Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blueberry Cake Recipe

Okay...I just KNEW when I posted that picture of the Blueberry Cake last week that I really should be typing out the recipe.  It's only fair because I've taken so many recipes from other blogs
(like Our Forest Haven).

But, I really didn't have the time to type it out and recheck it for I thought....

HEY, haven't I already admitted that THIS IS NOT A COOKING BLOG?

But, Val asked and I'm happy to share.  It's good and it's quick.  I've been making it for about...ahem...35 years (I know, you had NO idea I was that old, did you?)!!!!! 

During the blueberry seasons of my youth, my sister and I would spend hours out on Blueberry Hill with a canoe and our bathing suits and pots and Tupperware and friends.  There were always a few of these cakes made during the season.

This is picture of my recipe card. (Note she called it Squares, but it's the right recipe). The card is filthy from use and time spent in baking chaos.  It's my sister's handwriting.  Aren't these old recipe cards just precious family mementoes?  I have some recipe cards with my late mother's handwriting for recipes I'll never make, but I couldn't part with those cards that she penned.  It keeps us connected.

Blueberry Squares
1/3 cup margarine or shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup of milk
1 1/2 cup blueberries
(1 tsp grated lemon rind - optional)

Cream together margarine and 3/4 cup sugar.  Add vanilla and eggs.  Beat until fluffy.  Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.  Pour half the batter into oiled 9x9 pan.  Cover with mix of berries, 1/4 sugar (and lemon rind).  Pour remainder of batter over berries.  Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes.



Leigh said...

Norma, this sounds so good! We get lots of blueberries every year, and I freeze lots too. We love blueberries in anything, so I'm looking forward to giving this a try.

Val said...

Thanks Norma, I am going to make this tonight.