Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

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(75 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

Easy

Cuts into 8-10 slices
Kids can help make this simple springtime treat - delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa

Nutrition and extra info

  • Un-iced cake can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal663
  • fat30g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs96g
  • sugars65g
  • fibre1g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.86g
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Ingredients

  • 175g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
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  • 500ml tub Greek yogurt (you need 100ml/3½ fl oz in the cake, the rest to serve)
  • 300g jar good lemon curd (you need 2 tbsp in the cake, the rest to serve)
  • 3 eggs
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  • zest and juice 1 lemon, plus extra zest to serve, if you like
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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 200g punnet of blueberries (you need 85g/3oz in the cake, the rest to serve)
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  • 140g icing sugar
  • edible flowers, such as purple or yellow primroses, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease a 2lb loaf tin and line with a long strip of baking parchment. Put 100g yogurt, 2 tbsp lemon curd, the softened butter, eggs, lemon zest, flour and caster sugar into a large mixing bowl. Quickly mix with an electric whisk until the batter just comes together. Scrape half into the prepared tin. Weigh 85g 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 85g berries on top. Bake for 1 hr 10 mins-1 hr 15 mins until golden, and a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean.

  2. 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.

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lerc23
3rd May, 2015
Followed tipsy hobbits method and tossed blueberries in flour. Didn't sink. Lovely light cake and delicious lemon icing.
Amyfoodie
11th Feb, 2015
3.8
Nice flavours, good rise and moist. Only criticism is it is a bit dense, not light/fluffy. However it was still enjoyable to eat and I expect I will make it again. Almost didn't bother icing it as it looked pretty without, however I'm glad I did as the lemon icing really added a nice flavour. Followed the instructions for the blueberries and they didn't sink. Used 120g blueberries which was a nice amount.
cac88
28th Sep, 2014
Help! Where did I go wrong? Followed the recipe to the 'T' but my cake sunk, looks too buttery and dense not the springy light sponge in the picture. It does taste delicious but there is no way I could serve it to my work mates, I'd be a laughing stock! Any suggestions much appreciated because I'd love to make this cake again. p.s. I made another cake after the first one failed but exactly the same problem. (I left the second cake in for 30 minutes longer)
mrs powell
3rd Jun, 2014
made this before as per the recipe, made it today, had no blueberries so used morello cherries, had no yoghurt, so used creme fraiche. came out lovely and moist, very versatile cake, will make regularly but mix up the options a bit. according to season. kazzy
ally_2301
23rd Mar, 2014
Very nice cake. I used lemon curd flavoured Greek yogurt rather than buying both to save money and it worked well. I rolled the blueberries in flour and they didn't sink. It took 85 minutes in the oven. I thought the calories listed seemed a bit high so worked it out myself and it is 412 calories per 1/8th with half of the icing used. Next time I would double the amount of blueberries as it was a little sparse.
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marmiteetponpon
10th Mar, 2014
...this one is healthy, quick and educational :) check and let me know how it is... http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/03/06/simple-cake-for-your-baby/
gcox222
9th Mar, 2014
5.05
Really nice recipe! I made this using low fat ingredients and sweetener instead of sugar and it was still delicious. I also added dollops of lemon curd so when you cut the cake in slices you get gooey pods it was delicious. The blueberries did not sink either!
charliesewell
6th Mar, 2014
I make this cake every year for mother's day and my mum absoloutely adores it!
kaym54
22nd Dec, 2013
This cake is so easy to make-throw everything in and whisk. I used 3 heaped tbsp and more blueberries than recipe suggests, also wholemeal SR flour. Really delicious, moist cake.
CailinLondon
26th Oct, 2013
I would never usually choose a lemon cake, but this was delicious! So moist and tasty considering it is such a simple recipe. I thought the lemon juice icing sounded wrong, but it tasted lovely and sharp.

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