15 August, 2013

Blueberry Cake

I try not to let a summer, or a blueberry season, pass without making my Grandmother's Blueberry Cake. This "cake" can easily be served for breakfast as well as for dessert, for it's not "cake" as much as it is one large blueberry muffin baked in a square baking pan. My copy of this recipe is hand-written, and the measurement amounts are a bit unusual in today's language; but it bakes up, and tastes, every bit as good today as when I ate it at my Grandmother's table 50 plus years ago. It's still summer... enjoy!

2 C. sifted flour
3 level tsp. baking powder
scant tsp. salt
Sift all three ingredients, above, into a mixing bowl.
Rub in softened butter the size of a walnut (2 rounded TBSP).
Add scant 3/4 C. sugar and mix well.
Beat 1 egg in a cup and fill up with milk to 7/8 C. add to dry ingredients.
Fold in lightly one heaping cup of blueberries.
The mixture will be quite thick, so spread in prepared 8" square pan evenly.
Sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and coarse sugar.
Bake in a 400F oven for 35-40 minutes.
Life is Good!


Janet O. said...

Oh, yum!
My first "pinned" recipe. I made a recipe board when I joined Pinterest, but I have never pinned anything to it--until now!

Paula, the quilter said...

I have some older recipes that use butter the size of a walnut, too. They are usually the best recipes. Like Janet, I'll have to pin this, if that is ok with you.

jude's page said...

Looks yummy, maybe I shall have to cook that for the retreat girls next weekend.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

OMGosh Good Golly! We are thousands of miles apart...yet both celebrating blueberries! I just wrote a post about blueberries today! I will try your Grandmothers cake tomorrow! Always enjoy your blog! Thanks for the recipe!

Nane said...

Mmmmm I hope the blueberry patch in Boonville still has some to pick. This sounds like a winner

Anne Heidi said...

Oh it sure looks yummy! Thank you for sharing your grandmother's recipe.

cityquilter grace said...

i have a recipe for an old fashioned blueberry tea cake....back in the day when tea was served when ladies visited or gathered...it's delish too...looks like yours!

phyzz said...

YUM, another wonderful blueberry recipe to try! Thanks for your generosity!