Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blueberry Cake

The recipe for this cake comes from a book that I found in a novelty shop while on vacation. It is called "1 Batter - 50 Cakes." I was very curious when I saw the title and the book is really interesting. There is basically one batter, like the book states, with different flavorings and additions that vary from cake to cake. It tells you exactly which cake pans and tools are used in the book. It also has recipes for different whipped cream frostings and also features bars and brownies. The cakes that are shown looked rather European to me, and sure enough the book is written by German author Gina Greifenstein. It is a really neat book and I can't wait to try other cake recipes that are in it. The blueberry cake is delicious and very simple to make. The only change I would recommend is that instead of baking it for 10 minutes and then adding the berries on top, I would bake it for 5 minutes only and then add the berries. My berries did not sink down at all but stayed on top of the cake since it evidently had already set. I had to push them down somewhat and that crushed some of them! All in all a very basic, simple blueberry cake that is very tasty. (If you haven't noticed I have made quite a bit with blueberries the past few months and have definitely had my fill of them!!!!).

Basic Batter:

4 eggs

1 1/4 cups sugar

3/4 cup oil

Additional ingredients for blueberry cake:

3/4 cup orange juice

2 1/4 cups flour

1 tbs baking powder

1 1/2 pints blueberries

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

juice from one lemon

Butter and flour one 10 x 15 inch jellyroll pan. Preheat over to 400 degrees. Beat eggs and sugar until light and creamy. Add oil, juice, and flour mixed with baking powder. Spread out batter in the prepared pan and prebake in the oven (bottom rack) for 10 minutes. (I would suggest to prebake for 5 minutes.) Arrange berries on the cake and bake for another 15 - 20 minutes. Stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a smooth glaze and pour onto cooled cake.


Jenny said...

Just found your blog and so glad I did. This cake has me drooling over here! I'll be back often to visit!

Picky Palate

Manggy said...

I think I might be able to make this, but frozen blueberries are no fun! :P It looks delicious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your blueberry cake looks fantastic. I've enjoyed browsing through your blog, it's fantastic! Thank you for visiting mine.

Esi said...

That book sounds like it has a lot of interesting stuff. The cake looks great!

Anonymous said...

Yum! Looks delicious! I love blueberries.

Maria said...

That is a gorgeous cake! It is going on my to do list!