22 October 2015 / 12 Comments
MOUTHWATERING BLUEBERRY AND LEMON CAKE
Hi!It’s just a quickie! I really wanted to share with you this lovely recipe that I made for In Clover magazine.
You should know me well enough to realized that I get excited about exciting recipes and I just cannot keep them to myself so I’m spreading the news!This cake is my “dream come true”. A cake that I want to make special memories with…bake it for our anniversary,my mum’s birthday,picnic party with friends and a lazy Sunday afternoon…It’s perfect.
BLUEBERRY AND LEMON CAKE
with almonds and maple syrup
100g unrefined caster cane sugar
200g self-rising flour, sifted
120g ground almonds, sifted
60g unsalted butter, melted
juice and finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
40g almond flakes
60ml maple syrup
+butter and ground almonds for greasing a tin
Preheat the oven to 180C.Grease a 19cm springform cake tin with butter and sprinkle with ground almonds. Place the eggs and sugar in a bowl and whisk with an electric mixer for around 10 minutes until pale and tripled in volume. Add the flour, ground almonds, melted butter, lemon juice and grated lemon zest and gently mix to combine the ingredients. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter and transfer the mixture to the tin and spread it evenly. Sprinkle with the almond flakes, drizzle with 1/3 of maple syrup and bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked and tested with a skewer.
Leave to cool for 15 minutes then carefully unclasp the tin and move the cake to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Brush the remaining maple syrup over the top and enjoy!
TIP: Halfway through baking, you can place a layer of baking paper or kitchen foil over the top of the cake to prevent over-browning.
Wow this cake does look amazing! I love how you have used almond meal and the maple syrup drizzle for a cake that is just a little bit different. Gorgeous food styling too – wish I had a piece!! <3
Thank you Claudia!I wish I could send you a piece.It really is as great as it looks!
I’m thinking this cake might also be my dream come true. It’s absolutely stunning and I love how the almond slivers dress it up. Really pretty!
Thank you Lynn!!!It’s soooo good!You’ll love it 😉
This cake looks delicious. I absolutely loove the almonds on top.
Thank you dear Kristina!It tastes absolutely divine!
It looks like a perfect cake….lemon, almond and maple syrup are such a great combination, and I bet it would be good with so many different fruits!
Thank you Anja!I’m pretty sure it will taste amazing with other fruit too!
This is my idea of a perfect dessert, I love using ground almonds in my cakes and lemon flavoured cakes are my favourite, looking forward to trying this recipe out. Thanks for sharing it!
Thank you Fida!It’s my favourite cake at the moment and I also like to experiment with adding different fruit and spices!I’m sure you’ll enjoy it 🙂
yummy this cake is delicious, nice with a big pot of tea, thanks for sharing.
Thanks Simon!Oh yes!Tea is a must with this cake 🙂