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.