This blueberry pudding cake is such a moist, easy-to-bake, delicious cake that you’ll throw away all your other blueberry baking recipes.
The fact that it is an egg-free cake recipe is a bonus, especially if you buy 36 eggs at a time but plough through them so quickly you often are left with just one solitary egg in the carton. Or is that just me?
Before our chooks went to hen heaven – RIP Kaitlyn and Jakeson – we always had a stash of perfect, huge, delicious eggs at our disposal. Now, I only buy free range eggs but what with all the scandal and court cases RE certain egg producers lying about their free range status it is really hard. I often leave smaller supermarkets empty-handed if I can’t find my brands. Farmers markets are the best but that doesn’t help if it is Tuesday night and the market isn’t until Saturday!
This cake is perfect when it is just under baked so it retains a pudding-like consistency. I think lashings of custard would make a wonderful friend for this cake – try my easy recipe here: the best custard recipe from scratch
2 cups self-raising flour
250 grams unsalted butter, diced, softened
¾ cup caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup blueberries – frozen is fine, don’t defrost
1 tsp vanilla extract
LET’S GET TO IT:
Grease a 20cm by 20cm square baking pan and line with non-stick baking paper and preheat oven to 180C.
In bowl of electric mixer beat the sugar and butter until pale and creamy.
Scrape down sides with a spatula then beat in vanilla and yogurt.
Add half the milk, then half the flour, then repeat. Beat until mixed – do not overbeat.
Use a silver spoon to stir in the berries carefully – you don’t want to stain the batter blue.
Scrape into tin, level the top with offset spatula and bake in oven for around 45 minutes – insert skewer to check, you want it moist but not raw.
Leave in tin to cool, then slice into squares to serve. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.