Sunday, 21 May 2006

Weekend Baking Session # 13

Blueberries have more to offer than just good looks and good taste. They are a good souce of the Vitamin C and dietary fiber. Just like all other fruits, blueberries contain no cholesterol or fat and are also low in calories.


When choosing blueberries, select the ones that are firm, uniform in size and indigo blue with a silvery frost. Blueberries are used in bakings, jams, pies, pancakes, salads or eaten just as it is.

Blueberry Cake

What do we need

1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup plain flour

How do we do:

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

Wash fresh blueberries and drain. If using frozen blueberries, thaw to room temperature.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Stir in vanilla essence. Fold in the sifted flour mixture.

Dredge the blueberries in the flour. Very gently fold the floured berries together with the flour into the batter.

Pour batter into a greased and lined loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 165° C for 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.


shilpa said...

wow.that looks very delicious :). I will give it a try. thanks for the recipe :D.

Sumitha said...

After seeing all your posts on baking,I must bake something this week too,you are my inspiration for baking Pushpa!

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Nabeela said...

yummmm....Pushpa, you keep on making these amazing cakes...and I can't keep up!! I only bought cream of tartar yesterday to make orange cake...and now this delicious blueberry cake also awaits me!

Menu Today said...

Hi Pushpa,
Awesome Recipe!!!!!!

Vineela said...

HI Pushpa,
i tried blueberries in muffin.
I felt tasty .I will try in cake aftersometime.

Puspha said...

Shilpa~ Thanx. Yes, do try it out & let me know the outcome.

Sumitha~ Gosh!!! I'm honoured. So, meaning to say tat there r gonna b lots of bakings coming up in ur blog. Oui??

Ramya~ Hey I'm still a novice in baking. WBS acts as a platform wer I learn & practise my baking skills.

Nabeela~ Hey slow & steady lady. U go step by step & finally, u'll reach ur destiation.

menu today~ Thank u very much.

Vineela~ Thanx a lot. Do let me know how u like the cake.

RP said...

Looks absolutely delicious.
I make blueberry muffins using a similar recipe. We love it. This is the only way we eat blueberries! Will try the cake version too.

Kitchenmate said...

Pushpa: amazing baker,I am going to try this.. definitely as i have a meat loaf pan:)

Anjali said...

Pushpa, You are too good in making yummy cakes! I definitely want to try this one ... I wish you were close by as I could come by and take a bite :P !!

Sarah said...

hey are you coming to Canada? Can you stay some where close to me? I promise free childminding if you bake me a cake every week!!!

LiTtLeWoMaN said...

Cake you made look so tempt'g. Anyway good to know that your parcel reached. Mayb this time Isha will get her "SUMI JELLY"....
hahaha.... and you get nothing....

Puspha said...

rp~ Thank u. Let me know how u like it.

Karthi~ Thanx a lot. Do let me know the outcome.

Anjali~ Thank u very much. Please tell me know it came out. R u living in the US? If u happen to come to Switzerland, I'll give u not just a bite but a whole cake.

Sarah Chechi~ Adui!!! How I wish I culd go to Canada but then, probably in 1 or 2 decades time. I promise to bake u many cakes if I happen to go.

Manju aka Vanitha aka Mot~ Thanx. When I come back, I'll teach u to bake it.
How come nowadays all of u lupa me wan ah? Ingat only the little kutty. Tak achi lah.

Reshma said...

You make it sound so easy with such clear cut directions:)

Neelu said...

O wow the cake looks yum :) to have a low fat version you an substitute all the butter or a part of butter with apple sauce, you wont even know the butter is missing and u save tons of calories :)

jadepearl said...

Delicious!!! Kudus to you!!! :)

Vaishali said...

Those cake slices look too beautiful to resist. I guess I am gonna have to make a trip to Switzerland to try these beauties.

Puspha said...

Reshma~ Thank u. It is indeed easy.

Neelu~ Thanx for the neat tip. I'll give it a try next time.

JP~ Aiyoooo!!! Thanx a lot lah.

Vaishali~ Thank u very much. U r most welcome, anytime.

archana said...

Oh, these mighty good blueberries, i can't wait for the season to start. All my frozen blueberries, are destined to go to pancakes. I love blueberry cakes, and breakfast breads of all sorts. Thank you for posting this recipe, looks delicious.

Puspha said...

Archana~ Thank u very much. I guess ur a professional baker with all ur superb cake decor. Incredible.

Shubha said...

Hey Pushpa.. u r an amazing baker!! Have to yet start.. just made 1-2 eggless cakes yet. Want to start baking slowly. For ur blueberry cake.. u say fold in the flour. Do i need to fold in with a spoon/laddle or can i use a hand mixxi? Wud that affect the spongyness of the cake? thank in advance :)

Shubha said...

Hey Pushpa.. i did bale this cake.. it was yummy.. soft n fluffy. Hoping to try a few more of your cakes :)

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