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Dutch oven Alaskan Blueberry cake from Scratch
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Dutch Oven Alaskan Blueberry Cake

A moist cake packed with blueberries (or a combination of your favorites) perfect for summer!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Alaskan blueberry cake, Dutch oven cake, mixed berry cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Janet-Mountain Kitchen

Ingredients

For the Cake Batter

  • 1/2 c. + 2 Tbsp softened Butter
  • 3/4 c. White Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Milk
  • 1/2 c. Applesauce
  • 2 c. Flour
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp. Lemon Zest optional
  • 6 c. Berries fresh or frozen thawed blueberries or add raspberries, blackberries, strawberries etc.
  • Powdered sugar optional

Instructions

Light up ~ 25 coals for Dutch oven or pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

    To make the Batter

    • In a large bowl, cream together softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.
    • Add eggs 1 at a time.
    • Then add vanilla, milk and applesauce.  Whisk together until combined.
    • In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; mix together.
    • Fold flour mixture into wet ingredients; combine taking care not to over mix.
    • Fold berries and lemon zest into batter gently to avoid over crushing fruit.
    • Pour cake/berry batter into greased 12 inch Dutch oven or 9x13" pan
    • For Dutch oven, place 7 coals on bottom and 18 coals on top.  Bake for ~ 40-45 minutes, but start checking at ~ 20-25 minutes.
    • Remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

    Notes

    • Top with additional fresh berries, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or rum sauce if desired.
    • If berries are particularly tart, prior to mixing with batter coat them with a little white sugar and allow to stand ~ 10 minutes.
    • To cook indoors in conventional oven, bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.