Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake Tips
Why do my blueberries sink in my cake?
Blueberries sink to the bottom of cakes because they are most likely heavier than the batter and denser due to all the juices they contain. To prevent the blueberries from sinking in your lemon-blueberry pound cake (or other cakes
!), toss the blueberries in a little flour before them adding into the batter.
Should lemon-blueberry cake be refrigerated?
This lemon-blueberry cake does not need to be refrigerated if it will be consumed within a few days. You can leave it on the counter wrapped in plastic wrap or covered (find more tips on how to store baked goods
). If the cake won’t be eaten right away, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to about a week or freeze
for up to two months.
What is the difference between a pound cake and a regular cake?
Pound cake is typically more dense than regular cake and topped with a glaze rather than frosting
. Traditionally, it was made with a pound each of butter, sugar, flour and eggs—hence the name pound cake"! Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Greasing Fluted (Bundt) Tube Pans
To remove cakes easily, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans.
1 piece: 434 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.