Saturday, February 18, 2012

Orange Blueberry Buttermilk Cake


Have you found Pinterest yet?  It’s the hot new thing and I could totally see how it could be additive.  I don’t know how to use it completely but only because I have the attention span of a spoon these days.  Too many other things to do.  Regardless, I did find this wonderful cake and clicked right on through to the blog it was on at Alexandra’s Kitchen.  Her blog is just wonderful and apparently I’m not the only one who thought so because after I pinned it, it was re-pinned over 50 times. 

Now with that kind of interest, it became number one of the to try list this weekend.  I had intended it for Sunday brunch but then needed a baking fix and it was on!


The original recipe called for lemon zest but I didn’t have any so I used orange and OMG the smell and the taste was divine. 

Yes, I took one bite and I know there is sugar in it but I also want to make sure that what I post here is worthy of my readers and therefore will test everything.  I’m still on track with my 21 day challenge.

Recipe: adapted from Alexandra’s Kitchen

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. orange zest or more
  • 7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar**
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup buttermilk

* 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with orange zest and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour (helps them not clump together),
  4. Mix together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the blueberries.
  6. Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.


This cake would be great for any brunch and it’s simplicity makes it so delish!  You could also switch out the berry for your fav!

So if you are on Pinterest, come on over a see what I’ve pinned and let me know if you are there so I can follow along too! I’m here at

Thanks for looking!

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  1. I'm not on Pinterest as I know I would get lost for hours in it. This cake looks delicious and thanks for posting the recipe. Glad to hear that you are still on track with your 21 day challenge. I know you will do it!

  2. Such an awesome cake! I love finding things on pinterest. I'm proud of you that you're still on track with your challenge. Bravo!

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  4. This is a wonderful looking cake.
    Great combination - orange and blueberries

  5. This looks delicious, I love the flavor combination. Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)