Thursday, July 9, 2009

What I Made for No Reason in Particular: July 9, 2009

Blueberry Cake.

Alex was at a birthday party, I had a late afternoon appointment so we got carry-out Thai food for dinner, and I was left with time on my hands and a large case of blueberries in the fridge.

Here's the result.

I got the recipe from Angie, a friend of mine from way back, way way back in fact, all the way back to summer camp in Indiana. She tolerated my totally embarrassing obsession with Duran Duran and she used to let me borrow her Chuck Taylor hightops because I loved them and my mom wouldn't let me have any. Now she shares her recipe for blueberry cake. Do you get many such friends in a lifetime?

Blueberry Cake
1 cup flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup shortening (I used butter instead)
3/4 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 3/4 teaspoons almond extract
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.

Crust: Cream shortening, white sugar, one egg, milk, and ¾ tsp. almond extract.
Mix in flour and baking powder.
Spread crust evenly in baking pan.
Top w/ blueberries.

Topping: In a medium sized bowl beat 2 eggs and cream cheese until smooth.
Stir in powdered/confectioners sugar and 1 tsp almond extract.
Spread over blueberries.

Bake 55-60 minutes or until firm to the touch.
Cool in the pan before cutting.

1 comment:

  1. This was damn good, I mean DAMN good cake. I almost ate the entire leftover quarter of it with my wine on Saturday.

    But alas, today is Monday July 13. Are you trying to tell me you haven't made anything blogworthy since Friday because I simply do not believe that.

    Want to get kids together at Beth Torah on Friday?