Tuesday, September 3

Blueberry & Sour Cream Cake


Blueberries.
Brain food, energy food & a scrumptious summer snack. Whilst these little bubbles of blue are still relatively cheap in the supermarkets, I decided to whip up one of my favourite but oh-so simple cakes.



It's simplicity is really what makes this bake a show stopper in itself. Sometimes you do not need to cover a cake in fancy decoration or rise it up with multiple layers to make it special. This is quite a shallow, moist, flavoursome delight that really just hits that spot at the best of times.



But this is no ordinary blueberry cake, its lightness is actually due to the addition of sour cream. I was doubtful at first to say the least, but actually, it really enhanced the flavour of the blueberries and tied unbelievably well with the cream cheese frosting.
Somehow, it all mingled together to create a light, flavoursome taste that demanded another bite, or two...or even three.



Faultproof, scrummy, and a summer staple; sometimes it is the simpler things in life that are the sweetest after all!


To make your own 'Blueberry Sour Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting', you will need:

- 175g softened butter
- 175g golden caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 225g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 150ml tub of sour cream
- 400g blueberries

- 200g cream cheese
- 200g icing sugar

First of all, pre-heat the oven to 180C/160 fan and line a 22cm circular cake tin with baking parchment.


Pop the butter, sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder and flour into a mixing bowl and beat for a couple of minutes until light and evenly combined.



Next, add in 4 tbsp of the sour cream.



Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula regularly to make sure all of the batter is evenly combined.


Stir in half of the blueberries with a large spoon or spatula.



Scrape everything into the prepared cake tin and level out with the spatula.


And yes, that is how truly simple this cake is to make!
Incredible isn't it?!
So slide the cake into the oven for around 50 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean and the top is springy at your touch.


Once the cake is completely cold (and I cannot stress this enough as the cream cheese easily melts), get cracking on the icing.
Simply mix half of the icing sugar, the cream cheese and the rest of the sour cream in a bowl and slowly add in the remaining icing sugar. If you prefer a thicker icing, make sure the cream cheese is cold and you might need a little bit more icing sugar.
If like me you prefer the icing a bit thinner, just keep on beating until the consistency is spreadable but still quite runny.



Finally, tip the cake out of the tin when it is cool and place onto your serving plate.
Cover the whole top with the icing and allow to dribble delectably down the sides.
Top with the remaining blueberries and add a delicate sprinkling of icing sugar with a sieve.


And all that is left to do?



Only to whack out a knife and dig in!!



A simple summer delight to finish off what has been a truly epic summer to say the least.
September hasn't half crept up upon us quickly, but that doesn't mean that we can't make it last just a few days longer!
Happy Baking everyone, (I hope that you're all watching the Great British Bake Off tonight too!)


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29 comments

  1. I am so excited to see this recipe, I have all these ingredients woooooo, and it is my birthday so cake is a definite must, perfect timing!!xx

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    1. Oh I hope you had a good birthday Paprika! Did you end up making the cake for your birthday? xx

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  2. I love blueberries!! and that cake looks so moist I could just eat slice after slice!!
    Gonna try and stock up on blueberries whilst it's still 'summer' and make this cake before it's too cold!

    Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog }

    Xx

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    1. I'm already freezing them for winter! xx

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  3. Oh wow. That looks so delicious, going to have to give this a try!

    R xx

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  5. Good GOD that looks amazing!! Send me some, pretty please???

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  6. Beauuuuuuuuuutiful! What lovely colours! Looks like it tastes divine and if you concentrate on the blueberries, very very healthy! ;)

    Cx
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. I like your style. Because its jam packed with blueberries it must be atleast 3 of your 5 a day!? xx

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  7. Now this must count as one of your five a day if you eat enough of it right? I really really want to try it. Your recipes always look amazing!

    Lucy x

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    1. Aww thanks Lucy! Truthfully, it is just a lot of practise! xx

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  8. just found your blog! this is soo gorgeous! xxx

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    1. Thanks Charli! Hope you stick around!! xx

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  9. This looks delicious! Definitely going to have to give this a try!

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  10. mmm, this looks soo good!

    polaroidsandpuds.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. This looks A-MA-ZING!!! Just pinned it as I'm so making this!!

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  12. Oh, this looks fantastic - so Summery!

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    1. Thanks Rachel, hoping to make the summer last longer! xx

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  13. bookmarked and top of my list to try out.
    good work Emily :)
    Love Isabella x
    Isabella Mozzarella
    ps. LOVED the bake off this week - I adore Howard so much and thought the custard incident was hilairious!

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    1. Haha Howard is by far my favourite, he just cracks me up all of the time! The first week splicing his finger had me in stitches!
      Team Howard for the win! xx

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  14. I love how you photograph your creations outside the colours look so beautiful!

    Truly scrumptious blog

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    1. Aww thank you Amy! Glad you like it :) xx

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  15. this looks really delicious, I'm a big fan of blueberries. I especially like the idea of them in a cake, I can feel like I'm being healthy whilst eating lots of cake, win win!

    A Day in the Life

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    1. It is healthy if you want it to be! :) xx

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