Blueberry Boy Bait


Blueberry boy bait is a delicious coffee cake. Similar to a blueberry buckle yet has its own unique twist. The recipe dates back to the 1920s. Fresh, frozen, or canned blueberries may be used, but be sure to drain them first.

close up view of a blueberry coffee cake
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour and sugar. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or a fork until pea-sized. Measure out 3/4 cup of the mixture, and set aside. Stir baking powder and salt into remaining mixture; mix in egg yolks and milk using an electric mixer on low speed for 3 minutes.

  3. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites just until stiff peaks begin to form. Fold egg whites into batter. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle blueberries over batter and sprinkle reserved crumb mixture on top.

  4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
14g Fat
53g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 93mg 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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