Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blueberry Butter Cake

I do not like summer because of the heat but one thing I do look forward to summer is all the fresh fruits. Fresh berries are relatively cheap now and I am really enjoying eating it fresh especially the cherries and strawberries. We ate so much of fresh strawberries in CA and they were really big and sweet compared to the one I get from the supermarket here.

I made this delicious cake with fresh blueberries I bought from the produce place. The cake is really soft and light. I’ve made so many cakes in my life but by far this can be one of my favorite cakes.

Ingredients :

2 stick of butter (1 cup)
1 1/4 cup of sugar
5 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
2 1/2 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla
2 cups of fresh blueberries (toss with 1 tbsp of flour)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and prepare a cake pan.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and set aside. In a mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time follow by vanilla. Then slowly beat in flour in 3 addition alternately with milk.
4. Lastly fold in the blueberries. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted near center of cake comes out clean about 1 hour or until golden brown.
5. Cool cake in pan on rack 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto cooling rack and cool completely before cutting into it.

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Other dessert using blueberries : Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

30 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! I love fresh blueberry! And your blueberry butter cake just make it nicer.

Anonymous said...

What type of prepared pan?

Bundt?

Beachlover said...

oh!! I like your baking pan design,look so classic!!..I also buy so much fresh fruit,afraid to bake these days,nobody eat just go to trash after sitting 2 weeks in fridge.Elliot just take a piece or two that all and Mishu sometime eat,she not a fan of cake.The last time I bake carrot cake I gave half to my neighbour.I'm sure try your recipe ,going bake as present when visiting friends:)

I Cook4Fun said...

LCOM, I love blueberries too :)

Anon, you can use any type of baking pan. It can be round, square, bundt but I used a few small mini ones.

Lesley, giving to neighbors is a good idea. That is what usually did or maybe you can make and small one by using half the recipe

Parker said...

You take great pics. Love the look of your cake, the shape is so nice.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Gert, iv never bought any berries here in ca. can u believe tht? lol. this cake of urs does look soft, moist and light. ;)

Cat Cat said...

Ok Gert, I'm going to give it a try on this recipe.... Wish me luck...

Kristen said...

That looks so tasty! I am bookmarking this to try very soon!

Steph said...

How long would it take to bake in a 13x9 pan?

Anonymous said...

Gert, your blueberries cake looks so tempting, made my 'lau nua'.

Never try fresh blueberries before. I like cherries very much but it's very expensive over here in KL. If i'm not mistaken the other day i bought RM6.50 per 100grm.

- Kath

Raaga said...

Hi,

Lovely cake... am drooling.

I have fresh cherries and dried blueberries... can I use either?

Anonymous said...

Hiiii, today i tried your paratta puffs and it was really good. thank you every much for that easy and delicious recipe. your cake really looks yummy. I would like to try out this cake. Could you please suggest the brand of flour which i could use to bake this cake?

I Cook4Fun said...

Parker, thank you.

Farina, you don't know what you miss!!! CA strawberries are the best. Go and get some especially buy from those little stand next to the strawberry patch :)

Cat, call me anytime if you encounter any problem o.k

Kristen, it is very tasty and not too sweet :) Let me know how yours turn out.

Steph, 13" x 9" pan is kind of big for this cake. You might get a pretty flat cake. Can you use anything smaller. Mine took about 50 min to bake.

Kath, cherries is pretty cheap here. Now we can get it at $1.99 a pound. I too stuff my face silly with cherries :)

Raaga, you can use any fresh fruits for this recipe. Dried blueberries sounds good to me too :)

Anon, glad you like the parata puff recipe. I used regular flour from the supermarket. No special brand.

Dawn said...

I must make a blueberry pound cake once a week in the spring and summer. I love to put vanilla pudding in mine to make it super moist. I love fresh berries too.
And, like you I am not a fan of summers' humidity. Ugh.

Mat Gebu said...

gert....i kalau ada blueberry, sekarang juga i buat kek u ni...cantik dan nampak sedap sekali....tak pe nanti i cari blueberry!!

Lia said...

ur cake looks moist and invitating, could i get a slice of it? :D

Kevin said...

That looks really good!

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

Gert, you really have the knack of taking very beautiful pictures. I can smell the butter all the way from here. :)

I Cook4Fun said...

Dawn, thanks for your comment.

Mat, I am sure your will like this cake :)

Lia, you can have a few slices :)

Kevin, thank you :)

Pinky, thank you :)

Dee said...

I ate this Blueberry cake, and it was sooo delicious!
Thanks Aunt!

I Cook4Fun said...

Dee. glad that you like the cake. Remember to eat the one I gave you ok.

gkbloodsugar said...

If only we could have all the goodness of berries, without the heat, eh?

I've eaten many-a blueberry cake, and yours looks perfect. Absolutely perfect!

I Cook4Fun said...

GK, thank you very much :)

KALVA said...

Lovely cake dear.. bookmarked it

Lisa said...

I got this recipe last night & baked it for a friend at work. The office "piggies" loved it! They went wild for it! Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

ICook4Fun said...

Kalva, thanks for stopping by.

Lisa, glad your fried at work loves it.

kate smudges said...

I'm glad I came across this recipe. I have tons of blueberries and was looking to use them up in a cake. Thank you!!

rohamica said...

I've tried it!! 2 times! Delicious! Thanks Gert!

YM said...

I made it once for my blueberry-crazy hubby and he loves it!!

drNO said...

I've tried this recipe. but i use less berries, very expensive here.
thanks for the rcp.