Saturday, July 31, 2021

Simple Sour Cream Blueberry Cake #Recipe @PegCochran



Blueberries are in season in Michigan and the price is right.  I scored a large container and decided to make a blueberry dessert. I didn't feel like a cobbler or crumble and though I LOVE blueberry pie--it's my favorite--I wasn't up for making a pie.  I found this recipe on the Cookies and Cups blog.  It was simple and took hardly any time!  A word to the wise though: be sure to let your cake really cool before unmolding it.  The cake is very moist.  Some of mine stuck to the pan but I was able to "arrange" it back on the cake.  Hence the somewhat sad looking picture. You might want to flour your pan as well as spray with cooking spray.  And while the original instructions say to cool for 15 minutes and then invert, I would consider cooling it completely before inverting it.

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 2/3 cups flour

1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees


In a stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy--about two minutes.




Add in eggs, vanilla, sour cream, salt and baking powder and mix until combined and smooth.




Fold in blueberries.


Spread batter in a bundt pan spraying with cooking spray and smooth out.




Bake 45 to 55 minutes until done. (Mine took a bit longer)




Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a cake rack and cool completely.   


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  1. The cake is such a pretty golden color.
    Hm. Perhaps orange added in with the blueberries? That might be a hit, too.

    Yesterday I made a family classic. Years ago my husband and I regularly visited friends on Moody Mountain in Maine. They had a field of low bush wild blueberries, the tiny, delicious Maine kind.
    My husband loves to pick berries and would spend hours out in the field picking. Then the "challenge" was how to use them. Being younger with more active metabilisms, we could afford to try reicpe after recipe: muffins, cobbler, pancakes, pies, etc.
    The one we all voted as THE BEST was a pre-cooked pie curst generously filled with fresh, raw blueberries. Over this goes a glaze of water, cornstarch, lemon juice, and sugar. Then, top it all with freshly whipped cream, slightly sweetened.
    It's divine!
    I made it yesterday for the first time in many years. (We carried home the berries on the plane.) My granddaughter helped whip the cream.
    It is still fabulous! (If I do say do myself!)

  2. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!