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Superstar Blueberry and Raspberry Lemon Cake Recipe

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This recipe highlights berries twofold, because not only is it beautifully decorated in fresh berries, but it has a sweet and thick filling made from fresh blueberries and lemon juice.

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 3 Cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 Teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 2 Cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks

For the filling

  • 3 Cups blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 5 Teaspoons cornstarch

For the frosting

  • 12 Ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 10 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups confectioners' sugar

Toppings

  • 2 Cups raspberries
  • 2 Cups blueberries

Directions

For the cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms of each pan with a round of parchment paper. Grease paper and dust each pan with flour, tapping out excess. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine buttermilk, lemon zest, and vanilla. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, with mixer on low speed, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture in several additions, starting and ending with flour mixture, mixing just until combined.

Spread batter into cake pans and bake 35 minutes or until golden and cake tester or toothpick inserted into center of cakes comes out clean. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto wire racks. Remove and discard parchment paper and let cake layers cool completely.

 

For the filling

In a medium saucepan, bring blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, and lemon zest to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook about 15 minutes or until blueberries have burst and mixture thickens, stirring frequently. In a small cup, combine water and cornstarch. Stir cornstarch mixture into blueberry mixture and return to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool completely (refrigerate if necessary).

 

 

For the frosting

Beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until blended. Add confectioners' sugar and mix on low until combined.

 

Toppings

Place one cake layer on a cake plate or stand. If cakes have rounded top, gently trim with serrated knife to make flat. Spread cooled blueberry filling on cake layer. Place other cake layer on filling, with flat side up and press down gently to secure. Frost top and sides of cake with frosting. Using blueberries, create large star on top of cake. Fill in remaining white space with raspberries. Line bottom rim of cake with blueberries, pressing gently into frosting to secure. If not serving cake immediately, refrigerate until ready.