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#FatkidSSUnite| The Taste of Spring: Lemon Blueberry Dream Cake

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FatkidsUnite_SSCom_LemonBerry1This is called a dream cake because once finished it will appear in your dreams. At least it did in mine.

I love cooking with lemons in savory and sweet foods. Lemons add a fresh flavor full of depth; lemons and blueberry together are a refreshing combo that will never fail you. This is the perfect treat for your taste buds in celebration of the new season!

So how do you make it?

The easiest way to make a lemon cake is to make your favorite white or vanilla cake and add fresh lemon juice and zest. On this cake, I only put blueberries on the outside for a fresh fruit flavor. You can also add them into the batter, or freeze them before putting them into the batter and the juice from unfreezing will also flavor the cake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • ½ cup of vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup sweetened/regular almond milk
  • 1 fresh lemon juiced
  • 2 lemons – zested
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • White icing + 2 Lemons
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions:FatkidsUnite_SSCom_LemonBerry3

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix butter and shortening until fluffy, then slowly add sugar, then the eggs one by one.
  3. Mix together all your dry ingredients, and add them to your milk and vanilla.
  4. Combine the rest of the dry ingredients, then add the milk and vanilla.
  5. Combine with your butter/sugar mixture.
  6. Bake for 25 – 30 mins, in a standard size cake pan. If smaller or making cupcakes, bake for less time.
  7. Mix in lemon zest and juice from 1-2 lemons into the icing.
  8. Add blueberries around top or sides.

Decorating a lemon or lemon blueberry cake is easy, because yellow and blue are naturally bold and beautiful together, and look great for spring. I made this a three layer cake, added blueberries around the side and put some baby’s breath on top. (So simple, yet so dressed up!) If you bake or decorate your cake like I did – post a picture and show us!

Now go make yourself a cake, because….well, do you really need a reason?

Cheers!

– #SSTeam: Krissy Sheehan

Photo credit: Krissy Sheehan Photography | Instagram: @krissylei | Twitter: @kshee22

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