Blueberry Spice Cake

In 1980s & 1990s, POSTS on March 1, 2010 at 10:16 am

1 pint blueberries, washed and drained
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
3 tablespoons molasses
1 cup sour milk or buttermilk
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

Preheat oven to 375 F. Toss berries in a little flour to cover. Butter and flour a 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan. Sift flour and measure to 2 cups. Resift with baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg until lemon-colored and add to butter and sugar; beat well. Gradually beat in the molasses. Alternately add the butter-egg-molasses mixture and the milk to the dry ingredients (a little at a time), beating well after each addition. Gently fold in the blueberries. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or when toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove and cool cake in the pan on a rack, then dust with confectioners’ sugar. Cut into squares to serve.

Makes 16 servings.
Approximate test kitchen cost: $2.56.

(Editor’s note: The back of this clipping shows part of an ad for Winn-Dixie. It says, “PRICES GOOD JULY 9-11, 1987” and “PRICES IN THIS AD ARE GOOD IN THE FOLLOWING FLORIDA COUNTIES ONLY! ORANGE, SEMINOLE, OSCEOLA, SUMTER, BREVARD, VOLUSIA, LAKE, CITRUS, MARION, INDIAN RIVER & ST. LUCIE. FOR ALL OTHER COUNTIES PLEASE SEE YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER.” Were Grandma/Momma/Bee and Granddaddy/Daddy/Bob in Florida in July 1987?)

  1. Hard to say where they were in July 1987. We were already out of the house by then and they traveled. My guess is that they were visiting Uncle Sonny.

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