Lemon Blueberry Cake 

Introduction

Get ready to embark on a flavor journey with our delightful Lemon Blueberry Cake! Bursting with the zesty goodness of lemons and the sweet allure of blueberries, this cake is a true crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is designed to fill your home with the aroma of citrusy enchantment.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 cup brown or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

For the Dreamy Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Preparing the Magic

  1. Preheat the Oven: Set the stage for baking brilliance by preheating your oven to 180C/350F. Line an 8-inch cake pan with cooking spray, inviting the magic to unfold.

2. Crafting the Cake Batter

  1. Dry Ingredients Harmony: In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Stir, letting the dry ingredients mingle harmoniously.
  2. Wet Ingredients Elegance: Pour in white vinegar, olive oil, water, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Stir gently until a smooth, velvety batter emerges.
  3. Blueberry Dance: Fold in the star of the show – blueberries! These juicy gems will add a burst of freshness and flavor to your magical creation.
  4. Pan Symphony: Transfer the cake batter to the lined cake pan, spreading the enchantment evenly.
  5. Oven Magic: Place the cake pan into the enchanted oven and let it bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean – a sure sign that your cake is ready to shine!

3. Elevating with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Cooling Grace: Once the cake has cooled completely in the pan, it’s time to elevate the magic with the Cream Cheese Frosting!
  2. Creamy Fusion: In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter until they become fluffy and oh-so-creamy.
  3. Sweet Symphony: Slowly add the powdered sugar, letting the sweetness blend with the creaminess. Adjust the consistency by adding a little water or more powdered sugar as needed.

Tips for Perfection

Blueberry Brilliance

  • Fresh or Frozen: Use fresh blueberries for a burst of summer flavor or frozen ones for a delightful chill in every bite.

Frosting Finesse

  • Texture Tweak: Adjust the frosting’s consistency to your liking by controlling the amount of powdered sugar and water.

Conclusion

Indulge in the irresistible combination of citrusy zing and berry sweetness with our Lemon Blueberry Cake. Perfect for celebrations or a delightful everyday treat, this recipe will surely become a cherished favorite.

FAQs

  1. Can I use frozen blueberries in the cake?
    • Absolutely! Frozen blueberries work beautifully and add a delightful chill to each bite.
  2. How should I store the leftover cake?
    • Store it in the refrigerator for extended freshness, ensuring the flavors remain vibrant.
  3. Can I make this cake ahead of time?
    • Certainly! Bake the cake in advance and frost it just before serving for a fresh and luscious experience.
  4. Is there a substitute for olive oil in the cake batter?
    • Yes, you can use melted coconut oil or vegetable oil as a substitute for olive oil.
  5. Can I freeze the unfrosted cake for later?
    • Absolutely! Wrap the unfrosted cake in plastic wrap and freeze it for a convenient treat whenever the craving strikes.

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