Monday, February 3, 2014

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

 I seem to buy things when I see them on sale and then I go home and a wonder what to do with them.  I got a lovely bunch of blueberries recently and many recipes came to mind.  I decided to remake a lemon blueberry cake that I made a while back, but this time I wanted it to be a little more healthy.  I substituted the butter for canola oil and apple sauce.  Then I used low-fat yogurt instead of whole milk and even lessened the sugar a bit.   The result was a very moist cake that everyone enjoyed, including my son who claims to dislikes blueberries. 


The Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 cup apple sauce
4 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup lemon juice

The Dry Ingredients:
3 cups of all purpose flour (sifted)
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder

2 cups fresh blueberries
2Tbs lemon zest

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs lemon juice + a tsp water as needed to make glaze

With a mixer cream all the wet ingredients.   Then add the sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir gently.  Add the blueberries and lemon zest.  Pour batter into a large greased (or sprayed) bundt pan or cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.  Allow cake to cool down and pour the glaze over the cake.  Enjoy.

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  1. This looks like a moist and delicious cake! I love the blueberry and coconut combination.

  2. Your cake looks amazing! Blueberry and lemon is such a great flavor combo!

  3. What a colourful cake! i have never seen like this before. The ingredients chosen by you are unique!!

  4. That looks absolutely yummy! I bet it is moist and fantastic! I love the combination of flavors going on here!

  5. Oh, yummy! I'd enjoy a lemon blueberry cake, but since you added coconut, I know I'd LOVE this! What a beautiful cake~

  6. No phobia here! This is PERFECT - and love the flavors!

  7. Love love this flavor combination, the blueberries look so nice and plump!! Love fresh blueberries in baked goods.

  8. Once you start baking you simply won't be able to stop!! Keep it up! This one certainly looks like a winner, love the lemon and coconut flavors. Well done!! Bring on the next one!!

  9. Wow this cake look beautiful and so delicious!

  10. Thank you everyone for your wonderful and encouraging comments. I'm actually enjoying my stroll down "baking from scratch" lane. I know my family is loving it too. : )

  11. Baking from scratch is good for the soul (and possibly a little bad for the waistline).

    This cake sounds and looks like a winner!

  12. I would love, love, love, love this! Lemon and blueberry in a cake is wonderful.

  13. That is a beautiful bundt cake! Fantastic recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  14. Yum! I love the classic blueberry lemon flavors in there and your healthier take on it sounds great.

  15. You can never fail with the combination of blueberries and lemon. So good! A gorgeous bundt cake Ramona!

  16. Lemon Blueberry is definitely one of my favorite flavor combos, and in this bundt cake, they look amazing! It makes me think of Spring and warmer weather. :)

  17. This looks super yummy! Blueberries are always fabulous in baked goods. Bundt cakes scare me a bit. My always get stuck!

  18. I must try your healthier version, it is very tempting!


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