Maine Blueberry Gateau

Ingredients

1 cup plus 1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1 pint (2 cups) blueberries, rinsed and drained (may substitute frozen wild blueberries)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan (I used a 10-inch as I wanted a thinner cake) and dust with flour. (You can also make this cake in a 9-inch-round cake pan that has been greased and dusted with flour, and lined on the bottom with parchment paper.)

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour with the baking powder and salt, and set aside.

Using an electric mixer on medium-high to high speed, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and continue beating until well blended. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Beat until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

In a medium bowl, combine the blueberries with the remaining teaspoon of flour and the lemon juice. Spoon the berry mixture over the batter.

Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. If using a springform pan, slide a thin knife around the edges of the cake to release it from the pan before you release and remove the springform. (If using a cake pan, slide a thin knife around the edges of the cake and invert it onto a cake rack. Transfer the cake to a platter, berry side up.)

Dust the cake with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Notes: Makes 6 servings.

You may use frozen wild blueberries or fresh blueberries, or a combination of blueberries and raspberries.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Uploaded by: Kelly Fowler
Added on: 2006-11-15 13:36:54