Blueberry and Lemon Traybake

What? No chocolate? Blasphemy! Treachery! Heresy! But bear with me, because these bars are insanely delicious. My dad sent me this recipe and I thought it’d be perfect to get into the summer baking spirit. So glad I made these, they will leave you with a smile on your face.

Blueberry and Lemon Traybake

(from bbc.co.uk)

Serves 8-12

Ingredients
  • 125g/4½oz butter, softened
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 250g/9oz soured cream
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice
  • 300g/10½oz self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 150g/5½oz blueberries
For the cream cheese topping
  • 50g/2oz butter, softened
  • 300g/10½oz icing sugar, sieved, plus extra for dusting
  • 200g/7oz cream cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 50g/2oz blueberries

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a rectangular baking tin (approximately 26cm x 20cm/10½in x 8in).
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in the soured cream, lemon juice and zest, flour and baking powder until well combined, then carefully fold in the blueberries.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven, and set aside until completely cool.
  4. Meanwhile for the cream cheese topping, beat the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the cream cheese and lemon juice, then spread over the top of the cake. Sprinkle over the blueberries and dust with icing sugar.
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2 comments
  1. d said:

    Remove the cheese and I will be there tomorrow to scoff the lot!

  2. Christine said:

    I did it without the topping, Em, and it’s still delicious

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