Blueberry Mystery Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Blueberry Mystery Cake Recipe
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Blueberry Mystery Cake

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"This recipe is a childhood favorite that my grandma passed to my mom and now I am passing to my own kids! It is quick and easy, and great for summer picnics. Plus, the little ones are fascinated when I tell them the boiling water is the 'mystery' behind the cake. Also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place blueberries in a deep 8-inch pie pan; drizzle lemon juice over blueberries.
  3. Beat 3/4 cup sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Sift flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a bowl. Mix milk, alternating with flour mixture, into creamed butter mixture until batter is just combined. Pour batter over blueberries.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed; sprinkle over batter. Pour boiling water over sugar mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 45 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If top begins to brown too much, lower heat for last 15 minutes.
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Reviews More Reviews

Aug 11, 2013

this is quite good. i was looking for a recipe to use the last of my blueberry crop and this fit the bill. the only one thing i would change is to add a bit of cornstarch to the berries before putting in the pan. it is a bit soupy when serving. other than that, no complaints. delicious, quick and easy to make. thanks for the post yogurt4k, i will make again!

 
Jul 27, 2013

This was easy and was a big hit at my spinning group. I wish I read the first review, I didn't protect my oven and it over flowed. Otherwise, I loved it and will make this again.

 

5 Ratings

Jul 24, 2013

We really liked this cake. I would say it is more like a cake-like pie. I guess my pan wasn't deep enough because it overflowed. . .thank goodness I had the pan on top of a cookie sheet.

 
Jan 10, 2014

Thanks for the reviews! Glad you are enjoying this family favorite! If you are having issues with the pie pan overflowing (mine is really deep), feel free to make in a larger casserole dish. I sometimes make in a casserole just to have a prettier dish to take to a party.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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