Sunday, January 10, 2010

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

A simple buttermilk cake topped with a sugary crunch. We like it as it is, full of blueberries, but you could easily substitute any sweet, juicy berries you enjoy.



Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Serves 6
Recipe from Gourmet


Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 cup fresh or frozen (if frozen, drain)  blueberries or other berries ( 5-ounces)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. with rack in middle. Butter and flour a
9-inch round cake pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes, then beat in vanilla. Add egg and beat well.

At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined.

Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter blueberries (or other berries) evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar.

Bake until cake is golden and wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool in a pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool to warm, 10 to 15 minues more. Invert onto a plate.

Enjoy!

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76 comments:

Kevin said...

Nice looking blueberry cake! I could go for a slice of that for breakfast right about now.

3 hungry tummies said...

That looks so tempting! I'll certainly bake some when the heatwave has passed!

Donna-FFW said...

Id love that with my coffee rught about now. Looks so delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

Am I late for this delicious coffee cake? It looks really gorgeous!

Lea Ann said...

Beautiful Velva!

lakeviewer said...

It's six-thirty, I'm hungry, and I don't have buttermilk. What can I substitute, I wonder, cause this is what I must have this morning!

Luigi said...

Wow that is certainly crammed full of blueberries. Looks amazing.

doggybloggy said...

I need more buttermilk - after making pancakes and a blue cheese salad dressing you have to post this - something isnt right!

Devon said...

I gasped a little when your picture loaded onto my screen. What an awesome Sunday morning treat; the word buttermilk alone makes everything sound so yummy.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Looks lovely, though I wouldn't use buttermilk for what we get here in the Netherlands called buttermilk is apparently different. Almost allt he recipes I've used it in have been flops, except for pancakes but you can't really go wrong with those.....

Catpad said...

oh uau!
looks lovely and i bet it tastes even better!!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh dear, that sure makes my morning bowl of oatmeal pale in comparison, :p

That is one beautiful buttermilk cake!

Chris said...

OMG, it's a blueberry muffin on steroids, I love it! I want to try this as soon as I have buttermilk.

Hungry Dog said...

I love this recipe! I've made it with raspberries, blueberries--and yesterday I made it with cranberries. Love it.

George Gaston said...

Velva, great recipe! Bet it is good warm with a dollop of whipped cream. I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks...

Katy ~ said...

Oh, I wish I had seen this earlier this morning. This is perfect for these weekend mornings when I want something hot and special for breakfast. Looks great. Love buttermilk in my baked goodies!!

Federica said...

deliziosa questa torta!! mmm...

Choclette said...

This cake looks totally scrumptious. Just read your profile - how can people be bored by talk of eggs - there is so much going on there: animal welfare, human health, agribusiness, food miles, climate change ..........

A Year on the Grill said...

It just seems wrong to use frozen berries in this...

It is a beautiful thing, and great photo

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love cakes that are chock full of berries! This looks good!

lakegirl said...

This looks so delicious! I love blueberries. I am sure fresh blueberries here right now are very costly. The only thing fresh in Nebraska is our SNOW!!

Sandy said...

mmmm looks like something I would have loved to have this morning but I don't have buttermilk. Darn... I'll get some today.

buffalodick said...

I just made a cake for dessert- yours looks way better!

Dishesdone said...

Looks fabulous! Just bursting with all those berries!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Velva, this looks amazing! Perfect morning treat!

Catherine said...

Velva this looks fantastic! I just made blueberry muffins, but luckily I have blueberries left over- I think I know what I'm going to do with them now!

thefattyreader said...

that looks so tasty. and only half a stick of butter so one doesn't feel *too* guilty..at least that's what I tell myself. ;)

Daily Spud said...

Fruit-based cakes like this are my favourite! I've just had my dinner and this would be perfect for dessert, so do send some over when you're ready :)

Linda said...

Oh Velva, This looks soooooo delicious!

Pierce said...

Everything you make looks knock-out delicious! Really....this is fabulous.

Mags said...

I've been sweets deprived for a whole week and this is just calling my name. It looks absolutely delicious.

Mimi said...

Velva,
How perfect,not only does this looks so delicious but one of my daughters was asking for blueberry cake this morning!
Mimi

Dustjacket Attic said...

That honestly looks divine and so does the previous post....yummy!
xxx

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow what a cake any left for me!!!!

Susan Fields said...

That looks so yummy - I love blueberries. And I always have leftover buttermilk from another recipe I have that calls for a small amount. This will be a perfect use for it!

Claudia said...

Oh darn - I'm trying not to bake! This is perfect, grand - an oasis in winter with those melty blueberries. Great post!

sophia said...

