Blueberry soured cream cake with cheesecake frosting

Blueberry soured cream cake with cheesecake frosting

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Prep: 25 mins - 35 mins Cook: 50 mins


Cuts into 10 slices
The blueberries in this recipe will burst in your mouth as you bite into your slice. The cake is delicious with a cup of tea, or served as an impressive dessert

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen when uniced

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal469
  • fat29g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.93g
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  • 175g soft butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 142ml carton soured cream
  • 3 x 125g punnets blueberry



    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

Cheesecake frosting

  • 200g tub Philadelphia cheese
  • 100g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to fan160C/ conventional 180C/gas 4 and butter and line the base of a loose-based 22cm round cake tin with non-stick baking paper or reusable Bake-o-glide.

  2. Put the butter, sugar, eggs,flour, baking powder and vanilla in a bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes, or with a hand electric beater for 1-2 minutes, until lighter in colour and well mixed. Beat in 4 tbsp soured cream, then stir in half the blueberries with a large spoon.

  3. Tip the mixture into the tin and spread it level. Bake for 50 minutes until it is risen, feels firm to the touch and springs back when lightly pressed. Cool for 10 minutes, then take out of the tin and peel off the paper or lining. Leave to finish cooling on a wire rack.

  4. To make the frosting, beat the soft cheese with the icing sugar and the remaining soured cream in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Spread over the top of the cooled cake (don't be impatient as the frosting will melt if the cake is too warm) and scatter with the remaining blueberries. The cake will keep in the fridge for a couple of days. Bring it to room temperature for about an hour before serving.

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3rd Dec, 2017
I used this recipe to make a rainbow cake (didn’t include the blueberries) and it came out absolutely delicious and moist.
19th Nov, 2017
Amazing cake and went down really well as a birthday cake. Very moist and has a lovely texture. Also the taste of the blueberries goes really well with the sour cream. It looks impressive considering that you just throw in all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it all. I have reduced the sugar amount in the frosting to 60g as I don't like too sweet frosting. Will definitely become a staple in my baking repertoire and looking forward to trying it with raspberries as some of the reviewers suggested.
20th Aug, 2017
A really lovely cake. Will add more blueberries next time- and there will be a next time. Only thing I changed was I used soft margarine instead of butter, otherwise I followed the recipe exactly.
5th Aug, 2017
Love this recipe - really easy to follow with fab results! I'm not sure why so many people have gone wrong in comments below - I followed ingredients (with especial care with baking powder) and turned out perfectly. I would recommend splitting the mix into two smaller loose bottom tins as it means the blueberries are mixed a bit more evenly and can't all sink to the very bottom - also cooks quicker! I also only used a 200g punnet of blueberries so had the right amount in the mix but fewer on top. It still looked amazing and was a bit cheaper too! I really like the idea of using different fruit and will use a mix of raspberries and blueberries next time
21st Jun, 2017
Added raspberries in addition to blueberries and this worked very well. No issues with baking time (actually took 40 min - not 50 min). Very light, summery and tasty cake. Definitely needs refrigeration due to the topping.
1st May, 2017
Lovely flavour but mine turned out dense at the bottom and like someone else, berries mostly somehow migrated to the edges, so bizarre! Also took 20 mins extra in oven. Unevenly spaced berries weren't a problem given you put lots of berries as a topping anyway. Speaking of topping, I used a lower fat cream cheese, big mistake. Apparently reduced fat cream cheese has a higher water content and as I I found out too late, this makes for a runny icing. So in short tasted great but textures all wrong, perhaps my measurements were a little off.
6th Jun, 2016
Just made this cake for a friends birthday and it sunk after taking it out of the oven. It looked beautifully risen before but now its very flat and a bit gooey at the bottom! So sad
1st Sep, 2015
The cake turned out almost biscuity. I followed the measurements but the batter seemed to dry and doughy :( Do not what I got wrong. The upside was that the blueberries did not sink and dotted the cake evenly.
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8th Aug, 2015
Done this 3 times now. Gorgeous cake! 2nd time I used shop brand philadelphia and the icing never thickened! MUST USE ACTUAL PHILADELPHIA :) came out perfect when I stuck to the recipe. Might try other fruits like some others on here next time. Def a favourite in my family.
20th Jun, 2016
The same thing exactly happened to me, I used low fat Philadelphia and it would not thicken at all!!


9th Jul, 2013
Hi, I've been asked by my friend to make this cake for her wedding (eek!) and I was thinking of ways to make it more 'dramatic'. Has anyone tried it either bigger or as a tiered cake? It's such a delicious cake but has looked a little flat when I've made it in the past. Any tips really appreciated as I'm a bit of an amateur baker!
24th Oct, 2015
Try it with blackcurrants . If you have surplus berries and do not want to make any more jam this is a very tasty way to eat them.Natural yoghurt seems to work well instead of the soured cream.
3rd Jun, 2015
To prevent the blueberries from sinking, lightly dust them with flour and add to the cake mix once it's in the tin. Gently press the blueberries until they are mostly submerged under the mix. Some will still sink, but some will stay nearer the top. Mixing the soured cream in with the rest of the ingredients, rather than separately at the end, seems to work well, too. Also, I find the icing too runny, so I use 200g of icing sugar (Silver Spoon or Sainsbury's own works best) and 90g of mascarpone with 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
26th Jul, 2014
Keep this in the fridge as it goes mouldy pretty quickly!