I have made this blueberry dessert several times now. We went to a block party a couple weeks ago, had a group of friends over for a Bar-B-Que, and family came in to town last week. It is always a hit. This last time I used frozen blueberries and it was just as good. Let me say they were fresh frozen only a week ago, by me, so they hadn't been in the freezer forever.This recipe is Brooke Dojny's Blueberry Snack Cake with Toasted Pecan Topping, and it serves 8.
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar, divided use
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 cups blueberries
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
1/3 cup whole or lowfat milk
Using an electric mixer or a food processor, cream the butter and 1 cup of the sugar together until smooth. Add the eggs, milk, vanilla, and lemon zest and process or beat until smooth. Spoon the flour mixture into the processor or bowl and pulse or beat just until the flour is incorporated. If the batter is in a food processor, transfer it to a large bowl.
Sprinkle the blueberries over the batter and gently fold them in, just until combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Sprinkle with the nuts and then with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Bake until the nuts are deep brown and a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool. (The cake can be wrapped well and stored at cool room temperature for 1 day or frozen.)
Cut into squares or wedges in the pan to serve. After a couple of bites, you know you'll make this again.