Monday, 27 April 2020

Sticky Lemon & Blueberry Loaf Cake Recipe

Okay when I shared photos of this sticky lemon and blueberry cake on my Twitter yesterday, my phone went mad! SO many people asking for the recipe, more than I've ever had before so I wanted to get it written up as quickly as possible. I'm sharing a LOT of recipes on my blog at the moment but I'm loving it. I'm cooking and baking more than usual (there's not much else to do is there?) and I'm just using this time to try and improve where I can whilst also trying out new things too. If you've seen any of my baking recipes in the past, I'm sure you'll know I'm usually about anything chocolatey but one of my fave flavour combinations is lemon and blueberry so over the weekend I finally gave something a try with the ingredients myself. After seeing many variations of lemon and blueberry cakes, cupcakes and traybakes on Pinterest, I decided on a loaf cake, something I don't make very often and I just hope you enjoy if you decide to give it a go too. I was so, so happy with how it turned out.
sticky lemon and blueberry loaf cake on wooden chopping board next to gold mirrored tray and white candle
Ingredients:
170g butter
130g caster sugar
3 eggs
115g natural or greek yoghurt
200g self-raising flour
Zest & juice of 1 lemon
4 tbsp of lemon curd
Small punnet of blueberries (around 125g)
Icing sugar

Method:
1. Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees/140 fan and grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper
2. Roll your blueberries lightly in flour (this stops them from sinking in the cake) and set aside
3. Cream together your butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric whisk if possible, until smooth
4. Whisk in your eggs one at a time
5. Add in your yoghurt and mix with a spoon
6. Fold through your self-raising flour gently
7. Stir in the zest and juice of 1 lemon and mix until everything is combined
8. Pour half of the cake batter into your loaf tin then spoon over 2 tbsp of lemon curd and swirl it around with a sharp knife or skewer. Scatter half of the blueberries on top
9. Add your remaining cake batter on top then repeat the process with the remaining 2 tbsp of lemon curd and the rest of the blueberries
10. Bake in the oven for at least 1hr 10 minutes. It will take between 1hr 10 and 1hr 30. I found mine took 1hr 30 and I think this is because I used a really large lemon and got out as much of the juice as I could making it a bit of a looser mixture. Just keep checking with a skewer after 1hr 10. If it comes out clean then the cake is done
11. Cool the cake in the tin for a least 15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
12. When cool, drizzle with yoghurt or icing sugar (just made with a little bit of water) then enjoy!
closeup of cake without icing sugar on top on wooden chopping board next to gold mirrored tray
closeup of cake with icing sugar on top on wooden chopping board next to gold mirrored tray with white candle
This was just amazing in so many ways. It's such a soft sponge but the top goes a little bit crisp and the icing sugar on top just makes it. It reminds me a lot of a blueberry muffin just with added lemon which is always a winner in a bake I find. The pools of lemon curd throughout aswell are just heavenly.

I never expected this to get the response it did so I hope if you like the look of it that you give it a go. It takes a bit of time but it's so worth it and it's one of those cakes that actually gets better over time, if you somehow manage to not eat it all in one day!

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10 comments

Nic said...

Thanks for sharing :) It looks very yummy :)

Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

Heather Nixon said...

It looks amazing! x

jennyinneverland said...

This looks worthy of a spot in the window of a bakery, my love! I would absolutely love to try this - I'm a sucker for anything lemon!

Jenny
http://www.jennyinneverland.com

Hannah said...

This looks incredible! I've never made a loaf cake before, but I need to try this. Thanks for sharing xx

Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

Sophie said...

This looks delicious! I generally prefer fruity desserts to chocolately ones so I'm sure I'd love this x

Sophie
www.glowsteady.co.uk

Tiffany Timms said...

So glad you think so! I was so proud of it xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you! x

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you so much Jenny! That's the dream xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thanks Hannah! I rarely make loaf cakes but just thought it would work best for this. So glad I tried it! xx

Tiffany Timms said...

I really think you would love it! The lemon flavour is just gorgeous x

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