Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tasty Tuesday- Berry Cake

Todays Tasty Tuesday recipe feature is written by a fellow blogger, Beth (whose blog is located at http://www.antbethany.com/).

I stumbled upon this gorgeous recipe not too long ago on a great blog called I Have to Say; and tested it out on my family only tweaking the type of berry used.. I added Blackberries and Blueberries. Viola! My very own Blue and Black Cake! During baking the Blueberries became one with the cake quite nicely and the Black maintained their “berriness” even after cooling. Serving The Blue and Black Cake with vanilla ice cream for last night’s dessert was a lightbulb moment for me and I wanted seconds. Yum! I’ve added my thoughts in green.

Plump Blackberries.

Berries, cake, who needs more?

Two (2) cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup melted butter
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs

1-1/2 cups blueberries, frozen or fresh (1 pint seems to be enough too)
1/3 cup sugar (for topping)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (for topping)

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl mix together the melted butter and the milk. Add to the dry mixture. Add the eggs and stir until combined. (Batter will be thicker than a traditional box recipe.. -don’t panic.. it will be delicious!) Pour this into a greased 9 X 13 cake pan. Sprinkle the blueberries over the top of the batter. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the berries. (I’ve forgotten this step and sprinkled the sugar and cinnamon 1/2 through baking and the top was a bit more crusty.. but still sweet and good)

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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I'm a semi crunchy stay at home wife and mama of two boys. Extend Breastfeed, Cloth diaper, Cosleep, Babywear, Homeschool, Homebirth. My sons and I have some serious health concerns (allergies, growth hormone, kidney, lung, spine, etc...). We didn't realize they were genetic (or I had) until after Trace's birth. Tristian had some big medical and possibly/probably autism related delays in early childhood but also taught himself to read at 2yrs and started on math equations at 4yrs. Trace is bit delayed across the board by about 6 months, but as he's 1yr+ behind in height... it's not very noticable ;-) Trace is very musical and hands on. With plenty of common sense, love, good doctors and faith we are doing wonderfully!

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