Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
A simple blueberry dessert recipe. Comes from the Pillbury Bake-Off Dessert Cookbook (1980's).
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen or canned (drain)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, baking powder, salt,butter, milk, and eggs.
- Blend at low speed till dry ingredients are moistened then on medium speed for 3 minutes.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Arrange blueberries evenly on top of batter.
- Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or till cake springs back when touched in the center.
- Cut into squares and serve warm with whipped cream or ice-cream.
This recipe is great!!! It is easy to put together and it tast great! My family loved it. It can be used as a dessert or as a coffee cake. My daughter suggested using the recipe as blueberry muffins. I used whole wheat pastry flour, and the cake was fine.
Easy, easy! Tender buttery cake w/ blueberries. Good eaten warm or at room temperature.
THANK YOU for posting this!
This is the ORIGINAL Blueberry Boy Bait recipe from 1954. Teenager Renny Powell of Chicago won the $2000 Junior Division prize for creating it. The contest wasn't called the Pillsbury Bake-Off then; it was the Pillsbury Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest. I used fresh blueberries, and it was wonderful. Update: DON'T try this with any other kind of berry. It doesn't work.