Summertime Blueberry-Lemon Cakes

I saw this recipe in a Williams-Sonoma catalouge. Also, has been doing some lovely looking desserts in pots. When I saw the recipe, I wanted to try it right away. Here it is:

Baked in mini jars, these picnic-perfect desserts offer the ultimate in portability. They can also be made in individual ramekins instead of jars. If you don’t have a convection oven, bake in a conventional oven at 375ºF; you may need to add a few minutes to the baking time. The recipe can easily be doubled to make 12 cakes.

2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup plus 6 Tbs. sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. cornstarch
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
5 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 375°F convection. Grease the insides of six 5.4-oz. jars. Line the oven’s baking tray with parchment paper.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries and the 1/4 cup sugar and cook, stirring until the sugar is mostly dissolved, 3 to 4 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch and stir into the saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and the 6 Tbs. sugar.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add the flour mixture, whisking until the batter is just combined.

Spoon 1 Tbs. blueberry mixture into the bottom of each jar. Top each with 1/4 cup batter and then 1 Tbs. blueberry mixture. Place the jars on the prepared baking tray and transfer to the oven. Bake until the tops are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let the cakes cool completely in the jars before serving. Serves 6.

Williams-Sonoma Kitchen

I really loved this recipe! I highly recommend it!



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I hope you are all doing well, and having great summers!



25 thoughts on “Summertime Blueberry-Lemon Cakes

  1. Yum… lovely and just perfect for summer. I just did my first baking with fresh blueberries , will try out your recipe the soonest I spotted blueberries in store. BY the way, may I know if the buttermilk in your recipe is a liquid version or powder? I only see buttermilk powder in the ingredients store, not sure if they are the same ingredient.

    • Thank you, I do recommend this. I used liquid buttermilk however I don’t think there is a big difference between the powder version and the liquid version. One thing, and I am not positive, but I think that the powder might last longer than the liquid. But, I used the liquid version. 🙂

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