in my kitchen

two for one

The first week of our summer holiday has almost come and gone…  Here at my house we’ve made the most of it!  Nothing major, I suppose – but very enjoyable.  A trip to the pool.  A few visits to the park.  Some good play time with friends.  All in all, we are off to a good start.

But, I’m in a bit of a quandry.  Monday we had company and I made a Blueberry Chocolate Breakfast Cake that was absolutely delicious.  I was sure that I was going to share the recipe for it here, until today.

Today Isaac came across this idea somewhere and I ended up making these oreo chocolate milk shakes.  Milkshakes definitely qualify as the quintessential summer treat, especially when oreos and chocolate are involved.  How can I not share that albeit simple, recipe with you?

So, I decided.  I’ll give both to you.  Because it is summer.  and everyone loves 2 for 1, right?

Cake first.


Blueberry Chocolate Breakfast Cake. (this recipe is taken from )


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups frozen unsweetened blueberries (depending on size of blueberries)


  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  2. In stand mixer cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; mix on low for about 1 minute.
  3. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and blend on medium for 30 seconds.
  4. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in frozen blueberries. (To help keep blueberries from falling to the bottom, sprinkle them with a couple tablespoons of flour prior to adding into batter.)
  5. Bake at 375° for 22-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Muffins take about 20 minutes.


Isaac’s Oreo Chocolate Shake

Ingredients:  2 cups of vanilla ice-cream, chocolate syrup, 1 cup milk, oreos (5-6, or 10 or 50) whipped cream.

Instructions:  put ice-cream, milk and oreos in a blender and mix until thick and smooth, or to the consistency you prefer.  squirt syrup in the bottom of your glass, pour in shake, top with whipped cream.  **** we sprinkled with mini chocolate chips!****

I hope you’ve enjoyed your first week of summer as much as we have!  Maybe you should celebrate with one of these yummy treats!  🙂


One thought on “two for one

  1. Hi Mel This cake looks really good. It’s a big recipe. Did you put it all in the same bunt pan, or split it up in 2 pans? I still have frozen blueberries left from last summer. Might have to try it. Love, Mom

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