was the fact they didn’t rise. Other then that the taste was perfect. Here’s the toddler adding his sprinkle touch. ;)

Upside Down Blueberry Mini Cakes Upside Down Blueberry Mini Cakes

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
6 1 Mini Cake
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
140 2g 3g old: 2 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 0g 26g 6g
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  1. christine

    Perhaps the formulation would work better 1tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt….no b powder…i think that would do it…

  2. Krista S.

    Do you know that Ryan’s obsession with sprinkles has inspired our own? It’s totally true. We sprinkle with wild abandon here and we ALWAYS think of Ryan and how tickled he’d be with our spiffed up muffins and cupcakes.

  3. ttfn300

    Hey Roni-

    Sorry to hear about your dad, my thoughts are with you guys… Hopefully ryan “sprinkled” a smile on your face while you were making these! Not sure I can help with the baking science though, not something i have learned the ins and outs of yet.

  4. maris

    These sound like a lot of fun! And I read your other post, sorry to hear about your Dad. The past is the past and it’s nice that you got to share some last special moments together. You and your family will be in my thoughts (and don’t forget what great therapy baking can be!) :)

  5. Nicole

    I loved how you managed to salvage the blueberries! You are so smart that way. Plus, Ryan looked as if he had a a blast. I’m so sorry about your dad. But at least you had the chance to see him before he passed away. Please don’t feel guilty or badly about the past. You have the present now and the future to change things. You can always keep the memories of your father in your heart. But the most important thing is that you learn from his mistakes and continue your relationship with him in a whole new light. Take care and know that my thoughts are with you.

    Regards,
    Nicole

  6. Jill

    Roni, these look great! I do have one question, what do you preheat the oven to? I want to make these very soon, they look so yummy! Your recipes are great! :)

  7. Jill

    I just made these, and they are delicious! I doubled the recipe to make 12 muffins, so I doubled all of the ingredients, and they ended up rising! Weird, huh? Great recipe!

  8. Nikki

    Ohhh, these look great!! I’m thinking of all the possibilities for flavors (subbing different fruits for the blueberries) – thinking strawberry-banana would be amazing!!

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