Good day everyone. I hope you are all ready for my favourite cake recipe yet! I used the blueberry cake recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery, but adapted it. One thing I would say as a baker who is slowly improving, is that you should always try and adapt recipes to make them a bit more you, or just simply to know what works and what doesn’t. Now, the Hummingbird uses sour cream, but I didn’t have any sour cream, so I improvised by using double cream and yoghurt. They combine to make a similar flavour and consistency, and are used in baking normally – and it worked! Phewf. But I have also had my fair share of failures by trying my own thing. It’s frustrating when it doesn’t work, but fab when it does.
350g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
450g plain flour
2.5 tbsp baking powder
200ml double cream
80ml plain yoghurt
250g fresh blueberries
220g icing sugar
40ml double cream
80g fresh blueberries
a 25-cm ring mould, greased and dusted with flour
- Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3.
- Mix the butter & sugar until light and creamy. Add in the eggs and then the vanilla extract, flour and baking powder until thoroughly mixed. Add the yoghurt and 200 ml of double cream and fold in gently until everything is combined.
- Gently stir in the blueberries with a spoon.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared ring mould and smooth over with a palette knife – make sure the mixture only fills the mould 3 quarters of the way (or it may spill over and be messy).
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the sponge bounces back when touched.
- Leave to cool for a while before placing on the wire rack to cool completely .
- Once the cake is completely cooled, place on a plate & cover the top and sides with the icing.
- Decorate with the blueberrys and sieve on 20 remainging grams of icing sugar for the final effect.
- Mix together 200 grams icing sugar and cream until fully combined. The mixture should be think and not runny. If it is runny, add more icing sugar.
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Enjoy guys – tell me if you try it out or if you have any questions!