The Huckleberry Book — Cake Recipe

Huckleberries are wrapped in secrecy and hidden in the wilderness, and only come out every other year.  Or, huckleberries are everywhere in abundance always, and anyone can find them whenever they please.

Huckleberries are sweet.  Huckleberries are sour.  Huckleberries are woman’s work, or a job for a man.  Huckleberries are bigger in the shade, or sometimes bigger in the sun; huckleberries are easier to pick with rakes, but should only be picked by hand.

Huckleberries are really blueberries … no! nothing like blueberries.  Huckleberries are worth risking your life for — or one good reason for living …

The Huckleberry BookPretty much describes people’s thoughts about huckleberries!  By the way, this excerpt is the beginning paragraph in one of the most popular huckleberry book:  The Huckleberry Book by ‘Asta Bowen.

We had the privileged of meeting ‘Asta a few summers ago when she came through north central Idaho to continue her new research for an updated version of The Huckleberry Book.   Interesting lady — a school teacher from Montana who has written books on the wolves as well as huckleberries.

The Huckleberry Book is not just your typical book about huckleberries!  ‘Asta entertains us with wonderful stories about huckleberries, huckleberry hunting and picking, huckleberries and bears, and a listing of home style recipes.

I’d like to share one of her unique huckleberry cake recipes from the book (page 84):

Carrie's Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 c. huckleberries
  • 3 oz. pkg. Jello
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Spread berries on bottom of pan.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar and Jello.
  4. Top with the marshmallows.
  5. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Spread batter over berries.
  6. Bake in 350 degree over 50-55 minutes.
  7. Cool 5 minutes and then turn upside down onto platter.
  8. Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip
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Sounds yummy!!  If you are using frozen huckleberries, you  might want to either add thickener to the berries to make sure it is not too runny!

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