Ken and I are high school sweethearts. I was all of 14 years old when I met the man of my dreams. Ken was an older upperclassman, me a lowly freshman. But, you should have seen the car he drove! A brand new AMC 1974 Javelin, blue with white racing stripes, glass packs and powerful! He knows I asked him out first because of that car, falling in love with the car was instantaneous…falling in love with him had to wait a few months.
Yes, I asked him out first. I was shy but my girlfriend begged me to ask him out. She was desperate to date Ken’s best friend and he would only go out with her if she found a date for Ken. Ken and I were both very shy at that time in our lives. Our first date was December 23, 1970, our high school Christmas dance. Guess what? We are still dating over 46 years later! As for our friends, two dates and it was over.
Ken and I grew to be close friends, eventually marrying four years later. It didn’t take me long to learn this man is the original picky eater. Nothing green touches his plate! But any sweets or desserts, he’s a happy man. His mother shared this recipe for Blueberry Boy Bait with me because she said he really liked it and I wanted to make an impression. I was limited in my baking skills and it sounded like an easy recipe. Today Ken would tell you his favorites are chocolate chip cookies or my cinnamon rolls, but back then, he liked cake best.
The catchy name worked. I often wonder if my mother-in-law made it up. I’ve tried to research the name and have come away with nothing. So to this day, the name stands. Sure hope you like the recipe. Let me know if it works any magic for you!
Blueberry Boy Bait
- 2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Mix, then add dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. By hand, stir in 1 cup blueberries. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
Combine 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 cup blueberries. Sprinkle mixture over top of cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 50 minutes.