Tuesday, June 07, 2011

TWD—Blueberry Brown Sugar Plain Cake


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Blueberry Brown Sugar Cake was chosen by Cindy of Everyday Insanity.  (Cindy will have the recipe on her blog.)

I don’t have the requested 11x7 inch pan, so I used a 9x9 inch square pan.  I liked the pan with foil.  I did not add the cinnamon that was option in the cake batter and I used skim milk instead of whole milk.  The only issue I had with really loving the cake was that the blueberries sand to the bottom, which I knew they probably would, since I heard others “complain” about it.  I tried sprinkling the blueberries with a little flour, but just as other mentioned they tried, the blueberries still made their way to the bottom of the cake.

I don’t really feel like whipping the egg whites to a firm peak really did much for the cake and could they be why the blueberries sank?  I don’t know, but just for the sake of blaming something, I’m blaming the egg whites.  ;)  The cake does taste fine, but with the blueberries on the bottom, it made the lower half kind of soggy.  I very much prefer (and love) the Blueberry Crumb Cake we made for TWD back in March 2009.  I’ve made it a few times since.  I love crumbs. ;)

I made this and two other desserts (that I will be sharing soon here!) and we had some family over to help eat them.



Hindy said...

Your cake slice with the blueberries on that blue palte looks perfect!

Pamela said...

You know, I wonder if the egg whites really made a difference in the berries sinking. Could be. This was good, but I wouldn't have minded a few crumbs myself.

Kayte said...

I just decided the blueberries were supposed to be on the bottom...it made me feel a lot better to think in those terms. My this was good...yours looks wonderful. Now I'm on a blueberry kick.

Anonymous said...

And I was thinking that the egg whites were what kept my blueberries from sinking. Hmmm! Well, I needed a success after my lame scones the other week. This cake was good, but I agree that the Blueberry Crumb Cake is really awesome!

Unknown said...

This one didn't totally wow me either, it was just a bit too plain :) Give me a streusel or crumb topping any day!

TeaLady said...

I wonder if the cake would have been too heavy without the whipped whites. Blueberries on the bottom is good. They will be the first thing to hit your taste buds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Katrina!
Had to come look at the blueberry cake you mentioned, forgetting that the recipe would be on a different blog. Oh well! Now I'll go look there. At any rate, just by looks and description I'm thinking this is significantly different than the blueberry buckle. I think the blueberry buckle is much simpler.