Friday, 15 August 2014

Blueberry Cake

I'm a sheet cake kind girl, an I-can't-be-bothered-with-layers-and-frosting's, I want a simple and easy lets-make-it & eat-it kinda cake.

Now this one fits the bill. It's sorta half way between a cake & a pudding and it's just so darn tasty - on it's own or with cream.......especially with cream
                                                  .......or ice-cream
                                                                                       or both......

Here's the recipe - it's really just a victoria sponge mix with lots of blueberries

4oz butter - cubed
4oz caster sugar (plus a little extra to sprinkle)
2 eggs
4oz Self raising flour
1 punnet of blueberries 250g-300g
handful of granola

Pre-heat the oven to 170C /gas 5

Pop your butter & sugar into a mixing bowl (or mixer) and cream together until light & fluffy

Like this...

Break the eggs into a bowl

and whisk together with a fork and add to your creamed butter. Add the eggs a little at a time so they don't curdle the mix and if needed add a spoonful of flour to help stabilise it.

Add the rest of your flour & fold in

your mix should now look like this ...

Next grab an oven proof dish or cake tin. I chose this glass dish because it was on the top of the pile in the cupboard! - no unnecessary thought process require here!

Butter & sugar your dish and then throw the blueberries in - to completely cover your dish.

Just liked this pic....

then dot your cake mix all over the blueberries

with a quick swirl on top....

Sprinkle on the granola ... not sure why I add this - it just makes me feel healthier!

Pop in the oven & bake for about 20 -25 minutes - check it's firm to the touch at the centre to confirm it's done.

Turn it out on a dish to show the blueberries on the top.

To serve either cut into portions or use a cutter, as I did, to make a more presentable shape ... and you get to eat the off cuts!

You can serve it warm or cold and it keeps well for a few days in an air tight container.

Serve with ice-cream or cream or on it's own


Have a great weekend

 Blueberry cake