Blueberry Pound Cake

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Blueberry lemon cheese pound cake

Blueberry pound cake (3rd attempt)

Blueberries are not only very delicious but also very healthy. They come with a lot of health benefits. A friend just told me recently that it’s known as the king of fruits. He said it’s like eating a combination of several other fruits. Blueberries have the highest antioxidants of all fresh fruits and rich in vitamins and minerals.

big, plump frozen blueberries

big, plump frozen blueberries

A quote here from one of my favourite health sites:

“Blueberries are the only food that have been shown to not only prevent, but to actually reverse abnormal physical and mental decline. They are an excellent laxative, blood cleanser and antioxidant. They have also proven to be a powerful antidote to stress.”
- by Hallelujah Acres

Blueberries are seasonal. I love to eat fresh blueberries but use frozen ones in smoothies. However I would like to learn to use it in more ways. The frozen ones are very convenient. I always keep a couple of packets in my freezer.

Blueberry pound cake from Ann's recipe

Blueberry pound cake from Ann's recipe (1st attempt)

I was very excited when I saw Ann’s post Blueberry Pound Cake at Anncoo Journal. I tried it out quite a while ago. It was very delicious but the colour of the blueberry got mixed into the batter and gave it a little dirty look as you can see from the picture here. That was because I defrosted the blueberries a little. Ann used fresh blueberries. Her cake looks very moist, delicious and pretty.

Ann is an amazing food blogger and a very special friend to me. She has helped me in many ways like editing my photos and giving me tips about baking and cooking all the time. I’m really very thankful to her for her kindness and friendship and really hope to meet her one day.

Blueberry pound cake from London heathrow airport lounge

Blueberry cake from London Heathrow airport lounge

However I was even more excited when I ate a piece of blueberry cake at the London Heathrow Airport Lounge recently. It was absolutely delicious…one of the best cakes I have eaten so far! I still think about it. It has a little sour taste to it which I think is from lemon and yet a sweet topping to it. It’s very moist and light. I actually insisted that my husband packs a piece back for me the next time he goes to the lounge there. And true enough he did…..that’s love….haha. He wrapped it so well with a tissue paper, put into a zip lock plastic bag taking from the check-in counter and hand carried it home. He handed it to me the moment he got into the car when I picked him up from the airport. I was totally amused yet greatly delighted!

Gosh…..I really like that cake from the London Heathrow airport lounge. If you have tried a recipe similar to what I have described, PLEASE PLEASE share with me. I’d really appreciate very much. Thanks very much in advance!

Blueberry yoghurt cake

Blueberry yoghurt cake (2nd attempt)

Well, I tried Ann’s recipe another time but thought maybe this time I should add yoghurt to it. I think I add too much yoghurt (always too ambitious….sigh) and the cake came out dense and heavy. But it tasted very delicious though. In fact I quite love the colour as you can see here. This time I used the frozen blueberries straight from the freezer.

Over the weekend, I tried again (3rd attempt). But this time I layered the blueberries in the centre instead of mixing them through the cake batter. I think I like this one better….very delicious…..but I must say the centre is still wet and nothing compared to the one from the London Heathrow airport lounge. I think the next time I make this cake, I will defrost the blueberries, dry them with kitchen towels and then dry them in the oven first before adding to the cake. Well…….just have to Keep Learning Keep Smiling!

Here’s my Blueberry Pound Cake recipe with some changes from Ann’s recipes:

Ingredients
250g butter
250g Total Greek yoghurt
1 & 1/2C sugar (use more if you like)
4 eggs
lemon zest of 2 big lemons (use unwaxed)
2C flour
1 & 1/2t baking powder
1/4t salt
350g blueberries (I use frozen ones)

Cream butter and sugar in  a mixing bowl until light. Add eggs one at a time and continue beating. Add the lemon zest and yoghurt

Sieve flour, baking powder and salt into the cake batter and mix well.

Ready to go into the oven

Ready to go into the oven

Pour half of the cake batter into a paper-lined cake tin. Sprinkle the blueberries evenly on top. Cover with the rest of the batter. It’s ok if it’s not even. It will even up and fill up any spaces between the blueberries as it bakes.

