24.4.13

Blueberries + Lemon


 My new bundt pan was calling to me, and so were the blueberries that I had frozen from my produce box from Backyard Produce. A trick I learned was to never wash your berries if you are going to freeze them so that they don't get frosty in the freezer. Also, if you freeze them on a pan first and then transfer them to a ziplock baggy, they won't turn into one big lump. 

 This recipe is from Martha Stewarts website. It's the Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake. I love anything with lemon in it. Her recipe calls only for the zest in the cake, and a dusting of powder sugar when it's done. Once I zest a lemon, though, I like to use the juice as well. When I finished removing the zest, the rest of the lemon I juiced and added about 2 cups of powdered sugar to make the icing. I also replaced the sour cream that is called for in the cake recipe with vanilla yogurt, and omitted the vanilla that is called for. I love the taste of yogurt in cakes. It's my go-to whenever I don't have sour cream on hand.

 My three year old was trying to help make the frosting, but more was ending up in his mouth than anything so I sent him outside to collect some flowers and check on our chickens so I could finish it up. He did pick me a lovely bouquet, don't you think? Who could say no to sweet little hands full of purple daisies? 

I traded him the bouquet for the first slice of cake.


The cake was really moist, and the frosting added just the right tartness to finish it. Give it a go, and let me know how you like it!






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5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - your cake is stunning and the styling is so pretty.
    I'd like to invite you to share this project or any of your projects on The Inspiration Board at my blog homework.
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  3. Absolutely gorgeous cake. I just love blueberries in anything. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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