Thursday, May 21, 2009

Emily's Blueberry Buckle Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze


Emily of Visions of Sugar Plum is extremely talented. She writes and makes her own recipes, and her talent has been recognised, among other things, through a couple of television appearances on US TV bake-off contests and by her appointment as a pie judge. Emily has written about her experiences on her blog if you would like to read about them.

I have bookmarked lots of Emily's recipes, but have never previously gotten around to making them. However, I fell in love with her blueberry buckle cake with lemon cream cheese glaze - not only did the flavours (blueberry, lemon, almond, cream cheese, brown sugar) appeal to me, but it looked like such a pretty cake. I knew I had to make this cake.

Here is one of the vanilla blueberry, almond-streusel-topped layers:

and this is a peep inside the cake itself. Look at those berries (and I only used about half of what the recipe required):


My work colleague Ruth says that this is her favourite cake yet. And the cake disappeared very quickly, leaving Gordon disappointed because he missed out :(
Big thanks to Em for sharing her amazing creativity with us! If you too are besotted by the look of this cake, you can find the recipe here.

18 comments:

Gabe's Girl said...

I just ate a huge dinner, but your post makes me hungry again!

Maryann said...

It DOES look tempting ;)
xox

The Blonde Duck said...

All you had to say was cream cheese glaze...

Cakelaw said...

LOL Gabe's Girl - have some dessert.

Hi Maryann, it's the blueberries - or is it the cream cheese frosting ...

I am with you Duckie - and it has lemon too!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I really shouldn't have read this so close to morning tea time Cakelaw! lol

burpandslurp said...

oh my god...blueberries bursting in the batter...and then that LEMON cream cheese glaze...You've completely sold me!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Yummy, Yes, I love Emily's blog, she's great. Haven't tried anything yet, but this post makes me want to try this one first, looks great.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I've never heard of a buckle before but it looks fantastic. I admit I'm a sucker for any cake with cream cheese icing too :P Great job! Was this for your new work colleagues?

Elyse said...

Mmm, this cake looks fabulous! I love Emily's blog. She does a great job--as do you! I'm so glad this cake was such a hit. I can't wait to try it out. I certainly love the flavor combinations going on!

Cathy said...

This is a beautiful cake, and you just can't beat those flavors, especially when the weather is warm, as it is here now. I want some!

A_and_N said...

I can imagine those blueberries and lemon. Gosh!

Emily said...

YAY! You liked it! It looks fantastic.

You made my night! I love it when people make my recipes. Have a good weekend.

Ivy said...

Cream cheese and blueberries. It certainly is a lovely combination.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine, I often look at blogs just after breakfast - bad move!

Hi burpandslurp, you gotta make this one ;)

Hi Lorelei, it has taken me a while and a lot of bookmarks, but I am so glad I made this one. Loved it!

Hi Lorraine, I was fascinated by the name "buckle" and Googled it to find out why (it's the crackly top - "buckled"). It was for my new work colleagues.

Hi Elyse, lemon and blueberries and cream cheese - you can't lose on this one.

Thanks Cathy - and I would like some of the warmer weather :)

Hi A&N, I like juicy, fruity cakes.

Hi Emily, thanks for your wonderful site and recipes, and hope you had a good weekend too.

Thanks Ivy - it was good. I am under pressure to make it again for those who missed out.

Tammy said...

the cake sounds wonderful!

The Caked Crusader said...

I do like it when you cut into a cake and find it packed with juicy berries - yum!

Jeena said...

Looks and sounds good I wish I worked in your place if you were giving slices away. :-)

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Tammy.

Hi Crusader, fruity cakes are my favourite.

Hi Jeena, thanks :)