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One Bowl Blueberry Cake

Here is a great little cake to make; I call it One Bowl Blueberry Cake and it is perfect for breakfast or for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream but it also just stands on its own.

One Bowl Blueberry Cake

1/3 cup light olive oil
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Half/Half
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour lightly sprinkled into a dry measuring cup
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease an 8 inch square pan

Beat all the ingredients, except the blueberries in order given in one large bowl until light and fluffy. Fold in the blueberries and transfer to the baking pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean and the cake is golden brown and springy to the touch. Cool then dust heavily with confectioners sugar.


  1. Liz's avatar


    I can't wait to try this recipe. My family is small. Therefore, this is the perfect size. Quick and easy is my kind of recipes.
  2. Joan's avatar


    Hello, can you advise how long to beat the ingredients for this cake - I used my kitchen aid mixer and it was not light and fluffy - thanks for your help - joan
  3. mary ann esposito's avatar

    mary ann esposito

    Joan, beat on medium speed until well blended; please measure flour correctly by lightly spooning it into a 1-cup dry measure.
  4. Christine's avatar


    Do you think it would be possible to make this with other fruits? Particularly, strawberries or banana? If so would I want them to be dry or juicy? Thanks!
  5. Mary Ann Esposito's avatar

    Mary Ann Esposito

    Christine, you could use other fruits that are not too soft or juicy; raspberries, blackberries, apple. Strawberries might not work because they are so watery but try it.
  6. deborah a. manning's avatar

    deborah a. manning

    Hi Mary Ann, Where can I find your Mom's Sour Cream Cherry Cookies recipe? I have been searching your websites, but to no avail. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes you share with all of us.
  7. mary ann esposito's avatar

    mary ann esposito

    Deborah, the recipe is under cherry cookies or cherry biscotti or biscotti di cigliegi
  8. mary ann esposito's avatar

    mary ann esposito

    Deborah, the recipe is under cherry cookies or cherry biscotti or biscotti di cigliegi
  9. carole wager's avatar

    carole wager

    Would a round springform pan work, I have a nine inch one?

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