This blueberry cornmeal cake has really been a recipe in patience. In the end it almost turned out to be humorous. Actually, I guess it was pretty darn funny along the way.
The last time Eric’s mom was in town she took us to a little cafe that I had been wanting to go to for ages, Huckleberry. I was super excited to try it out and of course it didn’t let me down. While at Huckleberry we tried a blueberry cornmeal cake that is popular there and I fell in love. The recipe was in the Huckleberry cookbook that my mom bought me, but is not a vegan recipe. So alas, I set out on a quest to alter this recipe to be vegan friendly.
I had all of the ingredients gathered for a week and a half before I tried my hand at this recipe. Almost every night I said to Eric, “okay, tonight is the night I make the cornmeal cake.” When I finally got around to trying it one Friday night I prepared the batter and poured it into the pan. I washed the juicy blueberries and topped the batter with blueberries. Last but not least I sprinkled 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of the blueberries. It looked delicious. As I reached in the sugar container for the last tablespoon of sugar I mentioned to Eric, “Hmm maybe I should cut back by one tablespoon of sugar.” It was at this moment that Eric pointed out that the 2 tbsp of sugar that I had just sprinkled on top of the cake…..was actually 2 tbsp of salt. gahhhh.
Eric took this opportunity to snap a pic of my utter shock at what I had just done. Ha.
The left one is salt and the right one is sugar. So I guess after looking at them side by side they do look a little different.
We decided to scrape off the top third of the cake and bake it anyway to get a feel for the cake. After making a few adjustment, a week later I went back to the kitchen to try a second take….when I realized our cornmeal had expired. Off to the grocery store we went. FINALLY the cake was made (with sugar not salt) and was delicious. Well worth the wait. I will say I am so glad that Eric realized that I was pouring salt on top of the cake….otherwise I would have cooked the cake and cut slices to eat…hahaha imagine that.