Monday, September 14, 2009

Blueberry Lime Pound Cake


It's Monday and back to work and school. My son is not happy about going back to school but I'm glad that we're all back on somewhat of a schedule here. I'm also looking very forward to heading out to all the pumpkin patches that the fall season brings. There's lots to do in the fall. And lots to bake. I know that soon enough I'll be baking with apples galore so here is one more recipe using a summer fruit. I found this recipe at Jen's food site use real butter. She has so many great recipes but this one really caught my eye. It is absolutely delicious and it goes a long way. The lime and blueberry combination is so good. I'd never had lime and blueberry together and boy have I been missing something.

Cake:

8 oz unsalted butter, softened (more for buttering the pan)
10.5 oz (2 1/3 cups) all purpose flour (more for pan)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
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 2 1/2 cups blueberries, room temperature, washed and drained on towels

Glaze:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tbsps lime juice, fresh (more as needed)

Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350F. 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.

For 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.

26 comments:

teresa said...

wonderful combination, this looks so good!

Chef Fresco said...

What a great cake! I love the ingredients.

noble pig said...

The cake is a beauty!

Judy said...

Mmmmm. I love these flavors. This cake sounds delicious.

Acorn to Oak said...

Yum! That looks and sounds so delicious!

Jenn said...

Mmmm...I love pound cake!! The icing drizzled all over it just puts it over the top. Must resist!!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I agree, lime and blueberry is a must try combination. Beautiful cake.

Lara said...

Wow, I'm loving the sound of the blueberry and lime combined. And what a beautiful creation!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious cake!! Love the berry and lime flavor combo and the cream cheese. I bet it makes it real moist.

Cheryl said...

That is simply gorgeous!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous cake! I'll bet it's as good to eat as it is to look at.

Monica H said...

Oh Lady, what a spectacular bundt this is. I've never had blueberry with lime either (just lemon) but this looks fantastic.

great job!

ha ha! the word verification on this comment is: poodle :-)

Emily said...

Goodness gracious this cake looks amazing!

I can't wait for fall too! Think of all of the stuff we can bake. :)

Coleen's Recipes said...

Absolutely beautiful cake!!!

Cassie said...

I've never had lime with blueberry either; usually it's lemon and blueberry. This combination sounds delicious, though, and the cake looks amazing!

Joyce said...

I make the cooking light blueberry lemom one that I love but will give this lime one a try. I love the citrus flaors.
Joye

Pam said...

It looks so delicious and beautiful too!

Elra said...

Delicious combo. I love it.
Btw, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am so glad to discover yours as well.
Cheers,
elra

Katy ~ said...

I have never had lime and blueberry together, but it certainly sounds very tasty. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Cake looks big and bountiful. I would like a nice thick wedge of it!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! I bet it's super moist and delicious!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Lime and blueberry - heaven!

burpandslurp said...

WOW! Look at that gorgeous GLAzE all over!

the southern hostess said...

This looks wonderful!

Ingrid said...

I bet that was good! I just recently tried lime with raspberry and it was wonderful too. Guess I need to step it up and try your blueberry and lime combo.
~ingrid

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE blueberries. And cake! And this!

Pamela said...

Look at all the drizzled icing! Stunning! I love blueberries, but don't think I've really ever used lime zest with it. I'll have to remember that!