Sunday, August 21, 2011

~Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt Cake & A New Purse~

 Another weekend as flown by...and I'm  here again to wish you all a very Happy Monday! I spent my weekend sewing and baking. Gary and I also had "Saturday Night Date Night" we went to the movies to  see "One Day" I cried and it left me so sad, even Gary said it bothered him and left him sad too..the acting was excellent I thought, a real movie with real acting no special effects added.

So anyway I have been wanting to bake a Blueberry Cake for sometime now and while googling Blueberry Cake I ran across a web site called "epicurious.com" and found the best Blueberry-Buttermilk  Bundt Cake recipe ever! and it was fun to make.
Hot out of the oven the cake needed to cool in the pan for 10 minutes until turning it out onto the rack to cool further. 

I      
 Cooling on the rack. Boy did it smell yummy!
 After cooling I placed the cake on a glass cake plate and added the topping. I did not follow the directions for the topping, I made up my own. I used powered sugar a few drops of vanilla and the leftover orange rind and drizzled it all over the cake top. With the leftover blueberries I decorated around the cake.
 And here it is! Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt Cake. Oh I almost forgot to tell you the recipe called for frozen blueberries but I used fresh and it turned out just fine.



 We invited Mom and Dad over for Sunday dinner and dessert. Everyone loved the "Bundt".
It was light and yummy...I think the batter would make up perfectly for muffins, or a morning brunch dessert.


Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt Cake
yield: Makes 12 servings


Using frozen blueberries in the batter will keep the fruit from sinking to the bottom of the pan as the cake bakes.



Ingredients

• 3 cups all purpose flour

• 1 tablespoon baking powder

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 2/3 cups sugar

• 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

• 3 large eggs

• 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

• 3/4 cup buttermilk

• 2 cups frozen blueberries



• Powdered sugar



Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 10-inch-diameter Bundt pan. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat 1 2/3 cups sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in orange peel and vanilla. Beat in dry ingredients in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted near center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Cool cake in pan on rack 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack and cool completely. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Wrap in plastic and store at room temperature.) Transfer cake to plate, sift powdered sugar over, and serve.



 
 So a while back I won Henri the French Rooster from Penny  at The Comforts of Home. . Well recently I was very lucky again to win a hand made flower created  and crafted by~
Ana from A Petite Cottage .     Henri is a young Rooster and wanted to impress the Hens. Henri was going out dancing and wanted to dress to impress, and what better way to look dapper then with this lovely flower boutonniere. Henri was so proud of himself and good looks he wanted me to take a picture of him to show Ana and Penny. Doesn't Henri look like a prize Rooster ! Gee I hope he doesn't stay out to late tonight, Henri's curfew is 11:00...LOL
 Ana also made this beautiful floral handbag. I love it so much and have already started using it. As a matter of fact I received a sweet complement on it from the lady behind me at the grocery store..Thank you Ana, I'm pleased as punch to have meant you through blogging and honored to called you a friend. I hope one day to meet you in person.
I hope you all have a sweet week and I'll be visiting you just as soon as I can.

Linking up with the following gals.

Susan~Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Bunny~BunnyJeans Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday

Kim~Savvy Southern Style WOW Us Wednesday

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35 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing recipe! It looks so lovely. My children would love it.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

What a lucky girl...love all your wins! Every year in June I attempt to go blueberry picking near us...missed it again this year! Maybe next year:)
Thanks for adding me to your side bar...I'm totally blushing!
xo
paula:)

Monica said...

Fabulous bag!!! Really.
Monica xo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Henri looks very daper with his flower boutonniere!

The cake looks so gooood! I go to epicuious.com all of the time. It is my go to recipe site.
Hugs,
Penny

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, this recipe looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Catherine Holman said...

I have frozen blueberries in my freezer. Thanks for the recipe!
Hugs,
Cathie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

sounds wonderful, sometimes when I have blueberries I get tired of just muffins and pancakes!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. My sidebar toll me you had a new post. I need this new recipe for your Blueberry Bundt Cake !!! Thanks so much ~~ I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Ana said...

Yummy...The cake looks delish. I love, love, love blue berry muffins, they're my favorite kind of muffin so I know I'd love this cake too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Oh and Henri does look quite handsome with his new boutonniere. I'm glad you liked your gifts. And I'm happy that we met through our blogs too and hope that one day we will meet in person. Sending you a great big hug my dear friend. Have a wonderful new week.

Much love,
♥Ana

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Loved seeing this bundt cake-it looks so delicous! Your purse is amazing-great job and so feminine. Two wins you are lucky indeed.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Noreen

BeautifulDees said...

