In this segment of ‘In the Kitchen with Emily’, you will learn to create the most delicious, moist blueberry cake, that will change your taste-bud’s life! The batter alone is the best batter I have personally ever eaten!
Are you guys ready for an AMAZING, moist, decadent treat?? Because if so….this blueberry cake will NOT disappoint! Unless, however, you don’t make it correctly, then it will disappoint. I have forgot to flour the pan before, overcooked it a couple times, and it really put me in a crud mood. Nothing is more frustrating than working hard on cooking/baking and it not coming out tasting like something straight from Heaven’s kitchen! My mom’s best friend growing up, Michele, who now happens to be my Aunt had a mother who could bake well. Her name was Mrs. Greeley and she created this recipe which my momma got a hold of. Growing up, we frequently had this delicious cake and now I am going to share it with all of you!
I love to bake. I always have. And Jake loves sweets. Soooo, I try to bake him yummy pastries. When I do something, whether it be cooking, redecorating, cleaning….I NEED to hear how wonderful it was/is. I usually always respond with a little grin and shrug, and then state why the compliment just can’t be true. (women, am I right?) But if I don’t receive words of affirmation, we’ll use food as an example….I will plop down right in front of Jake, basically nose to nose and ask him if he liked the meal. Of course, he responds with, “Yes!” To which I proceed to grill him on why he didn’t tell me without me asking…if it’s the BEST meal he has EVER had…and then I finish with, “Why are you lying to me?” Basically, I have to be told it was great, but I won’t believe it was great, but if I don’t get told how great it was, even if I don’t believe this anyways….I will force the “lie” right out of him! Deep breath after that run on sentence. I just needed to get that out there and hope that I am not the only person like this. And also point out that Jake truly does love this cake and will positively affirm me and ask me to make another one. So it’s definitely a good cake. If it’s something he doesn’t like, he’ll sweetly start out with, “This is REALLY yummy….but maybe not for all the time, ya know?” Sigh. I mentally want to throat chop him for not loving every possible thing I do or create. Now on to the recipe!
P.S. Crew is in the pictures, but she doesn’t get to touch a SINGLE thing I cook or bake. That drives me crazy. I always wonder how many little grubby boogied hands have helped with food at potlucks. Blegh.
What You Need
1 stick Butter (1/2 cup) (room temperature or softened. Not melted)
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 Cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 pint (1 cup) Sour Cream
1 tsp Almond Extract (pure not imitation)
1-1.5 cups Blueberries (frozen or fresh) *Fresh blueberries make it heavenly
3/4 Cup Confectioners Sugar
2 TBSP Hot Water
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add unbeaten eggs one at a time.
- Add dry ingredients (mixed together in separate bowl) alternating with sour cream, ending with dry ingredients.
- Add almond extract and berries.
- Grease and flour pan(bundt pans are hard to grease well….so really lay it on thick and get that flour in all the creases, or you’ll have cake stuck to the pan when you’re finished!)
- Bake at 350°
- Check at 35 minutes, THIS IS IMPORTANT…insert toothpick, if it comes out clean, cake is done, if it has goo, continue, minute by minute until there no goo(unless you like a little goo…which I do!) It cooks quickly and can go from moist to dry in this short time!
- Take out and cool on rack for 10 minutes.
- Flip it onto cake plate, and then drizzle glaze on top, slowly and evenly. (I personally make a double batch of glaze because I like the bottom of my cake absorbing it and getting really gooey and sweet!)
That’s it! Please try this and let me know what you think! And make sure you really watch it at the end…because you do not want a dry cake!