Blueberry Almond Cake with Lemon Drizzle

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but Hubby is a HUGE blueberry fan. He loves baked goods that feature blueberries. His all time favorite in blueberry pie. I’ll have to make that sometime… But back to this cake.


This cake combines on of my favorite flavor combos – blueberries and lemon. Still to this day, one of my favorite cupcakes are the lemon blueberry basil cupcakes I made last summer. They’re awesome.


I loved using almond extract in this cake. Almond extract is very strong and aromatic. I am really enjoying William Sonoma bottle I got at TJMaxx, because it’s very strong and cost me 1/2 what it would at WS.


I made this cake for our cooking club. Everyone enjoyed it and Hubby and I each had a piece left over for breakfast the next morning. If you left the lemon drizzle off, it would taste very similar to coffee cake with blueberries on top.


Although leaving the drizzle off would be sad because look at the fun squiggly designed it made between the blueberries. It really makes this cake look so pretty.


The cake is pretty dense. And as you can see in the pictures, I overbaked it a bit so it was a little brown on the bottom. But like I said, it was really tasty. It would also be good with raspberries or blackberries on top!

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Blueberry Almond Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Drizzle

Yield: 12

Ingredients:

For the Cake
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
A pinch of nutmeg, freshly ground
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp almond extract

For the Topping
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp flour
1 egg
2 tsp lemon zest
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds

For the Glaze
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

For the Cake
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9-inch round cake or spring form pan and lightly dust it with flour.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup brown sugar and beat for approximately one minute until light and well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for approximately two minutes after each addition. Alternately, add one-half of the flour mixture and one-half of the yogurt, beating briefly on low after each addition. Repeat. Stir in the lemon juice and almond extract. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon flour, 1 egg, and the lemon zest for approximately two minutes until very smooth and creamy. Spoon this cheese mixture over the cake batter and spread, leaving a one-inch margin of cake batter exposed around the perimeter of the cake. Sprinkle the blueberries over the cream cheese mixture and the sliced almonds around the perimeter of the cake.

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake to room temperature and serve.

For the glaze
Whisk together the lemon juice with the powdered sugar and drizzle the mixture over the top of the cake.

Recipe adapted from Modern Comfort Food

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8 Responses to “Blueberry Almond Cake with Lemon Drizzle”

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    How To Be Perfect — July 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

    This cake looks great and I will definitely try those cupcakes, they sound awesome x

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    Lauren — July 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I’m right there with you husband – I adore blueberries! This cake looks absolutely delicious :).

    I’ve bought a whole bunch of reduced price ingredients at TJ Maxx and Marshalls – I always scope out their food section!

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    Lauren — July 16, 2010 at 11:56 am

    *your husband, not you husband ;)

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    Gia — July 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    In the ingredients you have listed yogurt but in the instructions you have buttermilk…can you just clarify which it is? I am going to the store and want to buy what I need to make this today!

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    Jen — July 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Gia – Sorry for the confusion – I have updated the recipe instructions. I used yogurt instead of buttermilk like the original recipe states. Either one would work just fine.

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    Memória — July 16, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    This cake looks amazing. Great photos.

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    hannah {thepastrykook} — July 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    the only reason why i like blueberries is cos they are good for eyesight! haha. your cake looks delectable (:

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    Ingrid — July 19, 2010 at 12:30 am

    We blueberries,t oo. Actually we love all berries and they pair well with both almond and lemon.

    Btw, No way would we thing of leaving off that yummy glaze.

    Thanks for sharing!
    ~ingrid

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