Cake of the Month

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Blueberry, Lime & Lemon Thyme Cake

It’s blueberry season and Penny could not resist the urge to show you one of her most attractive and favourite cakes. As a regular member of The Yurt cake selection, the Blueberry, Lime and Lemon Thyme cake has been an intriguing and popular option for customers. With a unique approach to baking, this cake combines sweet and bitter, to bring about a dense and mouthwatering option to go with your cup of coffee.

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 300g unsalted butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 150g polenta
  • 110g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 300g blueberry’s
  • Zest of 3 limes
  • 5-6 sprigs of lemon thyme

Icing:

  • 300g caster sugar
  • Juice of 3/4 limes
  • Blueberries and sprigs of lemon thyme to decorate

Method:

Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 160oC fan
  • Grease and line a 23cm cake tin
  • Cream butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  • In a separate bowl, beat all the eggs together
  • Pick the lemon thyme leaves from the stalk
  • Next, add: ground almonds, polenta, plain flour, baking powder, lime juice, lime zest, beaten eggs and lemon thyme leaves to the creamed mix and gently beat until completely combined
  • Pour mixture into lined cake tin and add the blueberries, pushing them just under the surface
  • Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean
  • Icing: While the cake is baking, mix the lime juice and sugar together until you reach the desired consistency (runny or thick, it’s up to you!)
  • Cool the cake slightly then prick the surface of the cake all over and pour over the icing
  • Decorate with blueberries and lemon thyme leaves & sprigs

Don’t forget, if you have a go at this delicious recipe and share it with us on social media, we will send you your unique voucher for a free coffee at the Yurt!