Monday, August 25, 2014

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Hey there! Have you been seeing a ton of blueberry posts on pinterest? I have. Coincidentally, my lovely neighbor gave me a couple of pounds of blueberries about two weeks ago. I made some blueberry pancakes, then stuffed the rest in the freezer for later. Since then, I've been trying to figure out what to do with them. Well, I've finally come up with something!


Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #blueberryseason #cake #sweet


Lemon Pound Cake is probably the best kind of pound cake...well...almost. I actually think Apricot Nectar Cake is the best, but we will leave that for another time. Anywho, lemon pound cake... add some blueberries, and you have fruity deliciousness. 


Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #blueberryseason #sweet #cake

The only problem I had was the blueberries. You see, they were heavier than the batter, so they sunk to the bottom of the bundt pan. The more I thought about it though, the more I liked it. It gives the cake this natural topping baked right in. A bit of advice, though, make sure you really coat that pan in cooking spray.

 Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #blueberryseason #sweet #cake

I kind of cheated on the recipe for the original pound cake (minus the lemon). You see, I've never made pound cake before. So, I used Paula Deen's...only...a little altered. Boy, was that a great idea! She sure knows how to cook. 

 Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #blueberryseason #sweet #cake

Hubby took some of this to work, and they loved it! I mean, what's not to love? Its so fresh tasting, and it's not bogged down by overly sweet chocolate or frosting (not that I don't love that stuff). 

To give it a little more oomph, I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top. I seriously need to invest in a sifter. I had to "sift" with my hands. Yeah, not cool. 

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake via @cupcake_n_bake #blueberryseason #sweet #cake

So, what do you think? Would you keep it simple with the powdered sugar or add a different topping? Would you just keep it plain? Let me know in the comments, and don't forget to print!
Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

by cupcake-n-bake
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Keywords: bake breakfast cake
Ingredients (serves 10)
  • 1 TBSP Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed from half a lemon works great!)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat bundt pan in cooking spray and flour.
Using a mixer, cream together butter and vegetable shortening
Slowly add sugar
Add your eggs one at a time. Make sure you beat them with your mixer after each addition.
Add flour to the mixture alternatively with the milk (flour then milk then flour, etc).
Mix in vanille, lemon extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Stir in blueberries.
Pour into bundt pan, and bake for 1 hour. Check to make sure a toothpick comes out clean. if not, cook additionally. Do not cook longer than an additional 30 minutes.
Cool, then release cake from pan. Serve and Enjoy!
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15 comments :

  1. Yumm, this looks so good! I love the combo of lemon and blueberry together! I would love a slice of this sweetness with a great big cup of coffee! :-) Saying hello from in and out kitchen link party!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but Hubby loves it with coffee!

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  2. This looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I've linked up :)

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  3. I love any dessert with blueberries! This sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings!

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  4. Yummy, I love pound cake, my very fave cake to eat and make!
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  5. Now I know what to do with all the blueberries I bought from farmers market! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Yum!
    Amy
    www.amystebbins.com

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  6. Thus really looks delicious, pinning to my Joy of Baking Pinterest board. Diane @ Mrs U Makes.

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  7. Mouth watering cake!!
    I wish it was easy to get blueberries here, as I'd love to make it

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  8. Blueberry and lemon is one of my favorite combos! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  9. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I loved this post so much that I chose it to be featured for this weeks party. :) Go grab a button you deserve it!

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