a special recipe

Today I have decided to share a special recipe with you.  It is relatively simple but it has significant meaning to me as it is something my mother made for us growing up, and has served as a dessert or breakfast, that has brought people in my life together for many years – a comfort food of sorts.   I made this blueberry cake this morning to bring to a friend as part of her housewarming gift, and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to  share it with you.

Blueberry Cake by POISE

The ingredients are simple, it is easy to make, and both adults and kids love it!  I have fond memories of my mother putting this cake in the oven before my friends came over {which by the way makes your house smell amazing while it bakes} and we would spend hours at the kitchen table sitting around with tea and blueberry cake talking about life. Today I make it for my friends and their children when we have breakfast or lunch dates, or just because…and I am often asked for the recipe.  It continues to be a recipe that brings us together.

Blueberry Cake

First combine the following in a food processor or mixer:
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup of milk {I use almond milk}
2 teaspoons vanilla

mix until combined and smooth like a batter.

Add the following:
1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Combine and then fold in 1 cup of blueberries – when you add the blueberries, mix by hand so they remain whole.

Place mixture in a greased pan or loaf tin and bake at 370° for approximately 45 minutes.    This recipe makes enough to fill a round tart pan or a 8 1/2″ by 4 1/2″ loaf pan.

When I give it as a hostess gift or just part of a gift, I wrap it in parchment paper and tie a simple ribbon around it.

A couple of notes that you might find helpful:

  • Do not pre-heat the oven, placing it in a cool oven helps it rise better
  • 2 you can use frozen blueberries, if you do just make sure to coat them lightly with flour so they don’t get too mushy when baking
  • I have used whole wheat flour instead of white flour and the cake is just as good with it, so feel free to play around with the flour of your choice.

All you need to add is good company and a cup of tea for full enjoyment – after all even the best recipes taste better when shared.

Bon appétit!

About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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2 Responses to a special recipe

  1. Robin says:

    I am baking this now – smells heavenly. Can’t wait to taste it!

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