Prue's blueberry bake

all details

A great summer cake, light and full of seasonal fruit. The recipe is a breeze to whip up and also works well with mulberries or raspberries.

Prue's blueberry bake
Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

125g unsalted butter, soft

1 cup white sugar

2 whole eggs

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate soda

1 tsp baking powder

200ml sour cream

1 tbsp lemon juice

250g (1½ punnets) blueberries - or raspberries or, better still, mulberries if you can get them

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Icing

3/4 cup icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

About 2 tbsp hot water

Method

Preheat oven to 175C. Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy and pale. Then slowly whisk in the eggs, one at a time until well incorporated.

Sift together the flour, bicarb soda and baking powder into a bowl, then fold into the butter mixture, alternating the sour cream and lemon juice until you have a smooth batter.

Pour into a lined lamington tin (30cm x 21cm) and sprinkle over the blueberries and walnuts. They will sit on top for now but as the cake bakes will sink in.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until golden on top. To check, insert a skewer in the middle; it should come out clean. Cool in tin.

For the icing

Put icing sugar in a small bowl. Gradually pour in the hot water, mixing with a fork, until you have a thick, smooth pourable consistency. Mix in vanilla if using. Drizzle over cooled cake in tin and allow to set before serving.

 

Rate this recipe

Rate this recipe:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate this recipe with 0.5 a star Rate this recipe with 1 star Rate this recipe with 1.5 stars Rate this recipe with 2 stars Rate this recipe with 2.5 stars Rate this recipe with 3 stars Rate this recipe with 3.5 stars Rate this recipe with 4 stars Rate this recipe with 4.5 stars Rate this recipe with 5 stars

Write a review

Thanks for voting!

Write a review

  • Main Ingredients - Berries, Nuts
  • Course - Dessert
  • Occasion - Morning/Afternoon Tea, Picnic

Similar recipes

Reviews

Be the first to write a review.

Write a review

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Rate Prue's blueberry bake

Rate Prue's blueberry bake:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate Prue's blueberry bake with half a star Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 1 star Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 1.5 stars Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 2 stars Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 2.5 stars Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 3 stars Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 3.5 stars Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 4 stars Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 4.5 stars Rate Prue's blueberry bake with 5 stars

Error: Please select your rating for 'Prue's blueberry bake'.

Error: Please select a rating.

Error: Please enter your review.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your review has been submitted for approval.

Reviews are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Most popular recipes

Promotions

Hotels and tour companies have realised the appeal of take-no-prisoners picnics.

Eclectic fare showcasing a rich selection of local ingredients in capital country.

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions