Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lemon Blueberry Tea Cake

I went and got myself a new cookbook a couple of days ago. I usually don't buy cookbooks anymore (at least not new ones) thinking I can get most any recipe that would be in them off the internet, but this one just grabbed my attention; and it was in the bargain bin.
The first recipe I've made out of it was this lemon blueberry tea cake.

Because I'm so tremendously graceful, I managed to break the darned thing right in half taking it out of the pan. Oh well, it still tastes the same.

Here's the recipe for ya:

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon plus 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour, divided

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

Glaze:

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice

Toss blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour; set aside. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each. Combine the baking powder, salt and remaining flour; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in lemon peel and berries. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 60 to 65 minutes. Cool 10 minutes then remove to wire rack.

Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves. Brush glaze on top and sides.

I thought it turned out pretty nice, not too sweet. I think it will be good for breakfast in the morning.

Well..this was my 99th post. Next up...some sort of a giveaway. Stay tuned!

17 comments:

Emily said...

Holy moly does this tea cake look good! I love blueberries.

The crack doesn't matter at all to me..

Yaya said...

Now that looks like a recipe I can handle! Yum!

Gabe's Girl said...

I love the flavor combo of this cake. I absolutely adore tea/coffee cakes. Definitely, this recipe is a keeper!

Tammigirl said...

And here I thought you pulled it apart for dramatic purposes. It looks beautiful. Feel free to send one to me in the mail!

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Whitney said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for popping by my blog! And congrats on your upcoming 100th post!

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks really good! Yum!

Mya said...

Aggggaahagahha (I'm sounding like Homer Simpson over here looking at that picture of the cake)

Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog the other day.

Brindi said...

At least it was just a crack. Usually, the whole bottom is stuck (I forget to spray!)

noble pig said...

I am cracking up at the crack. I always line my pan with parchment and just lift it out...no more cracks or mess.

Small House said...

I think this is something that one, I can make and two, they'll be happy I did. YUM!
Have a good day.
Sandra

Julie said...

I will definitely have to try the parchment paper next time. I'm usually in too big of a hurry to eat the stuff to bother with that :P

Molly said...

That looks delish! And I happen to have an excess of blueberries...not that I'm complaining! :)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Now this is a cookbook that I need. Great title and obviously great recipes. What is not to love?

Oh, and congrats on your 100th post. Huge achievement!

-Francesca

Shannah said...

Woefully late for VGNO, but I'm coming over for the after-party.

Sweet lord in heaven, girl! If there is one thing I love more than blueberries, it's lemon cake. I don't think I could even handle them both together.

meg said...

Mmmmm! This looks delcious!! I might actually have to cook something.

Colleen said...

Lemon, blueberry, tea, and cake are four words that go perfectly together! Looks delicious!

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