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Zingy Citrus Blueberry Bundt
A refreshing and zingy cake with three citrus fruits and fresh blueberries. A moist and close crumb with a creamy texture from all that luxurious sour cream.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Servings: 10 servings
: 443 kcal
Author: Just Jo
  • 200 g soft butter
  • 275 g caster sugar
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 oranges, zest and juice (you may not need all of the juice)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 325 g plain flour
  • 1 level tbsp baking powder
  • 200 g sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 180-200 g fresh blueberries
To drizzle
  • A scant 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C conventional (reduce by 10-20˚C for fan assisted ovens) and position a shelf low down enough so that the top of your bundt pan comes to about halfway up the height of the oven - this cake cooks for a long time and it would burn if you had it too high up.

  2. Grease your bundt pan - I use rapeseed oil (canola oil) spray.
  3. Cream the butter, sugar and citrus zests until vey light and fluffy then beat the eggs in one at a time with a spoonful of flour to stop curdling.
  4. In a jug, whisk together 200g of sour cream (or creme fraiche) and add all the juice of the lime and lemon and enough of the orange juice to make up to the 300ml mark. Reserve the rest of the orange juice for the icing.
  5. Sift the flour and raising agent together.
  6. Beat half the flour in to the creamed butter, sugar and egg mixture gently. Stir in half the sour cream mixture.
  7. Add the remaining flour and follow with the remaining sour cream mixture before stirring in the berries.
  8. Spoon into your prepared bundt pan and level batter by tapping the tin sharply onto the work surface then smoothing with a spatula or spoon (this helps remove air pockets from this luscious thick batter).
  9. Bake for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. I start testing at around 1 hour and sometimes it needs the full 1 hour 15 (usually if I have used cold berries and sour cream). It is a large cake with a thick batter and the surface will definitely colour well (but it should not be burnt!). A skewer should come out clean when inserted well into the centre of the cake, as long as you don't hit a blueberry on the way down - check at least two places. It may need another 10 minutes depending on how hot your oven runs.

  10. Cool in the tin on a rack for 10-15 minutes before carefully inverting onto a rack to finish cooling to room temperature.

  11. When cold, mix the icing sugar with a little leftover orange juice to make a thick but pourable icing and drizzle over the cake to decorate. Allow it to set before slicing.
Recipe Notes

Use fresh not frozen blueberries here as the latter give off too much liquid to an already very moist batter.
I only use Nordic Ware tins when I make bundts as I find the quality is unsurpassable and the nonstick properties are practically magical! You may have different results using other brands but do let me know how you get on with your cake.