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Blueberry buttermilk upside-down cake

June 27, 2011

Blueberry Buttermilk Upside-Down Cake

Don’t you love when you get to have dessert for breakfast?  That’s one of the perks of this little cake ~ it can be served as dessert or as breakfast.  We chose breakfast!  I woke up earlier than everyone else today and because this is such a quick recipe, I was pulling the cake out of the oven just as Jim and the kids were all getting up.  Remember those coffee commercials where the aroma of fresh coffee wakes the family up in the morning?  Same thing happened here, only it was the delicious smell of cake baking.  Much nicer than an alarm clock!

{one year ago:  50 ways to eat green}
{two years ago:  cinnamon roll cake}

Recipe:  Blueberry Buttermilk Upside-Down Cake

(adapted from

1 c. blueberries

1 1/2 c. Bisquick + 2 Tbsp.

1 egg

1/2 c. sugar

4 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. almond extract

2/3 c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and generously spray a 9″ round cake pan with cooking spray.  Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. of Bisquick into the cake pan and shake it to coat.  Sprinkle blueberries around bottom of pan.

In a large bowl, stir together remaining ingredients until a lumpy batter forms.  Pour batter over blueberries and smooth out.  Bake for 17-20 minutes  (original recipe called for 14-17 minutes, but my cake wasn’t ready then), or until cake springs back to the touch.  Cool on wire rack.  Gently run a knife around edges of cake and invert it to serving plate.


13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2011 9:23 am

    Hah, yes it is much better waking up to the smell of a cake in the oven that coffee, but I would probably take both and be happy :D Beautiful picture, the cake looks lovely.

  2. Evie permalink
    June 27, 2011 10:00 am

    Hey! I remember when you made that!!! =D Haha we couldn’t get enough of it!

  3. June 27, 2011 10:25 am

    Mmmm, this has Ingrid & fam written all over it! :)

  4. June 27, 2011 1:12 pm

    // Don’t you love when you get to have dessert for breakfast? // You mean, that’s not every meal?? Yeah, guess it’s time I started eating like a grown up …

  5. June 27, 2011 2:04 pm

    I am a huge fan of upside down cakes, not to mention cakes that I can get away with serving for breakfast!

  6. June 27, 2011 7:31 pm

    Love simple, satisfying homey desserts like this. What a great way to use up blueberries!

  7. June 27, 2011 10:05 pm

    This looks so good! And, happily, there’s a gluten-free version of Bisquick so we can have this. I’m thinking it’ll be perfect Sunday morning. Thank you!

  8. June 28, 2011 12:26 am

    Michelle, this looks wonderful! Wow…perfect use of blueberries…who wouldn’t want to wake up to this cake!?

  9. June 29, 2011 7:42 pm

    Definitely a great way to start the day! How I wish I had leftover berries to make my day as awesome ;)

  10. June 30, 2011 10:25 am

    That’s the way to start a day!

  11. July 1, 2011 11:39 am

    I wish someone would come over to my house and bake me something early in the morning to serve as my alarm clock. Maybe I’d become a morning person :-)

  12. July 2, 2011 4:01 am

    ah…the perfect break-ert. anytime sweets are available for breakfast, i’ll be eating them. :)

  13. Evie permalink
    August 22, 2011 1:50 pm

    Made this for my “Back to School Brunch”. Super easy and delicious!!

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