Blueberry Pound Cake with Lime Glaze

Enjoy a classic pound cake dotted with fresh blueberries and a zesty lime glaze.

Sarah Seghi|Aug 23, 2022
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60 Minutes

12 Servings

Medium

blueberry | pound cake | lime

Pound cake, in its most basic form, is made from a pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. At its best, it’s rich without being overly heavy, with a tender crumb and a golden brown crust. This version, courtesy of Sarah Seghi, pastry chef at Austin’s

Eberly

, adds in crème fraîche, to a delicious effect, for even more moisture and a super tender crumb. Her cake is studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a lime glaze that helps balance the cake’s buttery richness.

While the cake is baking, Chef Seghi also prepares a blueberry compote, which is beautiful for plating and adds another layer of berry flavor. Our

8x8 Baking Dish

fits the cake perfectly and makes it easy to transport from oven to table.

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Ingredients

For the Cake:

230

grams all-purpose flour (scant 2 cups)

5

grams baking powder (about 1 ¼ teaspoons)

5

grams kosher salt (about 1 ¼ teaspoons)

140

grams unsalted butter (about 10 tablespoons), at room temperature

392

grams granulated sugar (scant 2 cups)

2

large eggs

223

grams crème fraîche (about 1 cup), or sour cream

165

grams fresh blueberries (heaping 1 ¼ cups), divided

For the Blueberry compote:

195

grams fresh blueberries (about 1 ½ cups)

3

tablespoons granulated sugar

2

lemons, juiced

For the Glaze:

120

grams powdered sugar (about 1 cup + 2 teaspoons)

1

lime, juiced

1

tablespoon rum-based liqueur, such as RumChata, optional (or 1 tablespoon whole milk plus a dash of cinnamon)

Instructions

STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 400F. For the dry ingredients, sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.

STEP 2

Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment or a hand mixer on low speed, cream together butter and granulated sugar together until smooth and incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, scraping the sides between each addition, and mix until fully incorporated. Add crème fraîche and mix until combined.

STEP 3

Starting at low speed, add dry ingredients in 2 stages, scraping sides between each addition. Using a spatula, gently fold in 100g (¾ cup) blueberries. Pour batter into prepared dish, and sprinkle the remaining 65g (heaping ½ cup) blueberries over the top.

STEP 4

Bake until the top of the cake is golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean, 35–40 minutes.  If using a thermometer, the center of the cake should read 200F.

STEP 5

While the cake is baking, prepare the blueberry compote. Combine blueberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice in a

2 QT Saucier

or

Saucepan

over low heat. Simmer until the blueberries start to break down, about 10 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

STEP 6

For the glaze, sift powdered sugar into medium-sized bowl, then whisk in lime juice, and rumchata, if using. Set aside.

STEP 7

Remove cake from oven and leave in its dish to cool completely, then place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour. Ice cake with an offset spatula and return to the fridge for at least 1 hour or preferably overnight until the glaze is completely hard. Slice with a

Paring Knife

and drizzle sections with blueberry compote.