Blueberry Cake

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I baked, I baked!  I know it may sound silly, but I rarely make desserts, so when I bake, it’s a big celebration!  Um, what’s the special occasion?  Well, my excuse would be…it is for July 4th (America’s Independence Day) since it’s right around the corner!

Blueberry Cake
There are lots and lots of food blogs dedicated to desserts and for bakers, but I want my blog to be a place where I share all types of savory food, specializing in Japanese food.  I know how to make some desserts, but most of the baked dessert recipes I shared came from other sources (mostly inspired by blogs I visit).  So if you ever wonder how good my dessert would taste since I’m not a baker, don’t worry!!  I only share dessert recipes that my family and friends have tasted and loved! :-)

Blueberry Cake

I saw this delicious blueberry cake at Food Gal.  The author of this blog, Carolyn, is a food and wine writer based in San Francisco Bay Area and on her blog she features the scoop on new restaurants around the Bay Area, interviews with celebrity chefs, and reviews of cookbooks and products.  If you live around San Francisco, you will find her site very useful and fun to read, so check it out.

My family really enjoyed this cake after dinner, and we even had it for breakfast next day (before our road trip to Santa Cruz).  It’s incredibly moist and fluffy inside.  I’ll definitely make it a few more times before fresh blueberries become out of season.  Enjoy!

Blueberry Cake

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Blueberry Cake
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Serves: 8
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups fresh blueberries
  • Sugar for sprinkling (Or use some demerara/turbinado sugar for sprinkling instead)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Spray oil (or butter) a round 9-inch springform pan, lined with a round of parchment paper, and spray oil (or butter) the paper as well.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and ¾ cup of the sugar.
  3. Add egg yolks, vanilla, salt, and mix until creamy.
  4. Sift the 1½ cups flour and the baking powder together into the butter mixture and gently combine.
  5. Add the milk to the butter mixture and gently combine.
  6. In a stand mixer (or another large bowl), beat the egg whites with ¼ cup of the sugar until quite thick and opaque.
  7. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  8. Coat the berries with 1 Tbps. of the flour and add to the batter.
  9. Pour batter into the prepared pan and drop the pan a few times to force the air bubbles out. Sprinkle the top with sugar.
  10. Bake at 350 F (175 C) for 50-60 minutes, test by inserting a skewer into the cake. When it comes out clean it's ready.
Adapted from Food Gal, originally adapted from “Hero Food” by Seamus Mullen.


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  1. Oh yes, Nami you have baked a cake! You sounded like a ‘out of a thing’ if cakes baked out from your kitchen. Baked a cake for a celebration is a good thing. Blueberries cake does sound to be a delicious cake. I do would love to have a slice from you now.

  2. I have a new love of blueberries since last summer when I baked a cobbler out of them and it was very favourably received. This recipe seems to be simple and tasty.

  3. Hi Nami! It’s been too long – I’m so behind on your posts! (let’s not mention my own….)
    That cake looks delicious and so too everything else you’ve been posting – yaki onigiri, pork belly etc.. all looks so good and it’s making me hungry :) Love the way you styled the photos of the finished cake too! Unfortunately blueberries are so expensive in Sydney these days (more than 5aud per punnet) and you never know if they’ll be sweet but i think frozen could be a good option if I was to make this cake.

  4. You did it Nami!!!! That looks so amazing!!! Oh yes and I enjoy reading Carolyn’s blog too! hehe.. Yummy I definitely have to try this when I go blueberry picking! Weee.. I bet it makes great cupcakes too!! What a lovely cake! I’m sure your friends and family must have been quite pleased finishing it!

  5. This is simple and light. I cannot imagine who wouldn’t like blueberries.. Would love to have a slice right now, just because I am suddenly feeling really hungry.. LOL.. I would drizzle some lemon syrup or lemon frosting? :P.. it’s nice to see you baking once in a while. Have a wonderful week ahead!! xoxo

  6. I love your dinnerware so much – and that blueberry cake looks so moist and delicious, Nami! ^^ I love blueberries, a “bursting” version made with cherries would be fantastic for breakfast, too! ^^

  7. I love blueberries Nami. How gorgeous is your cake. And yes, this will be the first time I have seen a cake on your blog. And you bake well so may there be many more to come xx

  8. Your cake looks absolutely perfect my friend 😀
    And you say you are not a baker! Psshaw 😛
    I love that you ate it for breakfast to, a girl after my own heart no doubt!

