Taking a break from all that peanut butter recipes, I bringing you a mixed berry cake today. I can`t believe it`s almost Spring! California has been full of sunshine (hence, our terrible drought) so I`ve been thinking of berries!
If you`re an avid recipe collector/reader, I`m sure you have heard of the famous blueberry boy bait cake. It was a Pillsbury 2nd place winning recipe back in 1954 (junior division)!! Apparently, this family recipe had an effect on teenage boys! Which, could make sense. I mean, a way into a man`s heart is through his stomach, right?
I knew I had to try this cake. I mean, if it`s good enough to bait boys…totally kidding. I`ve seen it crop up on multiple occasions for years. Since the serving size is too large for my family, I never made it until I found the perfect opportunity when I was invited to a potluck!
I tweaked the recipe, but it`s still a wonderful cake. I love the berries in the cake, especially with a hint of ground cinnamon. I enjoyed the cake with some sliced strawberries and a cup of milk (because I eat every dessert with milk!). You can definitely just use only blueberries, but I wanted a mix of blueberries and raspberries in the cake batter. Then, I topped each slice with some strawberries. I would avoid the bigger berries, like strawberries and blackberries in the actual cake batter though, since they might produce a soggier cake.
So, enjoy this lovely, moist, and crumbly cake in Winter, because we just can`t wait for Spring in a few days. 🙂