Recipe For Blueberry Cake

"Hard To Resist This Blueberry Cake"
Hard To Resist This Blueberry Cake

I was with a group of people sitting around a table listening to them compare their debt levels. The majority of people in the group are spending more than they are earning. I listened as one explained how she was spending more on a store card than she was paying. And another piped in with how she had gone to her bank and got a loan to pay off a store card, but as soon as she had paid off all that she owed, she walked into the store and spent money on the card. Another person complained about not having money to shop during her lunch hour every day but she regularly shops at Woolworths for luxury items. Some people have had their parents come to their rescue and pay off their debt. It seems that they are not taking responsibility for their debts. They seem to think that credit on a credit card is money they have, rather than money they owe. People buy cars that they cannot really afford and somehow don’t seem to care! The saying having your cake and eating it comes to mind here. This Blueberry Cake is all for eating, and not for keeping. It needs the syrup to keep it moist and a thick layer of icing. Please do not skip the syrup stage as the cake will be dry and you will be disappointed, which is what happened to me the first time I baked it.

"Blueberry Cake"
Blueberry Cake

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Blueberry Cake
 
This cake needs the addition of the syrup to keep it moist
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Ingredients
for the syrup
  • 70g sugar - I used fructose
  • 190mls water
  • 125g fresh blueberries
for the cake
  • 200g butter
  • 250g caster sugar - I used fructose
  • 3 eggs
  • 500g flour
  • 10g baking powder
  • Reserved syrup, divided
  • Reserved blueberries
for the icing
  • 90g butter
  • 140g cream cheese
  • 7.5mls vanilla extract
  • 560g icing sugar, sifted - I used fructose
  • 50g fresh blueberries
Method
for the syrup
  1. Place the sugar and the water into a small saucepan
  2. Bring to the boil
  3. Reduce the heat, add the blueberries and simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Set aside to cool
  5. Strain and set aside the berries and the syrup - you will use the syrup for the batter and after baking
for the cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Grease and line a springform cake tin
  3. Place the butter and sugar into a stand mixer bowl
  4. Cream together for 5 minutes
  5. Add one egg at a time and continue mixing between additions until combined
  6. Sieve together the flour and baking powder into a large bowl
  7. Add a couple of tablespoons of the flour to the stand mixer bowl together with 125mls of the reserved syrup
  8. Mix until combined
  9. Continue adding a couple of tablespoons of the flour at a time, and mix on a low speed, making sure the flour is combined before adding more
  10. Once all the flour is combined, fold in the blueberries
  11. Pour into your tin and smooth out the top of the batter
  12. Bake for 45 minutes
  13. Remove from the oven and poke holes into the cake
  14. Pour over the left over syrup
  15. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes
  16. Remove from the tin and leave to cool completely before icing
for the icing
  1. Place the butter and cream cheese into a large mixing bowl
  2. Cream together for 5 minutes
  3. Add the vanilla extract and icing sugar
  4. Continue beating until thick and completely combined
  5. Ice the cake and decorate with fresh blueberries

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"A Slice Of Blueberry Cake"
A Slice Of Blueberry Cake

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Blueberry Cake

  1. The cake looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you Simona 🙂

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  2. Beautiful cake!!! Its rare to find blueberries here and the ones available are imported from US (Oregon). I hope I find them sometime soon so I ca give a try to thjs lovely cake.
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    1. Do you get any other fresh berries? I am not a fan of buying imported fruit as it is usually so expensive 🙂

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  3. This cake is so pretty! Are those violets on top?
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    1. They are indeed 🙂

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  4. Just love your line about the cake “is all for eating, and not for keeping” and your blueberry cake does look very moist!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment 🙂

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  5. I want to devour this cake, with all that frosting and the delicious dense crumb, I need to try it!
    One of my favourite recipes of yours to date 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thanks so much for that compliment Uru 🙂

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  6. I love blueberry anything, Tandy… and this looks divine.
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    1. Thanks so much Liz 🙂

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  7. Mmmm – delicious Tandy – I love blueberries – the season has just started here – about a month late!
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    1. Thankfully ours lasts long enough for me to make this often 🙂

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  8. Just look at that cake. Ahh I wish I had the whole cake to myself today. Rough day lol. Great recipe

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    1. Thanks Kay 🙂

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  9. Hi Tandy, oh this cake looks delicious, love all the layers of flavor you have here.

    I was brought up to pay off my credit cards every month, it’s kind of crazy that people do not realize that credit cards are to obtain things on credit, therefore you have to pay that back. Anyway, Happy day to you, C
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    1. I so agree with you! and thanks for the compliment 🙂

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  10. This blueberry cake looks absolutely divine! I would just love to devour a piece with my cup of tea. Make that 2 pieces. Blueberries are my favorite fruit in dessert and they are so good for you! I can’t believe people talk so frankly about their debts and spending habits. Not so with those I know!
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    1. Wish I could send you a slice or two Laura!

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  11. The cake looks lovely Tandy.
    have a happy week ahead.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thank you Mandy 🙂

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