Lemon & Wild Blueberry Swirl Cake
Theme 10: Blue
Cookbook Used: Bonne Maman – The Seasonal Cookbook
Author: Bonne Maman
Okay, so my genius oven burnt the cake, my photos of said burnt cake sucked…. I should have dusted the cake with icing sugar to make it look less burnt. So you will have to deal with Instagram photos. Remember what I said?…”if all fails… instragram it!!” I practice what I preach!
I got the Bonne Maman cookbook as part of my birthday present this year from Hamsley. Don’t worry, I didn’t get just one cookbook for my birthday… I got probably about eight. But that’s another story. I fell in love with Bonne Maman conserves when I trialled them last year. I wanted to use them more often, and not just for something to smear on my toast/ hot cross buns / etc…
The book is gorgeous, broken down into seasonal recipes as the title suggests. The book also gives you cute ideas of ways to re-use the iconic Bonne Maman jar once you’ve finished enjoying it’s contents.
My photos looks nothing like the one in the book, but luckily you can see what I was aiming for on the website. A delicious cake (even when slightly charred), and the blueberry conserve is divine. Will definitely make again, and it was so easy – put it all in a bowl. mix then bake!
Lemon and Wild Blueberry Swirl Cake
175g soft butter
3 medium eggs
200g self-raising flour
25g ground almonds
Grated rind of 1 unwaxed lemon
4 tbsp Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry Conserve
1. Line a 20cm round cake tin or loaf tin with baking parchment. Place all the ingredients except the conserve into a mixing bowl and blend with a hand mixer until smooth, or beat with a wooden spoon for two minutes.
2. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level with the back of a spoon. Place the Wild Blueberry conserve into a paper piping bag and snip off the end. Pipe a swirl of the conserve on the top of the cake.
3. Conventional cooking: Bake on a centre shelf in a pre-heated oven at 180°C/350°F. Bake the cake for about 40-45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean from the centre.
4. Cool in tin for 5 minutes, then leave to cool completely on a wire rack.