Delicious, sweet and light, blueberry lemon cake soaked in a tangy syrup overnight to infuse the citrus flavors, making it the perfect summer cake.
I’ve mentioned a couple of times my grandma in my posts and her joy to live and love for food but I rarely mention she’s fighting lung cancer and everytime I talk with her on the phone I pray I get to hear her voice at least one more time.
My parents worked a full time job when I was a baby. I was raised both by my grandma and my grandgrandmother. They were the ones I called mom, actually I still call my grandma Mom.
She loves both cake and fruit and this cake combines them. The blueberry cake is a simple cake, with everyday ingredients, no need for 10 trips to the store because you forgot something. I’m pretty sure you have already butter, sugar, eggs, flour, almonds, blueberries and lemons. Now all you need is a little bit of patience and a cup of coffee to enjoy the cake later with.
Despite being soaked in the lemon sugary syrup, the cake is still light, with a small crumb. The top of the cake has a strong lemon flavor and slowly it mellows down once you take a bite of the juicy blueberries.
Delicious sweet and light blueberry cake soaked in a lemon syrup overnight to infuse the citrus flavors, making it the perfect summer cake.
- 1 cup (226 grams) room temperature butter
- 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
- 4 eggs
- grated zest and juice from one lemon
- 1 3/4 cup (210 grams) all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
- 6 oz fresh blueberries
- 2/3 cup sugar combined with juice from 2-3 lemons
- Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 8X8" baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
- Add the eggs and mix until well combined. Stir in the grated zest and juice from 1 lemon.
- Add the flour, baking powder and almonds and mix until just combined.
- With a spatula, fold in the blueberries.
- Pour the cake batter in the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, prick it al over with a wooden skewer or a fork and pour over the lemon syrup. (2/3 cup sugar combined with juice from 2-3 lemons)
- Let the cake stand for a couple of hours or overnight before cutting into squares.
- Sift powder sugar on top before servings, optional.
When my friend Kim asked me to join her today to raise awareness about cancer I knew I have to oblige.
Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!
Check out what other bloggers have made today and read their stories.
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Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb
Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story
Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance
Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts
Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie’s Cucina
Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious
Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker
Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry
Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple
Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie
Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy
Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos
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Angel Cake by Ninja Baking
Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!
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