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French Style Lemon & Yogurt Cake - Gâteau au Citron With Blueberries

If you are a regular at this blog, or even just pop into this kitchen once in a while, you might know that I am a part of a small virtual book-cook club. I haven’t been awfully regular there, but we’re a small bunch of bloggers who all recognise that life
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 10 serving


For the Cake :

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest grated
  • 3/4 cup yogurt plain
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 to 1 cups blueberries , dried

For the Glaze :

  • 1 sugar powdered , sifted
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  • In a large bowl, lightly whisk together the yogurt, sugar, oil, melted butter and egg till well blended. In another smaller bowl, lightly whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and lemon zest. Now add the blueberries to the flour mixture and mix till theyu2019re well coated with the flour.
  • Add this to the wet ingredients in the bigger bowl and fold just enough to combine into a smooth yellow batter. Do not over mix or beat vigorously.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured 7u201d or 8u201d cake tin and bake at 180C (350F) for about 25 to 30 minutes till golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Do not over bake.
  • Combine the icing sugar with the lemon juice in a small bowl, till it dissolves. Add more icing sugar if the icing is too runny. Spoon ithis over the cooled cake and leave for it to set solid for about an hour. Slice and serve.


Before I go further I also have to say a much belated but heartfelt thanks to Manju and Aparna (my namesake). If by some chance you haven’t discovered this yet, food bloggers are among the most awesome people around. They are also very good natured, giving and understand your fixation with things like cake moulds, cupcake wrappers, food decorations, parchment paper, and all such stuff related to food. Why else would they write to me and ask if I they could bring me anything from abroad as they were coming down to India?
Manju (who is also family ), who I couldn’t meet this time, brought me a stash of stuff including blueberries which I used in this cake, and Aparna managed to find space in her suitcases to bring me my 100mm f/ 2.8USM Macro lens that I have been dreaming of for ages!