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Presidential Blueberry Bundt Cake

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This recipe is adapted from the White House Pastry Chef’s recipe for blueberry bundt cake. It is delicious, easy and perfect for spring, President’s Day or 4th of July!

star shaped bundt cake with blueberries in the cake and powdered sugar on top

A tender white cake studded with loads of blueberries is always a welcome addition to our table.  This delicious bundt cake makes a statement on it’s own. Just a dusting of powdered sugar or a simple glaze is all it needs to be gussied up. So enjoy this recipe, it came straight from the White House kitchen!

Wooohooo! It’s Presidents Day! In the past, it has not been much of a cause for celebrations.  But I will let you in on a little secret.  I am a municipal employee now which means I get these kinds of days off!

I actually enjoy my job more days than I don’t, but a day off is still a cause for celebration! (I mean, always, right?!) So when Sue from Palatable Pastimes suggested doing a fun collection of presidential recipes, I couldn’t resist.

The only problem was… what to make?! Of course you could do jelly beans for President Reagan, but putting delicious little sweet beans of candy delight into a bowl didn’t exactly seem like a post.

Luckily some people starting chiming in with fun ideas and inspiration.  So I knew I had to join in on the fun.

side view of star shaped blueberry bundt cake

I still hemmed and hawed over what to make for quite some time.  Then I came across a buttermilk blueberry bundt cake that the Obama’s pastry chef made from the White House garden’s blueberries.

I have been on a real blueberry kick recently, so I knew this had to be the one.  Plus I have a fun star shaped bundt pan that would make it extra festive!

slice of blueberry bundt cake on dessert plate

I did make a few adjustments to the recipe to suit ingredients that I had on hand, but the spirit of the recipe is the same.  So you can imagine yourself sitting down to tea in the White House and being served a generous slice of this berry filled beauty.  It sounds quite lovely to me!

This recipe is adapted from American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America

Yield: 16 Servings

Presidential Blueberry Bundt Cake

blueberry bundt cake in the shape of a star with dusting of powdered sugar on top.

A tender white cake studded with loads of blueberries is always a welcome addition to our table. This delicious bundt cake makes a statement on it’s own. Just a dusting of powdered sugar or a simple glaze is all it needs to be gussied up. So enjoy this recipe, it came straight from the White House kitchen!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cup flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a large bundt pan, at least 10 cup capacity
  2. Mix together milk and lemon juice and set aside
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and beat until completely combined.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together 2 1/3 cups flour, salt and baking soda.
  6. Add flour mixture half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the milk and then the remaining flour mixture.
  7. Toss blueberries in remaining 1/3 cup flour and fold into batter. Spread in prepared pan.
  8. Bake for about 55 minutes or until the cake tests done.
  9. Cool in pan for 20 minutes and then turn out and cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Happy #President’s Day
We are sharing recipes that honor our past presidents and their birthdays.

A tender white cake studded with loads of blueberries is always a welcome addition to our table. This delicious bundt cake makes a statement on it’s own. Just a dusting of powdered sugar or a simple glaze is all it needs to be gussied up. So enjoy this recipe, it came straight from the White House kitchen!

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Val

Monday 26th of June 2017

Great recipe to break out for the 4th of July. And I love this star bundt pan you have. The cakes you make with it always turn out so neat! Thanks for sharing on the Celebrate 365 Blog Party!

Carlee

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Thanks, Val! That has to be one of my favorite bundt pans of all time. Though I have been eyeing the heritage pan. I might need a whole pantry for cake pans soon! ;-)

Debra

Sunday 5th of March 2017

Wow. I never do anything special for President's Day! Your family is spoiled! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

Carlee

Monday 6th of March 2017

I try not to miss an opportunity to bake a cake ;-) This was a fun way to celebrate!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Saturday 4th of March 2017

I was just thinking about what to bake this afternoon, and I think I have all these ingredients on hand. Well, all but the really neat pan like you have :)

Carlee

Monday 6th of March 2017

You should totally consider getting one. I've really had fun using this one!

Erlene

Monday 27th of February 2017

What a fun way to celebrate President's Day. I bet the cake was delicious.

Carlee

Monday 6th of March 2017

Thank you, we definitely enjoyed it!

Colleen

Friday 24th of February 2017

This cake looks way too good to pass up! I also happento adore anything baked in a Bundt pan...I haven't seen the star shape before. I belong to a group called #BundtBakers, where we bake a new Bundt each month based on a theme...so I'm really surprised by this gorgeous star-shaped beauty. Gorgeous!

Carlee

Saturday 25th of February 2017

Thank you! I haven't seen a lot of the star one around either, but it's a Nordic Ware one and I really like it!

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