Blueberry Boy Bait Cake

"A simple blueberry dessert recipe. Comes from the Pillbury Bake-Off Dessert Cookbook (1980's)."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 nine x thirteen inch pan (depends on serving size)




  • 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. I have made this recipe for decades. In fact, this year I made it for my birthday! It is so delicious and always comes out perfect.
  3. Easy, easy! Tender buttery cake w/ blueberries. Good eaten warm or at room temperature.
  4. THANK YOU for posting this!<br/>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.


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