Whole wheat Blueberry lemon cake
I have’t been making cakes lately even though I would like to have a slice pretty much every day. Today I wanted to make something indicative of the season and make a whole wheat Blueberry lemon cake using lemons and blueberries. After all, this combo is quite tasty!
For this version I opted by adding some cream cheese frosting on top. I think this makes the cake to be honest. It is not often that I use frosting for my cakes but once in a while is OK and this one taste very lemony so I hope you like it.
My best friend actually tasted some of it and decided to have this cake for her daughter’s birthday party. She liked it a lot so I guess it was a total success.
Now keep in mind that this cake makes quite a big cake. I used a 9×13 baking cake pan. Like I said before, it is not often that I bake cakes that require frosting and are a little bit more elaborate so I opted for making quite a big one so that I could enjoy it for a few days.
Granted this cake is not to be consumed all the time but once piece here and there is perfectly fine. After all, this is not something we have on a regular basis.
On another note, I have about 3 weeks for the torture to begin, school. I hope I have enough time to keep the recipes coming. I anticipate to be able to at least post twice a week. Cooking and baking are things I do to decompress and relax so I know I will have to in order to keep sane.
Well I hope you like this whole wheat blueberry lemon cake. I sure will be making it again soon when I crave a cake and something sweet.
Whole wheat Blueberry lemon cake
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 16 servings
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup unrefined sugar
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 3 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- juice of two lemons
- zest of two lemons
- 2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
- 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking soda
- 1 tsp mexican vanilla extract
- 2-3 cups fresh blueberries
- Pinch of celtic salt
- 16 oz cream cheese
- Juice of two lemons
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 cup natural powdered sugar
Preheat your oven to 350F. Line the bottom of a 9x13 cake bake pan with unbleached parchment paper and grease and flour the sides. Set aside.
In you stand mixer add the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Combine. Add the melted coconut oil, milk and mix through.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and lemon juice. Mix until you obtain a homogenous mixture. With a spatula fold in the blueberries.
Place cake batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely.
For the frosting. Place all the ingredients in your stand mixer and combine until combined. Frost cake and serve.
Keep leftovers covered refrigerated.
I like baked goods made with wholegrain and blueberries are my absolute favourite. This is a perfect sweet treat for me!
Please mind your words! School doesn’t have to be “torture”, but if you keep calling that, you will be manifesting what you say! Good luck. I wish the best for you and that your experience will be “heavenly!” Thanks for all your wonderful recipes on this site AND on Nuts.com!
Well it is going to be torture bc it is a very intense program, however, I am happy about it bc I will be learning tons. Just a very intense 2 years :-)
I gotta try this. Blueberry/lemon sounds like a tasty combo, thanks for the idea
I hope you like it :-) Thanks for stopping by!
Blueberry and lemon and such a classic combination. Glad you used whole wheat flour so you don’t have to feel as guilty about the frosting. LOL. No kidding, this looks delicious. BTW, I love your photos, especially the ones where you’re in them, baking. I’m wondering how you do them? Do you have someone shooting them, or is your camera set up specially for this somehow?
I put my camera on a timer which allows me to take these pictures. Super easy :-)
Seriously this cake is just so lovely!
My favorite Spring flavors are blueberries with lemon! This cake looks fabulous!
Wow! I have to try this out this week!
Such a GREAT cake!! I love that it’s whole wheat :)
This is such a gorgeous cake, Miryam! I love the flavor combo and the addition of the cream cheese frosting. :)
Lemons and blueberries together are the best! This is definitely something my family would like. Thank you for the recipe!
Blueberries and lemons are just meant to be together. What a beautiful cake of the summertime, and I love that you made it with ww pastry flour – always my “go to” when baking.
What a gorgoues cake! Im all about the lemon and blueberry combo, so refreshing! I also love the addition of the cream cheese frosting Mmmmmmmm
I love the combination of lemon and blueberries and this cake looks so moist and delicious!
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This looks delicious and I hope I have time to make it in the near future. But I have to say I’m taking the time to comment because I was wowed by your photography.
Thanks so much :-)
the lemon cream pie looks so delicious and so appealing I really want to enjoy it