This Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake is just like a treat you would find in Italy! The flavor is incredible, and it is a perfect cake for summer.
We are back from our trip! We had the most amazing time – I shared a ton of photos on Instagram. I hope it wasn’t too many…I just couldn’t resist posting all of the gorgeous views and delicious meals! And I can’t wait to tell you more – a Portofino post will be coming soon. But first, let’s have cake.
Thanks to jetlag, I was up super early on Saturday morning and the first thing I wanted to do was bake! I missed the kitchen! I get so much inspiration when I travel, and want to recreate everything that I ate. We saw lots of olive oil cakes and lots of cornmeal in the breads and pastries in Italy, so that is what inspired me to make a Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake!
I actually love being up early on the weekends. The city is so peaceful in the morning – it is the only time it is truly quiet here. However, what I don’t love about being up early is the fact that nothing is open yet. They say NYC is the city that never sleeps, but it does – on Saturday mornings. There were no good coffee spots open at 6am! TheBetterHalf and I became quite addicted to good cappuccinos on our trip, and were dying for one on Saturday morning. Unfortunately we had to wait until 8am to satisfy the craving. Good thing we had this delicious blueberry cake to comfort us 🙂
This is such a perfect cake for summer. I love the flavor of the blueberries with the cornmeal, and the color is such a cheery bright yellow! The combo of butter and oil gives an incredible texture and flavor. And, it is a cinch to make! My only word of advice / caution is to grease and flour the pan VERY well, and perhaps even use parchment paper on the bottom. My cake kind of stuck because I was a bit careless with my greasing. However luckily I was able to get it out (PHEW!).
We ate the blueberry cake plain for breakfast, and then warmed with vanilla frozen yogurt for dessert the next day. So good. I can’t wait to try it with other berries, and maybe even with peaches!
I love baking with blueberries in the summertime!
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