Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

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This Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake recipe is a fantastic combination of citrus and berry flavor together in a cake. It is one of those healthy cake recipes you don’t come across too often. You can eat a slice or two of this delicious pound cake for breakfast. You’ll never regret waking up to this wonderful breakfast cake. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt on a slice of this cake, a side of coffee, and you’ll be in breakfast heaven! Making a fresh berry dessert is always a good idea because you can make the most of the nutrients in blueberries when added to this cake. The nutrients in blueberries mainly come from the high dietary fiber and iron present in these little berries. Blueberries are also very high in Vitamin B6 and C and practically free from cholesterol and fat. They are low in sodium which is again another great reason to make healthy cake recipes.

You can also have this fresh berry dessert as a part of your food menu for those special Sunday brunch sessions with family. Serve it however you want, this blueberry cake recipe will not let you down, and it pretty much goes with every occasion. In this recipe, you can also add lemon zest along with the juice to make it more flavorsome. Always use a zester to get a finely textured lemon zest. Lemon is such a versatile fruit for making desserts that brighten up family meals. It has many health benefits as well. It's a good idea to drink a glass of warm lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach as it aids the digestive system and flushes out the toxins from the body.

For that extra deliciousness, add a handful of toasted nuts. You can also add healthy seeds like sunflower, hemp, flax, or pumpkin seeds. Try adding raisins, cranberries or any other fruit of your choice like strawberries, peaches, pineapple, banana which go well in this cake recipe.

Nutrition Facts for: Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake from The View From Great Island

Ingredients: Vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, yogurt, lemon, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, blueberries, confectioners' sugar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 380, Calories from Fat 113, Total Fat 12.6g 19%, Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%, Cholesterol 39mg 13%, Sodium 150mg 6%, Potassium 224mg 6%, Carbohydrates 62.6g 21%, Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%, Sugars 41.6g, Protein 5.5g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 11%, Calcium 10%, Iron 9%

Back in those days, Pound cakes traditionally called for a pound of butter, sugar and flour each and that's why it is called as 'Pound cake.' Today, however, pound cakes have many variations and proportions to the recipe. Pound cake recipes over the years have changed so much, and there is no right or wrong recipe for making a pound cake. To make a perfect pound cake always separate the eggs and only incorporate the yolks first. Beat the egg whites till frothy and carefully fold into the batter just before placing it in the oven. Because of all the nutrients in blueberries, lemon, and Greek yogurt this recipe is a great way of incorporating healthy baking recipes in your diet. Thank you to Sue at the ‘The View From Great Island’ food blog for sharing this homemade Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake recipe with us. Do check out Sue's blog for more healthy cake recipes and many other healthy baking recipes. Make this divine pound cake recipe today!

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