Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kevin's birthday treat

We celebrated my son's 8th birthday the day after Christmas. I cannot believe he's already 8. If you're a parent, you definitely know how time flies!!!

We are having a party for him in January with cupcakes and a cake, so I didn't want to make a cake for his actual birthday. Instead I made Bublanina. It's a recipe my mom used to make and her mom used to make it, too. Here's the recipe:


1 cup butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 big can cherry or other fruit pie filling
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour

-Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy
-Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add gradually to creamed mixture.

It will look like this, it's pretty sticky at this point:

Reserve 1 1/2 cups of dough for later. Plop the rest of the dough onto a 11x16 jelly roll pan OR a plain ol' cookie sheet:

Use a spatula and just spread to the edges:

Spread pie filling over the dough to the pan edges:

Use the reserved dough and add to the top of the cherry filling. I usually try to be symmetrical about it and try to put 9 equally spaced dough balls on top:

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares for serving:

This is soooo good served with some fresh whipped cream dolloped on top. YUM!! I've made this with blueberry pie filling and apple, but cherry pie filling is the running favorite in our house. He loved this dessert, as did the rest of us. I have big plans for his party cupcakes and cake. In fact, i'm going to check out a new cake supply store I just found near me TODAY. My heart is beating just a little bit faster with anticipation!!!

Hope you're having a good post-holiday week. Thanks for stopping by!!


Leah said...

Yum! Looks like it was super tasty:) Yes, time sure does fly when you watch your kiddos grow...such a bittersweet experience. Happy Birthday to your son! I sure love coming to see all the goodies you cook up!

Maria said...

Happy birthday to your son. The dessert looks amazing!

Jana Eubank said...

My little guy turned 8 this year, too. That dessert looks delicious, I'm going to have to give it a try! Happy New Year!

Joni M said...

Happy Birthday Kevin!
My daughter has a birthday next week... if you want to talk about time flying... SHE'S GOING TO BE 20!!!
How did that happen... I'm not old! lol! The Bublanina looks YUMMY! My daughter wants Red Velvet cake for her birthday.

BethieJ said...

Happy Birthday Kevin!! That dessert looks FABULOUS!! YUMMY!!!
Hope your having a GREAT vacation!

Heather Baird said...

YUM! I'm definitely making this. I LOVE blueberry so I may try that flavor. Thanks for the recipe! I just read your holiday hangover post - you sure have some cute babies, even if they aren't really "babies" anymore. :)

KristenJo said...

Happy Birthday to Kevin!!! That Bublanina looks so yummy!!! You are the baking queen!!! :)

Gina said...

Looks yummy! I can't wait to see his cake and cupcakes...I'm going to be making Zeke's tomorrow for his birthday on Saturday!

Sue said...

Whoa, that looks like an amazingly delicious birthday treat! And what a cute birthday boy you have:)

Melissa said...

Looks very yummy! Happy birthday to your son!

IamDerby said...

Yum! That looks good! I know what you mean about kids getting older, my dd turns 10 this year and some days I just cant wrap my head around it.

Rebecca Keppel said...

Oh yum! What a delicious way to celebrate the big 8!!