Sunday, August 21, 2011

blueberry buttermilk cake

It's been a long week in my house (okay, my apartment). On Monday, my cleaning lady arrived unexpectedly. At 8am. While I was still in bed sleeping. Did I mention that I live in a studio? Aaaawkward.

On Tuesday I had a total pie failure (tough whole wheat crust) and broke a wine glass while doing the dishes. On Wednesday I shattered a beer bottle all over my kitchen floor while making beer batter, and on Thursday I made another failed pie (this time it was the filling that let me down).

While none of these events posed actual problems (besides the fact that my cleaning lady now knows I sleep in a Juan's Surf Shop t-shirt), by Friday, I was in dire need of some good kitchen karma. I didn't want anything fancy--I just wanted something good.

So I turned to an everyday cake. The kind of cake that is plain but perfect. I made it in the morning, before work, and had a giant slice for breakfast. Needless to say, my weekend is off to a good start. Though I'll be dead bolting my front door tomorrow just in case.

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Recipe Notes: I swapped out raspberries for blueberries and made one and a half times the recipe, which I baked in a springform pan. I also omitted the lemon zest, but made some ginger syrup to drizzle over the top of the finished cake.


Sashquatch said...

Ive been thinking about trying this recipe for ages now, i dont think ive seen ONE bad review, but your cake has definitely sealed the deal and i will 100% give it a shot sometime soon :) truly beautiful little cake you have there and i bet its darn scrummy too!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that looks so homey and delicious! seems like you definitely have you kitchen mojo back. (i'm sure your cleaning lady has seen all kinds of totally wacky stuff thru the course of her job, btw..the fact that you at least wear a t-shirt while you sleep was probably a relief to her!)