Thursday, August 25, 2022

Soft and Moist Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Let's brighten up the day with a slice (or two) of this soft and moist yogurt loaf cake bursting with sweet blueberries and lemon flavor

Here is an easy and sweet yogurt cake recipe for you, that I hope will brighten up your day as much as it did mine.

This loaf cake is made with delicate Greek yogurt which yields an extra moist and dense cake. 
It's filled with sweet and juicy blueberries and flavored with a touch of lemon zest and juice, for an extra citrusy flavor. 

I simply love the blueberry and lemon flavor combination. These two work so well together. A scrumptious sweet and sour combination.

This buttery and perfectly dense cake is fantastic on its own, with a light sprinkle of powdered sugar. Or you can add a flavorful lemon glaze, bringing the zesty to a whole new level.

This dessert can be dressed up with more berries, ice-cream or whipped cream. Or not. You decide.
I guess it really depends on when you plan to serve it.


Here are a few things to keep in mind when making this recipe.

Start with mixing the eggs with the sugar. Blend well, and beat until light and fluffy.
 I used a handheld blender, but a simple whisk works as well. Just a takes a little bit more time. 

Add the remaining of the wet ingredients (melted butter, greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and the lemons - both finely grated zest and the freshly squeezed juice. 

You can sift and whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, salt and baking powder) in a separate bowl and add to the wet ingredients. Or, like I did, simply place the whisk on top of the bowl and add the dry ingredients. 

When you combine the dry ingredients to the wet mixture remember to do the minimum amount of mixing, 
 to keep the cake soft and moistI used my blender at low speed and just enough to combine the flour.

Add the blueberries, and fold them in with a spoon. 
Coating the blueberries with flour before adding them to the batter can help avoid them sinking to the bottom of the loaf when in the oven. I didn't do this step, but I added a few blueberries to the top of the loaf before placing in the oven. The distribution of blueberries after baking turned out pretty good. 

Make sure to line the pan with parchment paper OR grease well with butter/flour or spray. 
It's best if you bake in the of the oven. Depending on your oven this cake might take between 50 to 60 minutes to be ready. I've used my smallest oven and mine was ready right at 50 minutes. My bigger oven normally takes longer. So I suggest start checking around 45 minutes (cover loosely with aluminum foil if the top gets too dark). And later check with a toothpick for readiness in the middle. 
Try not to over-bake, or your cake will turn out too dry. 

Happy baking!

PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD: Soft and Moist Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Cake


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