Fresh from the oven

Fresh from the oven

Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 50 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. The time taken depends on your type of oven and also the size of your tin.

Blueberry cheese cake

Blueberry pound cake

This is how it looks like, not so dense and heavy as the earlier one. A closer look at the first picture above.

Cool and enjoy. It’s very delicious when it’s still warm. It would be great with a scoop of ice cream but I love it just as it is with a cup of tea.

Do you bake with blueberries? What is your favourite recipe? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other cakes with fruits that you may be interested:
Rum Sultana Cake
Lemon Banana Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Cake
Moist Orange Cake

Quote of the day……

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”

-Spanish Proverb

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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65 Comments

Priya  on October 4th, 2010

Woww scrumptious pound cake, looks absolutley divine..

Jess @ Bakericious  on October 4th, 2010

Mary, the cake looks good! You are making me tempting to use my frozen blueberries to do some baking soon :).

Dr.Sameena Prathap  on October 4th, 2010

Hi Mary,

Ohh i love that cake dear…Yummm yumm…

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Cheah  on October 4th, 2010

The cake looks good too, Mary! But I used to make with glace blueberries, the ones with a bit of syrup but need to wash away the syrup first, and that was before I started blogging. Maybe I’ll do it again, also called Blueberry pound cake but with sour cream and olive oil. I also love the sweet aroma of blueberies1

Von  on October 4th, 2010

I hate it when you fall in love with a cake or some other food, which you can’t get all the time =( And it sucks when you can’t find a recipe exactly like it either!! This cake looks really good, even if it isn’t like the one you got from the airport =) And it’s so sweet of your husband to get that cake for you!!

Rachana  on October 4th, 2010

I loveeeee blueberry cake!!! Yummy!!!!

Joanne  on October 4th, 2010

It’s so true - blueberries are definitely one of the healthiest fruits out there. They’re a superfood! What a delicious cake. I want a huge slice if you don’t mind!

Sushma Mallya  on October 4th, 2010

cake looks beautiful..am yet to try blueberry…

penny aka jeroxie  on October 4th, 2010

This looks GREAT! I seldom have blueberries because it can be quite expensive here.

Little Inbox  on October 4th, 2010

Your 2nd attempt of blueberry yoghurt cake looks really good too. Are you going to share that recipe too?

5 Star Foodie  on October 4th, 2010

The pound cake looks so good with blueberries! I love the presentation with the ice cream!

TasteHongKong  on October 4th, 2010

The blueberry cake in the tissue paper does arrive in good shape. Gentleman must have given his greatest care, Mary : ).

Katerina  on October 4th, 2010

I love your cake. I wish I could find blueberries here in Greece as easy as you.Perhaps I could make it with a different berry.

swathi  on October 4th, 2010

Blueberry pound cake looks delicious.

busygran  on October 4th, 2010

I learnt to eat fresh blueberries from my youngest grandson who is not yet two. He loves them and I stole one to try and I got hooked. I have a frozen pack and I may try making your cake.

the lacquer spoon  on October 4th, 2010

Healthy sweets! Blueberries get the beautiful colour and more tasty once baked. Yum, yum!

Joy  on October 4th, 2010

That looks wonderful. I love anything with blueberries.

elra  on October 4th, 2010

Such a wonderful and delicious cake!

anncoo  on October 4th, 2010

WOW! you even baked blueberry cheesecake, looks so yummy :)

Jeannie  on October 4th, 2010

Looks just like the teacake I made over the weekend but of cos mine is not blueberries as they are very expensive here frozen or fresh! Would love to try baking with these gorgeous berries one day.

jen cheung  on October 4th, 2010

looks deliciously good. i never made blueberry pound cakes before lah. should def make it one day for my fiances family. :)

Have a fabulous week!
jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca

mycookinghut  on October 4th, 2010

Love blueberry and yes it’s delicious and healthy… definitely would love to have a bite on the cake.. hehe

Yummy Team  on October 4th, 2010

WOW!! This looks yum!! Thanks for sharing this superb recipe..

