Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WFW


May the blessings and prosperity that come only from the Lord be with each of you today and always! With Love on a Word Filled Wednesday!
Kristen

Lemon Blueberry Cake

2 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) softened butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

The glaze
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-tube pan.

Spread the blueberries in 1 layer on a sheet pan and freeze for 1 hour. This will keep the berries from sinking to the bottom of the cake.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and lemon zest at high speed until light in color. Add the lemon juice, eggs, and 1 cup of the flour. Mix at medium speed until the batter is smooth and well blended. Add the sour cream, another cup of flour, and the baking soda. Mix at low speed until no traces of flour remain.

Combine the frozen blueberries with the remaining cup of flour. Fold this mixture into the batter, which should feel very thick.

Spoon the dough into the prepared tube pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan.

To make the glaze, mix together the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over the cake. Let the cake cool completely before removing it from it's pan.

Yields 16 slices.

10 comments:

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Beautiful scripture and lucious picture of blueberries.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

OK...I am making this! Really. To have me make a statement like this, you know it has to be good. I hate to cook, but I love to bake a good desert. Since lemon is one of my favorite flavors, you can bet I'm going to try this one.

Thanks for the recipe, Kristen. Thanks, mostly, for your heart.

peace~elaine

Amy said...

I love that verse, and that dessert sounds yummy!:)
Now my soul is encouraged, and my tummy is hungry.:)

much2ponder said...

That scripture is a promise i am holding on to and the desert sounds so good. I will have to write this down for future reference.

Thanks:)

MelanieJoy said...

What a great recipe!! My Dad has blueberry bushes and we have a freezer full of them. My Grandmother's 87th Birthday is next weekend so...I may just give this cake a try!

Ang baylis said...

I've been trying to stay away from sweets, but this makes me hungry! Yum!
Hope your weekend is going well!
Love,
Angie xoxo

littlerad said...

this looks and sounds so good... I will save this recipe, I don't cook much... You are in my prayers...
Connie
GBU

Kim said...

Great WFW...AND, I cannot wait to try the Lemon Blueberry Cake.

Thanks for sharing.

Kim~

Tracy said...

I love this WFW! That Lemon Blueberry cake sounds incredible...can't wait to give that recipe a try! (Thanks!)

Blessings to you!
Tracy

Ang baylis said...

Just stopped by to say hello and that I hope you are well!
Much love, Kristen!
Angie xoxo