To me, there’s no place like the kitchen. I absolutely love being in the kitchen and creating delicious foods, whether it’s a high tea, complete meals or professional cakes which I ofcourse make for my business. People have been asking me for recipes for a while now, so I decided it was time for me to share some of my favorite (basic) recipes on my blog. I’d love to hear back from you if you’ve tried one or two!
The recipe I want to share today is my lemon-and-blueberry cake!
What do you need?
- 250 gram self-raising flower
- 200 gram granulated sugar
- 250 gram softened butter
- 4 eggs
- lemon juice
- 125 gram blueberries
- (butter) milk is optional
Before you begin, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature and your oven is preheated at 170 degrees. Line a cakemold up with greased paper to prevent the cake from sticking to the mold.
Place the eggs and sugar in a bowl and mix untill it’s a foamy consistancy, that should take about 5 minutes. Add the softened butter and mix until everything is well combined. Fold the self-raising flower in, to maintain it’s soft and foamy consistancy. Slice a lemon in half, squeeze one half above your hand which you’re holding above the batter. Make sure you catch the seeds!
If you find the batter to runny, add some self-raising flower. If it’s too ‘hard’, add some (butter) milk. You should be able to form stiff peaks with the batter.
Now add the blueberries and softly stir them through so they don’t break open. Put the batter into the mold and place it in the centre of the oven. Let it bake for 45-60 minutes, or untill golden brown. Check by sticking a toothpick in the centre, if it comes out dry, your cake is ready! Let if cool completely before cutting it in slices, although a nice warm piece is absolutely delicious!
It’s a pretty basic recipe that can be altered into anything! If you prefer another flavor, just leave out the lemon juice and blueberries and add any other flavor you want.
Do you prefer a healthier version? Try (partially) replacing the butter by coconut oil or mashed avocado. Instead of using sugar, you can try maple syrup, applesauce or grinded dates. Do you want to replace both the butter and sugar? Mashed up bananas is a great substitute! Have fun experimenting with it, although it may taste or look a bit different!