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lemon blueberry tea cake recipeWhen we were moving from California to Kansas, I bought an iPad for the trip.  It came in really handy when we had no consistent Internet access for weeks at a time.  I figured that when we got settled I would see if I still liked it, and if not, I would sell it.  Turns out, I really love my iPad.  I use it to read books, stay in touch, answer emails, pin to my hearts content, watch TV, and waste time.  One of my favorite things on my iPad is reading Martha Stewart Living Magazine.  On the iPad, it is just so cool.  The graphics are amazing, and so interactive.

This recipe comes from the July 2011 issue.  It is one of the first things that I baked in my new home, but somehow I forgot to post it.  This lemon blueberry tea cake was a big hit here.  It is sweet, but has lots of tang from the lemon syrup and lemon zest.  The lemon syrup makes this cake super moist, but it also adds a little crust to the outside when it hardens.  Feel free to use frozen blueberries if you cannot get fresh.  This tea cake might be just what you need in January when you are longing for the warm days of summer.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipe1 stick butter
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups blueberries

lemon blueberry tea cake recipeSimmer 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice over medium heat.  Let it simmer for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves and thickens slightly.  Set aside.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipeIn a small bowl, combine heavy cream, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, and vanilla.  In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipeCream together the butter and 1 cup sugar.  Add eggs one at a time.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipeBeat in the the flour in 3 additions.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipeAlternate with cream mixture.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipeFold in the blueberries.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipeAdd batter to a large loaf pan (or 9 2 1/2 by 4 baking pans) that has been coated with cooking spray.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Brush the top of the cake with lemon syrup.  Let stand for 15 minutes, then turn the tea cake out.  Brush the remaining syrup all over the cake.  Cool completely.

lemon blueberry tea cake recipe

Lemon Blueberry Tea Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups blueberries

Instructions

  1. Simmer 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice over medium heat. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves and thickens slightly. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine heavy cream, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar. Add eggs one at a time.
  4. Beat in the the flour in 3 additions.
  5. Alternate with cream mixture.
  6. Fold in the blueberries.
  7. Add batter to a large loaf pan (or 9 2 1/2 by 4 baking pans) that has been coated with cooking spray.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Brush the top of the cake with lemon syrup. Let stand for 15 minutes, then turn the tea cake out. Brush the remaining syrup all over the cake. Cool completely.
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15 Responses to Lemon Blueberry Tea Cake

  1. […] Add this recipe to ZipList! Lemon Blueberry Tea Cake Ingredients1 stick butter 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 Tablespoon […]

  2. I think lemons and blueberries is my favorite fruit combination. I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks Bree!

  3. Denise @ TLT says:

    I’m not an Ipad-owner (yet…) but I borrow one from a family member often. Love it! Especially The Martha Stewart magazine you describe here, yesterday I viewed the october edition and it’s a good one!
    This cake looks beautiful. I love the combination of lemon and blueberries, so this one is now on my must-try-list!

  4. I love my iPad – so convenient! This cake looks delicious.

  5. This cakes looks amazing! When my lemons come in I’ll have to try this.

  6. ally says:

    The cake looks delicious, It is cooling in the kitchen as I type and is to be served tomorrow…yum. A couple of things, I couldn’t see in the recipe what to do with the lemon zest so I beat it with the sugar before creaming in the butter, it took 45 mins to cook through (perhaps my oven is slow) and once you brush the top of the cake don’t turn it out upside down onto a cooling rack…eeks, the top half of the cake came off when I flipped it back over. So when I make this again this weekend (over abundance of blueberries) I will only be brushing the top and 4 sides with the syrup. Oh and my house smells like lemons and that is about the best smell I can think of!!

  7. I’m a slave to sweets! Looks so yummy. Totally going to make this! Thanks for posting.

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  9. eiryn says:

    Hi.. may i know the number setting of the kitchen aid on step 3 and 4 and how long in each step?
    mine usually doesn’t leaven up well

    Thank you very muchhh!

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