Ahh yes, the saga continues…blueberries! They were on sale and I purchased some more…a lot more!! My kids were like “Mom! What’s with all the blueberries”, apart from my 7 year old son who absolutely loves them. He was like “yeah Mom, more blueberries!!” Anyway, I love summer and all that comes with it, the sun, the beach, the flowers and oh yeah the fruits!! Bought some cherries this week as well 🙂
So the blueberries sat here a little longer than I wanted so I had to do something with them. As a rule in my house we don’t typically have dessert any other day except Sunday (the leftovers, if any, are usually finished on Monday). So I created a recipe for Sunday dessert. It has lime and blueberries, a great combination!
Lime Pound Cake with Homemade Blueberry Compote
- 2/3 cup of butter
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of sifted flour
- 3/4 tsp of baking powder
- 3/4 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of lime zest*
- 2/3 cup of milk
- 1 tsp of vanilla
*You will need 2 limes.
- 2 cups of blueberries
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tbsp of lime juice
- 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 tsps of lime juice (add more or less to get your desired consistency, slightly runny)
- Wash both limes and zest. Cut limes in half and use a reamer to extract the juice (place a bowl with a sieve on top to trap seeds and pulp). Set aside juice and zest.
- Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time to the bowl beating well after each one.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder,salt and zest. Add the vanilla to the milk.
- Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture and mix ,continue while alternating with vanilla/milk mixture 2 more times (3 x total). Do not overmix.
- Be sure to clean off your mixers beaters back into the batter as they will have quite a bit of the zest on them!
- Pour batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 60 mins to 75 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool 20 mins. Remove from pan.
- Place blueberries in a medium saucepan. Add sugar and lime juice.
- Put pan on medium high heat, stirring often.
- Reduce heat when mixture starts to boil.
- Continue on low simmer until mixture starts to stick to side of pan.
- Remove from heat and cover until ready to serve.
- Mix powdered sugar and lime juice together adding more lime juice if necessary to get a slightly runny consistency. Drizzle with a spoon on cooled cake.