Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This cake is an old family recipe, very easy and very delicious

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the shortening, sugar, eggs and milk.
  2. Add the flour and baking powder.
  3. Add the 1/4cp flour with the blueberries in a separate bowl, then add to the mixture.
  4. Put into a greased 13 x 9 baking pan and bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely and dust top with powder sugar.


Most Helpful

i thought the cake was ok. came out dry. nice flavor though.

CakesByLova December 19, 2010

Very easy and quite tasty, but lacking a little something. Will try adding vanilla or maybe lemon zest next time. I used canola oil instead of shortening, maple syrup instead of sugar, rice milk in place of regular milk, and to make it gluten free used 2 c rice flour and 1 c tapioca flour. I dusted blueberries in 1/4 c rice flour. Batter was very thin and I had to bake it more than double the time (due to my substitutions), but in the end it set and turned out quite nicely.

francoroni August 05, 2009

I did a half recipe in an 8" square pan. The cake baked up nicely with a decent amount of berries in it, but it was SO sugary. I would cut the sugar by at least a quarter next time, possibly half, unless the berries I was using were sour!

cutlers819 July 07, 2008

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