Blueberry, lemon and almond bake

The cake making continues…

One Wednesday evening found me making this easy to assemble lemon and almond cake with blueberries sprinkled on the top.

It turned out very nice, moist, sweet with a lovely lemony edge. The blueberries are a nice touch little bubbles of fruity goodness that melt in the mouth.

I cut the cake into 8 large rectangle pieces which made for quite sizeable portions. Great for cheeky 2nd breakfast with black coffee or an afternoon snack with tea.

Ingredients

125g (4 1/2 oz) plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

75 g (2 1/2 oz) ground almonds

150g (5 1/2 oz) butter, diced

200g (7 oz) caster sugar

juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 large eggs

200g (7oz) fresh raspberries

Icing sugar, for dusting

Methods

1. Preheat oven 180oC. Line base and sides of tin with baking parchment. Shift flour into bowl, add the baking powder, and almonds and mix well. In a pan mix the butter, sugar and lemon, stirring until well combined.

2. Stir the syrupy mixture into the dry ingredients, then mix in the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Pour into the tin, then scatter the raspberries over the top. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until golden and skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

3. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar before serving. To serve cut into rectangles.

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