Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lucky Smith's Extra Special Blueberry Cake

Every July Lucky Smith (Molly's mom) makes this cake several times with fresh blueberries. Then they're gone and the family has to wait another eleven months to have it again.

Lucky;s Blueberry Cake

1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp cornstarch
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan.
Stir together 1/3 cup sugar, water, lemon juice, cornstarch in small saucepan over low heat. Stir in blueberries. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 cup sugar in a medium bowl.
Whisk together egg, milk, butter, vanilla in a large bowl, then add flour mixture, whisking until just combined.
Spoon batter into baking pan, spreading evenly, then pour blueberry mixture evenly over batter.
Bake about 25 to 30 minutes.
Enjoy while reading a good book.

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