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Rose’s Blueberry Cake

Newfoundland Recipes-Rose Benoit-w-saltjunk.comThis Blueberry Cake recipe is over 100 years old. It was passed down in the Young’s family from generation to generation and later ending-up in Benoits’ (Mr. Willie & Rose Benoit) family. The first time I ate this decadent dessert (when I was courting her grand-daughter, many years ago) was at Rose’s or Mammy’s house, she served this delicious cake with fresh pan cream and a cup of good steeped tea.  It is also important to note, this cake was made with wild blueberries.

Newfoundland Recipes-Blueberry Cake 1 w-saltjunk.comMakes 8-10 servings

Preheat oven to 375°F

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup margarine (or butter)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups blueberries

Method

In a bowl, cream together margarine and sugar. Add eggs yolks and beat well. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Whisk egg whites until stiff; fold in cake batter with vanilla. Add fresh blueberries and combined gently. Pour into a greased 8 inch cake pan (or a Bundt pan) and bake at for 45-50 minutes. Serve with fresh cream and extra blueberries.

 

 

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