Blueberry Molasses Cake

September 10, 2009

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A few weeks ago, I spotted Heidi’s old-fashioned blueberry cake and decided right away that I had to make it. I’m pretty much a sucker for any recipe with the title “old fashioned” and I loved that it used blueberries and a small amount of natural molasses to sweeten the cake, rather than several cups of refined sugar. I used the molasses we picked up on our trip to Saluda, N.C. The result was similar to a blueberry coffee cake with a very mild sweetness and a bold molasses flavor. I really enjoyed it!
I recommend serving this cake for breakfast or dessert. Serve with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and garnish with mint leaves for color.

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Becky September 13, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Hey, I just found your blog and love it! Your food looks amazing. Especially this cake! :) I’ll be back for more!

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Gina September 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Ooooh that cake looks delicious!

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Jennifer September 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm

haha! you are right to be fearful of the cleanup because molasses are soooo sticky. but, if you pour carefully into a measuring cup and then into the mix, clean up is easy! just wash the measuring cup with a little soap and warm water…disolves in seconds.

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Lynn (The Actors Diet) September 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm

i’ve never used molasses – i’m scared of the cleanup – but i sure love how it tastes.

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brandi September 10, 2009 at 2:47 pm

that looks so good. i love coffee cakes, and this one just looks perfect.

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