Blueberry Cranberry Teacake
Even though it is the peak of winter where I live, the supermarkets here are flooded with all kinds of berries these days. I suppose the berry season in California and Florida is having a great year which is great for me because I love every kind of berry. I usually wash a whole box of berries and keep it on my kitchen counter and every person who walks by sticks his or her hand into the bowl and within a few hours the fruit disappears! This is a great way to make sure that everyone in the family gets their required amount of daily vitamins and antioxidants but to switch things a little bit, I baked Blueberries into this delicious teacake. It turned out to be great with a cup of tea in the evening or for morning breakfast with a cup of coffee.
1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2. 1 teaspoon salt
3. 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
4. one cup of blackberries and ½ cup of dried cranberries
5. 1 cup sugar
6. 1/2 cup water
7. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
8. 4 tablespoons of Grand Marnier
9. 1/3 cup butter, melted
10. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
11. 2 eggs
12. 2 teaspoons of confectioner’s sugar
1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Pour the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) into the stand mixer and stir everything together for a minute or so. Then take this mixed powder into a separate container and set it aside.
3. Break the eggs into bowl of the mixer.
4. Add the vanilla to the bowl and mix
5. Add the melted butter and the olive oil to the bowl and mix
6. Add the Grand Marnier and water to the bowl and mix.
7. Slowly add the flour mixture to the bowl and mix first on low speed for 2-3 minutes and then on high for another 2-3 minutes.
8. Oil the inside surface of a small loaf pan.
9. Add the blueberries and dried cranberries to the batter and stir gently with a spatula.
10. Pour the batter into loaf pan and place the pan into the oven and let it bake for 35-40 minutes (check with a dry toothpick to test for done-ness). The baking time varies a little with every oven.
11. Take the loaf out of the oven and let it rest on a counter for 10-15 minutes before slicing the teacake.
12. Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar on top of the cake and tens serve it with a hot cup of tea.158
I made this loaf yesterday and it is fantastic. I run a small café and it is truly wonderful to serve with a cup of tea. I had a look at some of your other recipes as well and I will be using them, we have a similar cooking style and many of your recipes sound scrumptious. Thank you for posting them, Cathy of Catharinas Kitchen.
WOW Cathy!!!! That is quite an endorsement from you – it made me so happy! I am so thrilled that you liked my teacake – you know, I don’t consider myself to be much of a baker (can’t stick to the rules!), I am more of a cook who makes savory dishes where I can improvise. So a compliment on my baking recipe is a HUGE thing for me. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! Where is a your cafe located? Let me know when you try any other recipes of mine – I’d love some feedback on them too! I hope you have a great day, you totally made mine!!!! 😀
will no doubt give this a try!
Think you put the half cup of water twice in ingredients…
I am a huge baker, & my husband is one of those people that can eat & eat & he never gains a pound, so one reason why he fell in love with me is my baking & cooking! I became disabled 8 years ago, & my husband started taking up on some of my recipes & has become a great cook & baker! We live in Cranberry Land USA, so this is definitely going to be added to our list!
Thank you! 🙂
Thank you Sheila!!! Welcome to my website!!! Your husband sounds like a keeper 🙂 I do think that cooking for someone is the best way of expressing your love for him/her! I hope you’ll try my recipes and that you’ll both enjoy them together. Don’t forget to send me feedback if you try any of my creations. xoxox
Did Christine Anderson say add 1 whole cup of water rather than a 1/2 cup of water?
No no Sheila – that was my mistake…I wrote 1/2 a cup of water twice in the ingredient list. I’ve fixed it now and the ingredients just say 1/2 a cup of water once. A cup would make the batter way too runny 🙂