Hello all– Made this little cake to take along to our Sunday morning group that meets before church. We’ve been together every week since we were newly weds– 43 years! And let me tell you, these are my people.
We’ve celebrated babies, and kid’s wedding, then grand-kids together. We’ve held each other up through cancer and divorce, job loss and problems with our children. There were camping trips and banana-gram nights, movies and late nights talks over the dinner table together. When one family lost their family business we chipped in to get their daughter through her last semester of college. And now we are walking with dear friends through brain cancer and hospice. There’s more, but I’ll stop– can’t count all the hugs and prayers or the laughter and sorrows shared.
I just wanted to say all this because I’m hoping you have “your people” too. People who know you deeply and share your faith, who bring meals when you’re down and walk with you in joy and difficult days. God has them for you– he can help you find them.
BLUEBERRY FILLED LEMON CAKE
2 medium lemons, peel grated & juice squeezed
1 cup sugar
1 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Grate the zest off of the two lemons. Then cut them in half and squeeze out all the juice. Set both the zest and juice aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until well blended. Then stir in the sour cream, oil and vanilla. Next , mix in the flour, salt and baking powder. And finally, stir in all the lemon zest, 1/4 cup of the lemon juice and the blueberries. Just stir enough until it’s all thoroughly combined.
Spoon the mixture into a 9″ springform pan (or cake pan) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Then pop it into a 375 degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes until it’s cooked through and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
While the cake is still hot, mix together 1/4 cup of the remaining lemon juice with 1/4 cup sugar. Stir until the sugar all dissolves. Then dribble the sugar over the top of the cake and let it sit for 30 minutes to cool before you serve it up.
38 thoughts on “Blueberry Filled Lemon Cake”
I would love to eat that one haha 😂 🙂
Wish I could send you a slice!
Thanks Carol! Been traveling and haven’t been able to read your posts— have to catch up when we get home!! xo
I will be making this! I bet everyone was pleased with this. Wonderful recipe!
Oh hi Lisa!! Hope you like it. I think I’ll be making it again and again— it is a new favorite here. Hugs hugs friend!
This cake looks wonderful Rhonda! Love blueberry cake, great recipe! Happy Sunday!😍😋💖
Hi Ursula— not as beautiful as your cakes!! But it has a bright flavor. Hugs from here!
Rhonda, thank goodness for friends and a community that supports you. I have family and friends who have my back and I know I can turn to them for comfort, a hug or words of support. Delicious looking cake, my friend! Hugs to you xoxo
Hi Mary— agree. Those kinds of people are so important. xox
That looks mouthwatering 👌🏼
Oh thanks— so kind.
Hello Rhonda! Very nice cake, I love blueberry cakes! 🙂
Hi Vero!! Blueberry is a favorite of mine too. Sorry I have been out of touch— we’re traveling. Looking forward to catching up soon as we get home! Hugs to your dear family.
Wow Rhonda, I think it’s amazing and admirable you’ve had groups of people in your life for so long.
Also, again, I’m looking at this at breakfast time. If only you could teleport me a slice to have with my coffee!
Wish I could Lacey! Wonder how you are feelings by now. We are traveling without much WiFi so I need to get home and catch up with all your posts!! Hugs from Seattle!
Seattle? Fun! Hope you are having a good time?
I’m still waiting on that second trimester energy to show up, but I’m not sick all the time any longer.
Glad to hear it Lacey– maybe you just spend all the energy you have!! working and cooking and keep care of your family… It’s a lot! How many weeks are you by now?? hugs!
Cooking and family time, nothing better 🙂 I’m 18 weeks. Sometimes that feels fast and sometimes it feels like I should be close to the end already!
18 weeks! Almost half way, Lacey! So exciting!
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can . . .
You can!!! (You’re amazing Lacry!)
Jim and I are so glad to be among your ‘people’ … can’t imagine life without you and Larry in it–and I don’t want to. Lots more sweet times around the table, Lord willing, and then all of eternity together!
So true Jenny. Grateful for all I’ve learned and enjoyed from times with you dear friend. Hugs from Seattle!! ( see you Wednesday).
Makes me crazy hungry just thinking about it! 😀
Funny Kreso!! Wish I could send you a slice!
Rhonda, I’m so glad you have such a wonderful group of friends. It sounds like you have all become more like a family as you’ve walked through times of great joy, as well as well as loss, together. This blueberry cake looks delicious and perfect for this time of year. I haven’t baked in a while, but this might be just the thing to share with my neighbors. 😊 xoxo
Daisy— you are so amazing— really sticking to good eating. We have eaten too much on this trip and I am looking forward to getying back our semi-good eating back at home!! Hugs friend!
Oh goodness, this blueberry/lemon concoction made my mouth watered!
Hi Cecilia! thanks– you are always so kind! xo
I’m going to make this Rhonda. My little boy loves blueberry. Thanks for sharing the recipe.😘
You are such a good mom Lilly! Hope he likes it! xox
Our peeps are our neighbors. When we moved here we had no family so our block became our family. They have our backs (and we have theirs) when things get tough. Gotta love your tribe!
That is so great Kat– the people you live close to and can see often. We all need our people that see us through… hugs hugs.
thanks Julie! Love your sweet potato and rosemary recipe. Planning it for dinner tomorrow night! thanks.
Thank you so much!