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. Cake is a very easy going type of dessert and practically it is eaten at any time of the day. Your cake looks very inviting and I am sure it tasted great Nami!

  10. Yes you baked, Nami and it looks very soft, moist, and delicious. I top crust is always my favorite. I am also a fan of Carolyn’s blog and she’s wonderful and energetic. Thank you for sharing this cake, Nami and weekend is almost here. Have a good weekend! :)

  11. I always love blueberry cake. This one will go down down very well in my family. Just proves you can bake very well, Nami! 😀 Thanks very much for sharing.

  12. You know I am grinning from ear to ear, I knew you could do it!!!! This cake is grogeous and it looks very moist. Your presentation is gorgeous and I’m so happy you took the baking plunge. Very well done Nami!

  13. The first thing I thought of when I saw this cake was – she baked!
    You did an outstanding job too. Why don’t you bake more often. This looks perfect and I’m sure your entire family loves it.

    The recipe and ingredients sound tasty. I will save this to make. It would be perfect for breakfast or dessert. Way to go, Nami!

  14. I LOVE when you bake…and this blueberry cake is another winner! What a delicious way to end a meal…Nami, I’m going to make a baker out of you whether you like it or not! Don’t sell yourself short…this cake looks perfect!

  15. We love all things blueberry in this house! Cake is on top of the list along with cobbler, scones and muffins. I love blueberry cake for breakfast too.

    You did a great job with the cake so obviously you’re a talented baker too!

    Lovely photos as always.

    Nazneen x

  16. Yay for baking!! I’m certainly not the best baker so I always feel close to others that are as afraid of baking as I am. Actually you would never know you weren’t a seasoned baker because your cake is so beautiful. You even took steps I have never done like folding in the whipped egg whites! I bet it was light and luscious!! YUMMY!! Well done my friend. :)

  17. I am no baker either, so i know the ‘i did it’ feeling! Gd job, the cake looks so yummy. Blueberries are so expensive here in malaysia, so it is a real treat to have fresh berry bakes :)

  18. Thanks for the shout-out. You are too kind!
    Glad you loved the cake as much as I did. It’s so simple yet so incredibly satisfying. I’m loading up on blueberries to make it again and again. 😉

  19. I know you keep saying you’re not a baker, but this cake says otherwise. This is my favorite kind of dessert–simple and rustic. It looks delicious!

  20. Oh, Nami, you’re so sweet, to bake…and what a fabulous job you did with the simple but delicious blueberry cake. I would much rather prefer a simple cake most of the time, instead of all the fancy frostings. This will certainly be perfect for 4th of July, or at a picnick, or with a nice cup of morning coffee or tea!
    Love the red, and blue china, as well:D

  21. Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook)

    sounds like the perfect dessert for the 4th of july! looks so delicious and rustic, i just love it!

  22. Candice

    What a beautiful picture of the cake. It looks light and fluffy. I love blueberries, but never had it in a cake. I’m sure it tastes great. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I must buy fresh blueberries before it goes out of season.

  23. Yay, you baked!! And it looks really good, perfect for breakfast. Here fresh blueberries haven’t come into season at the farmers markets yet, but I’m hoping they still have strawberries tomorrow!

  24. Nami, your blueberry cake looks gorgeous – light and fluffy and, best of all, full of fresh, plump blueberries! What a great idea for the 4th of July. I hope you and your family have a wonderful celebration weekend (though I doubt there will be any cake left by then ;-)).

  25. You sound like me! Bake!?!!? Are pigs flying? :) What a great thing to bake for a person that doesn’t bake! This cake looks delicious and very moist so Congratulations on such a great success! I have a basket of blueberries in the fridge, but we’re in triple digits here so no oven for a while. Have a marvelous weekend!

  26. Susie

    I love cakes like these…. they are perfect for summer and not to heavy. I have tons of blueberries in the fridge as we speak I should give this cake a whirl it looks right up my alley.

  27. Wow Nami! Your blueberry cake looks Fabulous! I am always a fan of blueberry and I love the way you describe the texture of the cake. Will sure give this a go! Hope to see more bakes from you in near future :) Cheers and enjoy your holidays!

  28. donna mikasa

    One word: YUM! This looks like it will be a family favorite for me as well. We LOVE blueberries! Thank you for sharing another scrumptious recipe!

  29. HI Nami – I’m not a baker either, so I share your enthusiasm about baking this cake and having a super-successful result. The cake sounds awfully good, and the photos are so festive, so patriotic!

