Monday, July 2, 2012

Blueberry Cake for the 4th of July

What could be more perfect for the fourth of July than a blueberry cake.

I was hankering for some blueberry muffins this weekend when it dawned on my that I haven't made this cake in quite some time. In fact it has almost been one year exactly.

I don't normally bake with fresh fruit mainly because I eat it all before I can even think of what to make.  Berries are just to good not to be eaten right then and there.

But with the fourth of July and all I though why not?  Blueberries were only $1.48 a pint. I could barely believe it. Mr. J and I are hanging around locally for the 4th and so the blueberry cake is a little treat for ourselves.

Of course this is my mom's cake and it never comes out quite the same way.  This time it seemed a tad dense still delicious.  Just not the same.

To make up for it I added some ice cream.  Ice cream and blueberry cake is one divine combination.

Lots of blueberries.

Lots of cinnamon.

Vanilla ice cream.

I wish I had blueberry ice cream.

It is hard not to go back for a bit more.  This blueberry cake is one that as so as you finish you are reaching for another piece.

Blueberry Cake

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert blueberries cake

Ingredients (serves 24)
    For the Cake
    • 2 C flour
    • 1 C wheat flour
    • 1 1/2C sugar
    • 3 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 C milk
    • 1/3 C oil
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 2 C blueberries
    For the Topping
    • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/2 C sugar
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan.

    Sift dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, and beat vigorously for about 2 minutes.

    Fold in blueberries gently.

    Pour batter into prepared pan.

    Combine 3/4 tsp nutmeg or cinnamon with 1/2 C sugar. Sprinkle on top of batter.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

    Serve warm. The cake freezes well but you probably won't have any left to freeze.
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    1. Mmmmm... I love blueberry season! This looks great and the scoop of ice cream just completes the entire dessert! :)

      1. I always love my cake with a side of ice cream.

    2. Your mom's recipe looks fantastic. I love anything with blueberries, especially baked goods.

      1. I am so happy they are in such abundance right now.

    3. Are you guys in town for the 4th?? We should all get together, maybe have a BBQ at our house tomorrow night?

    4. I can't believe you found blueberries so cheap. I'd have bought up the whole bin! Lovely cake. I could eat it without the ice cream and be very happy.

      1. I did a little dance in the store and plan to go back before it ends to grab some more.

    5. Oh, this is perfect for the fact, I can see serving it for breakfast with just a dusting of powdered sugar :) Then later for dessert with ice cream. I'm in need of a sugar detox, too...LOL...

      1. I like the way your mind works. That is definitely the way to go...

    6. This looks so delish. I adore blueberries so much. This cake would disappear quickly in my house.

    7. Oh, this sounds delicious!! I love fresh blueberries in cake and you can't go wrong with adding a scoop of ice cream on the side! :)

    8. Hi Emily, we are hanging around the house for the 4th also. This buleberry cake looks delish I coould go for some right now. I have never seen buleberries at that price, hope you are able to ppick up some while they last. Happy 4th!

    9. Yummy!! I love blueberry cake and it's perfect with the ice cream. I'd love to have some right now. :)

    10. This is one gorgeous cake my friend, your shots are superb :D
      Happy 4th!

      Choc Chip Uru

    11. I love anything with blueberries! Your cake looks delicious with a big scoop of ice cream!

    12. I love anything with blueberries! Your cake looks delicious with a big scoop of ice cream!

    13. Ooo this is like blueberry kuchen! Such a great dessert idea for the summer and holiday!


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