Hi, How’s everyone doing? It has been a busy couple of days as we are trying to finish my second kitchen island where a will soon be shooting my food videos, My dear hubby has been working on it for me. We seem to run into some problems, and the biggest reason is that we want to make the island moveable. A movable island requires wheels. We have been having issues with finding the right wheels. Wheels that will hold the weight of my island itself, and the food blog supplies that will be held in them. It’s been somewhat of a struggle, another particular type of wheel actually broke. Thank God we finally have the right one. All that’s left to do is paint it and add the counter top, which is prepped and ready to go. Another struggle we have going on is that dang stencil wall, a few posts ago I was talking about how we would finish it that weekend, but it was unrealistic, that thing is a beast. That wall has been so frustrating. The stencil that we purchased from JoAnns Fabric is acting up so bad that some, we had to repaint a section of it, my poor hubby is so over it but determined to keep his word to get it done. The wall is beautiful and the room will be beautiful once it’s completed. It will all be worth it, fingers crossed. On days like this I really love a nice hot drink to go with my green tea latte , so I created this delicious moist maple blackberry cream cheese coffee cake.
This recipe was created based what berries I had on hand at the time haha. I thought the tartness of blackberries, creaminess of cream cheese would pair well together, nothing like a nice and easy dessert to go with a hot beverage. This cake uses maple syrup to add moisture and unique flavor, and uses olive oil in place of butter. This cake is not overly sweet like most coffee cakes. Its not a fussy recipe, it may look intimidating because of the steps, it’s quick, it’s def easy as sunday morning haha. It is good for up to three day unrefridgerated. Go ahead and warm up your day with a hot beverage and thisafricancooks coffee cake.