Cornmeal Cake with Blueberry Jam

Cornmeal Cake with Blueberry Jam

Cornmeal cake with blueberry jam is a sweet and delicious cake that is perfect for any occasion. This cake has a moist, crumbly texture and the flavors of blueberries and cornmeal are perfect for summertime.

This recipe is easy to make and can be made in one bowl. It can also be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. The cake is best served warm from the oven or cold from the refrigerator.

Blueberries can be substituted for other fruits like strawberries or raspberries if you prefer a different flavor combination.

Cornmeal Cake

A new year. I started this one off snuggled in bed with my new kitten, watching some show on Netflix. It was a typical night for me. Nothing remarkable happened; no one kissed me at midnight or shoved champagne at me to celebrate. I am alone in this small town. But now I have a furry little friend to hang out with. 

 While in San Francisco with my dad the day before Christmas Eve, we went to see the Christmas Carol. Rather than having to drive home after the play got out, we decided to stay the night since we both had the day off the next day.

So the next morning, after breakfast, we walked by the trolly to maybe take a ride. Neither of us had done this tourist must-have for years, we were going to go for a ride about town, but once we got there, the lineup was so long. So instead, we walked up towards Union Square, and I suddenly remembered that Macy’s partners with the SPCA on holiday and has kittens and puppies in their windows.

After admiring their cuteness, awing at the little ones asleep, and laughing at the ones playing with each other, a little kitten caught my eye. She was sitting up near the top of one of the displays, just staring at the crowd, watching everyone. I thought she looked like a lion.

Now I have wanted to get a kitten for a while but just haven’t. So I looked at my dad and went, ‘Can I adopt one of the kittens?’ He just looked at me and said, ‘You’re an adult; why are you asking me?’ It didn’t occur to me. I still feel like a kid sometimes, so it was just instinct for me to ask his permission. So we went inside Macy’s, and right next to the MAC counter was the SPCA booth.

Blueberry Jam

After filling out a questionnaire, talking to the woman, and having her watch us as we played with ‘Yahtzee,’ she was ours. Now her name was Yahtzee. We asked her why; well, the little kitten didn’t really have a name, but they didn’t want to put any of them in the window without a name, so she became Yahtzee.

This couldn’t be her name; she wasn’t a Yahtzee. Plus, Yahtzee seemed like a name for a mischievous little boy cat. Not this girl. But then I couldn’t think of a name that fit her. So we just called her ‘Christmas Kitty,’ and it just kinda stuck, so now her name is Christmas. She is my beloved.

Snuggly at night, always looking for a string to play with and currently chasing around a roll of washi tape that fell on the floor. She has already infiltrated my Instagram account and will undoubtedly end up in some of my photos on here.

I made a cornmeal cake and dotted it with some blueberry jam before baking. It was good, light, and simple. It was my intention to have the jam swirled in the batter, but it all just fell to the bottom. I think adding it in after baking for a little bit will achieve this. The recipe is written out to hopefully reflect his change.

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Cornmeal Cake With Blueberry Jam

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (78g) AP flour
  • 1/2 cup (85g) yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup (50ml) oil
  • 6 tbsp (90ml) buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) honey
  • 1/2 jar of Bon Maman blueberry jam

 Oven 350. Butter and flour an 8inch round cake pan or skillet.

Whisk together sugar, vanilla, and oil until combined. Add in eggs, buttermilk, and honey. Stir in flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt until just combined. 

Pour into pan. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven. Using a spoon, drop dots of the blueberry jam all over. Place back in the oven and bake for an attentional 25-30 minutes until the center of the cake is set. Let cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan. Let cool completely before serving.

adapted from a Bon Appetit recipe

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