Lemon blueberry pound cake

    1 hour 30 min

    This is a moist and rich blueberry pound cake with the added brightness of lemon. If you don't have lemon extract, try adding more lemon zest along with fresh lemon juice. You can use two 20cm or 23cm cake tins instead of the tube cake tin, if desired.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 450g butter, softened
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 250ml milk, room temperature
    • 6 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 500g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 300g fresh blueberries

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 25cm Bundt tin or tube cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the lemon extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and lemon zest; stir into the cake mixture alternating with the milk. I like to use a spatula and stir by hand, mixing just until blended so the cake mixture is not over mixed. Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl often. Fold in the blueberries. Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Just made this-warning you need a massive mixing bowl!!! It filled my 23cm bundt tin plus a 1lb loaf and 12 cupcakes! Looks amazing and smells great but ingredients are expensive.  -  18 May 2014


    If you use 1/4 cup of the flour in this recipe and coat the blueberries before you put them in cake batter, the blueberries will not sink to the bottom.  -  26 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This cake was fabulous! I made the changes suggested by the previous reviewers (using lemon juice instead of extract and flouring the blueberries). I also used frozen blueberries (I allowed them to thaw first). Also instead of flouring the bundt pan, I sugared it--it makes a nice crunchy, sweet outer-layer. Then I used the leftover lemon juice to make a lemon icing. YUM! My dinner guest left with a copy of the recipie.  -  12 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)