Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberries

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberries


I had been seeing a few lemon yogurt cakes around that looked good and I was thinking that the rest of my meyer lemons would go well in one. Recently I have been trying to clear some space in my freezer and I came across some blueberries that I had frozen in the summer. I really like the lemon and blueberry flavour combo and I could not resist adding the blueberries to the lemon yogurt cake. With he cake down the only thing that was left was the topping. I was thinking about going with a simple lemon glaze when I came across a bookmark for a lemon blueberry cake with a limoncello glaze on Dragon's Kitchen that sounded great! The lemon yogurt cake with blueberries was really easy to make, though it took a bit longer than I expected. (I think that was because I used still frozen blueberries.) The toothpick test worked and the cake came out perfectly baked even though it took a little longer. The cake was nice and light fluffy and moist and infused with blueberry and lemony goodness! The limoncello added a really nice zing to the lemon glaze that finished the cake off nicely. I think that I will be having this cake for breakfasts for the rest of the week and I am certainly looking forward to them.

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberries

(makes 6+ servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup yogurt
1 cup white sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon limoncello (or more lemon juice)
lemon zest to garnish

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
2. Mix the lemon zest, yogurt, sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla extract in another bowl.
3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients.
4. Mix in the blueberries.
5. Pour the batter into a greased 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan.
6. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about an hour.
7. Mix the confectioners sugar, lemon juice and limoncello and pour over the cake after it has cooled.

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberries


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81 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

So luscious and divine!!

Judy said...

lemons and blueberries,,,, yumm.

squirrelbread said...

great work!

cheers,

*heather*

Not Another Omnivore said...

That looks delicious. The second picture is particularly fantastic.

NAOmni

Cheryl said...

Kevin, outstanding as usual!

Christina Kim said...

Kevin, you are simply brilliant. You have managed to combine four of my favorite things -- yogurt, blueberries, lemons, and cake! This will definitely become part of my dessert repertoire.

Chef Fresco said...

Oh yum, kevin! Did you use fresh blueberries? And I love how you used limoncello, looks delicious!

Daziano said...

Limoncello and blueberry rock!!!

Colin's Mom said...

Looks yummy. I just made a lemon blueberry cake for a coworker this week. The combination is a real winner!

homecooked said...

Looks so moist and yummy!

Spryte said...

Yum! I wish I was having that for breakfast this week!

Minnie~Knits said...

We must have similar paletes or something; I noticed you like maple, rhubarb, sweet potatoes, crab meat...chicken salad...key lime pie...all my faves!

I spent a LOT of time searching for granola recipes last spring, ended up improvising my own recipe and you know what I called it? Maple Pecan Granola. LOL it IS different than yours though, because I ended up using some cinnamon & sunflower seeds, too...It's a work in progress...I'm a granola freak...

I also LOVE peanut butter & banana sandwiches, but had never thought to substitue nutella! DEFINITELY going to try that!!!

Then I searched your blog for the term "Monte Cristo". Yay!!! You passed the test!

Keep up the good work!

jDub said...

wow! this is the best looking yogurt cake i've seen. for a closet sized kitchen, you can create some amazing things!

Steph said...

It looks gorgeous Kevin! Way better than my yogurt cake.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Wow! I have made a similar one twice, once with lemon and another one with grapefruit! But I did without the glaze! What a good idea to incorporate some berries into it!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I've been seeing quite a few of these in blogosphere, but yours looks exquisite. I have Myer lemons and blueberries so this sounds like a nice Sunday supper.

Rita said...

Very nice, love bluebery cakes. What a nice sugar coating you've made.

Chris said...

Oh blueberry goodness! Looks great.

Melissa said...

I think I am going to make a wish and hope this is on the table tomorrow morning for breakfast! :)

Ann said...

truly yummy Kevin..can imagine the taste with lemon and blueberries..drooling

Dan said...

What kind of yogurt, plain or vanilla?

Katrina said...

GREAT looking cake!

Abutton said...

That looks wonderful. Is it made with plain yogurt?

missy b. said...

**TIP!!!**

If you flour the blueberries ahead of time they'll keep their places better and not sink to the bottom..

I'm SO making this cake, dude..

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Lol! TWD did a lemon yogurt cake this week too. Lemon and blueberries are one of my favorite combinations! Wish I had thought to put blueberries in mine too. Yours looks delicious!

Passionate About Baking said...

Quite right Kevin...the TWDs have been posting these delights this week! I love Dragon's Kitchen, & this is a wonderful cake...yummm!!

Pam said...

Looks good Kevin - I love the dripping frosting. Blueberries and lemon are the perfect match.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This sounds lovely - and I love the sound of the limoncello glaze. One of my favourite liquers, and so versatile...

Natalie said...

I have this cake in the oven right now!!

I had to make adjustments bc of what I had on hand...I hope it still turns out as great as yours looks!

Instead of yogurt- I used sour cream.

I had a little left in a mixed fruit frozen sack so i used thast- Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries

And for the glaze...I did not have any limoncello, however, I used 2 TBSP of plain lemon juice and a jigger of grey goose vodka YUMMY!!

Thank you!!

Amanda said...

Oh dear, Kevin. I have to stop clicking on your page -- I have to try everything on here and it's going to make me balloon a gazillion pounds!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's one of my most favorite combos! A deliciously moist cake!

Cheers,

Rosa

noobcook said...

The white topping looks absolutely gorgeous. This looks delicious.

ttfn300 said...

can i have a slice?? this sounds awesome, and love the copious amounts of berries!!

