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

June 30, 2016

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:

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!

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Kentuckylady717 September 13, 2016
Can you use frozen strawberries to make the leather ?
 
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Lindsay-Jean H. September 14, 2016
Hi Kentuckylady - I think your comment might have been meant for another article (perhaps this one? https://food52.com/blog/13972-fruit-roll-ups-are-back-they-aren-t-just-for-recess), in which case, yes, frozen fruit works, too.