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Blueberry Cake

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 70 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Amazing easy blueberry cake is sweet, moist and perfect for coffee or dessert, especially in the summer when berries are plentiful! Can be served hot or cool.


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  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, plus extra for pan
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Generously butter an 8 inch baking dish.
  3. In a mixer combine butter and sugar and beat on medium speed 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg, molasses, and milk and continue to mix until combined.
  5. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add flour mixture to mixer a little at a time while mixing on low.
  7. Pour batter in prepared baking dish.
  8. Top batter with blueberries, tapping lightly to set into batter.
  9. Sprinkle with tablespoon of sugar.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Reduce heat to 325 and continue to bake an additional 60 minutes.
  12. Cool on wire rack, serve warm or cool.


  • Be sure to use butter to grease the pan, not cooking spray for better taste results.
  • Spray a measuring cup with nonstick spray before measuring out molasses for easier pouring.
  • Tap blueberries into the batter by lightly pressing them with the back of a spoon.
  • Don't omit sprinkling the cake with sugar before baking, the sugared top layer is part of what makes this recipe so special!
  • This cake tastes delicious fresh out of the oven or served cool, whichever is your preference!

Keywords: blueberry cake

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