Cooking with Blueberries and Honey!

Thursday 21 December 2023

For this week’s blog, ATTTA would like to share a recipe where you can use local honey and wild blueberries to make a sweet treat for your family and friends over the holidays. Try making this “Blueberry-Honey Upside Down Cake” from Southern Living for a holiday desert featuring local products.

Blueberry-Honey Upside Down Cake 

©Southern Living


  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup whole buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan (at least 2-inches deep) with 2 tablespoons of butter. Pour honey into pan, tilting pan to spread evenly. Top evenly with blueberries.
  2. Beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, and remaining ¾ cup butter with a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in almond extract and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  3. Whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, kosher salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Wisk together buttermilk and eggs in a small bowl.
  4. Add flour mixture to sugar-butter mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour fixture, beating on medium-low speed until just blended after each addition. Spoon batter on top of blueberries: spread in an even layer with a small offset spatula.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes, shielding with aluminum foil after 40 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Cool in a pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Gently run a sharp knife around edges of pan, and invert cake onto a serving platter.
  6. Beat heavy cream and remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla with a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until stuff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve cake with whipped cream.

Wishing a very merry holiday to everyone from the Atlantic Tech Transfer Team for Apiculture! Bon appetite!

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