Happy cook said...

I love her blog too.
The cake looks so yumm. I have never used frozen fruits in cake.

Culinary Cory said...

Wow, all your blueberries sank to the bottom. Which actually makes for a nice presentation when it's sliced on a plate.

Kaye said...

Awesome recipe. I have frozen blueberries too!

Kaye said...

I just want to tell you how much I love your blog!!! THanks for sharing!

Joanne said...

I'm loving all of this lemon lately! It's one of my favorite flavors to have in dessert and the lemon/blueberry combo is an especial favorite.

Hayley said...

Perfect Spring flavors Kevin! Thanks for sharing!

Gloria said...

Nice cake Kevin, I love blueberries and lemon too!! nice combination! xGloria

Debbie said...

As always a great looking cake. Kevin, you have a way of taking something very ordinary and making it fabulous!!! Love the icing.

Nicisme said...

Delicious, love the dribbling icing!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Pair this with a big cup of "JOE" and it would be a perfect morning!!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

I love cakes made with yogurt, they'reso moist and delicious. Very yummy with citrus too. Great job!

Jeanine said...

That looks fantastic, Kevin! Love the added blueberries. Yum!

Leslie said...

Kevin, your cake looks so very light and summery!

Anonymous said...

I haven't thanked you for the Strawberry Feta Salad recipe. I make it often now that strawberries are in season here in Florida. I did look at the original recipes that you linked, but really like your breakdown on amounts of ingredients. So thanks, Nan.

http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/2008/06/strawberry-and-feta-salad.html

Margaret said...

Try coating the blueberries with flour before you mix them in - they might not sink to the bottom that way.

Allen of EOL said...

Love the glaze -- when I saw the photo my eyes opened wide when I caught a glimpse of the stark white glaze contrasting the moist lemon-blueberry cake. Beautiful and delicious!

Zesty Cook said...

WOW Kevin! This looks impressive :)

Michelle C said...

I frickin' ADORE lemon and blueberry together ...

Yep, that's it.

HappyTummy said...

hi kevin! this looks fantastic. i love the limoncello glaze!

incidentally, all of the tuesdays with dorie bakers also baked a lemon-flavored cake this week--dorie's French Yogurt Cake! it was delicious...but now that i look at yours, i'm kind of thinking blueberries would have made it better :)

Maria said...

Love the blueberries and glaze. I am sure the cake was super moist and delicious!

Jennifer said...

My friend Kathy always brings me 3 huge gallon ziploc bags of blueberries every summer. What a nice find in your freezer! Mine were gone so quickly though...

Love the recipe!

heartkorean said...

I have to try this.

Natashya said...

A blueberry is a lemon's best friend. And limoncello glaze! Fabulous!

Marjie said...

Excellent dessert or breakfast! Love seeing your blueberries still doing the job for you!

Sandie said...

Delicious, Kevin! All my favorite flavors---wrapped up in 1 yummy cake!

Elle said...

Kevin, this looks fantastic! Very nice for Spring.

Lo said...

Nice, Kevin. I like the blueberry citrus combo. And yogurt cakes are so nice and moist, I'll bet this was a winning combo!

The Duo Dishes said...

Yogurt cakes are super moist. They're the best loaf cake every.

bobby said...

this looks great, lemon and blueberry cake is one of my favorites.

Kevin said...

Chef Fresco: I used blueberries that I had frozen in the summer.

Dan: I used a vanilla yogurt for even more vanilla flavour but plain works great as well.

missy b. & Margaret: Thanks for the flour tip! I will definitaly try that next time.

Diana said...

That glaze is impressive! You take great pictures!

Bridgett said...

I love the flavor combo, plus those blueberries just look so yummy.

AnticiPlate said...

I just made a lemon yogurt cake from Molly Wizenberg's new book, A homemade life. Delicious!

kimberleyblue said...

Meyer lemons are the best! I'm always on the search for new recipes to make with them - this sounds perfect!

Love the berries. :)

tigerfish said...

I'm always more for savory than sweet but somehow, this cake sounds so good!

Lisa said...

Fantastic as usual. Blueberries are just perfect in cake.

zerrin said...

I love everything with yogurt, lemon and berries. Great idea for a cake. Yum!

Helene said...

Wow, what a beautiful twist on lemon yogurt cake. Well done Kevin.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You're right, there's a lot of yogurt cakes arround. I love them! The flavours you chose are perfect, very fresh form the spring!

ellie said...

i'm not learning how to cook. i'm learning how to cook again. this recipe is too wonderful *not* to make! thanks, kevin!

Jan said...

What I want to know is, how do you stay so skinny when you make all this yummy food? You ought to look like a barn side. :-)

Seriously, great looking cake.

oneshotbeyond said...

wow...pretty presentation

Cooking and the City said...

gorgeous cake Kevin! :-)

Jaime said...

your yogurt cake looks great w/all those blueberries!

The Cooking Photographer said...

I am in total shock and awe at your amazing blog. Wow.

Blessed Homemaker said...

I've bookmarked a few of your recipes but I'm going to start with this once I get hold of more blueberries! Will keep you posted ;-)

Carleigh said...

This looks amazing! I was inspired to start making it right away, I cannot wait till it cools to add the topping and take a bite!

dhan said...

whether the difference between kefir and yogurt?
Which is better between them?
whether kefir has the same flavor of yogurt?
It looks very tasty

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