This recipe was given to me by the lovely, the extremely jurisprudent, Laurel. She was asked to create something of mighty yumminess for a law professor as part of an auction. Her brilliant advocate mind jumped immediately to the case of “Humans vs Blueberry Bait”. Wherein the party of the first part (Humans) eats the party of the second part (Bait). Rinse, repeat.
Oh, and the update from the law professor was thus, “This was literally gone in three hours. They only people that were home were me and my three children.” This recipes serves 12, generously.
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp table salt
16 TBSP unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (you can really use any type of berries but if they are frozen don’t defrost them) and 1 tsp of flour.
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (once again, do not defrost)
1/4 cup granulated sugar (brown sugar can also work)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Grease and flour (like tarring and feathering but much tamer) a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Add eggs, one at a time. Beat them just enough to get a mistrial, or until they’re mixed in.
Slow down your mixer and add in about half of the flour mixture then add in about half of the buttermilk. Harangue the jury one final time and add in the remaining flour mixture, then the rest of the buttermilk. Formulate your closing arguments and toss the blueberries with the remaining teaspoon of flour. Using gavel or a spatula, gently fold in blueberries. Spread batter into prepared pan.
For the topping:
Scatter blueberries over top of batter. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in wee bowl and sprinkle that over the batter.
Bake until a toothpick or butter knife stuck into the center of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let this mother, cool in the pan for about 20 minutes if you can wait that long. By this point your entire home will be full of the smells of deliciousness.
Prepare yourself for awesome and you will not be soon disappointed.
The Defense rests!