Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Blueberry Cake

Oven: 180 deg. C : 350 deg.F - approx. 35 mins (or longer)
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of softened butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup of milk
2 cups of Plain flour
2 tsps. baking powder*
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups of Blueberries - more or less :)

1/2 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of flour
2 tsps. cinnamon
1/4 cup of softened butter

1. Mix together the sugar, butter, egg, milk, flour, baking powder and salt.
2. Fold in the Blueberries
3. Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13" or 8 x 11" baking dish (loaf shape tin is good too)
4. Mix the topping ingredients together and crumble over the cake batter.
5. Place in the oven and cook for the 35 mins - check the cake with a skewer to see whether it is cooked through. The original recipe said 35 mins but I baked mine for longer.

* This American recipe originally came from www.madetobeamomma.com/category/recipes
and is called "Blueberry Buckle" - I have tweaked it slightly, and in fact had a little accident when I was making it!   .........
After it had been in the oven for a few minutes, I realised I hadn't added the baking powder!  I 'speedily' managed to scoop out the batter into a bowl, added the baking powder - mixed it together again, (gently), and stuck it back in the oven!  Unfortunately the topping got mixed into the batter as well, but the cake turned out beautifully!

PS: I've made this cake again - (correctly this time!) - and thought it was better the first time! :)

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