Last week, I shared a recipe for Sinful Strawberry Muffins and I might have mentioned how much I love fresh, Ontario strawberries. Well, I didn’t mention that fresh, WILD, Ontario blueberries (the tiny ones) are my all time favourite type of berry, did I?
The last time I made this cake was back in 2007 for Super Bowl. I cannot believe that my daughter wasn’t even two at the time. I made notes on the recipe that we made it for my husband for Super Bowl. I love the fact that I have been baking cakes with my daughter since she was that little! I remember baking cakes wearing my babies in a front carrier so that they could see what I was doing. It was like I was running the Mommy baking show because I would talk to them about every step that I was taking and they LOVED to listen, and look, and perhaps even drool!
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup oil
- 1 tsp lemon flavouring OR lemon juice
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup blueberries (for bottom of pan)
- 1/2 cup icing sugar (for glaze)
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup OR maple flavouring (for glaze)
- 2-3 tsp milk (for glaze)
- With an electric mixer (I use a Kitchen Aid mixer), beat egg whites for approximately 5 minutes or until quite frothy.
- Add the sugar, vanilla, oil and lemon flavouring and continue to beat for 30 seconds until mixed together well.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add blueberries and stir until blueberries are coated.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently fold together (with a spatula) until combined. Be sure not to over fold as the cake will turn out too dense.
- Pour 1/2 cup of blueberries into the bottom of a bundt or tube pan. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 – 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let cake COOL in the pan on a cooling rack.
- For the glaze, in a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together icing sugar, maple syrup and 2 tsp milk.
- Continue to add a small amount of milk until the icing runs off of your fork.
- Turn cake out of pan onto a plate and drizzle the glaze over top.
Will you join me for some Blueberry Coffee Cake?
What is your favourite way to enjoy blueberries?