  30. YAY! You baked! I know how you feel about baking so it was very special to see a cake recipe from you in my reader! Blueberry anything is my weakness. I could eat this for breakfast! 😉

  31. Ashley - BakerbyNature

    Nami, this cake looks like major success!! Before I read one word of this post, I thought “She BAKED!!!”, and there it was, my thoughts confirmed!!! You should do it more often, and um, count me in on the next road trip 😉

  32. Nami, I am so proud of you, but I have always known you would be a great baker! This cake looks fabulous, soft, light and fluffy at the same time! Congratulations! (By the way I’m impatiently waiting for blueberries season!)

  33. Oh Nami, you should deeeefinitely bake more bc this looks gorgeous!! and what a perfect addition to any celebration!!! Breakfast, 4th of July, Breakfast, Snack? How about all of that and more…YUMMY!!!

  34. I haven’t been here in so long Nami! But I absolutely love it when you bake – all of your baked goods (as well as everything else) always look so darn tasty =) Hope you’re doing well!

  35. Hi Nami, I tried to comment last night but it wouldn’t go through. I’m very happy to see your beautiful blueberry cake, you’ve chosen a wonderful recipe and the cake looks light, full of berries and just perfectly done;-)

  36. Those are very patriotic and beautiful colours in the photos! 😉 I just wish I had fresh blueberries to play with right now, they’re crazy expensive! Will bookmark the recipe and make it when it’s a bit warmer. :)

  37. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Wild Maine blueberries should be available soon and this sounds like a lovely dessert to make.

  38. I feel the same sense of accomplishment if I actually bake something :) This looks so good, and blueberries are one of my husband’s favorites!

  39. Oh my God! You baked! That’s so cool… it’s not often I saw a cake over here 😀 It looks wonderful – so pale and fluffy. I can imagine it didn’t last very long, lol 😀 By the way, I read a great tip recently which was supposed to stop fruit sinking in a cake, but I’ll be damned if I can remember what it was now… oops :( If I think of it I’ll tell you!

  40. Yay! You baked!! I love seeing sweets on your blog. This cake looks amazing and so perfect for the 4th. My husband loves blueberry and would just love this. Too bad he is in Israel this summer while Im in the states. I guess I would just have to eat his piece too!

  41. Your cake looks very pleasing and scrumptious. I love cakes like this one. Coffee or tea in the morning with your blueberry cake would be ideal breakfast!

  42. Great pictures – really good. The cake looks super too – I love fruit in baked goods, and blueberries are one of my favs. I’m not much of a baker, either (luckily my wife is!), though I do enjoy it from time to time (it’s not baking, but I make killer chocolate mousse). Congrats on this – anything you want to share with us (savory or sweet) is super.

  43. I can sense your excitement each time you bake & that’s contagious! Makes me want to go to the kitchen and join the fun. Coincidently, the first cake I baked when we arrived in Minnesota was a mix berries cake. I don’t mind making another one again after seeing yours.

  44. Gorgeous Cake!!Love blueberries and can totally imagine the lovely flavors in your cake here!No wonder its such a hit in your family :)

  45. So pretty!! Blueberry cake is one of my favorite parts of the 4th :) We always make a blueberry coffee cake the morning of and its soooo good! Very happy you baked bc this looks fantastic!

  46. Yay! you baked!
    proud of you Nami!
    I know the day will come when you will be an amazing baker because you are amazing at everything you set your mind to
    the cake looks amazing and the pictures as usual are so beautiful

  47. I love seeing you bake, Nami. I know you are so talented in the kitchen that you can make anything you set your mind to making. Hope you have a great 4th of July!

  48. Hi, Nami! I’ve been in Idaho for the last week (spending 4th of July here)–thought I’d pop in to see what you’ve been cooking up. Congrats on baking, yay! Your blueberry cake looks great and so perfect for today. One of my favorite fruits to use in baking. Have a great 4th!

  49. YAY!!!! Your cake looks so moist and fluffy:-) It is so fun to bake, and you definitely do a gorgeous job baking:-) YUM! Hugs, Terra

  50. Nami, despite what you say, I think you are a fabulous baker! This cake looks perfect. What a great way to use seasonal blueberries! I hope you guys have a fun trip!

    • Hi POH! I kept my stand mixer for meringue, so I had to use a regular mixing bowl. The batter is pretty thick so I used the spatula. You can use a wire whisk if you like. :)