I've been all about those loaf recipes lately. I also perfected my Copy Cat Starbucks Lemon Loaf, and wanted to take it a step further:
Enter the Blueberry Lavender Lemon Loaf!
This cake/loaf is the perfect addition to a coffee date, a tea party, or just because. It is super moist, and I love the color of the blueberries popping on the top!
The glaze is delicious, and you can be however generous you want to be with it - you can drench it, like I did, or drizzle it on top. I think in hindsight, I might've drizzled it, as I lost all the gorgeous blueberries at the top by covering them. Either way, this loaf is a crowd-pleaser!
|oops. my littlest helper approves of the glaze.|
Lemon Pound Cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sunflower (or canola) oil
1/2 cup (fresh) lemon juice
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp finely crushed dried culinary lavender
1 cup blueberries
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cream
1-2 tbsp lavender simple syrup (depending on desired consistency)
1. Preheat oven to 350 F /175 C.
2. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
3. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and lavender until combined. Set aside.
4. In a separate, smaller bowl combine lemon zest and sugar with a fork. Set aside.
5. In the bowl of a standing mixer, using the paddle attachment combine buttermilk, oil, lemon juice, eggs and vanilla. Mix on a low speed until the ingredients are combined.
6. Add the flour mixture and sugar mixture, and continue to mix until smooth and fully combined.
7. Carefully stir in the blueberries.
8. Transfer the batter into the greased loaf pan, and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. (If the top is starting to brown too quickly, you can tent aluminum foil on it.)
9. Remove from oven, and allow to fully cool. Remove from pan.
10. Combine powdered sugar, cream, lemon juice and lavender simple syrup until glaze forms, then spoon and smooth over the loaf.
And there you have it!
As delicious as it is beautiful!
What fruit would you like to see in my next attempt?