There’s nothing better than a good cup of tea, great cake and a catch up with friends. Last weekend I decided to make a cake for just this reason and I went for one of my fail-safe cake bakes! This is a family favourite that we all love. It’s light, full of flavour and has chocolate and fruit in it (so that makes it healthy right?).

So, introducing the lemon, blueberry and white chocolate cake…

Ingredients:

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 75g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lemons
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 150 ml buttermilk
  • 80g blueberries
  • 80g milky bar white chocolate cut into small chunks
  • Icing sugar (for the lemon drizzle)

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 and line a baking tin (roughly 25x10cm)

2.Zest both the lemons and squeeze their juice into a separate bowl

3.Melt the butter

4.Mix together the sugar, melted butter, half the lemon juice, eggs and lemon zest

5.In a separate bowl sift the flour and baking powder. Add half of this to the lemon/egg mix and stir well.

6.Fold in the chocolate and blueberries and pour the mix into the tin

7.Bake for about 40 minutes until the top is golden and you can stick a skewer in without the cake mix sticking to it

8.Allow the cake to cool then add some icing sugar to the remaining lemon juice and drizzle over the top

This lemon, blueberry and white chocolate cake is super easy to make and everyone loves it!

 

close up of cake

 

Now you can put your cake baking skills to the test with Marie Curie and their Blooming Great Tea Party. Between the 23rd and 25th June invite your friends over for a summer tea party and help raise money for this amazing charity. Marie Curie works to support those living with terminal illness and their families and the money you raise will go towards them achieving this. They have a free fundraising pack on their website to get you started.

 

lemon and grater

 

If you want more ideas for throwing a tea party read my afternoon tea post.

 

 

 

 

 

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