Coffee Cake with Island Berries

Lady Gwenllian Le-Strange Tudor finds berries that resemble blueberries on the island. Unsure she should consume, she decides to wait instead for a delivery from the Sky gods.

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour (sifted)
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice from real lemons
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9 by 13 inch cake pan.

  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

  • In a separate bowl, beat the butter, sugar and lemon zest until fluffy or for two minutes. Then, add in the vanilla extract and eggs. Mix for another minute.

  • Whisk together the lemon juice and buttermilk.



  • Alternate between the dry and wet ingredients until just combined using a spoon or the mixer on low speed.
  • Gently fold the blueberries into the batter with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar once cooled or use a buttercream frosting with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Decorate with blueberries.


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