super easy lemon blueberry loaf cake and a devoted page on baking
Recipe type: cakes
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 loaf
 
Lemon blueberry loaf cake recipe.
Ingredients
  • Butter (softened or at room temperature) : ½ cup
  • Sugar (granular) : 1 cup
  • Eggs : 2
  • Milk (full fat): ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract : 1 tsp
  • Juice of lemon : 2 tsp
  • Salt : ¼ tsp
  • All purpose flour : 1¾ cup
  • Baking powder : 2 tsp
  • Fresh Blue berries: 1 cup
Instructions
  1. Baking is all about measurements, a minor changes in it can bake or break the  cake. So better to use designated measuring cups and spoons for accurate measurements. If you do not have any, then at least try to use a constant index of measurement. Like a same table-spoon or your favourite coffee mug each time and every time.
  2. Pre -heat the oven to 350 degree.
  3. After you collect the ingredients for the recipe, the first step is to cream the butter, Creaming is a baking term and it means mixing the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. This is very tricky and very tedious one, as the sugar becomes dense after mixing with butter and with wire whisk it becomes a never-ending process. But patience my friend, start whisking it very slowly, it will warm up gradually and after 10 minutes you will find it  quiet manageable and becomes less denser. Whisk it fast until you get a desired texture.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs completely and add the vanilla extract, lemon juice and mix it.
  5. In another bowl, add the flour and sprinkle the baking powder and salt. Just mix it once or twice so that baking powder and salt mix well into the flour.
  6. Add the eggs into the creamed butter and whisk well. Next add the flour and milk into it. Wait ! this mixing is usually done by starting with flour (or dry ingredient) and finishing it off with milk (wet ingredient). Sounds confusing ? Okay well, you add a spoon of flour into the bowl and little milk, whisk it until just combined and repeat the process till the flour and milk last.
  7. Fold the blue berries into it and your cake batter is done.
  8. Next step is to prepare the cake tin. I have chosen a loaf tin of 9*5 in dimension and grease it. You can use the parchment paper to line the loaf tin, and if you do not have any, then use the ancient technique of grease and flour. You can use butter,  vegetable oil or olive oil, if the pan has non stick coating it requires few drops of oil only. Just baste the oil in the bottom of the tin with a brush and dust it with flour, tap the sides of the tin to shake off the excess flour.
  9. Add the cake batter  and even out the top.
  10. Keep the loaf tin in the middle rack of your oven and bake it @ 350° for 55 minute.
  11. Insert a fork / or blunt knife in the middle and if it comes clean, your cake is ready, turn off the oven, take out the cake tin and keep it on a cooling rack or on your kitchen towels. Cool it for more than 10 minutes.
  12. Slice it down and served with cup of tea or coffee or serve the slices with dollops of cream and fresh berries or else you can use the slices to make some dessert.
Recipe by saffronstreaks at https://saffronstreaks.com/recipes/super-easy-lemon-blueberry-loaf-cake-and-a-devoted-page-on-baking/