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Luscious Orange and Blueberry Cake: A burst of citrus and berry flavors

Luscious Orange and Blueberry Cake: A burst of citrus and berry flavors

This delicious blueberry orange cake combines the tangy burst of fresh orange juice with the sweet flavor of blueberries. The cake's moist, tender crumb, enriched with white and dark brown sugars, provides a perfect backdrop for the juicy bursts of blueberries. Coated in vibrant orange-blueberry frosting, this cake is as beautiful as it is delicious.

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Why you will love this recipe

The combination of orange and blueberries in this cake offers a refreshing twist on classic fruit cakes. The acidity of the orange juice enhances the sweetness of the blueberries, making each bite a perfectly balanced treat. Plus, the cake is simple to make but makes a sophisticated dessert that is sure to impress at any gathering.

Perfect opportunity

This cake is ideal for brunches, afternoon teas or as a delicious end to a family meal. It's also perfect for seasonal gatherings or when you want a refreshing and light, yet satisfying cake. Serve it at spring and summer events when you want a dessert that is both flavorful and suited to warmer temperatures.

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Decorating Tips

After icing, you can add some fresh blueberries and thin orange slices for decoration, creating an attractive and appetizing finish. A sprinkle of grated orange zest or a few edible flowers can also enhance its visual appeal, making the cake as stunning to look at as it is to eat.

  • Ingredients:
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 cup of white sugar
    • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup canola oil
    • 1 cup of orange juice
    • 2.5 cups flour
    • 1 sachet of baking powder (10 grams)
    • 300 grams of frozen blueberries
  • For the icing:
    • 150 grams of powdered sugar
    • 4-5 tablespoons of orange juice
    • Reserved 15 blueberries
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 329°F (165°C). Line two English cake molds with baking paper, taking care to extend the edges slightly.
    2. In a mixer, beat the eggs with the two sugars until the mixture is light and fluffy.
    3. Reduce speed and slowly add oil and orange juice.
    4. Combine the flour and baking powder and gradually add to the wet ingredients in the blender, mixing until well combined.
    5. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans.
    6. Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over the dough.
    7. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs.
    8. Let the cakes cool, then remove them from the pans if desired.
  • For the icing:
    1. Mash the reserved blueberries and mix with the powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth.
    2. Pour over the cooled cakes, spreading evenly with a spoon.

Store the iced cake in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain freshness and moisture.

Enjoy this delicious cake that perfectly balances the tangy flavor of oranges with the sweet flavor of blueberries!

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