Glazed Lemon Blueberry Cake


1 cup room temperature unsalted butter plus more
4 lrg eggs room temperature
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons freshly-grated lemon zest
2 1/2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 cup fresh blueberries see * Note
1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons freshly-grated lemon zest


* Note: Choose berries that are firm, uniform in size, and indigo blue with a silvery frost. Or, you can substitute raspberries, boysenberries, or huckleberries in this recipe.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees with the rack in the center. Butter a 10-inch tube pan; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, and scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk, and beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in the lemon zest and juice. Gently fold in blueberries.
Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake has begun to pull away from the sides of the pan. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth; set aside.
Invert the cake onto a rack. Prick the surface numerous times with a toothpick. Brush the glaze over the surface of the warm cake, and cool to room temperature. Store wrapped in plastic for up to 2 days at room temperature.
This recipe yields 10 to 12 servings.




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Friday, December 25, 2009 - 12:16am



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