Monday, June 16, 2014

Melt In Your Mouth Blueberry Cake with Lemon Glaze

Blueberry Cake with Lemon Glaze
A soft, tender 8 inch square cake that is deliciously blueberry with a lemon glaze.
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Blueberry and lemon come together beautifully in this very light, fluffy, tender cake.  The blueberry flavor is upfront and amazing with one and a half cups of blueberries in the batter.  Lemon glaze always adds a nice brightness to berries, as it does here.  The soft,tender,fluffy texture of the cake is achieved by beating two egg whites until stiff and adding 1/4 up of sugar to them.  The beaten egg whites are put to the side while the cake batter is made, then folded in.  You'll love the results!  I used frozen blueberries for this recipe, I didn't thaw them as that would have resulted in a streaked blue batter.  The frozen berries coated with flour worked just fine. You can use fresh if you have them. Homemade cakes are always worth the effort, it always amazes me what some flour,sugar,butter and a couple other ingredients with a little twist ( beaten egg whites) can become. I hope you love this fluffy, tender ,moist cake as much as we did!  Enjoy!

Blueberry Cake with Lemon Glaze
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Melt In Your Mouth Blueberry Cake with Lemon Glaze

Cake Batter
2 large eggs separated, (separate whites from yolks)...set aside
1 cup white sugar ( 1/4 cup will be used for the egg whites)
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour,sifted
1 TBLS all purpose flour ( to coat berries with)
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups blueberries ( fresh or frozen unthawed)

Lemon Glaze
2 TBLS lemon juice
about 1 cup confectioners sugar
Mix the lemon juice and confectioners sugar together, drizzle over top of baked cake while warm ( not hot) or serve on the side.

Cake Directions:
Oven 350 degrees.  Grease an 8x8 baking pan with shortening.

1. Beat egg whites in a large bowl until stiff peaks form, with mixer still beating, sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over the egg whites, beat until incorporated. Set aside.

2. In another large bowl, cream the butter, add the salt, vanilla and remaining sugar (3/4 cup).  Beat until well mixed.  Add egg yolks and beat until creamy.

3. In a medium size bowl, sift flour and baking powder together.  Beat the sifted flour alternately with the milk into the creamed mixture.  Always starting with flour and ending with flour  ( add 1/3 of the flour, then half of the milk, another 1/3 of the flour, and the rest of the milk, ending with the remaining 1/3 of flour) Beating until just incorporated with each addition.

4. Fold the beaten egg whites into the cake batter.  Coat the berries with the one TBLS of flour and fold berries into batter.  

5. Pour batter into prepared pan.  Smooth batter to edges of baking pan.  Bake 45 to 50 minutes, testing with toothpick for doneness.  Start checking cake at 40 minutes.  Cool on baking rack, drizzle with Lemon Glaze.


Charlotte Moore said...

This looks so good. I am not much for blueberries, but with lemon it sure makes me want to make it.

Faith said...


Here in Austria we mostly have medium size eggs. How many should I use instead of the 2 large eggs?


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Oh why oh why did I choose now to give up sweets:D

Bunny said...

Anselma , you can use 3 of your medium eggs and it'll be fine!

Bunny said...

Charlotte I think you would really love this!

Bunny said...

Val, I hear you girl!!! LOL!!

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Unknown said...

This looks great how does it separate out into two layers?

Anonymous said...

I always flour dust berries, chips, etc. I helps evenly distribute the item and helps keep the dusted item suspended in the batter by not letting it sink to the bottom.

Anonymous said...

This was an amazing recipe for all of fresh blueberries I've been trying to use up - thanks for posting! Ellen

Unknown said...

This cake was a hit at a church gathering. Served with real whipped cream made it even better.

Anonymous said...

So delicious! Have made it 3 times in the past 10 days!!!! Using fresh blueberries cause they are in season -!