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Blueberry Boy Bait

It's a silly name, but a fantastic cake from last year's Aug issue of Cook's Country, the watered down version of Cook's Illustrated. We have staff meeting every other week, and this time my unit was in charge of food. I woke up early this morning and made it before work so that it would still be warm and cinnamony.

Blueberry Boy Bait
8/2006

If using frozen blueberries, do not let them thaw, as they will turn the batter a blue-green color.

Serves 12


Cake
2cups all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon
1tablespoon baking powder 
1teaspoon table salt 
16tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
3/4cup packed light brown sugar 
1/2cup granulated sugar 
3large eggs 
1cup whole milk 
1/2cup blueberries , fresh or frozen, (see note above)

Topping
1/2cup blueberries , fresh or frozen (see note above)
1/4cup granulated sugar 
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon 


1. For the cake: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

2. Whisk 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt together in medium bowl. With electric mixer, beat butter and sugars on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just incorporated. Reduce speed to medium and beat in one-third of flour mixture until incorporated; beat in half of milk. Beat in half of remaining flour mixture, then remaining milk, and finally remaining flour mixture. Toss blueberries with remaining 1 teaspoon flour. Using rubber spatula, gently fold in blueberries. Spread batter into prepared pan.

3. For the topping: Scatter blue-berries over top of batter. Stir sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl and sprinkle over batter. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan 20 minutes, then turn out and place on serving platter (topping side up). Serve warm or at room temperature. (Cake can be stored in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.)


It's great with a glass of cold milk, or a scoop of ice cream.

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Jul. 5th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Hmm boy bait...
Do you take orders? :-)

-D
gltsoi
Jul. 5th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
Re: Hmm boy bait...
sure, but I think the legend is that it causes men to purpose, so you might want to use it wisely.
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