Busy gal this last weekend...I wish I could find my old get up and go...it seem's to have went.
Going back to school is sometime's bitter sweet, I alway's hate to see summer end, we get so much winter here.Thank you for your comment.
Love,Debbie:)

bj said...

I LOVE bundt cakes better than any others. This one sure looks good.

Mami said...

Yummy!Still heat summer here,but it's the time to bake blueberry cake! Thanks for sharing recipe.

ChaChaneen said...

Mmmmm that cake looks delicious! I'll be right over with some hot tea! :)

Sweet Vintage Home and Garden said...

How yummy!!! I can't wait to try this recipe out:)Lenny will love it!!

Juanita:)

Sweet Vintage Home and Garden said...

This recipe looks so yummy!! I can't wait to try it out.. I know Lenny and Maxie will love it.. Thanks somuch for sharing:)

Hugs
Juanita

pogonip said...

Awesome purse! The fabric is a perfect match for the style.

So glad you found me through Met Monday and I'm looking forward to browsing back through your archives.

Jessica said...

Wow that looks super yummy. =) Love that rooster, too. Thanks so much for your visit.

Hugs~ J

retrorevival.biz said...

Oh my, that cake looks delish! Stomach's grumbling...guess I'll go and eat my morning yogurt:(

~Cindy

Beverly said...

Mmmmm! I love blueberries. Your bundt cake looks delicious. I bet the orange zest makes it even yummier.
Very dapper rooster, Mr. Henri is.
Your bag is very pretty. I love that style.
Looks like you have been on a winning spree.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet Henri rooster is dressed to kill! No, no, I didn't mean that! I mean..he is looking sharp! Really sharp, a real blade..no..wait! I'm teasing! :)
I like his new neck wear a lot!!

The recipe sounds fantastic...and looks great!
The bag is wonderful! Looks roomy and comfy to carry.

Cindy said...

Your cake looks very good!
What a fancy rooster, the lovely boutonniere is right up his alley, I think.
The purse is gorgeous, congratulations on all of your great wins!
Hugs, Cindy

Bunny Jean said...

A bundt cake sounds good, but a blueberry bundt cake sounds great! I haven't made a bundt cake in years, in factI don't think I still have my pan.

I love the floral fabric you used for the purse. That style of purse is wonderful.

Thanks for coming to the Bunny Hop :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Home of Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

mary beth said...

mmmmmmmm! Can't wait to try this recipe on my brunch girls...I like anything with blueberries in it, and love how you decorated the cake with them too! thanks for sharing it with us!

Rebecca said...

OK...love the cake!

Love the rooster!

AND

I LOVE THAT BAG!

Thanks for visiting me my friend. You always make me smile big!

Sending hugs~Rebecca

Mariette said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Gary,

What a yummy blueberry-buttermilk cake you baked. Great antioxidant fruit! By now you probably have finished it all...
Your purse looks lovely too.
Have a great weekend and thanks for your visit and comment!

Love to you both,

Mariette

Gen @Simplycornish said...

Hello Elizabeth, Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today. My husband used to live in Modesto before he moved to the East Coast and I am so glad he did. We now live in Arizona. Took a quick peak at your blog and for sure, I will be back. Love the Ohio Star quilt and pillows!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That rooster looks right at home! And I love that pretty bag you made! Enjoy your week! Hugs! ♥

Dawn said...

I don't mind sad movies but I want happy endings. The cake looks great and the colors have me thinking of fall. Ana's creations are wonderful, I have a few myself! She is a sweet lady. LOL! I just looked down and the word for verification is "oven"! I think it's a sign I need to find a bundt pan!

Shelia said...

Oh, that cake looks so good! Is it all gone yet? :)
Congrats on your wins - Henri is so dapper and his glower is perfect on him.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Always Nesting said...

Amazing photos. Who would think a cake could look so pretty in a pic but it sure does. I saved and printed the recipe. We have tons of blueberries here in Oregon and stock our freezer so that's a great recipe for me.

Linda said...

Great recipe! Bluberries are my husband's favorite...I'll have to try this! I love Henri...he is adorable!Great bag too!!

Janet said...

That cake looks yummy; I love anything with blueberries except pie..odd I know!!

Sandy said...

Ohhh I have to start visiting again. I think for awhile you weren't posting and then I got busy busy with the sale and move of the house...

anyway, love that rooster and thanks for the recipe.
I'll be back...to catch up.

Julia Quilts said...

Your Blueberry Buttermilk Cake looks divine :) can I use that word if I've never even used it before? I just had to. Really, it looks wonderful. I'm glad you shared your recipe because this one I'll make for my husband - he loves blueberries and I just picked some up today. Thanks again!