Monday, February 8, 2010

Blueberry Upside Down Cake


I recently made this blueberry upside down cake for our bridge evening.  I know you are supposed to try a recipe before serving it to guests, but (shhhh) I didn't.  And it tasted delish.  In fact, it was so good that I thought I would share the recipe with you, but only after I show you the cake when it is right side up.

See what I mean - so yummy, eh!

I found the recipe when I googled "blueberry upside down cake" and it led me to this blog - Thibeault's table.  The recipe was originally from Canadian Living Magazine, which always has good tried-and-true recipes.

Blueberry Upside-Down Cake
Source: Canadian Living Magazine, August 1983

Often called gateau aux bleuets or pouding aux bleuets, this cake and its many variations are popular in Quebec. Taken warm from the oven and turned upside-down, it becomes a delicious pudding to serve with whipped cream; left in the pan to cool, it becomes a cake. Add cinnamon it you like a pleasant spiciness; omit for a plain white cake.

1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups blueberries (fresh or Frozen)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional - I used 1/2 teaspoon)
3/4 cup milk

In 9 inch square cake pan, combine melted butter and brown sugar;spread evenly on bottom. Spread blueberries evenly over top. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. Sift or mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon if using. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Spread batter evenly over blueberry layer. Bake in 350°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes in pan, then turn out on to large flat plate.

I served it with vanilla ice cream, but it also would have been great with whipped cream.  

I have only one word for it - GONE!

Linked to DIY day at A Soft Place to Land, 
and Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam 


  1. Grace,
    Thanks for stopping by. Your pictures are just gorgeous!

  2. ohhhhh.... blueberry goodness!!!!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  3. Umm. . .yum! I am printing this off :)

    Thank you!