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Blueberry Cake Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • butter or shortening to grease 8x8 baking pan
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cups flour sifted and divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • cup milk
  • cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. and grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with shortening or butter.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder. Remove and reserve ¼ cup to be used with the berries later. Set the rest aside.
  • In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites together until stiff. In the last minute of beating, add ¼ cup sugar and beat until you get stiff, glossy peaks. Set aside.
  • Cream shortening with ½ cup of sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the unbeaten egg yolks and vanilla. Combine until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Alternately, add the remaining 1¼ cups of flour with the milk to the stand mixer set on low speed, beating until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Toss the berries together with the reserved ¼ cup of the flour mixture.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the beaten egg whites into the batter and then fold in the blueberry/flour mixture.
  • Add the batter to the greased 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Sprinkle top of batter lightly with the remaining ¼ cup of sugar.
  • Bake at 350° F. for 50 to 60 minutes. You can test it with a tooth pick to make sure it's done.
  • Serve with your favorite ice cream or make some homemade whipped cream.