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Friday 29 July 2011

Blueberries Buttermilk Cake

July is a month of birthdays celebration for few of my family members.  First, it was my sister Sandy's birthday, next, my brother-in-law Clifford and tomorrow would be my beloved Mom's birthday!

I baked this Blueberries Buttermilk Cake for my mom's birthday eventhough she is far away in Auckland now.  I know she will definitely love this birthday cake I baked for her eventhough she could not taste this cake.  I couldn't decide what cake should I bake and made a hasty decision for this Blueberries Buttermilk cake. I have made the Lemon Buttercream for the frosting but it didn't turn up well beating and made a flop in it.  I scrapped it off and I change it to whipped cream topping with blueberries sauce on top instead.  The frosting top was not done nicely, well I believe more practice would make perfect one day.

Here, I would like to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!  I wish you good health and be happy wherever you are.  I love you lots and lots Mom!

Blueberries Buttermilk Cake
Source from here Southernfood

  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar (1 add in 1 tbsp only)
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)


Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. In mixing bowl, cream butter and shortening; add sugar gradually, creaming until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks; beat until very light. Add vanilla and lemon extract; blend well.
Combine buttermilk and vinegar. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture. Beat until batter is smooth. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.  Add in the blueberries.
Pour buttermilk cake batter into greased & flour of two 8-inch layer cake pans.
Bake single at 350°. 35 to 45 minutes.

Blueberry Sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup blueberry (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
 In a small saucepan, mix sugar, water and lemon juice and stir in cornstarch.  Cook and stir until thickened.  Add blueberries, cook until bubbly.  Chill.

Mom, I have cut the cake on your behalf........ to celebrate in advance!

Mom, here is your piece of cake....

Mom, take good care yourself and keep yourself warm...