We’re taking advantage of blueberry season while it’s still in full swing! I wasn’t quite sure whether to call this blueberry lemon treat a loaf or a cake. It bakes up like a bread in a loaf pan, but has the sweetness and tenderness of a cake. I decided to think of it as a bread when I had a slice for breakfast in the morning, and think of it like a cake when I had another slice for dessert.
This blueberry lemon yogurt cake is a keeper recipe of there ever was one! I’d recommend using fresh blueberries if you’re making this in the summer months, but you can totally use frozen berries as well. Just be gentle when incorporating them into the batter. A heaping cup of Greek yogurt adds this devine richness to the cake that keeps it smooth and tender. So bread or cake, whichever you want to call it, it tastes incredible.
All I know is this pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a larger mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, plain Greek yogurt, eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla until smooth.
Gradually add in the dry ingredients (in at least 3 rounds), whisking between each addition. Add in the vegetable oil and stir until evenly combined.
Gently fold in about 6 ounces worth of fresh blueberries, stirring until just combined. If you use frozen blueberries, keep them frozen until you’re ready to add them to the batter. Fold them in with as few strokes as possible to avoid breaking.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and coat with non stick spray for easy removal. Pour the batter into the a pan lined with parchment paper and sprayed with non stick spray. Do not skip lining the pan- it will make loaf removal so much easier. Bake on a rack in the middle of the oven at 350 for 1 hour.
Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Use a sharp knife to help loosen the sides of the pan before turning out onto a wire rack.
Let the cake cool completely before slicing.
You can most likely yield about 8 hefty slices from this cake, which, if it’s anything like my house, will be gone on no time.