Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

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(89 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins


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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  • 175g softened butter, plus extra for greasing



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

  • 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



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

  • zest and juice 1 lemon, plus extra zest to serve, if you like



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 200g punnet of blueberries (you need 85g/3oz in the cake, the rest to serve)



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

  • 140g icing sugar
  • edible flowers, such as purple or yellow primroses, to serve (optional)


  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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marmiteetponpon's picture
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/
9th Mar, 2014
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!
annacsewell's picture
6th Mar, 2014
I make this cake every year for mother's day and my mum absoloutely adores it!
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.
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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tipsy hobbit
26th Sep, 2013
I made this cake for the first time a couple of nights ago and it turned out wonderfully; the blueberries didn't sink, and it cooked through perfectly in 1 hour 15 mins (fan oven). I did change the method for making the cake mixture ever so slightly (instead of mixing everything all together at the same time as it says to) if this made a difference: -Mixed together butter and sugar -Added eggs one at a time along with a little flour with each egg until all the eggs/flour were worked into the mixture -Added the lemon curd and rind -Added the greek yoghurt (I used 100ml) I also sprinkled a little of the flour over the blueberries before adding them in. Will definitely make this again, maybe with some added raspberries or something.
23rd Apr, 2016
yes, exactly my thoughts!
canterburybelle's picture
24th Aug, 2013
I used 100g of yogurt and floured the blueberries that went in the middle of the cake, and it worked out really well. The mix wasn't overly sweet either, which made it seem lighter. My 2lb loaf tin is definitely on the meagre side, though, so a trip to my favourite shop is on the agenda!
HB's picture
25th Jul, 2013
First time making this cake and it was delicious. Baked in exactly 1 hr and 15 minutes. I did flour my blueberries but they still sank, however this didn't matter too much to me as it was just for family. A gorgeous moist cake. I used 100g yogurt.
HB's picture
18th Jul, 2013
100g or 100ml yogurt? Both amounts are listed - confusing!?


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