Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
PUBLISHED ON: 01.10.2010
A simple buttermilk cake topped with a sugary crunch. We like it as it is, full of blueberries, but you could easily substitute any sweet, juicy berries you enjoy.
Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Recipe from Gourmet
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 cup fresh or frozen (if frozen, drain) blueberries or other berries ( 5-ounces)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. with rack in middle. Butter and flour a
9-inch round cake pan.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes, then beat in vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined.
Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter blueberries (or other berries) evenly over top and sprinkle with remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar.
Bake until cake is golden and wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool in a pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool to warm, 10 to 15 minues more. Invert onto a plate.
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Nice looking blueberry cake! I could go for a slice of that for breakfast right about now.
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That looks so tempting! I'll certainly bake some when the heatwave has passed!
Id love that with my coffee rught about now. Looks so delicious!
Am I late for this delicious coffee cake? It looks really gorgeous!
It's six-thirty, I'm hungry, and I don't have buttermilk. What can I substitute, I wonder, cause this is what I must have this morning!
Wow that is certainly crammed full of blueberries. Looks amazing.
I need more buttermilk – after making pancakes and a blue cheese salad dressing you have to post this – something isnt right!
I gasped a little when your picture loaded onto my screen. What an awesome Sunday morning treat; the word buttermilk alone makes everything sound so yummy.
Looks lovely, though I wouldn't use buttermilk for what we get here in the Netherlands called buttermilk is apparently different. Almost allt he recipes I've used it in have been flops, except for pancakes but you can't really go wrong with those…..
oh uau!looks lovely and i bet it tastes even better!!
Mari @ Once Upon a Plate
Oh dear, that sure makes my morning bowl of oatmeal pale in comparison, :pThat is one beautiful buttermilk cake!
OMG, it's a blueberry muffin on steroids, I love it! I want to try this as soon as I have buttermilk.
I love this recipe! I've made it with raspberries, blueberries–and yesterday I made it with cranberries. Love it.
Velva, great recipe! Bet it is good warm with a dollop of whipped cream. I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks…
Oh, I wish I had seen this earlier this morning. This is perfect for these weekend mornings when I want something hot and special for breakfast. Looks great. Love buttermilk in my baked goodies!!
deliziosa questa torta!! mmm…
This cake looks totally scrumptious. Just read your profile – how can people be bored by talk of eggs – there is so much going on there: animal welfare, human health, agribusiness, food miles, climate change ……….
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It just seems wrong to use frozen berries in this…It is a beautiful thing, and great photo
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I love cakes that are chock full of berries! This looks good!
This looks so delicious! I love blueberries. I am sure fresh blueberries here right now are very costly. The only thing fresh in Nebraska is our SNOW!!
mmmm looks like something I would have loved to have this morning but I don't have buttermilk. Darn… I'll get some today.
I just made a cake for dessert- yours looks way better!
Looks fabulous! Just bursting with all those berries!
Velva, this looks amazing! Perfect morning treat!
Velva this looks fantastic! I just made blueberry muffins, but luckily I have blueberries left over- I think I know what I'm going to do with them now!
that looks so tasty. and only half a stick of butter so one doesn't feel *too* guilty..at least that's what I tell myself. 😉
Fruit-based cakes like this are my favourite! I've just had my dinner and this would be perfect for dessert, so do send some over when you're ready 🙂
Oh Velva, This looks soooooo delicious!
Everything you make looks knock-out delicious! Really….this is fabulous.
Mags @ the Other Side of 50
I've been sweets deprived for a whole week and this is just calling my name. It looks absolutely delicious.
Velva,How perfect,not only does this looks so delicious but one of my daughters was asking for blueberry cake this morning!Mimi
That honestly looks divine and so does the previous post….yummy!xxx
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oh wow what a cake any left for me!!!!
That looks so yummy – I love blueberries. And I always have leftover buttermilk from another recipe I have that calls for a small amount. This will be a perfect use for it!
