Blueberry Boy Bait
Total Time: 20
Yield: 18 squares
It's rumored that this recipe for Blueberry Boy Bait can help a woman snag the man of her choosing. We've updated the recipe to make it a tad healthier, and it still receives rave reviews.
In 1954 a 15-year-old Chicago teen named Renny Powell submitted a blueberry coffee cake recipe to the Pillsbury $100,000 Recipe & Baking Contest (precursor to today's Pillsbury Bake-Off). Renny took second place in the youth division for her creation, named in honor of its powers with the opposite sex. The recipe has been in circulation for nearly 60 years now, including here on YankeeMagazine.com, where our adaptation is one of the most popular recipes in our archive.
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For the Cake
- Butter for the pan
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
Instructions:Preheat oven to 350° and butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the oil, milk, and eggs. Mix with an electric mixer for 3 minutes.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, then evenly sprinkle the blueberries on top.
Additional Notes:If using large frozen blueberries 2 cups works best. If using small (wild) fresh or frozen blueberries, use up to 3 cups.
For the Topping
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon