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BLUEBERRY LEMON CREAM CHEESE BREAD

Yield

8 slices

Time

1 hours 35 minutes

Decadent and cake-like, this blueberry lemon cream cheese bread is infused with lemon flavor, laced with fresh blueberries, and swirled with sweet cream cheese.

INGREDIENTS

Blueberry Lemon Bread ‣ 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (do not thaw) ‣ 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting blueberries ‣ 2 teaspoons baking powder ‣ 1/2 teaspoon salt ‣ 1/2 cup vegetable oil ‣ 1 cup granulated sugar ‣ 1 cup sour cream ‣ 1/4 cup lemon juice ‣ 2 tablespoons lemon zest ‣ 2 eggs ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cream Cheese Filling ‣ 8 ounces cream cheese, softened ‣ 1/4 cup granulated sugar ‣ 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ‣ 1 egg Lemon Glaze ‣ 1 cup powdered sugar ‣ 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1

In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Set this bowl aside for now.

MIX DRY INGREDIENTS

2

Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), mix the vegetable oil, sugar, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, and vanilla until combined.

BEGIN THE BATTER

3

Set your mixer speed to low, then slowly scoop in the dry ingredients with the wet. Mix until just combined.

ADD THE WET TO THE DRY

4

Toss and coat the blueberries in flour, then add the flour-coated blueberries to the bowl, then use a spatula to gently fold them into the batter.

ADD THE BLUEBERRIES

5

Spray a 9×4 bread loaf pan with baking spray, then pour the bread batter in. Use a spatula to smooth out the top into a single layer. Set the bread pan aside while you make the cream cheese layer.

POUR BATTER INTO A PAN

6

In a large bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, sugar, flour, and egg until smooth and creamy.

MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE FILLING

7

Pour the cream cheese on top of the blueberry lemon batter, then use a spatula or knife to gently spread and swirl the cream cheese around. Once done, send it off to bake!

SWIRL THE CREAM CHEESE IN

8

Once the bread has baked and cooled, prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.

MAKE THE GLAZE

9

Decorate the bread with the lemon glaze as desired.

DRIZZLE OVER BREAD