This recipe is ripped off the bbc good food website, so I’m not going to give it the injustice of rewriting it and attempting to make it my own. I’ve made it twice, once as a round cake and once as a loaf cake, and it works perfectly either way. The blueberries go all gooey and jammy when they bake making the cake nice and moist, the lemon zest in the cake and the lemon icing on top give it a crackin’ kick. It’s a perfect spring/summer cake and is super easy. Its a slow cook cake, so it takes a wee while longer than normal to cook, but requires hardly any effort and is pretty fool proof! Here’s the deets…
- 175g softened butter , plus extra for greasing
- 500ml tub Greek yogurt (you need 100ml/3.5fl oz in the cake, the rest to serve)
- 300g jar good lemon curd (you need 2 tbsp in the cake, the rest to serve)
- 3 eggs
- zest and juice 1 lemon , plus extra zest to serve, if you like
- 200g self-raising flour
- 175g golden caster sugar
- 200g punnet of blueberries (you need 85g/3oz in the cake, the rest to serve)
- 140g icing sugar
- Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease a 2lb loaf tin and line with a long strip of baking parchment. Put 100g yogurt, 2 tbsp lemon curd, the softened butter, eggs, lemon zest, flour and caster sugar into a large mixing bowl. Quickly mix with an electric whisk until the batter just comes together. Scrape half into the prepared tin. Weigh 85g blueberries from the punnet and sprinkle half into the tin, scrape the rest of the batter on top, then scatter the other half of the 85g berries on top. Bake for 1 hr 10 mins-1 hr 15 mins until golden, and a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean.
- Cool in the tin, then carefully lift onto a serving plate to ice. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in enough lemon juice to make a thick, smooth icing. Spread over the top of the cake, then decorate with lemon zest and edible flowers, if you like. Serve in slices with extra lemon curd, Greek yogurt and blueberries.
Here’s a pretty poor quality photo of one of my attempts (bloody blackberry cameras are rubbish)