Blueberry, Almond and Lemon Cake (variation of Yotam Ottolenghi recipe)

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 3 T butter

1 scant cup granulated sugar

1 t lemon zest, plus 1 T lemon juice

1 t vanilla

3 large eggs, beaten

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/4 t baking powder

1/8 t salt

1 cup almond flour

1 1/2 c blueberries

1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

Step 1

Heat oven to 375 and grease 9 or 8 1/2″ loaf pan, line with parchment paper sling

Step  2

Place butter, sugar, zest, and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer.  Beat high for 3/4 minutes until light then lower speed to medium.  Add eggs in three additions, scraping down the sides of the bowl a few times as necessary.  The mix may split a little but don’t worry: It’ll come back together once you add the dry ingredients.

Step 3

In separate bowl, whisk flour, powder, salt and almond flour. With mixer on low, add the dry ingredients in three additions, mixing just until no white specks remain.  Fold in blueberries… then scoop batter into the pan.

Step 4

Bake until toothpick placed in center comes out clean.  Will take approximately 45 minutes…. not exactly sure because I have changed some of these steps.  If you look thru oven door, you will see moisture (not done yet) even after top gets brown.

Step 5


While cake baking, make icing.  Add lemon juice to confectioners’  sugar, whisk until smooth.  Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing from pan.  Place on wire rack to cool completely before icing.


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