Lemon and Blueberry awesomeness

I love blueberries and lemon is always yummy. I seen this cake in the Tesco magazine it looked soooooooooo yummy and had that drool effect to it! It was for Mothers day and what a perfect cake to make for the all the mothers out there!

My mum choose this recipe from a range of few I had given her to make for her wedding anniversary get together. Obviously my mum would choose this as it has lemon in! I think my mum has made me like lemon a lot more so I was really excited about it and glad she chose it too. One of the things I love about blueberries is when you see the blueberries burst in a cake and you see those amazing streaks from the burst berries. Blueberries have that nice sweet, yet tart taste and I do think they work really well with lemon.

This cake was so scrummy, it was so moist and you could taste the blueberries and lemon. I would definitely be making it again. Everyone enjoyed it so it was a hit.  

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Lemony and Blueberry awesomeness
Serves 12
Amazingly moist blueberry and lemon cake
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. Ingredients
  2. 225g - unsalted butter (soft and cubed)
  3. 225g - caster sugar
  4. 4 - eggs (I used medium)
  5. 50ml - half-fat sour cream
  6. 50g - lemon curd yogurt
  7. 225g - self raising flour
  8. 2 tsp - baking powder
  9. 1 tsp - bicarbonate of soda
  10. zest - 1 lemon
  11. 150g - blueberries
For the icing
  1. 1 tub 320g - full fat cream cheese
  2. 180g - butter
  3. 1 tbsp - lemon juice
  4. 100g - lemon curd
For the cake
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to180°C. Grease and line 3 x 8" sandwich tins with non-stick baking paper. I didn't have three tins so I used two.
  2. 2. In stand or hand mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat after each addition, Fold through the sour cream and yogurt.
  3. 3. Sift and fold in the flour, baking powder and bicarb. Fold in the lemon zest and berries.
  4. 4. Pour the mix into the tins and bake for 25 mins. Allow to cool.
For the buttercream
  1. 1. Beat together the icing sugar and butter, add the cream cheese and lemon curd.
  2. 2. Spread half the buttercream on the bottom of the cake then add it to the top of the cake.
  3. 3. As an option decorate with berries and grated lemon zest.
Adapted from Tesco real food
Adapted from Tesco real food
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