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Chocolate and Blueberry Loaf Cake

Chocolate and Blueberry loaf cake

Note by Phyllis Brown:  This is a great recipe by Frugal Feeding – it was posted yesterday and by evening I had made this fantastic loaf!  And it’s just as good as it looks!  The chocolate is soft and warm – when eaten shortly out from the oven!  And the fresh blueberries are delightful!  The original recipe calls for bananas, but since I had none I substituted blueberries – I will have to make it again in the original version.  Visit Frugal Feeding for Chocolate and Banana Loaf Cake.

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, 70% cocoa or above, cut up into small chunks

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a standard size loaf tin.

Add flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix well.  Cream together the sugar and butter until light.  Add eggs and mix well.  Fold in the flour, chocolate and blueberries.

Spoon into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes, turn the oven down to 300 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes.  Enjoy!  And thank you Frugal Feeding!


The Twin’s Birthday Cake

This really doesn’t count as a recipe – so let’s call it “how to put it together”!  Ritchey wanted a cake that was light – no icing!  Pineapple Upside Down Cake is one of our favorites, but I wanted to make it a bit more special.  At the Farmers’ Market we found very ripe peaches.  We had blueberries, strawberries and big, juicy red Michigan cherries.  Fill a bowl with the cut and pitted fruit.  Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a 9 x 13 pan, sprinkled just a little brown sugar and added the fruit.  Mix together a yellow butter cake mix – don’t faint on me – sometimes it’s just easier! – and pour it over the fruit.  Generally it takes about 10 to 15 minutes longer for the cake to bake with the fruit on the bottom.  Just watch it carefully and when it bounces back you know it’s done!

The four of us ate half the cake!  It was so good with butter rum coffee!  And I’m sure it had absolutely nothing to do with the stick and a half of butter that was used!