This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Cindy of Everyday Insanity: Blueberry-Brown Sugar Plain Cake. Dorie says this cake, with "no crumbs, streusel, nuts, icing or filling--is just plain appealing. It's got soft crumbs, a strong streak of caramel brown sugar flavor and the here-and-there surprise of sweet tart berries."
I have to say that this is probably the best "plain cake" I've had in a while! It's tempting to want to put a glaze or streusel topping on it, but give it a try as is and I promise you won't be disappointed! The sweet, caramel undertone from the brown sugar is well complimented by the layer of blueberries. Yes, like many other bakers noted, all of my blueberries sank to the bottom of the cake while it was in the oven (and I even rolled them in flour first!). So, I ended up with a nice blue layer on the bottom of my cake. Thankfully this did not affect the taste at all ;)
Thanks Cindy, for hosting this week. I'll definitely be making this again! It was such a simple recipe but the flavor combination was spectacular. If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you check out the TWD Blogroll, to see how everyone else enjoyed this sweet, blueberry treat! Also don't forget to enter my giveaway here before it ends on June 24th.
* Recipe notes -
- I baked my cake in a 9 inch square pan and that did not seem to affect the baking time.- I did have to cover the cake loosely with a foil tent to prevent the top from over browning.