Ananda Rajashekar  on October 4th, 2010

how sweet, you lucky wife :) blue berry cakes are bit delicate to adjust while baking as they are juicy and wet if they are frozen, how about tossing them with some cake flour before adding in to add in to batter? it helped me last time i baked :)

pigpigscorner  on October 4th, 2010

Look at all the yummy berries! Healthy and delicious!

rebecca  on October 4th, 2010

wow love this cake I am craving a slice now!

Light Delight with TouTou  on October 4th, 2010

Whoa Mary, this is beautiful!!! like a marble! I thought we already pass the blue berry season. But your cake makes me feel I need more blueberries!

Reeni  on October 4th, 2010

All of your blueberry cakes look lovely Mary! Your husband is a sweetheart for doing that! I love blueberry muffins…and pancakes!

Gitte  on October 4th, 2010

Wonderful blueberries, everything looks delicious.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on October 4th, 2010

I heart blueberries. Just had them with pancakes for breakfast. :)

Drick  on October 4th, 2010

I have bags of blueberries in the freezer from summer pickings - I use mine in pancakes, banana bread and other desserts. I always blend them in frozen like you did and have not had a problem with excessive moisture. But I have never used yogurt in a pound cake and I like dense pound cake. Maybe the ratio is off a bit but the tinge of sourness would be great in this recipe. Buttermilk would also give a similar taste.

Blackswan  on October 4th, 2010

Oh, I love blueberries & I like how you adapt to the recipes. I’ve just made a dessert using pound cake. It’ll be out soon…….

peanutts  on October 4th, 2010

yumm, that looks divine

DG  on October 4th, 2010

Looks moist and yummy! You must be very fond of blueberry cake :)

sweetlife  on October 4th, 2010

we love blueberries and always freeze extra for the warmer months, i would love this with a cup of strong brewed coffee…love the last shot

sweetlife

noobcook  on October 5th, 2010

your cake looks yummy with the generous blueberries. I enjoyed Ann’s bakes very much too ^^

Mary  on October 5th, 2010

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@Jess @ Bakericious - Thanks very much, Jess! Hope ypu come out with some wonderful bluberry desserts :D

@Dr.Sameena Prathap - Thanks very much, Dr! :D

@Cheah - I have never tried the ones in syrup. I actually tried it again yesterday, defrosted it and dried it and then floured it. The cake came out better. Will post it soon. Hope to see yours :D

@Von - Yes, that’s just how I feel. I will have to keep trying and keep finding. Otherwise each time I go to the London Heathrow airport lounge, I will eat the whole plate!…haha :D

@Rachana - Wonderful to know that, Rachana :D

@Joanne - Thanks very much, Joanne! Come….I’ll make a big one for you :D I’ve just made another one yesterday.

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! Give a try, it’s really delicious….mmmm :D

@penny aka jeroxie - The frozen ones here are quite reasonable in price but the dried ones are very expensive. I have just bought another 2 packets of frozen ones yesterday :D

@Little Inbox - Thanks very much! The recipe is the one above. Have fun baking :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@TasteHongKong - Haha…it was handled with much tlc :D

@Katerina - Thanks very much, Katerina! May be try the frozen sections of supermarkets. I hope you can find them. You are right, may be try with other berries. Have fun baking :D

@swathi -Thanks very much, Swathi! :D

@busygran - What a good way to learn…haha :D I think kids are more adventurous in food and also more opportunities to try out new food. Have fun baking!

@the lacquer spoon - Thanks very much! Yes, they are really delicious. I think I can’t live a day without them now…haha :D

@Joy - Thanks very much, Joy! :D

@elra - Thanks very much, Elra!

@anncoo - Oh…just checked….my mistake. Supposed to be pound cake and not cheese cake. Have just corrected. See, I have been craving for cheesecake, too, lately…haha :D

@Jeannie - Oh, I need to check out on tea cake. Sounds interesting to me. Thanks very much for sharing, Jeannie :D

@jen cheung - Thanks very much, Jen! Give a try. I’m sure your fiance’s family will be delighted. Have fun baking :D Hope you have agreat week, too!

