Blueberry Vanilla Cake to Go

Sugary & Buttery - Blueberry Vanilla Cake to Go
Sugary & Buttery - Blueberry Vanilla Cake to Go

It’s picnic time! Before you pack your things and head out, take a few minutes for this delicious, blueberry-loaded little cake. It’s a quick and easy recipe and what makes it extra delicious is the crunchy crust on top and the moist and fluffy inside. All you need are some basic ingredients, a cup of fresh blueberries and 2 sealable, oven-proof glass jars (I used this Weck jar) – and about 45 minutes of time.

There might be some left over batter which you can fill it in a little form or a muffin paper. Don’t stuff the glasses too full, you won’t get the lid on…  You can garnish them with some powdered sugar if you want, and let them cool a little if you have the time – or just seal them, pack them, and off you go!

Before you get started, preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C. Whisk the sugar and the butter for about 3 minutes, then add the egg while whisking. Once its all well combined and fluffy, sift in the flour with the baking powder and add the inside of half a vanilla bean. Now add 4-5 tablespoons of milk, depending on the consistency of the batter. It should be very thick and kinda chewy but not too dry, just as in the pictures underneath. Carefully fold in the washed blueberries. Before you fill the batter in the glasses, make sure to grease them well enough. Fill them up with the blueberry batter a little less than 2/3, the dough will rise a lot, at least by 1/3 of its volume. If you fill it to high, you will have trouble fitting the lit on, like me. I was a little too generous... There might be some left over batter, you better fill it in a little form or a muffin paper and bake it instead of stuffing the glasses too full. Now the cakes need to bake for about 30-35 minutes. If you stick a tooth pick in it and no batter sticks - it's done! You can garnish them with some powdered sugar if you want, and let them cool a little if you have the time - or just seal them, pack them, and off you go! (makes two 9 oz / 290 ml jars) 50 g (1/4 cup) butter 50 g (1/4 cup) sugar 100 g (3/4 cup + 1 tbsp) flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking powder 4-5 tablespoons milk 1/2 vanilla bean 1 cup fresh blueberries

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Blueberry Vanilla Cake to Go

  • Author: Melina Thompson
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 50 g (1/4 cup) butter
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) sugar
  • 100 g (3/4 cup + 1 tbsp) flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 45 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Whisk the sugar and the butter for about 3 minutes, then add the egg while whisking.
  3. Once its all well combined and fluffy, Carefully mix in the sifted flour and the baking powder together with the inside of half a vanilla bean and 4-5 tablespoons of milk, depending on the consistency of the batter.
  4. Carefully fold in the washed blueberries.
  5. Before you fill the batter in the glasses, make sure to grease them well enough. Fill them up with the blueberry batter a little less than 2/3, the dough will rise a lot, at least by 1/3 of its volume. If you fill it up too high, you will have trouble fitting the lit on, like me.
  6. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until golden.

 

 

8 Comments

  • Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen

    blueberries, health’s best friend 🙂 Your pictures are really captivating!

  • Koci

    What a cute idea! I’m a huge fan of anything blueberry, so this looks super yummy!

  • Stacey

    Great recipe for Valentine’s Day dessert! Could I use chocolate chips instead of blueberries?

  • Melina

    Hi Stacey, a great Valentine’s dessert indeed! Sure you can use chocolate chips instead of blueberries… how about maybe some fresh cherries and chocolate chips? Lots of yummy things to replace them with, you can even add cocoa powder and turn it into a little chocolate cake!

  • sweet road

    I love this recipe! It is so simple and not too big! I love baking small batches and I find that it is way easier to do it using a scale versus measuring cups- it just translates easier. I’ll be trying out your recipe!

  • Anonymous

    Looks delicious and sounds yummy with chocolate chips! Is the vanilla bean necessary? Could I use vanilla extract instead? If so, how much? Love your blog by the way!

  • Anonymous

    nice idea..thanks for sharing...

  • Texanerin

    I love this idea! And picnic time? Haha. Just when it started snowing in Germany. 🙂

    I love the pictures of the dough. Yum yum yum…

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