Blueberry Boy Bait

I really like foods with crazy names.  Like the heirloom tomatoes yesterday.  Things like "brown bettys", "monkey bread", "fritters", "panzanella", "babaganouj", and anything else that is fun to say.  Yesterday, I asked Jeremy if he had ever had Noodle Kugel, and he said, "No, but you only like it because it has a funny name. : )
So, this Blueberry Boy Bait.  I imagine this name came from the fact that this these blueberries, baked into a moist delicious cake will indeed lure in any boy you may want.  My boy was already lured, snagged and here to stay, although this would have done the trick.  

I used the fresh-picked blueberries that I froze when we got home from our grandmas house, and they tasted much better than store-bought-shipped-from-whereever-blueberries.  

This recipe calle for 2 sticks of butter.  I only had 1 and 3/4 sticks on hand.  I did not want to run out and grab butter, so I used 1/4 cup veggie oil in place of the missing butter.  I believe that this was a good choice.  The cake turned out to be so moist!  

There are blueberries mixed into the batter, as well as blueberries thrown about on top of the batter.  I Thought that the blueberries on top would stay there, but they sunk down into the cake, leaving the top of the cake looking like rock with blue lava running through it...
But much more delicious, of course.

Blueberry Boy Bait
From Smitten Kitchen

2 cups, plus 1 tsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
16 Tbs butter (2 sticks), softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350, and grease a 9x13-in baking pan.

Whisk together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt together.  In a separate bowl, with electric mixer, beat butter and sugars on med-hi speed until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just blended in.  reduce speed to medium and beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture.  Beat in 1/2 of the milk.  beat in 1/2 of the remaining flour mixture.  then remaining milk, then remaining flour mixture.  Toss blueberries with  1 tsp flour.  Gently fold blueberries into batter.  Spread into pan.

Scatter blueberries on top of the batter.  mix cinnamon and sugar together, then sprinkle on top of blueberries/cake.  Bake 45-50 mins, until a toothpick stuck in the middle of the cake comes out clean.  Cool and serve!


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