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Blueberry-Lime Pound Cake


The end of summer is approaching quickly, and I wanted to make one more summery dessert before we say goodbye to fresh fruit and welcome pumpkin, squash, and other fall flavors.  I love baking with blueberries.  I’ve seen the blueberry-lemon combination many times, but I thought the idea of blueberry-lime sounded really good, so I wanted to try it.  I love pound cakes because they are so simple to put together but they make incredible desserts.  I didn’t have a lot of time to devote to baking one night, so this was a perfect choice.

The blueberry-lime combination was incredible!  This was a great cake.  It was moist and full of flavor.  It did take on the longer end of the baking time, and I was worried that it might affect the texture, but it was just fine.  I really liked the glaze.  It added a nice touch to the cake and dressed it up a bit.  It was a big hit, and David ended up eating several pieces that night!  It was gone very quickly, and I didn’t have any left to take home.  This was a great way to say goodbye to summer and enjoy a fruit dessert one more time.


Blueberry-Lime Pound Cake
Source: Use Real Butter

8 oz. unsalted butter, softened (more for buttering the pan)
10.5 oz. (2 1/3 cups) all-purpose flour (more for the pan)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder (1/2 tsp @8500 feet)
1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp table salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 tsps lime zest, finely grated
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 large egg yolk, room temperature
13 oz. (2 1/2 cups) blueberries, room temperature, washed and drained on towels

4 oz. (1 cup) confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsps lime juice, fresh (more as needed)

Cake: Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Pulse the sugar and lime zest together in a food processor about 20 times until well blended. Beat the butter and cream cheese together on medium speed for about a minute until it is smooth. Add the lime sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy (1-2 minutes). While the mixer is running, add the eggs one at a time making sure to mix well after each addition and scraping down the bowl. Beat in the lone egg yolk and mix everything together on low speed. Slowly add the flour mixture. Scrape the bowl down and beat on medium speed for 20 seconds and then gently fold in the blueberries. Pour batter into bundt pan and smooth the top. Tap the pan on the counter to remove air pockets and bake for 50-55 minutes or until it passes the clean toothpick test. Let cool on a rack for 10 minutes and invert the cake. Let cool completely.

Glaze: Whisk the powdered sugar and lime juice together until smooth. It should be just thin enough to pour. If too thin, add more sugar, if too thick, add more juice. Pour over the cooled cake and let the glaze set before serving.

8 Responses

  1. I love the sound of blueberry and lime together. It looks really delicious!

  2. This is too funny. I just posted this same recipe on my blog, except I modified it to be gluten free. I love Use Real Butter, Jen has some great recipes there. Your cake looks delicious.

  3. I just so happen to have a ton of blueberries in my freezer – and limes too! It looks perfect and refreshing for these last bits of summer.

  4. This sounds like a great end of summer cake!

  5. this looks really good!

  6. I am sad that summer is coming to an end and so is the supply of fresh blueberries…. Your cake looks and sounds fantastic though! Maybe I’ll try it with frozen berries!

  7. I’m loving the combo of blueberry and lime! That glaze makes your pound cake even more droolworthy!

  8. Yum, this looks fantastic! I love lime in pretty much anything.

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