Lemon and Lots ‘n’ Lots of Blueberry Swirl cake (Dairy-free)

  Truth….I had a craving and it had to be lemon!  Light, fluffy, tangy, absolutely scrummy…’nuff said.

Summertime and lemon…do ya know of any better combo? (Whispers quietly, actually lemon any day of the year always hits the spot for me 😉 ). And now we have lucious blueberries in season so we get homegrown stuff which makes it all even better and tastier…ahhhhhhh

Plus, found out I need to improve my hand at ‘swirling’ things into cake. Read on to see how mine came out and promise not to laugh 🙂

Ok, enough talk let’s bake.

For this, you’ll need:

  • 200g Pure Sunflower spread
  • 200g golden granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Zest and juice of 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 100g Plain flour
  • 400g blueberries (use 250g to make the blueberry coulis using recipes here or here. and the rest to top the cake before baking)
  • For lemon syrup:
  • Juice of 2 lemons plus 2 TBsp of caster sugar

Shall we?

  • Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy,
  • Add the eggs one at a time together with the lemon zest and beat till well combined,
  • Fold in half the flour with half the lemon juice and carry on till all flour and juice are used up,
  • Add the coilis and swirl into your batter
  • Pour into your baking tin and cook in a 180 degress oven for 55 minutes.
  • When out of the oven, allow to cool for about 5 minutes and then poke holes all ober the cake with a skewer and pour your lemon syrup over the top sprinkling with some crunchy sugar.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Turn out and devour cut into slices and serve to your guests.

In goes ‘zee coulis

swirls? 🙂

all swirled up…or so I thought.

yummy blues

baked

all my swirls ended up the bottom of the cake…buuuuut I still managed some sorta swirls and I have proof!.. See the next few pics 😉

Kiss me goodnight and wrap me up with this baby!

Kiss me goodnight and wrap me up with this baby!

Seeeeee swirls!!! Told you so…woo hoooo

….and some more. Well, the same pic from a different angle. Don’t judge 😀

Enjoy mes amis ❤

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