Blueberry Pound Cake And Snorkeling

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Blueberry Pound Cake Wheat Beer

Tomorrow is the 4th of July! Really, where has the time gone? It feels like it was just Christmas.

We have a busy week coming up. Gump is coming into town tomorrow, and we are going to Tampa Saturday. We’re driving all the way to Tampa to pick up beer, by the way! And in case you were wondering, yes, it is really special beer to drive all the way to Tampa. We even have special tickets. Well Huck and Greg do. It’s a big deal apparently.

Over the weekend, we went to Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach to snorkel at a man made reef. Huck and I broke down and purchased some snorkel gear Saturday morning. {Next time you come down mommy, I promise I will take you!!}

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I know it’s really hard to tell, but the pictures above was a huge school of fish that surrounded me.

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I guess you can make a reef out of anything.

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{I took this one from Alex}

It was an awesome spot. Just make sure you arrive early. Parking was horrible!

We plan to take Gump on Friday, if we can find a parking spot.

Let Them Eat Cake

I told Huck I wanted to make a 4th of July recipe for the blog {I planned to have it up earlier this week, but that didn’t happen. Last minute as always}

I wanted to do a Pound Cake using a Wheat Beer Huck made a few weeks ago. {It was my idea he just brewed it.}

I found a recipe for Pound Cake on The Pioneer Woman’s blog using Sprite. I figured I could substitute the Sprite for Beer. Her recipe also called for Butter and Lemon Extract, but I just used Vanilla and added Blueberries to the mix.

The cake was really moist and flavorful. The Wheat Beer was perfect for this recipe. Any Fruity Wheat would work great, too.

Blueberry Pound Cake with Strawberry Glaze (2)

I also made a Strawberry Beer Glaze to serve with it. Red White and Blue! :)

Last but not least, I would like to wish my baby sister a Happy Birthday. I can’t believe my BABY sister turned 24 today! Happy Birthday Tabby! I love you and Miss you!!

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Blueberry Pound Cake with Wheat Beer

Serves 1 Bundt or 2 Loaf Pans
Website The Pioneer Woman-Perfect Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 sticks Butter (Room Temp)
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Beer
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Using a mixer, cream Butter. Add Sugar to Butter 1 cup at a time. Add the Eggs 1 at a time and Vanilla and fully combined.
Add flour one cup at a time. Once flour is combined add the beer. Scrap sides to fully combine all the ingredients. Add berries and mix in using a spoon {The mix will crush them}
Spray a Bundt pan or Loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and cook for 1 hour or until the center no longer jiggles and a toothpick comes out clean.
Invert pan onto flat surface and wait for it to drop. {One of mine did not drop so I used a spatula. It came out without breaking though.}

Strawberry Beer Glaze

Ingredients

  • 8 Large Strawberries (Frozen or Fresh)
  • 1/8 cup Beer
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

Directions

Combined all ingredients but the powdered sugar into a small sauce pan. Heat over low until strawberries start to break down.
Add the strawberry mixture to a blender. Carefully pulse until the mixture is smooth. I place a towel over the mixture to prevent the hot liquid from splashing you.
Strain strawberries through a fine mesh strainer to removed seeds.
Combined with sugar and drizzle over Pound Cake.
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2 thoughts on “Blueberry Pound Cake And Snorkeling

  1. Looking forward into going snorkeling, and just so you know Tabbie turned 25 today. WOW how time flies.

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