Linderhof


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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blueberry Upside Down Cake


I love looking at the posts from the Friends of Linderhof -- those are some of the blogs that I enjoy reading each and every day. A friend is Lori from All That Splatters. And on Tuesday she had a recipe for a blueberry upside down cake. But Lori wasn't the first to make it -- it was from Lori's friend, Ann from Thibeault's Table. So this would make the third post about blueberry upside down cake.


I needed to take a cake for a birthday luncheon on Wednesday and since it was a bake and take cake, I wanted something that could travel well although the travel part was not far. A buttercream icing might get mussed in travel -- but not so a blueberry topping.

The recipe called for an 8 inch square pan and mine has gotten away somehow. I can't find it (nor can I find my 9 x 13 pan -- perhaps I should go through cabinets at church? ) So, since my other upside down cake recipes are made in iron skillets, I thought that one of my iron skillets would be the perfect pan for the cake. Hence, mine is round while Ann and Lori both have square cakes.

The round pan was a bit bigger than an 8 inch square would have been and thus, my cake is a bit thinner than Lori and Ann's. But it was full of flavor and everyone at the luncheon proclaimed it grand!
Just one piece was left and so I saved it to savor with coffee this morning. It was as good today for coffee as it was yesterday for dessert.

Thanks to both Lori and Ann for the fabulous recipe.

And it is Friday -- time for Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum. Please join her to see what everyone else has cooked up this weekend.

And I'm also sharing this with Saturday's Blog Showcase hosted by Ann at Thibeault's Table. Join her to see what recipes we coveted and copied this week.

Lori and Ann's Blueberry Upside Down Cake

1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen -- I used fresh)
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 cup butter
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 1/3 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon (optional)
3/4 cup milk

In 9 inch square cake pan, combine melted butter and brown sugar; spread evenly on bottom. (Brush a little of the melted butter on the sides of the cake pan before adding the sugar.) Spread blueberries evenly over the op. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. Sift or mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, if using. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Spread batter evenly over blueberry layer. Bake in 350 oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minute sin pan, then turn out on to large plate.






28 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martha, I can actually see the goodness baked into this cake in the picture of the slice! Wow- it looks scrumptious! I love things baked in a skillet! Yummy.
Yvonne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Martha! How delicious this looks, and what a treat for the birthday person. Blueberries are always a favorite at our house. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It sounds wonderful! I wish my husband loved blueberries as much as I do!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh my goodness. This looks so good!

I can't wait to try this cake.

susan said...

I bet it is even better in a black iron skillet. I haven't made an upside down cake in many years, but this blueberry recipe might change that...and I missed the first two posts about it :) Thanks!

Nancy Jane said...

I wish I had a piece right now! That's one very handsome cake. Hopefully our blueberry bushes will produce well again this year, but I'm sure I'll get some from the grocery store in the mean while so I can give this a whirl...

honeysuckle said...

I am a big fan of blueberries and made everything with them when we lived in Michigan but never tried an upside down cake. It sure looks delicious!

Merrie said...

My dh loves, loves, loves blueberries and I'll bet a dollar to a donut he will love this recipe too. It looks wonderful.

BumbleVee said...

yum.... more goodies. Isn't it great hopping around the food blogs? I love it....

I stole your spinach recipe for my Tea and Scones blog and posted it today... I took the liberty of adding some onions, parsley and mustard... ...it was yummy ... but, I better not make it too often...

Allie and Pattie said...

I have a bunch of blueberry lovers here and will definitely be making this. Thank you, Martha
xoxo Pattie

house things said...

I've heard of baking cakes in a iron skillet, but have not tried it yet. It's a very attractive idea. Looks like a yummy cake. Even better that I don't have to separate any eggs!

HollyC said...

My, my I love blueberries!! This looks too good for words and I love the idea of using your skillet. We have lots of blueberry farms here in the South and the children love picking blueberries. I think this is going to be my next church dish;-) Thanks for sharing!
~Holly

La Table De Nana said...

It's on my list too! Looks great Martha!

From the Kitchen said...

How nice to have a scrumptious dessert that is also healthy. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to pull some blueberries from the freezer. Have a tasty weekend, Martha.

Sandy said...

This looks wonderful! I came here from Tea and Scones blog. I like what I've seen so far over here. Nice blog.

Mary said...

What a jewel of a cake. I'm definitely going to give this one a try. Happy Foodie Friday, Martha.

lindaraxa said...

This is my kind of cake, no fuss, no mess, no flour all over the place, perfect! going straight to my recipe box!

ButterYum said...

blueberries are my fav. I must make this soon!

:)
ButterYum

Carrie said...

I love blueberries. That looks so yummy... so delish!!

Ladynred said...

I love blueberries too! this cake looks really delicious!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Martha, that looks so much better than mine did!! :D Beautiful job -

Welcome to Saturday Blog Showcase!!

Kathryn said...

I had never heard of Blueberry Upside Down Cake - sounds yummy.

Rettabug said...

I'm itching to recreate this recipe, too! Yours turned out looking delicious. Yum!

I'm thinking I'll do mine in my heart shaped pan for Valentine's Day....it will be a purple ♥! LOL

The Gypsy Chef said...

After reading about this cake for the third time, I am sold! It is now on my list to try.
Your blog is beautiful. Lovely photos. I am going to enjoy exploring it.
Pam

Cathy said...

This upside down cake has gotten rave review all around and I've already printed it out. Using an iron skillet was an excellent idea. I have one just the right size.

Thibeault's Table said...

Martha, Yum!!! Looks delicious. I'm glad you liked the cake.

Thanks for participating on the Saturday Blog Showcase.

danaliciouseats said...

Yum, another great looking upside down cake.

Lottie said...

Martha, I made the blueberry upside down cake tonight and it was wonderful!!! It was so easy to whip up. I had frozen blueberries already in my freezer (my dad has an acre of blueberry bushes) and all the ingredients on hand. Thank you for posting the recipe. I can't wait to try the apple cake!

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