Buttermilk seems to make everything better. This is a simple cake-like-but-not-dessert-like recipe to make for a morning treat.
Have you heard of Pinterest? If not, you are totally missing out. If you have heard of it, then you probably know it is by far the best place to find new and interesting recipes to try and that is where I found this recipe. I always said I would never join the Pinterest community because I feel like I have “too many things to check and keep up with”, but I got sucked in recently. The first day I joined I fell down the black hole and it took me days to emerge. It is very addictive! I am more of an observer than an actual “pinner”, however. Mr. Wishes happened to take a look at my Pinterest page yesterday and rendered it “boring”. He had the nerve to say I went overboard with the New York Yankee pins. Could that even be possible? I guess that permits me to spend some more quality time catching up on some less-boring pinning this week
I loved this cake for many reasons. First, any cake that demands to be eaten at breakfast time is alright with me (and can be enjoyed with your morning coffee). Secondly, I like the intricacy that results as a combination of the blueberry and lemon flavor. And third, I just love cake!
It is a super moist cake so it will stay good if you have to make it a day ahead of time. Of course, as with all sweets, it’s best the day it’s baked.
Definitely put this on your t0-bake list!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons lemon zest (zest from 1 large lemon)
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 extra tablespoon sugar for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter with lemon zest and sugar (3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons) until light and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with 1/4 cup of the flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk.
Fold in the blueberries.
Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or non-stick spray and spread the batter into pan.
Sprinkle batter with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple more minutes.
Let cool 15-20 minutes before serving.
Recipe Source: adapted from alexandracooks.com