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lemon blueberry cake with crumble

Lemon Blueberry Cake

Delicious and tangy lemon blueberry cake topped with lemony crumble.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine british, English
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 160 g caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste (or ½ vanilla stick)
  • 150 ml vegetable oil
  • 250 ml milk
  • 350 g all purpose flour (you can replace with self raising flour, in this case, you don’t need the baking powder)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 15 ml lemon's juice (½ lemon)
  • 250 g blueberries (medium sized, sharp tasting ones)

Crumble

  • 100 g all purpose flour
  • 70 g butter (cold)
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 1 lemon's zest

Instructions
 

Cake

  • Preheat the oven at 180° C/360° F.
  • Grease a Ø23cm round springform cake tin.
  • Beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla for at least 4-5 minutes until it is pale and fluffy.
  • Add milk, lemon juice and vegetable oil to the mixture and mix for another minute until combined.
  • Gradually add the flour and baking powder to the wet mixture, and fold the mixture with a spatula or hand whisk. As of this stage, do not use an electric whisker as it will cause the cake to be denser and less spongy.
  • Pour the cake batter into the pan and evenly distribute the blueberries on top of the batter.
  • Cover the cake with the crumble and cook it for 50 minutes or until the crumble looks golden brown and fully cooked.
  • If you are not sure if the batter is cooked or not, use a toothpick to check if batter is cooked. Do not open the oven before 30-35 minutes as it will affect the rising of the cake.
  • Let the cake cool down for at least 45 minutes before slicing. Do not cover with a cloth at this stage.

Crumble

  • Cut the butter into few cubes and place in a mixing bowl with the flour and sugar. Rub together with your fingertips until it looks like bread crumbs.
  • Add the lemon zest into mixture.
Keyword Baking, Blueberry Cake, Blueberry Crumble Cake, British food, Cake, Easy Recipes
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