The cake batter is a quick mixture of the usual suspects…flour, eggs, a little vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder…and it’s going to mix up into a nice light yellow cake batter that is just the right amount of sweet…in other words, just enough to let the flavor of the berries shine on through.
Then you are going to stir in a couple cups of the berries, pour the whole thing into a baking dish, and then sprinkle it with the rest of the berries and a generous handful of cinnamon sugar. Bake it all up until it turns into a lightly golden blueberry-laden pan of deliciousness.
As for the title - legend has it that this recipe first appeared as one of the 1954 winners of the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest. It was created by a teenage girl who said that whenever she wanted to attract some teenage boy admirers, all she had to do was whip up this cake. My version uses a little more blueberries, a little less sugar, a mix of brown sugar and white sugar and swaps in canola oil for the shortening…so would it still work? Shortly after it came out of the oven, look who appeared in my kitchen:
Southern Husband Bait, anyone?