Summertime Blueberry Sticky Cake
- posted on: July 18, 2018
- posted by: Robin Crowder
Blueberries are finally here for the summer. Find them in the 21 Acres Farm Market and at your local farmers market. We get our blueberries from Bow Hill Blueberry Farm, up north in the Skagit Valley. (They’re a wonderful destination farm – picturesque drive, cute farm stand and sometimes they have crepes in the summer.)
These plump, flavorful berries are worth waiting for each year. Their health promoting benefits are extensive – they have powerful antioxidents, plenty of vitamin C and vitamin K and lots of fiber.
Eat blueberries every which way you can – for breakfast on oatmeal, in a smoothie, sprinkled on a salad for lunch or dinner, or make this amazing Blueberry Sticky Cake recipe. It’s easy and delish — not really a cake, more messy than that. Serve it with a spoon. It’s good to eat any time of day!
Blueberry Sticky Cake
11 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon of arrowroot starch or corn starch
Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt the butter in a pot on the stove over low heat and then pour the sugar into the pot and stir to mix. The sugar does not have to melt. Turn off the heat. Then add all the other ingredients and stir to incorporate and make a batter.
Butter and flour a 9” pan round pan. (Feel free to try a tart pan or other alternative. If you use a two-piece pan, make sure it fits tightly together as this batter is very runny.)
Pour the batter into the pan.
Mix the blueberries with the starch and then pour the blueberries on top of the batter.
Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Be sure to check after 30 minutes for doneness. Remove when ready. Let the cake cool in the cake pan.
Serve with ice cream (try the blueberry ice cream we carry in the farm market for a double blueberry treat), vanilla yogurt, crème fraiche or whipped cream.
Tell us if you try it!
For more reasons about why to eat blueberries, follow this link.