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Blueberry Mystery Cake

Blueberry Mystery Cake

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yogurt4k

This recipe is a childhood favorite that my grandma passed to my mom and now I am passing to my own kids! It is quick and easy, and great for summer picnics. Plus, the little ones are fascinated when I tell them the boiling water is the 'mystery' behind the cake. Also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

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  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.3g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place blueberries in a deep 8-inch pie pan; drizzle lemon juice over blueberries.
  3. Beat 3/4 cup sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Sift flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a bowl. Mix milk, alternating with flour mixture, into creamed butter mixture until batter is just combined. Pour batter over blueberries.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed; sprinkle over batter. Pour boiling water over sugar mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
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Reviews

ANGCHICK
2
7/24/2013

We really liked this cake. I would say it is more like a cake-like pie. I guess my pan wasn't deep enough because it overflowed. . .thank goodness I had the pan on top of a cookie sheet.

njmom
1
8/11/2013

this is quite good. i was looking for a recipe to use the last of my blueberry crop and this fit the bill. the only one thing i would change is to add a bit of cornstarch to the berries before putting in the pan. it is a bit soupy when serving. other than that, no complaints. delicious, quick and easy to make. thanks for the post yogurt4k, i will make again!

glewdog
1
7/27/2013

This was easy and was a big hit at my spinning group. I wish I read the first review, I didn't protect my oven and it over flowed. Otherwise, I loved it and will make this again.