Hi all– Recently we had an Sunday afternoon shower for adorable Lisa, who’s getting married in May. It was a room full of friends, with “aunts-ish” advice for the new bride and and chances to hear all the details for her story and of the wedding ahead… And there was cake (of course). Tart lemon, sweet berries and whip cream to tie it all together. A dear day together.
LEMON BLUEBERRY CAKE
1 lemon cake mix
2 cups blueberries (about 12 oz.)
1 small lemon instant pudding (3.9 oz. size)
1 cup milk
1 pint heavy whipping cream (16 oz.)
2 tsp. powdered sugar
2 tsp. instant vanilla pudding
garnish: lemon slice & mint
Grate the lemon peel off and set aside. Then juice the lemon that is left and set that aside as well.
Mix up the lemon cake mix using the instructions on the box– my mix used 1/3 cup oil, 3 eggs and for the water. I filled a one cup measuring up with the lemon juice and added water to make the 1 cup asked for. Then fold in the grated lemon peel and the blueberries.
Pour the batter into a 9″x 13″ baking dish (or a large 10 to 11″ spring form pan) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Put it into a 350 oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the cake is golden and firm to the touch.
Take it out of the oven let let the came cool completely.
Then whisk together the lemon pudding mix with just 1 cup of milk for a couple minutes and then spread it over the cake.
With an electric mixer (the whisk attachment works best!), beat together the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla pudding mix (to stabilize the cream, help it hold up) until it is well set. Spoon the cream over the lemon pudding layer and set the cake in the fridge for an hour or more to set up.
Garnish with little lemon slices and something green (mint) and cut big beautiful slices! Enjoy!