Saturday, June 20, 2009

From my kitchen...

My grandmother makes the BEST blueberry cake yet some how I am now the one using her recipe to make the family blueberry cake every summer. Go figure. The family claims I have to make it because mine never drops in the middle, though we all use the same recipe!

So here is grandma's famous blueberry cake with an Amanda twist! I switched up the topping and now do a toasted coconut crumbled top instead of just the flour and sugar. Yummy!

Toasted Coconut Blueberry Cake
1/3 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 egg

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (dusted in flour)

Cream together the shortening, sugar, milk and egg. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet mixing until well combined. Carefully fold in blueberries. Pour batter into a 9x9-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping and bake at 350F for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Crumb topping:
3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup flour
teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup toasted coconut

Blend all ingredients together until butter is evenly dispersed.

Alright now you have the family secret (shhhh!) but today I changed things up a bit and substituted chopped fresh rhubarb and strawberries for the two cups of blueberries.


Definitely a winner and I will surely make it again!

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