Wow...bursting with juicy blueberries...ooh la la....And I LOVE that it has that sugary crunch on top.Amazing!

love lives in the kitchen said...

yummy! i love blueberries! thank you for this lovely recipe and happy new year!
justyna

Annalisa said...

Looks delicious!Thank you for sharing this simple and lovely recipe.
Hugs,
Annalisa

Sweet and Savory said...

There is something special about blueberry cake. I do have some frozen blueberries, the best I can do, in the winter. This would make a nice dessert.

TKW said...

How could you post such a delicious looking recipe when it's Shrink-My-Ass-Month?

Chef E said...

I sure do not like drinking it, but when you put it this way, I would scarf this down...now I have to figure out how to switch my sugar alternative to fit this recipe...YUM girl! YUM!

teresa said...

oh that cake looks so moist and delicious. i love blueberries!

Marguerite said...

This cake looks totally delicious! My son loves blueberries, so I will make it for him. Thanks so much for the great recipe and for adding me as a friend!

Kim said...

I'd love your blueberry cake for breakfast right now!

Big Dude said...

I'm not usually a big sweet eater but that just looks too good. May have to see if the baker in the family will turn one out.

Just telling it like it is said...

MMMmmmm looks delish!!!

Spice said...

Cake looks absolutely delicious....love bluberries in cake.....btw thanks for visiting my blog...

Thomas Andrew said...

Lucky me...blueberries were on sale at the market today! 2 packages for 3 bucks.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Tis 3 am. I am hungry. Feed me! :-) Heard that it's COLD down where you are. This cake should make everybody warmed inside, eh?

Astra Libris said...

Oh my, such a beautiful, beautiful cake!! Sounds and looks heavenly indeed!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment about the snow - I'm so glad I'm not the only Southerner who's mystified by this cold weather! :-)

suzicate said...

You've been tagged. Hope you'll play!

Pam said...

Congrats Velva on your win from Freshlocalandbest!

Enjoy!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous recipe, Velva. I love the blueberries in it, not only are they good for you, but they look so pretty in the photo!
Hope you're keeping warm!

Catpad said...

hello velva
thanks for hoping on my blog.
i used to have like a blogger tool that was a transtator, but it's not working correctly, so i removed it.. but you can use the translation tool on your web browser to translate my blog, if you would like to be able to read it

:)

Ingrid said...

This is a yummy cake! I made in last year though not with blueberries. My favorite part was the crunchy top that forms. You know, I noticed that your berries didn't really sink. Mine sure did. :(

Happy New Year!
~ingrid

Joanne said...

I've made a cake similar to this but without the buttermilk or sugar crunch. I have a feeling those are necessary modifications. Looks fantastic!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds so perfectly moist and juicy with all these blueberries, yum!

Tracy (Amuse-bouche for Two) said...

It looks so moist and amazing. I'm salivating...

Rambling Tart said...

Mmmm, I'm just finishing a cup of vanilla tea - this would go beautifully! :-)

Banu said...

Looks fantastic. Thanks for another awesome recipe!

Tangled Noodle said...

Blueberries make me think of summer, which is a very good thing since I'm deep in the clutches of frigid winter. This cake is really quite a dream!

figtree said...

So happy you made the ziti and enjoyed it! I bet your looked so delicious..post away!!!!!!!!!!:D

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I've made this cake before, and it's awesome! I'll have to grab some summer berries and make this again. It's one of the tastiest batters, ever!

lunardancer said...

A definite must-try for this weekend! The berries look so succulent. And just one glance at that fluffy, moist-looking cake is enough to make my mouth water! But that is not everything. The added bonus of how simple the recipe is makes it really a must-try and must-eat dessert.

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

YUM! This looks fabulous! I don't know if it is the fact that I am hungry or the picture but my stomach just growled!

Ana Powell said...

Yummy and awesome cake.
I am taking a slice.
Excellent recipe x

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

This cake came out beautifully, and blueberries are so healthy. Looks delicious, Velva.

Sophie said...

A geogous blueberry cake,Velva!!

MMMMMM,...very inviting too!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous cake.
Sam

MaryMoh said...

I have to try this....looks irresistible! Love to see so much fruit in this cake...yum! Thanks for sharing.

Maris said...

This sounds so good! Moist, full of fruit, sweet...love it!

Mireya said...

I have some frozen berries that quickly need to be used up - this looks absolutely delicious!!

Erica said...

That picture is fantastic, Velva! The cake looks delicious.

Simply Life said...

wow this cake looks sooooo good! I think I'm drooling :)

Diana said...

I love fruit cakes. This looks good.

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