Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nana's Blueberry Cake

Nana's Blueberry Cake reminds me of a little girl that loved to make mud pies in the back yard and pretend that she had a bakery...a little girl that used to run barefoot in the cornfields even though her Mom would ask her not to.  It reminds of a time when you could play outside all day until it got dark. It reminds me of my grandmother when she used to rub my cheeks and say moooshamashel (don't ask, I don't how to spell it and I don't  know what it means, but I felt so loved when she did it).  Just the mention of this cake brings a sparkle to my siblings eyes. It reminds me of the simple innocence of childhood.  It reminds me of family and traditions.  It reminds me of love. 

Nana didn't really make many desserts.  I remember cookies, little pineapple turnovers, tapioca and this unpretentious blueberry cake.  It is so quick and easy to make, I am not sure why I don't make it more often.  You will find this cake not to be too sweet and delicious when served with a dollop of whipped cream.   It is not all fancy shmancy... it is just what it is and I like it.  I think you will too!

Bursting with blueberries and soooo good!

Nana's Blueberry Cake
Serves 9

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/8 teas. salt
1 1/2 teas. baking powder
1 cup flour
1/4 c milk
1/4 teas. vanilla
1 pint blueberries

Cream butter, add sugar gradually and cream thoroughly.  Add egg and beat well.  Mix and sift the flour, salt and baking powder and add to the first mixture alternately with milk.  Add vanilla and pour into a 8" square pan.  Sprinkle blueberries over batter and cover with brown sugar topping made of 1/2 cup flour, 1/8 teas. salt, 2 tbsp. butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

1 comment:

  1. im just baking your cake,looks delicious but its taking longer than 30 min.... checking and checking with the knife! :)


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