2010-05-27

Blueberry Cake

The story of blueberry cake started a year ago when I began to have dessert lunch. Dessert lunch? Yes lunch. My department's cafeteria serves "all-you-can-eat" dessert buffet every Wednesday for just 1.70 Euros. Myself, Somjai and Liping (office colleagues and very good friends) visited every Wednesday sincerely to get indulged. Usually two varieties of cake, mousse, ice cream, pancakes with strawberry jam and apple crisp were served. Most of the time, blueberry cakes with vanilla sauce used to be in the buffet menu. Every time I relished, wanted to bake the cake by myself. 

I searched for various recipes, gathered ideas and combined to one recipe. Though I couldn't share/eat with Liping and Somjai (both the ladies were out of country) I happily ate with Vinoo. She is my baking/cooking partner, a  person who loves dessert/food, makes ultimate pasta and has best eye for wine. We invariably enjoy cooking and "eating together" as it is considered healthy. I baked this cake during late winter, but now it's all green and bit warmer. These pretty blue flowers were first street flowers during early spring.

                                                                                 Roadside Romeo


                                                                           Blueberriesssssssssssss


                                                                        All you need for the cake


                                                                                Egg white peaks!


                                                                                     Gentle folding


                                                                           Coated blueberries
 


                                                      On to the cake batter and ready to be baked


                                                              I love  with excess of vanilla sauce 






 




Ingredients 
2 eggs separated
110 gram sugar
1/4 tsp salt
80 ml cream
1 tsp vanilla essence
110 gram sifted flour (all purpose flour)
1 tsp baking powder
40 ml milk
150 gram fresh blueberries ( I used more, 100 gram to 125 gram will do the job)
2 tbsp of flour (all purpose flour)

Method
Beat the egg whites until stiff and single peaks are formed. 
Beat the cream until soft and smooth. Add egg yolk, salt and vanilla essence beat for 30 seconds. Slowly add sugar and beat on medium speed till sugar is evenly mixed. Scrap down the bowl. Add the dry ingredients (baking powder and flour) alternatively with milk. Mix till uniform smooth batter is formed.  Gently fold in the beaten egg whites. Add the cake mixture to greased baking pan of desired shape and size. I used 9 inch round cake pan. 
Coat blueberries with two table spoon of flour, which prevents blue berries sinking to cake bottom. Now evenly spread the coated blueberries on top of the cake batter in the baking pan. Give a gentle tap. 
Bake the cake in preheated oven at 175 degree for 35 to 40 minutes,  till toothpick inserted comes clean.  Serve with vanilla sauce or ice cream. Plain blueberry cake can be good for breakfast.



18 comments:

Janice May 27, 2010 at 9:03 PM  

Wow looks fab.

Ananda Rajashekar May 27, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

Thanks Janice :)

Michele May 28, 2010 at 6:38 AM  

I love the concept of dessert lunch. In fact, I think it should be mandatory once a week!

MaryMoh May 28, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

My goodness.....eat all you can for 1.70 Euros!!!! What a cheap way to gain weight...haha. I don't mind that :P Love your bluberry cake. Looks very delicious with the sauce...mmmm Thanks for sharing.

Ananda Rajashekar May 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

@Michele yes indeed its a blessing for we reseachers and prevents us from going low :)

@MaryMoh he he, i nevermind too, best in the world to get desserts cheap and thanks ;)

Bigarade May 29, 2010 at 3:58 PM  

Say hello to your new fan!!
Im deffo going to make this!!
looks delicious,ive had one before and it was GREAT!

Ananda Rajashekar May 29, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

A very Big hello Bigarade, thanks for following my blog :)...Glad you liked the cake ;)

Choclette May 30, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

Wow, these look really good and I love the colour. Nice post with all the blue.

How do you get your "A Pinch of Love" onto your photos? I know I ought to do something like this, but don't know how.

Ananda Rajashekar May 30, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

Thanks Choclette. Its very simple I use "picasa" software to edit my pictures and they have an option to enter text to your pic's hope it helps :)

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com May 31, 2010 at 12:07 AM  

oooooh - yummy. The fluffy egg whites will make it really light and cloud like I presume ?

Yet another one to add to my ever increasing list of things to try !

Ananda Rajashekar May 31, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

Exactly Sarah-Jane, they bring amazing fluffiness really spongy :)...i too have an endless list he he

Choclette June 6, 2010 at 11:41 PM  

Thanks Ananda - I'd better look into it.

simply.food June 10, 2010 at 1:20 AM  

Stumbled across your blog through UK bloggers.You have a nice space.Following your blog.Do drop by simplyfood sometime.

Ananda Rajashekar June 10, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

Thank you simply food...shall soon get in to your blog and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Zenith June 13, 2010 at 1:14 AM  

Hey dearie i tried this recipe & the cake was soooooo divinely delicious :) thanks for sharing it with us ... keep rocking !!!!

Ananda Rajashekar June 13, 2010 at 8:32 PM  

Hey Zeni Darling. wow am very happy to hear and glad you liked the recipe thanks da :)

Afsal_ Alif July 11, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

The Snaapz are damn Guud.......especially that of the egg yolk and the cream....!

Ananda Rajashekar July 12, 2010 at 10:26 AM  

@Afsal....Thanks Again! :)

 
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