Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blueberry Cake

This weekend was full of birthdays and some parties so i was most of the time in kitchen preparing something for those occassions.... Took chicken tikka to one of the birthday party, took Marble cake and tilgul (sesame seed and jaggery sweet) to one of the party and made a Blueberry cake for one of my friends birthday.....
She loved blueberries and i thought why not make a cake using them.... and when the final product came out i was happy... All the time when i was baking and decorating this cake i was thinking - is this a special cake? if somebody gifts me this cake on my birthday will i like it? i worked hard on this cake keeping these things in mind till the time i got answer as "Yes"....

1 cup - All purpose flour
1/2 cup - Sugar
1/2 cup - Butter
3 - Eggs
2 tspn - Baking powder
1/2 tspn - Baking soda
1/2 cup - Fresh Blueberries
1/4 cup - Milk
1 tspn - Vanilla extract
a pinch of Salt

1] In a mixer/beater, beat the eggs and keep aside.
2] Beat sugar and butter and keep aside.
3] Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and add to the sugar-butter mixture. Beat it nicely. Add milk and beat again till the mixture is smooth.
4] Add beaten eggs and vanilla extract to the above mixture and beat till it becomes light.
5] Take a baking cake pan. Butter it and sprinkle flour on it. Spread blueberries evenly on the pan and pour the batter on top of them.
6] Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees F. Bake the cake for 40-45 mins or till the skewer comes out clean.

Decorate it with your favorite icing / frosting or can simply be enjoyed the way it is. I had made simple buttercream icing with a Pink food color.

Enjoy this yummy cake anytime you want !!!
I loved baking this cake and decorating it too :)