Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

by Kiran on August 7, 2015 · 7 comments

in Baking, Breakfast/Brunch, Cake, Desserts

Hi there!

I’ve been super excited about blueberries recently. Its so sweet and I don’t want summer to go away so quickly, thanks to sweet blueberries.

Its a good excuse, right? I mean, life can be about the smallest of excitements as well.

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
At the moment, I can’t seem to get blueberries out of my head. I throw a handful into salads, smoothies and now, a loaf cake. The thrill here is to see what else can I do besides mindlessly snacking on blueberries, all day long.

Lo behold! Throwing handfuls into baked confections is totally epic. A thick slice of fragrant blueberry lemon loaf cake with a cup of tea, what’s not to love?

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
I almost always seek solace through baking. It not only nourishes my soul, but heals everything within. Its also peaceful and reassuring to know that the end result will be a fragrant and mouthwatering confection.

Trust me, a slice will never enough.

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • zest from 2 whole large lemons (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tsp all purpose flour

Directions:

  1. Place rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and line a large loaf pan with parchment. Set aside.
  2. Sift flours, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, toss blueberries with 2 tsp all purpose flour. Set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream sugar and softened butter on medium low speed, until fluffy (for about 2 minutes).
  5. Stream in vanilla extract and add one egg at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Scrape the sides of bowl, when necessary.
  6. With the mixer on low, stream in low-fat buttermilk and lemon zest. Beat for a minute. Mixture will look like it has curdle, but thats okay.
  7. Add flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Do not over-beat. With a spatula, gently fold in blueberries.
  8. Spoon and level batter into prepared loaf pan. Gently tap the pan to evenly distribute the batter.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. If loaf cake is browning too quickly, tent it with a piece of foil.
  10. Allow cake to cool in pan for an hour before inverting onto a plate.
  11. Best enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee. Unsweetened, of course 😉

 

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Have a great weekend, my friends. Enjoy summer bounty while it lasts. I’m off to mindlessly snack on blueberries. Again. And again. Can’t stop, will not 🙂

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1 Rosa August 7, 2015 at 8:21 PM

Heavenly! I really have to try that combo soon…

Cheers,

Rosa
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2 Angie@Angie's Recipes August 8, 2015 at 1:26 PM

A very beautiful loaf cake, Kiran.
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3 Raymund August 12, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Can I have a slice or a loaf delivered here, that looks good
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4 ZazaCook August 12, 2015 at 6:13 PM

What a gorgeous cake for summer! This is making my mouth water!

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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 13, 2015 at 5:22 PM

There’s nothing better than blueberries and lemon, such a pretty cake!
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6 Laura&Nora @Our Food Stories August 15, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Love blueberries!! And the cake looks amazing <3
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7 Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen August 22, 2015 at 12:17 PM

We all love blueberries — they are indeed AWESOME. And this cake is absolutely stunning and delish! 🙂

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