Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Blueberry and Lemon Cake

I actually made these a while back but haven't had a chance to blog about it.  Everytime I make these, they disappear really quickly and everyone wants more. I usually have lemons in my fridge and whenever I get nice blueberries, I'll make this cake. The cake is really moist and citrusy and the blueberries add a freshness to the taste. Perfect with a cup of tea :)

adding blueberries on top before adding lemon mixture 

after adding lemon mixture 

For the cake 
225g butter, softened 
225g golden caster sugar
4 eggs, beaten
250g self-raising flour, sifted
finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
25g ground almonds
200g fresh blueberries

For the topping
juice of 2 lemons
115g golden caster sugar 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Grease and line the base of a 20cm/8inch square cake tin.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs, adding a little flour towards the end to prevent curdling. 
  • Beat in the lemon rind, then fold in the remaining flour and ground almonds with enough of the lemon juice to give a good dropping consistency. 
  • Fold in 3/4 of the blueberries and turn into the prepared tin. 
  • Smooth the surface, then scatter the remaining blueberries on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 
  • To make the topping, place the lemon juice and sugar in a bowl and mix together. 
  • As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, prick it all over with a fine skewer and pour over the lemon mixture. 
  • Leave to cool in the tin until completely cold. 


  1. That looks so lovely and moist-you can see that from the picture! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :D

  2. It does look really moist, I agree! No doubt it gets eaten quickly

  3. This looks really good...i'm really loving anything with blueberries in at the moment! Will definitely being trying this sometime :)

  4. This looks so delish - so moist and light. Must try this. Lucie x

  5. What a lovely summery cake. I love the way the blueberries sink to the bottom, making a layer like that, it looks wonderful.
    Have a great weekend.
    *kisses* HH


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