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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Blueberry cake

Did you ever eat something and the first bite took you to a long-lost memory? A few years ago I was having lunch with my cousins Audrey, Barb, and Cathy. Someone had the idea to order the blackberry cobbler that was on the menu. One bite of that cobbler and eating it with these cousins made me think of summer days at Gramma Fisher's dining room table. I've loved blackberry cobbler ever since.

Yesterday my daughter Jeny and I took Natie and Max to the blueberry patch up the road from my house. We picked enough berries for the freezer, but I want to go back to get more so that I can make this cake. I haven't had it in years; it's really good, and I know there's a good memory attached to this cake as well.

BLUEBERRY CAKE
4 eggs separated
2 cups sugar divided
1 cup shortening
2 teaspoons vanille
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
3 cups blueberries mixed with 1 tablespoon flour
Confectioner's sugar

Beat egg whites until stiff adding 1/2 cup sugar while beating. Set aside. Cream the shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar, vanilla and egg yolks until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. To the shortening mixture add the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in the egg whites/sugar mixture. Add the blueberries mixed with flour. Bake in a lightly greased 9x13 pan at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes. When cool, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and serve with whipped cream.

17 comments:

Thelma said...

YUM.....I been putting a few fresh blueberries from the farmers market in my yogurt. I'll buy more this week and give this cake a try, a new summer favorite recipe for our family I'm sure! Then it will be one of our memories. Thanks!

Sue said...

Oh Mary! I know exactly what you are talking about!! Yes, I've experienced many things that take me back to a time long ago in my memory:)

I also love blueberries and plan on gathering a bunch...enough to get us through the winter. My son and I eat them every day.

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us!!

Have a great Lord's Day. Hugs:)

Elizabethd said...

We have tried hard to grow blueberries here in France, but they dont thrive, sadly.

Sara said...

Oh, that sounds awesome...

Angie Berry said...

I love when something flashes us back to good childhood memories... it's so precious!

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! Nothing is better than now when all the "best of summer" is coming in! And when a recipe brings back sweet memories, it's all the better.

Debbie said...

Oh my! Must try this! I have about a gallon of blueberries picked, and this should make a good company cake. Thanks for the recipe!

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Oh dear! That sounds just heavenly. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Linda said...

That sounds yummy! Blueberries are my husband's favorite.

Dolores said...

I love it when a fragrance or a taste takes us back in time to wonderful memories.
I bet your cake is delicious....Yum!!

Rural Revival said...

Perfect timing Mary! We picked blueberries this past weekend and I really want to do more than just freeze some and make pies, although there both good too!

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Leann said...

Yes! I know exactly what you are talking about!!! And of course you needed more berries for baking:)

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Leann

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Laura said...

We have a blueberry patch and I finally got out there to pick last weekend. This year the berries are huge and there are tons of them. I am always looking for new recipes, so I will be trying this one. Thanks for sharing!