Recipe by BecR
Great way to use fresh picked blueberries, or frozen wild ones. Tip: Lowbush blueberries, which are wild, hold their shape well when cooking. From "The Berry Bible" by Janie Hibler.
Top Review by scaperbot
This is an incredibly easy recipe, and inexpensive to boot. I got 10 servings out of the recipe. I was expecting a cake-like batter, but it turned out much thicker. It had to be spooned and spread into the pan instead of poured, so I was worried about how it'd turn out. However, it was perfect and delicious. Everyone loved it. The only change I made to the recipe was adding a bit of cinnamon and allspice to the batter. Thanks for posting this, BecR!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained (may substitute 2 cups frozen wild blueberries)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- confectioners' sugar, for garnish
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan and dust with flour. (You can also make this cake in a 9-inch cake pan that has been greased and dusted with flour, and lined on the bottom with parchment paper.).
- In a bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour with baking powder and salt and set aside.
- Using an electric mixer on medium-high to high speed, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and continue beating until well blended. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Beat until smooth. pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine the blueberries with the remaining teaspoon of flour and the lemon juice. Spoon berry mixture over batter.
- Bake for 1 hour at 350° or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. If using a springform pan, slide a thin knife around the edges of the cake to release it from the pan before you release and remove the springform. (If using a cake pan, slide a knife around the edges of the cake and invert it onto a cake rack. Transfer the cake to a platter, berry side up.) Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.