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Like Blueberry Muffins? You're Going to Love This Weird Spicy Cake

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It's hard to beat a good blueberry muffin. It's a summertime classic that sits squarely in the realm of breakfast foods despite not having a single ingredient to nudge it into the wholesome category—okay, aside from the berries. A muffin is basically an individually-sized breakfast cake.

For those times when you want to nudge a blueberry muffin even further into the dessert category, Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel is the cake for you. Granted, the recipe name seems​ normal enough, so if you're wondering where the "weird" claim comes in, just wait—it's two-fold: The cake's glaze includes peanut butter and lime juice and zest, and the streusel topping includes cayenne pepper. And somehow it all works together—really well.


Give it a shot—swap conventional for crazy:

Perfect Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Perfect Blueberry Streusel Muffins by Posie Harwood

Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel

Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel by Sarah Jampel

Is there an ingredient or a dish you find yourself making the same way every time? Tell us in the comments and we might feature it next time with an idea for changing it up!

Tags: blueberries, blueberry cake