Monday, September 17, 2007

blueberry short cake

blueberries. i love blueberries. here is a delicious blueberry upside down cake. one of our family favorites. it's great for breakfast. or basically anytime.


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest. Toss to coat berries, then pour into the prepared pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the almond extract and 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest. Stir together 2 cups flour and the baking powder. Beat into butter mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter over the berries in the pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Place serving plate over the top of the pan and carefully invert cake and plate together, so that the berries end up on top. Carefully unlock the buckle on the side of the pan and remove. Sprinkle toasted almonds on top of cake and serve warm.

9 comments:

DC United said...

I have heard that blueberries are really good for you, too...even in an upside down cake that wants to increase the size of my belly.

f*bomb. said...

O. My. Gosh.
I can just taste how well the blueberry juices have seeped in and flavoured the cake-side...DELISH!

Rachel said...

hey! thats my cake...I mean the cake you made for me!!! ITS MINE! I'm not sharing.

caroline said...

rach, come back and stay and i'll make you 100 cakes all for you.

Kelly said...

hey -- thanks for the ginger/chocolate cookie recipe post. made them last week -- soo, sooo yummy! now i need to find some blueberries . . .

Kelly said...

hey -- thanks for the ginger/chocolate cookie recipe post. made them last week -- soo, sooo yummy! now i need to find some blueberries . . .

Damian said...

Okay, I am back now. Could I get a cake for me?

caroline said...

yes, you name what kind and it's yours.

liz s said...

mmm this looks so good!