Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Blueberries and Lemon Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Dixie Lily yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter , melted, cooled
  • 1 pint blueberries , washed and gently dried

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  2. Butter bundt pan; coat with cornmeal.
  3. Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl; whisk to blend.
  4. Whisk buttermilk, eggs, lemon peel, and vanilla in small bowl.
  5. Pour buttermilk mixture and melted butter into flour mixture.
  6. Gently fold liquids into flour mixture until just blended (do not stir).
  7. Spread evenly in pan. Add blueberries.
  8. Bake cake about 30 minutes, until it springs back when gently touched.
  9. Let cool.

Glaze:

  1. Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
  2. Stir with spoon until smooth and paste-like, adding more lemon juice by 1/2 teaspoonfuls if glaze is too thick to spread.
  3. Pour over the cake.

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