Happy Friday Friends! I took to Facebook again to ask what I should post today and of the four options I gave that also included a pizza, dressing and a pasta, this cake won out. I just love asking you guys what you would like to see on the blog. The feedback really helps me. Especially when I have no idea what to share. And now, onto this cake. This sweet, lemony, berry filled cake.
I got an email a couple weeks back telling me that Whole Foods was going to have a one day organic blueberry sale. They were going to be selling pints for $1.99. A steal right? I knew I had to get in on it so I made sure I was there to snatch up a few pints for myself. It’s like that shirt that you totally don’t need and probably won’t wear but must buy because it is on sale. So I bought them. And then I got them home and realized I had no idea what I was going to do with them.
I initially thought muffins but, let’s be honest, there isn’t a shortage of blueberry muffin recipes.
Then I thought about something chocolatey so I took to Facebook and Twitter to ask what people thought. While some said “yay” there was an overwhelming amount of “nay”s so I decided against it.
I thought ice cream but I don’t have an ice cream maker. I should get one.
I’ve tried blueberry cookies before. Not really a fan.
What was left?
Once I decided that I was going to bake a cake with the blueberries, adding lemon to the batter and frosting it with a cream cheese frosting just seemed right.
And it was. It worked together beautifully. In fact I am going to go ahead and say I loved this cake. And that is saying something because I am usually a chocolate cake kinda girl. So if you’re a fan of blueberries you’ll want to try this cake, and even if you’re not crazy about them I bet you’ll like it too.
AmyNovember 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm
I am getting married in April and one of the cake flavors I picked is a lemon blueberry! I am going to make this one to hold me over! Fantastic choice !!
FayeSeptember 20, 2013 at 4:05 am
I make a cake like this ,with the berries scattered throughout the cake .then when icing the cake ,I pipe a rim of icing around the top layer (making like a barrier )and fill the centre with fresh berries sticking them into the icing . Very attractive!
KelliSeptember 1, 2013 at 11:14 am
What could you sub for a gluten free option??
DesereeSeptember 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm
Hi Kelli- I am not familiar with gluten free baking but this link might help you. http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2013/05/gluten-free-baking-and-substitutions/
DinaAugust 31, 2013 at 8:28 pm
Monique VolzJuly 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm
This is beautiful — lemon and blueberries are one of the best combinations! Hope you are doing well. xoxo
CarolineJuly 2, 2013 at 6:18 am
This is like my idea of the perfect summer cake! Love it! I need to make this soon.
Katrina @ In Katrina's KitchenJune 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm
What a delicious looking cake! Lemons and blueberries are one of my fave combinations.
cassieJune 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm
This is an amazing cake! I will always choose blueberry+lemon in desserts…a big winner for me!
Jackie @ Domestic FitsJune 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm
You should TOTALLY get an ice cream maker. Even if just for my pure enjoyment of seeing what you post. It would be very selfless of you ;)
Aimee @ shugarysweetsJune 16, 2013 at 5:22 am
I love blueberries and lemon together! This cake looks awesome!
Judy VerkoelenJune 15, 2013 at 9:59 am
This combo of lemon and blueberries sounds absolutely delicious!
This is one I am definitely going to make.
You are so creative when it comes to putting a recipe together.
Love your website.
Cathy Pollak ~ Noble PigJune 15, 2013 at 6:27 am
I love the whole blueberry-lemon combo, especially in a nice moist cake. What a great summer treat. I know I’ve made this combo in bars and it was fantastic so it’s time to try something else. Thanks for the inspiration.
Kristy @ Sweet Treats & MoreJune 14, 2013 at 7:22 am
oh yum! I just bought a giant container of blueberries! might have to make a cake:)