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Lemon and Blueberry Drizzle Cake

Fruit and cake are a match made in heaven. Take a simple soft sponge cake, put a dollop of strawberry jam on it and you have a winner every time. I am a big fan of adding fruit to cake, and what better example of a classic than a lemon drizzle cake. And to take it a step further, why not add a second fruit (I know, crazy!) – Lemon and Blueberry Drizzle Cake.


225g caster sugar
225g butter (softened)
4 medium eggs
Zest and juice of 2 lemons (roughly 60ml)
50ml hot water (not boiling)
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
75g oatmeal
100g blueberries
Extra caster sugar (around 90g for the syrup)

Preheat the oven to 180C and line either a 20cm square tin or a loaf tin. Cream the butter, sugar and lemon zest, then add the eggs one at a time – beating well after each addition. Whisk in the hot water, then fold in the sifted flour, baking powder, oatmeal and half the blueberries until just combined.

Pour the mixture into the tin, scatter the remaining blueberries over the top and lightly push them into the mixture. Place in the oven and bake for 40 – 50 minutes if in a square tin, or 60 – 80 minutes if in a loaf tin (or until a skewer comes out clean).

Whilst the cake is still warm, heat the extra caster sugar and lemon juice until the sugar has dissolved. Poke deep holes all around the cake with a skewer and pour the syrup over. Leave the cake to cool completely.

This is just what you need with a cup of tea at 10am…..or 3pm….or 6pm; whenever takes your fancy; enjoy 🙂

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I am a keen reader and baker who loves all things sweets! This site is for me to review books and share baking recipes. If you have any comments or recommendations, then please get in touch!


10 thoughts on “Lemon and Blueberry Drizzle Cake

  1. Thank you – I’ll have a go at this. The lemon drizzly bit makes it sound delectable.

    Posted by andylmoore | January 20, 2012, 10:44
  2. Looks yummy! I love a good fruit loaf or cake.

    I have some bluberries in the fridge so may just have to give this a go!

    Posted by nellycakes | January 20, 2012, 10:54
  3. This lemon and blueberry drizzle cake is a winner! It sounds great and looks even better! Nicely done. I must try.

    Posted by IamSimplyTia | January 20, 2012, 11:29
  4. Looks delish!

    Posted by kerrycooks | January 20, 2012, 12:40
  5. Thoroughly recommend this recipe – have just made it and its gorgeous – made syrup with 3 lemons instead of 2 – extra lemony – superb!

    Posted by Sue Gonzalez | March 3, 2013, 12:59
  6. Sounds lovely, great fruit combo, must bookmark this, so many recipes to try!

    Posted by Amy | June 4, 2013, 21:24

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