Huckleberry or Blueberry Cake

Blueberry Snack Cake
Photo: Diana Rattray
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cake (12 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
254 Calories
11g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cake (12 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 254
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 6g
Calcium 95mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Huckleberries are so similar to blueberries that you might have to ask where they came from to find the answer. Western huckleberries don't grow in clusters like blueberries. Eastern huckleberries do grow in clusters and are almost indistinguishable from blueberries.

Make this cake with either huckleberries or blueberries. It's an easy cake to prepare, baked in an 8-inch pan. Sprinkle the finished cake with sifted powdered sugar or drizzle a simple vanilla glaze over the cake. Chopped nuts may be added to the cake as well. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups/9 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh huckleberries (or partially thawed frozen, or blueberries)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour an 11-by-7-by-2-inch cake pan.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the vanilla, milk, and melted butter. 

  4. Stir the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients just until moistened. 

  5. Fold the huckleberries or blueberries into the batter.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean when inserted in center. Cool in pan on a rack.

  7. Cut huckleberry cake into squares to serve. Makes about 9 (3x3 inches each) servings of huckleberry cake.

Note: To substitute all-purpose flour for the cake flour - For each cup of cake flour, measure out 1 cup of all-purpose flour then remove 2 tablespoons.