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Marbled Blueberry Bundt Cake

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If you've read my other instructables you might notice I have a thing for blueberries, I just love 'em. When the Ohio summer blueberry crop comes in I use as many as I can fresh, and freeze the remainder for use the rest of the year. You can use fresh or frozen in this delicious snacking cake. To combat the usual problem of blueberries sinking in cakes, Cook's Illustrated decided to make a basic blueberry jam to swirl throughout the batter, not only does this keep the cake wonderfully moist, but it helps get blueberry flavor in every bite. The minute I read about that method, I knew I wanted to bake this cake, I love recipes that you instantly know will be a hit.  

Some buttermilk lends tanginess, and lemon zest and juice brighten the flavors and compliment the blueberries so well. Possibly my favorite part of the cake is a lemon glaze, you don't HAVE to glaze the cake, but a lemony burst of flavor is always welcome on my tongue! This is really an all-season cake, light enough after summer dinner, or comforting enough for a wintertime snack with a warm drink. 

I hope you'll try this marbled blueberry bundt cake soon, enjoy! 

Serves 12

Recipe from Cook's Illustrated, May 2013. 



 
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Step 1: Gather ingredients

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You'll need: 

FOR THE CAKE:

3 cups (15 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest plus 3 tablespoons juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs plus 1 large yolk, room temperature
18 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups (14 ounces) sugar

FOR THE FILLING:

3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) sugar
3 tablespoons low- or no-sugar-needed fruit pectin (do NOT use regular pectin) 
Pinch salt
10 ounces (2 cups) fresh or thawed frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoons juice

FOR THE GLAZE:

3 - 4 tablespoons lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 cups (8 ounces) confectioners' sugar
fostermoody9 months ago

Made this today and it worked out great! Thanks!

AngryRedhead10 months ago

OMG! I'm also a blueberry fanatic, and I badly want to go to the Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches this year!

Blueberry love!!! And I absolutely have to try this! It looks so tasty! :D

bobcatsteph3 (author)  AngryRedhead10 months ago

A blueberry festival--my dogs and I would LOVE that!

I hope you do try it, we all loved it, thanks for the comment!

arete0110 months ago

it looks iummy

bobcatsteph3 (author)  arete0110 months ago

It IS yummy, thanks!

Mmm, fruity cake deliciousness!

bobcatsteph3 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick10 months ago

Definitely!