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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blueberry Skillet Cake

I am so lucky to be living in the land of bountiful wild blueberries. I decided to make a cake that is very similar to the very popular Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Instead of pineapple, I used Blueberries. This is a very simple cake recipe with blueberries and almonds. The cake is very moist and the blueberries are sweet and tender, an easy recipe perfect for a Sunday Brunch or for a light dessert.
Perfectly picked Blueberries.
Melt butter in an iron skillet.
Add brown sugar.
Stir over low heat.
Add orange juice.
Remove from heat.
Layer one cup of Blueberries on top.
In a pot, melt butter.
Remove from heat.
Add milk to melted butter.
Add one egg.
Whisk, butter, milk and egg until blended.
In a large bowl, add dry ingredients, set aside.
Add egg mixture to dry ingredients.
Blend cake batter well until lumps are smooth.
Add toasted almonds to blueberries.
Pour cake batter over blueberries and almonds.
Bake in oven until cake is brown and blueberries are bubbly, about 20 minutes.
Blueberry Skillet Cake

  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Melt 4 Tbsp butter in an ovenproof skillet ( or an 8-9 inch cake pan). I used and old fashioned black iron skillet. 
  3. Stir in brown sugar and continue to stir over low heat until it dissolves. 
  4. Remove from the heat and add orange juice. 
  5. Layer one cup of blueberries on top, then add the almonds on top of the blueberries. Set aside.
  6. In another pot, melt the remaining 8 tbsp of butter. 
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in milk and egg, beating well.
  8. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar. 
  9. Add the milk-egg mixture and beat until smooth, add 1/2 tsp almond extract. 
  10. Pour cake batter over blueberries and bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center of the cake. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. 
  11. Turn over on to a plate, berries side up. Serve with whipped cream if you wish. I have linked up to these fabulous blogs!
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Carole said...

Hi Nettie, thankyou - I have found you in my blog list now. Have a great week.

Moore or Less Cooking said...

HI Carole! Thanks for stopping by! Nettie

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

Ooooh Nettie that sounds delicious!! I will have to try this - thank you!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by, you will just love my blueberry skillet cake! So happy to see you! Nettie

Bobbi said...

This looks so good I want to lick my screen!! Thank you so much for sharing it on Manic Monday :)

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thanks Bobbi! Love your party! So happy you like my Blueberry Skillet Cake! Nettie

Lois Christensen said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Thank you so much Lois! Great to see you! Fun party! Nettie

Miz Helen said...

Your Blueberry Skillet Cake looks awesome, we will just love this treat. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Marlys @this and that said...

this looks delicious... but the only problem is that I don't own a skillet. Maybe a good excuse to go and buy one. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you will come and join us again next week.

Shasta Farrar said...

OMGosh, I loved your blueberry skillet cake so easy and delicious! I featured it at the start of the All Star Block Party tonight. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Shasta @InTheOldRoad

The Country Cook said...

Thank you so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck last week. I loved this recipe so much, I made it one of my favorite featured recipes! I appreciate you sharing & linking back to Weekend Potluck. Hope you have a gorgeous weekend. Oh, and feel free to come grab an "I was Featured" button! Thanks so much!!