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Monday, February 20, 2017

Presidential Blueberry Bundt Cake #PresidentsDayRecipe


      Wooohooo! It's Presidents Day! In the past, it has not been much of a cause for celebrations.  But I will let you in on a little secret.  I am a municipal employee now which means I get these kinds of days off!  I actually enjoy my job more days than I don't, but a day off is still a cause for celebration! (I mean, always, right?!) So when Sue from Palatable Pastimes suggested doing a fun collection of presidential recipes, I couldn't resist.


      The only problem was... what to make?! Of course you could do jelly beans for President Reagan, but putting delicious little sweet beans of candy delight into a bowl didn't exactly seem like a post.  Luckily some people starting chiming in with fun ideas and inspiration.  So I knew I had to join in on the fun.



      I still hemmed and hawed over what to make for quite some time.  Then I came across a buttermilk blueberry bundt cake that the Obama's pastry chef made from the White House garden's blueberries.  I have been on a real blueberry kick recently, so I knew this had to be the one.  Plus I have a fun star shaped bundt pan that would make it extra festive!



     I did make a few adjustments to the recipe to suit ingredients that I had on hand, but the spirit of the recipe is the same.  So you can imagine yourself sitting down to tea in the White House and being served a generous slice of this berry filled beauty.  It sounds quite lovely to me!

This recipe is adapted from American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America




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Presidential Blueberry Bundt Cake
Adapted from American Grown
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cup flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups blueberries
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a large bundt pan, at least 10 cup capacity2. Mix together milk and lemon juice and set aside3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 4. Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and beat until completely combined. 5. In a small bowl, mix together 2 1/3 cups flour, salt and baking soda.6. Add flour mixture half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the milk and then the remaining flour mixture.7. Toss blueberries in remaining 1/3 cup flour and fold into batter. Spread in prepared pan.8. Bake for about 55 minutes or until the cake tests done. 9. Cool in pan for 20 minutes and then turn out and cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving if desired.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 servings



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26 comments:

  1. Very presidential, indeed! We know we're not Southerners when we don't just happen to have buttermilk on hand.

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    1. I really need to work on that, it seems I need it a lot!

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  2. Perfect for President's Day! LOVE your star Bundt pan and the cake looks so yummy! My family would enjoy it.

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  3. This sounds wonderful. I especially like the star shaped bundt pan which is perfect for this occasion.

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  4. This cake sounds good. Love the pan! It could be used for Independence Day and even Christmas! I'll think about this one. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. We are bad for eachother's bundt pan collections ;-) (or maybe good?!)

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  5. I love that pan! And blueberries are always a favorite with me. I need to make this one (but I am going to hunt that pan down!) :)

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    1. Isn't it fun?! I think it is one of my favorites because it is versatile, festive and there are very few nooks and crannies to get things stuck ;-)

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  6. No better way to celebrate anything than with a cake! Especially a pretty and yummy one like yours :D

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    1. Thank you! You know what they say, a party without cake is just a meeting!

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  7. This cake looks way too good to pass up! I also happento adore anything baked in a Bundt pan...I haven't seen the star shape before. I belong to a group called #BundtBakers, where we bake a new Bundt each month based on a theme...so I'm really surprised by this gorgeous star-shaped beauty. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I haven't seen a lot of the star one around either, but it's a Nordic Ware one and I really like it!

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  8. What a fun way to celebrate President's Day. I bet the cake was delicious.

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    1. Thank you, we definitely enjoyed it!

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  9. What a pretty Bundt Cake and it will be delicious! We always love your recipes at Full Plate Thursday, thanks so much for sharing them with us!
    Miz Helen

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  10. I was just thinking about what to bake this afternoon, and I think I have all these ingredients on hand. Well, all but the really neat pan like you have :)

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    1. You should totally consider getting one. I've really had fun using this one!

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  11. Wow. I never do anything special for President's Day! Your family is spoiled!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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    1. I try not to miss an opportunity to bake a cake ;-) This was a fun way to celebrate!

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  12. Great recipe to break out for the 4th of July. And I love this star bundt pan you have. The cakes you make with it always turn out so neat! Thanks for sharing on the Celebrate 365 Blog Party!

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    1. Thanks, Val! That has to be one of my favorite bundt pans of all time. Though I have been eyeing the heritage pan. I might need a whole pantry for cake pans soon! ;-)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!