Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake
This lovely cake is baked into the shape of a loaf, making it ideal for slicing and serving with coffee or tea. Bright lemon curd and fresh blueberries make it pop!
- 175 grams softened butter, plus extra for greasing
- 1 (500 milliliter) tub Greek yogurt (you need 100 milliliters/3 1/2 fluid ounces in the cake, the rest to serve)
- 1 (300 gram) jar good lemon curd (you need 2 tablespoons in the cake, the rest to serve)
- 3 eggs
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus extra zest to serve, if you like
- 200 grams self-raising flour
- 175 grams golden caster sugar
- 200 grams punnet of blueberries (you need 85g/3oz in the cake, the rest to serve)
- 140 grams icing sugar
- Edible flowers, such as purple or yellow primroses, to serve (optional)
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 95mins
Adapted from bbcgoodfood.com
Heat oven to 160°C/140°C fan/gas 3/320°F. Grease a 2-pound loaf tin and line with a long strip of baking parchment. Put 100 grams yogurt, 2 tablespoons lemon curd, the softened butter, eggs, lemon zest, flour and caster sugar into a large mixing bowl. Quickly mix with an electrical whisk until the batter just comes together. Scrape half into the prepared tin. Weigh 85 grams blueberries from the punnet and sprinkle half into the tin, scrape the rest of the batter on top, then scatter the other half of the 85 grams berries on top. Bake for 1 hour 10 mins to 1 hour 15 mins until golden, and a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean.
Cool in the tin, then carefully lift onto a serving plate to ice. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in enough lemon juice to make a thick, smooth icing. Spread over the top of the cake, then decorate with lemon zest and edible flowers, if you like. Serve in slices with extra lemon curd, Greek yogurt and blueberries.