Wild Blueberry Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce

We went to pick some blueberries, they just grow on a little hill right next to the house.  We probably picked about 4 cups, the blueberries here are wild and plentiful, extra sweet and tasty too.  We wanted to make something out of them, but not muffins.  We chose this recipe because I haven’t had it in a long time and Evie really likes it.  This is a traditional Newfoundland recipe.


we used about 1 and 1/2cups blueberries


mix together 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar


add 1 egg and mix then add about 1 to 1 and 1/2  cups of flour, 1 tsp baking powder and mix until combined


add milk (about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup) while mixing so it is thick and creamy like cake batter.


then add the blueberries and  fold in


then place in an 8 inch square baking pan and bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes until dark golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean



While the cake is baking you can make the brown sugar sauce.


place 2 tbsp butter melted and 2 tbsp flour in a small pot and whisk while heating


Whisk in 1 cup brown sugar (it will be dry and thick)


then add 1 cup of boiling water and 1 tsp vanilla whisking and heating bring to boil and whisk until it thickens to a syrupy brown sauce


Serve the warm sauce drizzled over a piece of the cake



5 comments on “Wild Blueberry Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce

  1. Wow, what a lovely blueberry cake. It seems fairly easy to make and not heavy on the budget. What I really like is the sauce you made and how simple it was. Thanks for passing by my page and for letting me know about your recipe. Join me on Facebook if you like and you can share your recipes from 5-10 pm nightly in my What’s for Dinner post for all my fans at canadianbudgetbinder on FB or my other page The Free Recipe Depot on FB where you can share 1 recipe each day and I’ll share it will all my fans! Cheers Mr.CBB

  2. thesnowwoman says:

    Reblogged this on cookswithevie and commented:

    We had this cake again yesterday, it was devoured. It is my most popular post so here it is again…..

  3. This looks delicious. Now I know what to do with our glut of blueberries!

  4. Jean Aylward says:

    Can’t get the sauce to thicken.

    • thesnowwoman says:

      It really doesn’t thicken much, it should be quite runny. Probably the consistency of maple syrup. Try adding a tap of cornstarch if you find it is not syrupy enough. Good luck!

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