How to combine two of my favorite flavors - blueberries and cream cheese? I tried a few recipe combinations and tweaked them to find this one delicious. Even though it is a bread, it does have a cake-like consistency. When the blueberry season comes around, this recipe gives you a great choice to enjoy them! With a cup of your favorite brew, you will find it is a real treat - so moist with a blueberry burst of flavor!!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one large loaf pan or four mini loaf pans. Set aside.
In a bowl, cream softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and egg. Set filling aside.
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add salt and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Fold in half of dry ingredients into butter-sugar mixture, then add milk, and finally the remainder of dry ingredients. Toss blueberries in tablespoon of flour and fold into batter. Your batter will be thick.
Spread half of batter into the bottom of prepared loaf pan(s). Using a spatula, spread cream cheese filling on top. Spread the remainder of batter over cream cheese and bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes (for mini loaf pans) or 50-55 minutes (for large loaf pan). Allow to cool in pan for at least 20 minutes before removing. Wrap leftover bread in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.