Beginning mid-June our local farmers market starts bursting at the seams with beautiful blueberries. I made countless blueberry muffins, blueberry buttermilk pancakes and yes even a blueberry cake! As we start heading into winter here in Paris I thought it would be lovely to revisit that summertime cake. It was such a hit with friends that I baked it multiple times throughout the summer adding new flourishes each time.
This particular cake calls for the blueberries to be cooked down along with cinnamon and sugar into a deliciously fragrant blueberry purée. It then gets divided into the cake batter making the prettiest purple swirl if done correctly. Mine didn't work out so well the first time around and I ended up with one giant purple blob inside the cake instead of the aforementioned swirl. Wonderful nonetheless!
Imagine the heady aroma of warm cinnamon and blueberries filling your entire home. The aroma once even tempted the gardienne of my building to come knocking and ask what I was getting up to in the kitchen! Once frosted the cake can be decorated as simply or extravagantly as you like. Since I was delivering this cake to a local café I chose to sugar blueberries for a little added sparkle and hid them among a selection of lavender and violet hued florals.
Happy Blueberry Baking!
*Photographs of me were taken by my friend Jesse Morgan. To see more of his work check out his link below!