Vintage Nutmeg Blueberry Cake

"A blueberry cake first written in a journal from 1837 titled "The Captain's Lady" utilizing nutmeg, molasses, and of course, blueberries."
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 1hr
Serves or Makes: 1 layer of cake

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  • 1 cups Molasses
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cups Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 To Taste To Taste Nutmeg
  • 1 To Taste To Taste Clove
  • 1 cups Blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda


  • Step 1

    Combine all ingredients, spicing it with nutmeg and clove until you feel there is enough added. Fold in the blueberries and bake at 350 Fahrenheit checking every 20 minutes. I usually stick a toothpick into it and check if it comes out clean. Being that this is a vintage recipe, the cook times are not listed and not all of the ingredients are measured out. When baking vintage, just be sure to keep an extra eye on things! I would rather things be underdone than burnt! You can always cook more, but not less.

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