Monday, August 9, 2010

a crowd pleasing blueberry cake

People love this cake and it gets eaten quickly. So if you have lots of blueberries (and butter) around make this cake and be a hero. (But not necessarily the winner of any cake competition). And it's easy - really, what else do you need from a cake?

Oh - and it has a cute name - Blueberry Boy Bait - and I found it last year here. Here is how I made it a couple of days ago.

Blueberry Boy Bait - adapted from Smitten Kitchen
2 c. flour
1 tbsp baking powder
7/8 tsp salt
2 sticks butter (softened), 16 tbsp
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
3 large eggs
1 c milk
1 c blueberries

Preheat the oven to 375 deg F and grease a 9x13 baking pan. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugars together on medium high speed until fluffy, ~ 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until mixed in. Reduce the mixing speed and add the flour and milk alternately until blended.

Mix the blueberries with 1 tsp flour and fold into the batter.

3/4 c blueberries
1/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Scatter the blueberries over the batter. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle evenly over the cake top.

Bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool on a rack.


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