This light and delicious blueberry cake is quick and easy to make, and it is different from most blueberry cakes because the blueberries are baked inside the cake instead of added as a topping after the cake is baked. This cake also freezes well.

1/4 cup shortening (I use butter)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1 cup blueberries

Cream shortening and sugar until the mixture is very light and creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Sift the dry ingredients or mix them together with a whisk. Add the dry ingredients and milk all at once to the creamed shortening and egg mixture and mix again until everything is well-blended. Stir in the blueberries. Bake in a greased and floured 8-inch square pan at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool on a rack, then remove the cake from the pan.

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Mmm…sounds simple and delicious. I believe I’ll test this out later in the week when our temperatures (are supposed to) fall below 40 instead of the near 80’s we’ve experienced the early part of this week here in East Texas. Still have a few frozen blueberries that we picked last year I saved for the perfect blueberry cake recipe. This is probably it.

Suzannah L.

That cake looks soooooo yummy!!!!!!!!! I have some fresh blueberries left from those we picked last week so guess what I am going to make for company tonight. Thanks much for your great recipes. I loooooove that I can come here and find soy free recipes like this one.


I tried the chocolate cake….DELICIOUS!!! I am about to try the Blueberry. I love the ease of these recipes, and the fact that since it is only my husband and me, it doesn’t make too much at one time!!! We don’t have food allergies, we just loved the cake!!! Thank you.


Try adding a splash of lemon extract and some nutmeg and sprinkle the top with sugar before baking to make a sort of glaze. Your recipe looks almost exactly like my gramma’s except for the three ingredients I just listed.