June 25, 2010

The Cake Slice: Shenandoah Valley Blueberry Cake

This month's cake chosen by The Cake Slice bakers is a very easy and simple cake to whip up. Reminiscent of blueberry scones, it's another pleasant way to enjoy blueberries that are plentiful at the farmers' markets at the moment. I am sure other berries may be used instead of blueberries like blackberries or raspberries. Maybe even chopped-up strawberries, too! And once berry season has passed, no worries because the recipe says frozen (unthawed) blueberries will work as well.

The recipe suggests baking in a 9-inch cake pan but I decided to use a slightly-larger tart pan to give the edges a little fancy :) The only drawback was my cake didn't achieve a certain height. Also, I was afraid the blueberries would sink to the bottom of the pan as it baked so I dusted them with a reserved tablespoon of the flour mixture before folding them in. Since my pan was not deep enough, they created little craters on top!

Besides it's unusual appearance, it was still scrumptious. My kids enjoyed a slice with some milk for an afternoon snack. I'm sure it will also be great with lemon curd, too and a cup of tea. Or maybe enjoy it topped with mascarpone whipped cream and a hot cup of coffee.

Just click Shenandoah Valley Blueberry Cake recipe to print and visit The Cake Slice Bakers to see their baked creations.


Monica H said...

I would definitely make this again and I like your addition of lemon curd and mascarpone whipped cream- delicious!


I will enjoy a slice of this Shenandoah Valley Blueberry Cake with my grande caramel macchiato, sitting and chatting with you... LOL!
Looks so divine Carol!

Jo said...

This looks really good especially being baked in a tart pan. Agree with Monica that the lemon curd addition sounds delicious. BTW I've made it again after the challenge ... yummy!

Unknown said...

That looks so good. I love blueberries.

I love your blog and I wanted to give you the versatile award.


Julia @Mélanger said...

Seeing all those beautiful berries is making me jealous. A rare treat here for me in Brisbane. I love anything baked with berries, and this cake is no exception. I will have to give it a go. I love the pattern you have dusted on top!


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