Oh darn – I'm trying not to bake! This is perfect, grand – an oasis in winter with those melty blueberries. Great post!
Wow…bursting with juicy blueberries…ooh la la….And I LOVE that it has that sugary crunch on top.Amazing!
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yummy! i love blueberries! thank you for this lovely recipe and happy new year!justyna
Looks delicious!Thank you for sharing this simple and lovely recipe.Hugs,Annalisa
There is something special about blueberry cake. I do have some frozen blueberries, the best I can do, in the winter. This would make a nice dessert.
How could you post such a delicious looking recipe when it's Shrink-My-Ass-Month?
I sure do not like drinking it, but when you put it this way, I would scarf this down…now I have to figure out how to switch my sugar alternative to fit this recipe…YUM girl! YUM!
oh that cake looks so moist and delicious. i love blueberries!
This cake looks totally delicious! My son loves blueberries, so I will make it for him. Thanks so much for the great recipe and for adding me as a friend!
I'd love your blueberry cake for breakfast right now!
I'm not usually a big sweet eater but that just looks too good. May have to see if the baker in the family will turn one out.
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MMMmmmm looks delish!!!
Cake looks absolutely delicious….love bluberries in cake…..btw thanks for visiting my blog…
Lucky me…blueberries were on sale at the market today! 2 packages for 3 bucks.
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Tis 3 am. I am hungry. Feed me! 🙂 Heard that it's COLD down where you are. This cake should make everybody warmed inside, eh?
Oh my, such a beautiful, beautiful cake!! Sounds and looks heavenly indeed!Thank you so much for your wonderful comment about the snow – I'm so glad I'm not the only Southerner who's mystified by this cold weather! 🙂
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Gorgeous recipe, Velva. I love the blueberries in it, not only are they good for you, but they look so pretty in the photo!Hope you're keeping warm!
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This is a yummy cake! I made in last year though not with blueberries. My favorite part was the crunchy top that forms. You know, I noticed that your berries didn't really sink. Mine sure did. :(Happy New Year!~ingrid
I've made a cake similar to this but without the buttermilk or sugar crunch. I have a feeling those are necessary modifications. Looks fantastic!
Sounds so perfectly moist and juicy with all these blueberries, yum!
Tracy (Amuse-bouche for Two)
It looks so moist and amazing. I'm salivating…
Mmmm, I'm just finishing a cup of vanilla tea – this would go beautifully! 🙂
Looks fantastic. Thanks for another awesome recipe!
Blueberries make me think of summer, which is a very good thing since I'm deep in the clutches of frigid winter. This cake is really quite a dream!
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I've made this cake before, and it's awesome! I'll have to grab some summer berries and make this again. It's one of the tastiest batters, ever!
A definite must-try for this weekend! The berries look so succulent. And just one glance at that fluffy, moist-looking cake is enough to make my mouth water! But that is not everything. The added bonus of how simple the recipe is makes it really a must-try and must-eat dessert.
Jessica - The Novice Chef
YUM! This looks fabulous! I don't know if it is the fact that I am hungry or the picture but my stomach just growled!
Yummy and awesome cake.I am taking a slice.Excellent recipe x
Joy @ Joy Of Desserts
This cake came out beautifully, and blueberries are so healthy. Looks delicious, Velva.
Sophie Sportende Foodie
A geogous blueberry cake,Velva!!MMMMMM,…very inviting too!
Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen
What a gorgeous cake.Sam
I have to try this….looks irresistible! Love to see so much fruit in this cake…yum! Thanks for sharing.
This sounds so good! Moist, full of fruit, sweet…love it!
I have some frozen berries that quickly need to be used up – this looks absolutely delicious!!
That picture is fantastic, Velva! The cake looks delicious.
wow this cake looks sooooo good! I think I'm drooling 🙂
I love fruit cakes. This looks good.
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