@mycookinghut - Thanks very much for sharing! :D

@Yummy Team - Thanks very much! :D

@Ananda Rajashekar - Haha…I’m still amused thinking of it…..well wrapped little piece of cake in a bag! :D Yes, I have to try again. Maybe I should also cut down on the amount of blueberries used. Thanks very much for sharing the tips! :D

@pigpigscorner - Thanks very much, Ann! :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! Give a try. It’s really good…mmm :D

@Light Delight with TouTou - Thanks very much, TouTou! Yes, blueberry season is over but happy that there’re frozen ones :D

@Reeni - Thanks very much Reeni! Yes, My hubby is just sweet for doing that…am still amused about it…haha :D

@Gitte - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Gitte! :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Oooh…I would love to make blueberry pancakes, too :D

@Drick - Whah…you lucky man to have so much blueberries in your freezer! You are a blueberry king! :D Thanks very much for sharing! I need to try again…must be the ratio problem.

@Blackswan - Thanks very much, Shirley! Would love to see your pound cake :D

@peanutts - Thanks very much! :D

@DG - Yes, it’s really very moist. Oh yes, I just love blueberries :D They are so healthy and delicious.

@sweetlife - Thanks very much! I would love to try more ways with these lovely, healthy blueberries :D

@noobcook - Thanks very much! Yes, Ann bakes very well. I have to learn more from her :D

kristy  on October 5th, 2010

I love the fruity flavour cake. You did a great job on this one here. I would love to have it with some cream cheese mixture. Hope you’re enjoying your day, Mary.
Kristy

peteformation  on October 5th, 2010

I love blueberries cake and pastries. Mmmmm, the cake looks very delicious.

Dimah  on October 5th, 2010

This looks wonderful!I must try this one out some time!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on October 5th, 2010

This looks lovely, I wish I could help you out with the recipe you seek but yours looks wonderful! I must stock up on frozen blueberries though, I always forget to buy them.

Mary  on October 5th, 2010

@kristy - Thanks verymuch, Kristy! Yes, I would love that too, with a cream cheese mixture. Will try again :D Hope you have a great day, too.

@peteformation - Lovely to know that you love blueberry desserts :D

@Dimah - Thanks very much, Dimah! :D

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Yes, I’m still looking for it. Hope I can find it one day :D Thanks very much for your kind thought, Sarah!

Lou  on October 5th, 2010

Looks great, Mary. And brilliant way to get fruit into the kids by making it into cake!
You mentioned on my blog that it is hard to find good Malaysian food in Aberdeen. Have you found anywhere that you would recommend for us to try?
Thanks,
Louise.

Arnold  on October 5th, 2010

This really looks marvelous. We do not have many blueberries in my part of the world and when we can get them they are very expensive. Woe is me.

I have been coming across the term ‘pound cake’ quite often recently. I did some Googling and found out that the cake was so named because originally it was made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. This would have been a massive cake.

Barbara  on October 5th, 2010

You did good, Mary! That last photo really looks yummy.
So cute of your husband to bring you your favorite from the airport…but now you can make your own!!

Faith  on October 5th, 2010

What a lovely cake, Mary! I bet it’s wonderful with a cup of tea.

lequan  on October 5th, 2010

hi Mary,

i’m so behind on my blog reading after spending a weekend taking the kids to the mountains. but i’m glad to be back and catching up on my blogs.

that’s super sweet of the hubby to bring you back a piece of that cake. even though it was just one sweet thing he did, it was actually sweet in many different ways: he actually remembered to bring you a piece (i know guys can be very forgetful sometimes haha), he wrapped it so carefully, and he gave it to you the instant he got into the car. two thumbs up to you Mr. Keep Learning Keep Smiling :-D

To be honest, i really like your second attempt. I’m a fan of heavy dense cakes and when I saw the picture I thought to myself, “now that’s my kind of cake.” All your attempts look great though! hope you find “the recipe” you’re looking for.

Ivy  on October 5th, 2010

What a beautiful cake! As Katerina says, it’s very difficult to find blueberries in Athens and even if you do they will be so expensive, that will be beyond our budget.

Priscilla - She's Cookin'  on October 5th, 2010

I would love a piece of that with my coffee! Super packed with blueberries, Yum!

