Blueberries. Mmmm, soo good. They’re definitely a summer berry, but we had some frozen local berries, so I dug them out and whipped up a Blueberry Cake (below).
Did you know that these tiny little berries are absolutely great for you? They are low-calorie, first of all. Secondly, they have soluble fibres, minerals, vitamins AND anti-oxidants in each small, little blue ball. They protect the body from cancer, aging, infections, and more! These are only a few facts about blueberries. There are many more wonders about them.
Anyway, they are great in baked goods too. Especially cakes and muffins! Here’s the great Blueberry Cake that we always make in our house (it also doesn’t last very long…). My grandmother’s recipe.
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp lemon flavouring*
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tsp baking powder
- AND 2 cups blueberries
- 6 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix together margarine and sugar. Beat in eggs and flavouring. Add 1 cup flour, baking powder and milk - mix. Add the remaining flour and milk. Mix until smooth. Stir in blueberries.
- Pour into a greased 9x9 pan.
- Top with crumb topping
- Bake for 1 hour or until middle is set.
- *You can definitely use vanilla instead of lemon - totally up to you.
It’s so yummy. Especially with a cup of tea or a nice mug of coffee. Hope you enjoy it.
Sorry again that I took so long to post. Christmas was crazy. Next post will be about Noel!
For more baking with fruits and veggies, check out this pumpkin recipe!
How was your Christmas? What do you use your blueberries in?
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