My mom has been making the most delicious blueberry cake since I can remember. As you can see from her tattered, ingredient-covered, torn out recipe page, this recipe has served us well for many years. One thing my mom likes to do is add a little note and the date when she makes a new or popular recipe. All her cookbooks act like a little journal of all our special occasions, holidays, and memorable dates. This blueberry cake is now part of our family. I can't imagine a holiday or special occasion without it. Whenever we go to see our extended family, people expect a tray of blueberry cake to be traveling with us. Along with her whoopie pies (which I will post soon) this recipe has made my mom one popular lady!
This past Labor Day weekend, Ryan and I planned to see my friends on the North Shore to celebrate our engagement and to see Beth and Phil's new puppy, Tuck. Beth arranged to have a brunch on Monday morning and I wanted to carry on my mom's tradition by making this blueberry cake to share with my friends. It was so special to make this with Ryan (who did most of the work by the way!) as our first shared baking experience as an engaged couple.
This recipe is so simple and takes minutes to prepare. I suggest using a mix of fresh and frozen blueberries but one or the other is fine too. Also, I always add a bit more berries than what is called for. And you can cut the sugar a bit too or use Splenda. If you can't read the recipe on the picture it is as follows:
Mix Together:3/4 Cups of sugar
1/4 Cups of butter or margarine
1/2 Cups of milk
Sift together and add:
2 Cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Cups will drained blueberries
Pour into greased pan and sprinkle on top:
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 Cup soft butter or margarine
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes and Enjoy!
A well-worn recipe :)
Everything you need! (minus the blueberries and the milk is hiding in the back)
When the dough starts to turn a bit purpley you know you are in for a REALLY good batch
Ryan makes the crumble! (the most important part)
Sorry, no pics of the final product - we were in a rush!
You will have to make it yourself and see how delicious it looks (and tastes!)