Stella  on October 5th, 2010

Hey Mary, I just woke up from a nap;) I wish I could have a cup of tea with a piece of your pound cake. It looks perfect!

Monet  on October 5th, 2010

I would love a slice of this right now…it would certainly help me get through a long afternoon of class! I love baking with blueberries, almost as much as I enjoy eating them fresh! Thanks for sharing!

Aipi  on October 5th, 2010

That looks soft n moist..melt in mouth kind ..love it :)

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tigerfish  on October 5th, 2010

I admire you for your patience to try again and again and you got a beautiful “super”cake cos it is made from superfood-blueberries.

lena  on October 6th, 2010

hi mary, love your ‘never give up’ spirit. THe 2nd cake looks fine to me and the 3rd one looks very close to the one that you get from the airport. I’m sure your cake taste as good as theirs.it’s a pity that we cant get greek yogurt over here but i read in swee san’s blog about the homemade greek yogurt and that’s just great.

Angie's Recipes  on October 6th, 2010

The blueberry cake from London airport is nothing compared with yours! Homemade is better!

Simply Life  on October 6th, 2010

oh that pound cake looks great!

Suzanne  on October 6th, 2010

Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits I eat them almost daily in my cereal or oats. Frozen ones make my milk extra cold in cereal which I love or cools down my hot cereal, yum. We have blueberry farms around where we live and when I discovered this that is when I realized how good they were and fun to pick. Your cake looks good and moist I bet it taste great.

Mary  on October 6th, 2010

@Lou - I haven’t found a Malaysian shop in Aberdeen. The closest I can get is Thai food but it’s different. So far I have tried down in London and it was quite good. Will let you know if I come across one. I will be excited to try if there’s one :D

@Arnold - Looks like you have to move here to enjoy blueberries…but have to bear with the cold! Yes, I think pound cake have been downsized….haha.

@Barbara - Thanks very much, Barbara! Ya, I’m still amused to think of that small piece of cake in a big bag…haha. Mine is nice but I still crave that one from the airport. Hope to get that recipe soon :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! Yes, I love it with a cup of tea…very delicious :D

@lequan - Oh…it’s wonderful to know that you took the kids to the mountains. That’s more important than blogging :D Haha…my hubby…just so sweet of him. But he is smart….he knows that bringing back one small piece will earn him many many big pieces…haha :D Really hope I can find the recipe for the cake from the airport. Still craving for that! Thanks very much for your encouragement…so sweet of you!

@Ivy - Thanks very much, Ivy! Actually Greece is so near Aberdeen I wonder why it’s expensive. If you ever come to UK for holiday, make sure you eat lots of blueberries! :D

@Priscilla - She’s Cookin’ - Thanks very much, Priscilla! :D

@Stella - Thanks very much, Stella! I wish I can send you some :D

@Monet - Lovely to know you like blueberries…we are eating healthy :D

@Aipi - Thanks very much, Aipi! :D

@tigerfish - Thanks very much! That shows how desperate I was to get it right..haha. Will continue to try :D But yes, super cake from super berries…..that’s a good one!

@lena - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Lena! :D My cake is still very different from the one at the airport but it delicious though. I’ll keep trying. Oh, I didn’t know that we can make Greek yoghurt at home. Must be a lot of work. Would be easier for me to buy here :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Awww…Angie, you are just so encouraging! I really should be very proud of the one that I made :D

@Simply Life - Thanks very much! :D

@Suzanne - Lovely to know you love blueberries, too. We must be the healthier ones :P Hw wonderful you have blueberry farms around. Wish I have one nearby! I would be there everyday…to pick and eat :D

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog  on October 6th, 2010

You don’t need to convince me - love blueberries and of course the cake is ideal for me! yun yum!

Cheers,

Gera

Evan @swEEts  on October 6th, 2010

I love that you never give up :) Keeping true to the title of your site! I’d eat any of your cakes.. they all look delicious!

Yummy Koh  on October 6th, 2010

So you finally got to try this cake? Nice right?

peggyclyde  on October 8th, 2010

We love blueberries also. That cake sure does look good. Thanks.

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