Thursday, 30 September 2010

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Loaf Cake

Hubby is back tomorrow morning and I’ve missed him! I know he misses being away from home and looks forward to coming home to my home-baked goodies and me. So today I’ve spent a lovely day baking and making delicious cakes for hubby’s return. As you know I have a fridge load of Total Greek Yoghurt and thought I’d kill 2 birds with 1 stone and find something yummy to bake for my man that also incorporated the yoghurt. I didn’t have to look far and found this absolutely amazing Lemon Curd and Blueberry Loaf Cake. The yoghurt makes this heavenly citrusy cake light and incredibly moist. We are off to the lodge again this weekend and I have a feeling this cake and the Banana Chocolate and Pecan Loaf (I will blog about it over the weekend) I also made will go down a treat! Have a great weekend everyone. x



Lemon Curd and Blueberry Loaf Cake

Ingredients
175g softened butter , plus extra for greasing
500ml tub Greek yogurt
300g jar good lemon curd
3 eggs
zest and juice 1 lemon
200g self-raising flour
175g golden caster sugar
200g punnet of blueberries
140g icing sugar
edible flowers , such as purple or yellow primroses, to serve (optional)

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.

27 comments:

Margaret said...

Your cake looks lovely Maria. I made this cake some time ago and for whatever reason it didn't turn out!!

Chele said...

I've made this cake before now and it is a touch on the yummy side - certainly didn;t last long around here. I'm sure your Hubby will love it ;0)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

scrum - bet he will run through the door with the smell of that scrummy cake!

Brownieville Girl said...

That is the prettiest loaf cake I have ever seen - have to give this one a go!

Jacqueline said...

I agree with Brownieville Girl. Such a pretty loaf. I am sure hubby will be very pleased :)

Jean said...

This looks lovely and perfect for our charity cake stall for Children in Need next month. I love the idea of decorating it with icing and flowers, not to mention the hundreds and thousands, that I have been addicted to since childhood, when my mum always put them on her fabulously delicious trifle.

Lady Cherry said...

Looks very pretty Maria! I have got a recipe for east lemon curd, I am going to try it out this weekend, if it's any good I will blog it. x

Victoria said...

Oh Maria! I'm almost addicted to the lemon curd:) And, the flavor of lemon and blueberries is a wonderful mix... Your cake is so beautiful and very well decorated!

Heather said...

How pretty! I just love the flowers on top.

Gloria said...

What lovely,lovely cake María, this cake look really awesome, I love it! gloria

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Maria I love the look of your cake! The colours make it very girly and the little flowers are adorable. I'm sure it will be very much appreciated. Also, a cake with lemon curd? Far out...I would not be able to resist.

Rhyleysgranny said...

This cake sounds just perfect Maria. More than that it looks just gorgeous. So prettily decorated. I love those little flowers. Did you make those?

Nic's Notebook said...

Aww what a lovely wife you are! I used to make a yogurt cake years ago - your one looks even better with the lemon & blueberry. Looks just my thing, will let you kow if I try it :) xx

dining furniture said...

The cake is pretty! I like the color and the decorations that you used!

The Caked Crusader said...

Total are extremely generous with their samples aren't they? I baked with it and shared the leftover with friends and I still have some left - this cake could well be it's destination!

Barbara said...

Blueberries and lemon...yum! Your cake looks really moist and what a welcome home gift! Bet he loved it.

Lucie said...

This just adorable Maria! Beautiful and moist. Have a lovely weekend xx

Tracey said...

This looks lovely and very pretty Maria! Plus love the flavour combo of blueberries & lemon curd! Enjoy!x

My Taste Heaven said...

i love the icing!

Laura said...

This looks wonderful! I love how you put the flowers on it. :) Adorable!

Helen said...

Mmm, that sounds lush. It looks so pretty with the flowers on top too.

Choclette said...

This looks so delicious, a gorgeous colour and the daisies look lovely. The fridge load of yogurt makes me laugh, knowing what it's like and reading the exclamations from others who've received it. I almost can't make a cake without it now as it does seem to make it extra light and moist as you say.

Danielle said...

That cake looks so pretty! And the glaze and flowers look perfect on top. I'll have to make this sometime!

Maria♥ said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments ;o)

Maria
x

Jill said...

I'm gonna make this one, it looks and sounds delicious. I love Lemon Curd, but never seem to do much with it.

It might lift my spirits after the nightmare that is 'househunting'.

x

Antonia said...

This looks really lovely - the combination of lemon curd and blueberry is so good. I'd love a slice right now (...but I suspect you've finished it by now!).

I am always talking,always dreaming,always eating said...

oh my goodness, this looks DELICIOUS!!I love blueberries and lemon as a combination, yum,yum!