Weekend Lemon Blueberry Cake

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I’m sharing one of my favorite baking recipes on Identity Girls today, so I thought it would only be fair to share it here on my personal blog as well! Lemon cake is my favorite flavor…fresh, sweet, and delicious. I absolutely love baking, and came across a recipe I loved in Kinfolk for “Weekend Lemon Cake.”

Since July is national blueberry month (yes, us bakers celebrate such things), I decided to put my own spin on the Kinfolk recipe and change it up with a few of my favorite additions. I changed the recipe a lot, but that tends to happen with creative types in the kitchen! Keep this recipe handy and give it a try this weekend. It’s perfect to take to a potluck, dinner party, brunch, or to simply snack on yourself!

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Weekend Lemon Blueberry Cake {With Vanilla/Lemon Glaze}

Ingredients:

For the cake…
8 large egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons coconut oil (you can also use unsalted butter)
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

For the glaze…
2 cups confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons vanilla

Directions:

For the cake…
1. Preheat oven to 320 degrees.
2. Lightly grease a 9×5 baking pan.
3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, sour cream, 1 cup of blueberries, and lemon zest until combined.
4. Sift the cake flour and baking powder, then stir into the other mixture.
5. Pour batter into your baking pan, and bake for 20 minutes.
6. Decrease oven temperature to 280 degrees, and continue baking until cake tester inserted comes out clean, about 20-30 minutes longer.
7. Let your cake cool completely, about 30 minutes.

For the glaze…
1. In a medium sauce pan, whisk your confectioners sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla on low heat until combined and melted.
2. Quickly pour your glaze over the cake (it will harden very fast).
3. Place the rest of your fresh blueberries, 1/2 cup, on top of the glaze.

I hope you enjoy this delicious cake, and have a wonderful national blueberry month!

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