Cake is universal…every country has their own version. And every country then has about 400 versions of that version. In the US, we have cake too (that was the DUMBEST statement I have EVER said). We have carrot cake, chocolate cake, vanilla cake, buttermilk cake, spice cake, lemon cake, German chocolate cake (which isn’t German at all), lava cake, sheet cake, coffee cake, etc… See, lots of variation. In Germany cake is called ‘kuchen.’ From there you can a ton of different varieties of kuchen. Most have yeast in them, like traditional coffee cake. At least this is what wikipedia tells me…I hope they aren’t leading me astray ;)
In the last few weeks I have been getting over my all day sickness, otherwise known as ‘morning sickness’ to people who have never been pregnant before. And during this time I have not wanted sweets. Occasionally I might have some ice cream, only to get a stomach ache and regret it. I do however have a new love for Costco muffins, especially the chocolate chip or apple maple kind. To me this cake is a little like a HUGE muffin, sorta like the Costco muffins, haha. You can dress it up with ice cream and whip cream, or leave it plain and enjoy it with some coffee or tea. MMMM, or warm with a glob of butter, delish.
Bottom line, this cake is great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. So make some, and know that it won’t go to waste!
Makes 1 9 or 10 inch round cake
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 cups frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until creamed mixture is light and fluffy then add the vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add half of the flour and the buttermilk and incorporate. Then add the remaining flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
Spread dough in a round 9-inch round pan. Place the fruit (fresh or frozen) close together on the surface. The dough will rise and spread the fruit apart. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool before cutting into it.