Blueberry Breakfast Cake

IMG_2535As we near the end of August, and berries are still in full supply, I thought I’d finally post my often-used recipe for Blueberry Breakfast Cake, ready for your Labour Day summer wrap up events. Make now and freeze, it can thaw on your way camping, or overnight ready for the last guests of summer. Of course, you can just make it and eat it, like we most often do.

Sometime a few decades ago I started making Bundt cakes. I never really understood the appeal until this cake. It started with making a simple lemon blueberry cake with a streusel mix going in the pan first, so when it was removed from the pan there would be a crispy topping built in. But never being one to leave good enough alone, I thought the streusel could simply go in the middle, making the cake come clean from the pan, not leaving chunks of streusel littering the counter. Having it in the middle gives the cake a wonderfully buttery crunch in the center of each slice.

I can honestly say that I’ve made hundreds of these cakes. Over the years it became my most asked for item in mixed baking for breakfasts & brunches. It’s perfect for adding to lunches for work or school, so timely that I should think to post this today, as there are only a couple of weeks left until school starts. Continue reading

Lemon Bundt Cake

IMG_3230In early March I catered for a family that gathered for a full weekend together.  Over the course of the weekend we made sure that they had a self-serve area with hot & cold beverages, fruit and assorted baking.  Every time we’d add something to the mix, they’d check out the new offerings.  We made sure that there was a range of baking to get them through their time together.  One item was this lemon cake.  We presented it on a large pedestal cake plate with a dome.  Put out just after lunch on the Saturday, it dwindled down to two slices by mid-afternoon.

I made it again this weekend in a very successful gluten free version, and once again watched as piece by piece it got eaten.  It’s very lemony, dense like a pound cake, and super moist. Continue reading