Blueberry Mystery Cake

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This recipe is a childhood favorite that my grandma passed to my mom and now I am passing to my own kids! It is quick and easy, and great for summer picnics. Plus, the little ones are fascinated when I tell them the boiling water is the 'mystery' behind the cake. Also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup milk

Topping:

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup boiling water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place blueberries in a deep 8-inch pie pan; drizzle lemon juice over blueberries.

  3. Beat 3/4 cup sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Sift flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a bowl. Mix milk, alternating with flour mixture, into creamed butter mixture until batter is just combined. Pour batter over blueberries.

  4. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed; sprinkle over batter. Pour boiling water over sugar mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If top begins to brown too much, lower heat for last 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
5g Fat
50g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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