More Jersey Fresh Blueberries

by jerseygirl on July 16, 2008 · 21 comments

If you’re wondering why I’ve been slacking on my blog in the last week, it’s because of my busy summer. Our family went to Wildwood for the NJ State Barbecue Championships this past weekend. More on that and some pictures in my next post.

NJ produce is so good right now! Blueberries are in abundance and tomatoes and peaches are out. A few markets are also starting to show their corn. In the past week, I have bought at least 15 containers of blueberries. I had meant to freeze some but there are none left to freeze. Last night I had book club at my house so I decided to take advantage of blueberry season and make this coffee cake. I retrieved the recipe off Simply Recipes. This is an awesome personal website that is also a blog.

The cake was simple to make and required the simplest of ingredients. I always have the ingredients in my pantry. Next time, I might try some other type of fruit. I liked it because the blueberries were placed on top rather than mixed throughout the cake making it look very pretty. I baked the cake for 60 minutes like the directions said. It was a bit dry, but still pretty good. I think I would bake it a few minutes less the next time. Gotta run now. I have a sink full of dishes from last night that need to be done before my daughters 8 am swim practice. Have a great day!

Blueberry Cake

1 cup plus 1 teaspoon of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

4 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

2 large eggs

2 cups blueberries, rinsed and drained (may substitute frozen blueberries, or substitute some of the blueberries for raspberries)

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Confectioner’s sugar

1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan and dust with flour. Or use a 9-inch round cake pan that has been greased and dusted with flour and lined on the bottom with parchment paper.
2 In a small bowl combine 1 cup of flour with the baking powder and salt and set aside.
3 Using a mixer, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until well blended. Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Beat until smooth. Pour the batter into the baking pan.
4 In a medium bowl, combine the berries with the remaining teaspoon of flour and the lemon juice. Spoon the berry mixture over the batter.
5 Bake for 1 hour at 350°F, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. If using a springform pan, slide a thin knife around the edges of the cake to release it from the pan before you release and remove the springform. If using a cake pan, slide a thin knife around the edges of the cake and invert it onto a cake rack. Transfer the cake to a platter, berry side up. Dust the cake with confectioner’s sugar before serving.
Serves 6.

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Clumbsy Cookie July 16, 2008 at 10:12 am

Where do I sign to join your book club? I so wanted to taste that cake, it looks very good Lisa!

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Jenny July 16, 2008 at 10:41 am

Those blueberries look so beautiful in the cake! I bet it tastes as good as it looks! I want to go to a BBQ championship, how fun. Can’t wait to see your pics!

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Patsyk July 16, 2008 at 11:44 am

Are the tomatoes really in now? I can’t wait to make gazpacho… will have to find a roadside vegetable stand this weekend! Your cake looks so awesome!

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Beth July 16, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Sounds like you’re having a great summer – just wihs the weather was better on this side of the Atlantic. Cake looks fantastic, Im sure your book club were pleased!

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Lori July 16, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I’m so jealous of your abundance of blueberries over there! I love them, but they are usually so expensive here. Your dessert looks great, lucky book clubbers! 🙂

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Aggie July 16, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Cake looks delicious! I am loving blueberries right now!

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EAT! July 16, 2008 at 9:57 pm

I am making that cake tomorrow!! I’ll have to restock my blueberry supply. And I can’t wait to get some tomatoes. Isn’t summer produce so much fun?!!!

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Bridgett July 16, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Sounds like you are having a pretty fun summer! My husband would just love this blueberry cake.

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CookiePie July 16, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Gorgeous cake!!!

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Tanya July 16, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Oh goodness, that looks good. Nothing better than blueberries baked into some goodness….now I’m craving some!

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Prudy July 17, 2008 at 12:41 am

ooh that cake looks good and not too bad for you too with just one stick of butter.

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OhioMom July 17, 2008 at 7:28 am

You have to love blueberry season, I froze them last year but ended up using them before the cold of winter:)

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Jan July 17, 2008 at 10:38 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lisa. That cake looks to die for, I love blueberries.

I look forward to seeing your BBQ pics.

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Leah July 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

Yum, Lisa! Local blueberries are turning up here too; I made a crumble the other night that disappeared before I could take a picture!

They’re such a good deal right now, my plan is to freeze a bunch too.

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Elizabeth July 17, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Blueberries! Yum.I think I will have to make this this weekend!

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Sophie July 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm

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Jeena July 17, 2008 at 8:18 pm

I love blueberries so much. This cake looks amazing with so so many blueberries, it truly looks delicious. Great post. 🙂

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Kevin July 17, 2008 at 9:19 pm

That blueberry cake looks amazing!

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Tracy July 17, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Yum! Looks delicious.

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Sharon July 18, 2008 at 9:54 am

I’m lovin blueberries right now. This cake looks like a delicious use of them.

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Stacey Snacks July 28, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Hey Lisa,
Thanks for reading my blog. Our blogs are very similar, both being from NJ! I just made a blueberry cake tonight, looks just like yours! and you see I LOVE figs!
Speaking of “Jersey Girl”, I saw Bruce last night at Giants Stadium.
I will bookmark your blog, I am enjoying it!
Regards,
Stacey Snacks

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