Lemon Blueberry Cake

Lemon Blueberry Cake

Rated:
Recipe Rating: 3.51481
Serves 16
Lemon and blueberry are a classic flavor combination, and this cake can be enjoyed as dessert or as a great addition to your afternoon tea. Dust the cake with powdered sugar before serving, if you like.
Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for oiling the pan
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
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Method: 
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil a 7x11-inch baking pan and set it aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal, 2 cups of the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Stir in lemon juice, zest, oil, egg and egg whites, buttermilk and vanilla, stirring after each addition until combined and smooth. Toss blueberries with remaining 1 tablespoon flour in a separate bowl then gently fold into batter. 

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside to let cake cool until just warm then cut into squares and serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 slice, 200 calories (35 from fat), 4g total fat, 15mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 37g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 22g sugar), 3g protein.
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