Blueberry Compote and Lemon Yogurt Cake

"A bright, lemony loaf cake with a blueberry compote swirl, topped with streusel and a lemon icing drizzle. Adapted from Ina Garten's Lemon Yogurt Cake."
-- @karablakechin
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 50mins
Serves or Makes: One 8½ x 4¼ x 2½-inch loaf

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  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted


  • Step 1

    Blueberry Compote | Combine all ingredients in a pot. Simmer on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or until the blueberries break down and thicken. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Step 2

    Crumb Topping | Assemble the crumb topping by mixing those ingredients together in a small bowl with a fork until combined. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Lemon Yogurt Cake | Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line the bottom of an 8½ x 4¼ x 2½-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Grease the pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it's all incorporated. When the oil is almost mixed in, fold in the ½ cup blueberries. Pour the half the batter into the prepared pan. Swirl in half the blueberry compote with a knife and repeat with the rest of the batter and blueberry compote. Generously top with the crump topping. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

  • Step 4

    Lemon Icing & Assembly | Mix together lemon juice and sifted powdered sugar. Drizzle on top of loaf cake. Let it cool completely before cutting into slices… if you can wait.

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