Moist Blueberry – Lime Loaf Cake

I am totally loving these Olympics.

Does anybody else get completely inspired by all these incredible athletes? I especially love to watch the swimming, since I used to be a swimmer. It brings me right back to when I was in college and travelling to all the different swim meets. So exciting.

My kids are soaking it all in as well. The other day we walked into WalMart and they had a big Olympics display with the Olympic rings.

My oldest says to me, “Look Mom, it’s the  oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, Olympics!” I couldn’t help but laugh.

“No, honey, those ‘oh’s’ are rings and the symbol of the Olympics. They aren’t O’s.”

“ooooohh…”

I have been craving some sweet moist loaf cake for a while now. Blueberries were on sale last week and I ended up loads of the delicious little things.

I enjoy blueberries the most when they are warmed up. It’s like the insides get sweetened and juicy; they pop so perfectly in your mouth. When they are baked into a cake they create a simple and delightful texture that makes me swoon.

The key to making this cake ultra moist is to prick the top and sides of the warm cake with a toothpick and brush a simple lime syrup all over. The cake soaks it up like a sponge. Once it’s cooled completely a simple lime glaze {that holds just the right amount of sweet and tart} is brushed on top and drizzled down the sides.

This really is a perfect combination.

It’s fruity, tropical, completely scrumptious and ultra luscious.

You better make two batches cause it’s gonna go fast.

Moist Blueberry – Lime Loaf Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar (divided)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 4 medium limes - juice of (1/3 cup + 4 tbsp; divided)
  • 6 oz carton of blueberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl beat butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add flour mixture and sour cream alternatively until completely combined.
  4. Add in lime juice and lime zest and beat until combined.
  5. Gently fold in blueberries.
  6. Prepare a 9"x5" loaf pan by rubbing the inside bottom and sides with butter then coating with a light dusting of flour to prevent the loaf from sticking.
  7. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (60-65 minutes). Cover the cake with tinfoil halfway through baking to prevent the top of burning.
  8. Remove from oven and let sit in cake pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.
  9. In the meanwhile prepare a simple lime syrup by adding 1/3 cup lime juice and 1/3 cup sugar to a small saucepan. Heat it until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and set aside.
  10. Using a toothpick, prick the top and sides of the warm cake several times. Using a pastry or silicone brush, brush the simple syrup all over the top and sides of the cake and let it soak up. Then do it again.
  11. Once the cake is cooled completely create a simple lime glaze by combining 2 tbsp of lime juice with 1 cup of powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth. It should thick, but pour-able. Add more lime juice to make it thinner, or more powdered sugar to make it thicker. Drizzle and brush over the top of the cooled cake.
  12. Cut into slices and Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. We are glued to the TV during the Olympics…can’t get enough of it! This cake looks fantastic – sweet blueberries with tangy lime sounds like a match made in heave.

  2. I’m loving the games more than ever before, I think because my daughter is at an age where she seems to be inspired by such amazing young people not that much older than herself. I love the words “ultra luscious”!!

  3. Oh my goodness this looks amazing!

  4. YUM!! I love lime. Totally reminds me of my lemon sour cream loaf. DELICIOUS!

  5. Stunning Shawn! I love blueberry and lemon, I bet lime is awesome. And I’m loving the olympics. Weird, for someone who really dislikes sports, lol.

  6. This cake seriously has my mouth watering right now. I LOVE citrus, and have had a similar lemon cake. I want this one!!

  7. I am totally caught up in the Olympics, so much so that I want to do nothing else! This cake looks extremely amazing Shawn!

  8. So I am one of those party poopers that is kinda meh about the Olympics. I know, I know. I’m all for team USA, I guess I just need a bit of this cake to enjoy while watching the actual events.

  9. Hello there, just stopping by to tell you that this cake looks divine. I am definitely going to bake it soon! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Hey there!your recipes are too good! I tried your banana chocolate chip muffins and my friends literally fought over the last muffin..they turned out so good thanks a lot for sharing such great recipes. I am definitely going to try this one too. Can we make muffins using the same recipe?

  11. Oh my goodness, this is sounding crazy good right now. I’m thinking they’d make great muffins… and now drooling just thinking about making them. :D

  12. Just took the 4 mini loaves out of the oven. Delish!

  13. How much lime juice goes into the cake? By process of eliminating what goes in the syrup and glaze it looks like 2 tablespoons, but I want to make sure before I make it as it doesn’t specifically say. Thanks :)

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