Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blueberry Boy Bait


There is such an abundance of blueberries in the stores right now. I've seen so many recipes using blueberries but this one really struck me as interesting. Especially the name of it! I found this over at Deb's Smitten Kitchen site. I've made several of her recipes and they have all been great. I'm sure the two sticks of butter this recipes calls for doesn't hurt the great taste! It's so moist. Deb recommends mixing up the berries in some flour and I did that with the ones I added to the batter but forgot to do that with the ones added to the top of the cake, so they sunk to the bottom. Almost like a blueberry upside down cake! If you decide to make this I think you'll love it and try not to think about the two stick of butter.....!

2 cups, plus 1 teaspoon all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon table salt
16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (if frozen, do not defrost first as it tends to muddle in the batter)

Topping

1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (do not defrost)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Adjust over rack to middle position and heat over to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

Whisk two cups flour, baking powder and salt together in medium bowl. With electric mixer, beat butter and sugars on medium high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just incorporated and scraping down bowl. Reduce speed to medium and beat in one third of flour mixture until incorporated; beat in half of milk. Beat in half of remaining flour mixture, then remaining milk, and finally remaining flour mixture. Toss blueberries with remaining one teaspoon flour. Using rubber spatula, gently fold in blueberries. Spread batter into prepared pan.

Topping:

Scatter blueberries over top of batter. Stir sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl and sprinkle over batter. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan 20 minutes, then turn out and place on serving platter (topping side up). Serve warm or at room temperature.

26 comments:

Jenn said...

I was tempted to buy blueberries the other day. Now I'm wondering why I didn't because not I'm craving for that cake.

Lynda said...

This looks delicious-I saw it on Deb's blog too- the butter makes it yummy, I'm sure!

Cheryl said...

That looks and sounds excellent, and I adore the name!

Denise said...

This looks wonderful and I always add flour to my berries, nuts and chocolate chips to keep them from sinking to the bottom.

Selba said...

Sounds a yummy cake :)

Donna-FFW said...

This looks so yummy. I would have done the very same thing with the whipped cream.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks heavenly delicious with all that buttery goodness and fresh blueberries!

Mary said...

This really does look so good. I'll bet it tastes as good as it looks.

burpandslurp said...

perfect for blueberry season! Unfortunately, I don't seem to find much blueberries here in CA! I am so sad I left TWO big containers of blueberries from Costco back at home in VA! I hope my family doesn't eat them all!

Pam said...

I can never get enough of blueberry dessert recipes - this is a keeper!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,...looks so lovely!

A must try recipe!

Katy ~ said...

Oh, this looks scrumptious! I'll bet this is so moist with that nice creamy butter and sweet tart with the blueberries. Sounds divine.

Bethie said...

Looks wonderful!

♥Rosie♥ said...

This looks absolutely delicious and I love blueberries!

teresa said...

I love that pretty line of blue on the bottom. This looks so good!

noble pig said...

Very, very yummy...love the blueberries, even with the sinkage!

Marta said...

I saw this cake in SK too! I'm sorry your berries sank :( But it looks delicious either way!! Now I want to make it even more!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I wish we could get fresh blueberries here...

Judy said...

Yumm. This looks delicious. I've been buying and freezing blueberries like crazy and I have so many. I need to use them now, maybe I'll make this.

Karine said...

It looks to be a great way to enjoy blueberries!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks yummy!

Kerstin said...

Yum, looks delicious! I've been craving blueberries lately!

Manggy said...

An abundance?! Send some my way!!! I want some!! (they're very expensive here! :O )

Bridgett said...

Blueberry desserts are always a hit in my house and this sounds like a good one to try. I love the name as well!

Monica H said...

I'm not scared of the 2 sticks of butter! This looks wonderful- I SO love blueberries!

Ingrid said...

I saw this over at Deb's blog, too and thought the name interesting. Yours looks good.
~ingrid