Friday, July 24, 2009

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake...Foodie Friday...

I am enjoying all the summer recipes for Foodie Friday hosted by Gollum. Please go here for more FF recipes.

This recipe comes from Cooking Light back in the late 90s. I make this every summer when blueberries are in season and because I love the taste of lemon. This is the perfect combo for my taste buds. Family and friends always ask me for this easy recipe. So crank up your mixer and air condition and turn on some beach music and give this one a try. Your taste buds will be surfing in your mouth for sure!

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light butter
1/2 (8-ounce) package 1/3 less-fat cream cheese -- softened
3 large eggs
1 large egg white
3 cups all-purpose flour -- divided
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) carton lemon low-fat yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cooking spray
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes).
Add eggs and egg white, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
Combine 2 tablespoons flour and blueberries in a small bowl, and toss well.
Combine remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning & ending with flour mixture.
Fold in blueberry mixture and vanilla.
Pour cake batter into a 10-inch tube pan coated with cooking spray (I grease & flour)
Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool cake in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan.
Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl; drizzle over warm cake.

* The photo above shows the cake before I drizzled with the powdered sugar and lemon.



  1. What is the size of cake tin for this recipe?

  2. My Foodie Friday cake is lemon blueberry, too -- although not a pound cake -- yours looks good and is certainly different than mine.

  3. Now I am torn! I have just visited Martha's Foodie Friday and she has also made a lemon blueberry cake; I guess I'll just have to make both ;)

  4. I love lemon and blueberry together. Thanks for the recipe and photo.

  5. Joyce, this really looks like a wonderful taste treat! I love the idea of combining the lemon with the blueberry. My grandmother used to make the most wonderful sour cream pound cake, and if I can find her recipe, I might try to share that on a Foodie Friday. I love pound cake, and this is a WONDERFUL recipe so thanks very much for sharing this.

    Happy Foodie Friday!


    Sheila (I'm having a birthday giveaway, and I hope you will enter if you haven't already... haven't had a chance to check my own blog!)

  6. Let's see, I have some fresh blueberries and there must be lemon yogurt in the fridge, the AC is cranked up and I know I have some beach music around the hut. Okay, I'm just about set, just a quick trip to the market for some cream cheese.

    Thanks Joyce, I always love a good pound cake recipe!

  7. Thank you for answering my question.
    I understand what you mean, now I am having problem about posting.

  8. Say, do you think this would be a great recipe for my sunflower cake pan? It sure is summery and delish! I just bought the pan the other day and I am aching to give it a try. ~ Robyn

  9. Lemon-blueberry must be the flavor of the day! I know I would like the combination. Yes, Joyce, you really do need to have a cast iron skillet :)!

  10. What a tasty pound cake variation! Yum!

  11. This makes me glad I bought 20 lbs of blueberries last weekend. So many fab recipes to try. I think I had better get more.

  12. I could use a sweet treat after packing up all my crap, erm, treasures from the shelves, under the desk and off the mantle so the rest of the room can be painted .. now I know why he procrastinated doing this for so long .. gah

  13. this would go perfect with morning coffee!

  14. Hi Joyce. If your friend lives in Avondale this is a ways away, however it is close to Thunderbird Hospital. Does she go there to Thunderbird or work there? If so, it is straight down Thunderbird Road just a 15-20 minute drive from there. I loved the tea room and the food was devine. The teas they have to select from are just endless, hot and cold. I know I am going back. It is such a wonderful atmosphere to be in. Real relaxing. You can google it and see their list of things. From menus to foods and etc. Gooseberries Tea Room. Check it out now. Oh and Joyce, this poundcake with the berries looks delish. Thanks for sharing. Country Hugs, Sherry

  15. Hi Joyce, your pound cake looks scrumptious. Thanks for stopping by. The paint is Benjamin Moore and I had to have it special mixed because I couldn't find anything to match the green toile wallpaper. There are times I want to do something else in there, but I love that green so much I would probably be disappointed if I changed it. Sorry that I'm not much help.
    Have a great weekend.

  16. This looks gorgeous. It will be great for Sunday brunch.

  17. Blueberries and lemon..., I have to try that!

  18. Yum! I just adore the lemon blueberry flavors together in this lovely cake!

  19. Yummy Joyce! A low fat berry/lemon pound cake sound perfect fro this time of the year! I just made a blueberry and raspberry crumble so when that is finished I'll try this recipe...thanks!
    Hugs, Pat

  20. Lemon and blueberries are great together. I will be trying your recipe soon:)

  21. I love blueberries, lemon, and pound cake. Like to make a dessert that could be a breakfast treat as well. Low fat too. Can't make it until I go get cream cheese and yogurt though!

  22. this looks wonderful blueberry and lemon awesome combo will need to try

  23. lemon and blueberries were made for eachother! what a yummy pound cake!

  24. Yes! I love this one! It's on the cover of their first Complete Cookbook and it's a big favorite around here. I've even baked it in 2 loaf pans so I could freeze some of the goodness for later. Now you've made me realize that I need to make this again...and SOON!

  25. Two of my favorite flavors - lemon and blueberries. YUM! Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesday at I hope you will join in the fun and share in the prizes to be given away:)

  26. So many great recipes... so little time! Another great blueberry cake recipe. This looks really wonderful. Another one to put on my growing list of 'to-try' dishes!

  27. yum! I discovered the great lemon blueberry combo a few months ago and WOW! Your pound cake looks and sound great. I'm going to have to star this recipe for sure.

  28. Blueberries & lemon.....awesome combination. This cake sounds refreshing.

    As always, your photos are fantastic. The beach photos you have below the cake recipe are so fun to look at. I enjoy your photography so much.


  29. That looks delicious, Joyce..
    No need for A/C here on LI today..great breeze and not too hot..
    Love the lemon blueberry combo!

  30. I love blueberries in any way, shape or form. I want to try this recipe, I have to wait until I have company because if I make it, I will eat it all myself. Thanks

  31. Hi Joyce...

    Just wanted to stop by to say thank you for dropping in Saturday and taking a peek at my pink depression glass...thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment!

    My friend, this blueberry lemon pound cake sounds heavenly...especially since I'm dieting! Hehe! No looks scrumptious...Ooohhh, and I bet it smells yummy too!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  32. That pound cake sounds delish!! I've copied the recipe...will definitely try that one!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment on my studio.

  33. Lemon and blueberry sounds like a yummy combo. Thanks for sharing yet another delicious recipe.

  34. Oh my. Lemon, blueberry, and cream cheese? It's got to be wonderful!

  35. This sounds like my kind of recipe and the fact that it is a Cooking Light recipe makes it even better!

  36. Jackie , HI new friend!! Love the name of your blog and thought your comment on my blog was hilarious....Plate City here you come!!! :)


  37. That Looks so good, another recipe to give to my husband, (The cook and baker in my house) Every time I look at your delicious recipes I get so hungry, and with this one...My first thought was, The calories, I can't have that...but then...I saw it was from cooking Light....YEA!!!! I'll make an exception...

  38. Mmmmm....this cake sounds and looks super yummy. It is great to have recipes that are a little lower in fat and calories once in awhile! Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Amy

  39. Yay! Recipes! I love reading recipes. And occasionally even making them. :)

  40. ok this one gets an A+...lemons and blueberries...HEAVEN! I am adding this cake to my favourites!!! Thank you so so much!


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