buttermilk blueberry breakfast cake

Blueberries were on sale this week at my supermarket…only 99 cents a pint!

I promptly made several trips to the store and bought as many blueberries as I could possibly buy in one trip.  My mom did the same.  We now have more blueberries than we can possibly eat while still fresh, but whatever.  So many blueberries in my fridge only forces me to make many, many, many blueberry things…I see no problem with this.
I decided I wanted to make something simple, an everyday sort of cake that required few ingredients, little time to prepare, and no decorating.  This Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake was perfect.

Feel free to substitute the blueberries in the recipe for any other type of berry that you prefer or have on hand.  Raspberries would be super delicious I think.  The original recipe calls for only scattering berries over the top of the cake, but I definitely wanted to mix a couple into the batter itself.  You don’t have to do this, I just felt like being adventurous.
Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake, perfect for anyone who loves berries, or anyone who just wants to make a super easy cake.

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Blueberry Buttermilk CakeAdapted from Gourmet, June 2009

·      1 cup all-purpose flour

·      ½  teaspoon baking powder

·      ½  teaspoon baking soda

·      ¼  teaspoon salt

·      ¼  cup (half a stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

·      2/3  cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided

·      ½  teaspoon pure vanilla extract

·      1 large egg, at room temperature

·      1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk, at room temperature

·      Zest of half a lemon

·      ¾ cup fresh blueberries




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