Sunday, January 22, 2012

End of the weekend blueberry loaf with meyer lemon glaze

I hope you all had a great weekend, mine has been very relaxing spending time with my family for my dads 56th birthday. We had dinner at his place last night and I made a few dips and a blueberry loaf that caught my eye on one of my favorite blogs Eat Yourself Skinny.  I promised a weekend post and I thought this blueberry loaf would be a wonderful treat - I made a few changes to the original recipe (Adapted from Joy of Baking) and the cake turned out splendid. 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - I used 1/2 stone ground whole wheat
1 tsp. baking powder
6 Tbsp salted butter, room temperature (if using unsalted butter add 1/4 tsp of salt)
3/4 cup organic demerara sugar (cane sugar)
2 large eggs - room temp.
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cardamom 
2 meyer lemons - zested 
1/2 cup light cream
1 cup fresh blueberries

FOR GLAZE: Just whisk the two together until smooth
about 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
juice form 2 meyer lemons

PREP: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place the oven rack in the center of the oven.  Grease a 8inch square pan.  In a spouted large measuring cup combine sifted flour, baking powder, cardamom & salt. In a standing mixer or a large bowl with a hand mixer combine sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs one at a time followed by vanilla & lemon zest. Scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times while incorporating the flour and cream. You want to add 1/3 of the flour then 1/2 the cream and repeat by adding another 1/3 of the flour and the rest of the cream finishing with the flour. Then gently fold in blueberries. 

BAKE: At 350 for 35 mins until slightly golden on top. Let the cake rest for 5 mins before removing from the pan, then drizzle with lemon glaze. 

 I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much I did. Chow for now. xo j.


  1. Elliot BFF OR DIEJanuary 23, 2012

    This cake looks amazing! I know you've said baking is an exact science, but what do you think of doing it all with whole wheat flour and skipping the butter and eggs in favor of lighter alternatives like tofu/yogurt/fruit puree or rolled oats? Or would it just be too dense?

  2. Oh yeh - I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Love the combination of blueberry and lemon with a touch of cardamom! Gorgeous cake!

  3. This looks SO delicious, I'm glad you all liked it! Gorgeous presentation! xoxo

  4. This looks amazing!!!! Love lemon and bluberry!

  5. Wow, this looks fantastic! :) Blueberry loaf sounds just like what the doctor ordered. :)

  6. This is lovely. I adore Kelly. Waves up at Kelly! This is a breakfast I could handle.

  7. This looks beautiful - soft, fluffy, moist and a perfect breakfast food! I bet it tasted like heaven :D
    Lovely blog my friend!

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  8. Love blueberries and lemon together, this looks delicious.

  9. I'm so glad I saw a bag of meyer lemons at the grocers this morning. This looks like an easy weekend treat, for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I am new to loving lemon flavoring but I ABSOLUTELY love it with blueberries! This looks and sounds delicious!

  11. What a lovely addition with the lemon glaze. Nice alternative in a loaf vs a muffin form. :)

  12. You're right, I totally want to eat this! Looks delicious w/ all of the blueberries! YUMMM!

  13. LOVE Meyer Lemons & Blueberries- what a perfect foodie combination!

  14. Thanks for all the love yall. I can't tell you how delicious this cake is. The addition of cardamom is a wonderful addition. I love adding cardamom to all fruit baked goods It's my secret spice weapon!

  15. Looks amazing, I've been craving blueberries lately!

  16. this looks delicious! perfect brunch dish, thanks for sharing!

  17. You and I are on the same wavelength- I too am experimenting in the kitchen with Meyer lemons. I will buzz you on Foodbuzz :)


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