Two Three years ago on the 4th of July, Frog Prince and I wanted some festive dessert to celebrate. We had cherries and blueberries. Red and Blue. All we needed was some white cake...!
4th of July Cherry Berry Dessert - Finding Joy in My Kitchen Original
~1 C cherries, fresh
~1.5 C blueberries, fresh
1/4 C butter
1/4 C applesauce
3/4 C brown sugar
2 C flour (I used 1 C whole wheat)
1 1/2 C milk
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
~ 1 C sugar
2 T corn starch
1/2 C boiling water
Melt butter and then cream in the sugar and applesauce.
Mix together dry ingredients and add them to the wet ones; stir until moist. The dough will resemble a thicker pancake batter.
Spread dough in a greased 9x13 glass baking dish.
Sprinkle the cherries and blueberries over the dough and top with cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste.
Mix together the sugar and cornstarch. Sprinkle over the berries. Yes, this seems like a lot of sugar -- you can likely cut it down to 3/4 C, depending on the tartness/sweetness of your berries.
Boil 1/2 C water and carefully pour the water over the top of the cake mixture. Strange, I know -- trust me. It's good.
Bake at 350 for 1-1.5 hours, or until cake is set in the center. This dessert will be gooey... just make sure the center is set before serving.
Serve with white whipped cream and you have a red, white and blue festive dessert!
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