Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe
Quite a lot of friends and family have been visiting us during the past few weeks. Though I was hard pressed to do propah entertaining by way of cooking lunches/dinner, I made through with lots of tea and tea time snacks.  It was either something sweet or savory (and sometimes both). That gave me opportunities to make our family favorites once again along with trying my hands at new ones. This Blueberry Yogurt cake was one such. I had some cornmeal left over which was not enough for using in anything highlighting cornmeal. I also had less than a cup of blueberries sitting in the fridge. This recipe from Vegetarian times was perfect to use up both of them with satisfying results.
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe
If you do not have a sweet tooth, then you can enjoy this cake without the glaze. But personally I thought that the glaze added so much flavor to the otherwise 'OK' cake.  By that I mean that this is not among those which will blow your mind away but for a causal get together or a tea time snack this is perfect. I personally think that if you want to enjoy it without the glaze then letting it sit for some times (or overnight) makes it taste even better although both my mom and my husband enjoyed it immensely as soon as it came out of the oven.  (The state of the cake after my husband had nibbled out- or should I say 'massacred' - all the blueberries is something that's best left unsaid!). I made few changes to suit our preferences and availability. The changes I made was to replace 2 whole eggs with 4 egg whites. You can substitute the eggs using my substitution table. Instead of low fat yogurt, I used  fat free (cos that's what I had on hand). I did not use Cointreau and grapeseed oil since they do not form part of my pantry.
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  • Serves: 8+ people
  • Yields: Makes one 9X5 inch loaf. I used 8" and 2" deep cake pan
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites  (eggs at room temperature)
  • 7 oz. fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Glaze
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. water
If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles 1) How to Bake in Microwave 2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart 1) Baking substitutions 2) Egg Substitutions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together 1 cup plus 3 Tbs. flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in bowl. Beat brown sugar; oil and vanilla in separate bowl with electric mixer until smooth.
2. Beat in Eggs.
3. Alternately add flour mixture
4. and yogurt to egg mixture until combined.
5. Toss blueberries with remaining 1 Tbs. flour, and fold into batter.
6. Pour into prepared pan,
7. and bake 70 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
8. To make Glaze: Whisk together all ingredients in small bowl. Unmold Cake, and poke top all over with wooden skewer. Brush Cake with Glaze.
Cool completely before serving. Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe

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recipe adapted from vegetarian times

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By Priya on Jun 5, 2011

Only change I made was I used egg replacer instrad of egg whites with a quarter cup of milk.  Turned out great!  Was soft and moist \"smiley\"

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By Sanjivni on Mar 2, 2011

This recipe is great.....the mixing was done very quickly....i used olive oil and regular yogurt ....and the cake baked in 42 minutes........ !!!!

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By jyoti on Sep 16, 2012

I made this cake today..came out really well. Just one question..i hv a 9inch tin. Any idea on how i should increase the ingredients proportionately?

By rats on Mar 22, 2011

Hey, What is cornmeal ? Wikipedia says " In the United States, the finely ground cornmeal is also referred to as cornflour" Can I use cornflour instead ?

By Purnima on Mar 2, 2011

Dhivya, am here after almost two years..loved the new layout, the 'I MADE THIS' widget is too good! Tks for this recipe via Sanjivni..would surely love to try it! :)

By Hemal on Feb 10, 2011

Can I sub strawberries for blue ?

You can try strawberry yogurt bread that I have in the site. You can try sub strawberries but I havent personally so cant comment on the taste

By Andreea on Feb 7, 2011

This light cake is absolutely delicious. This is my second time I am making it within two weeks! I love blueberries and increased the quantity quite a bit. I also added some ground flax seed and a about a tablespoon of ground walnut.

By Smitha on Feb 2, 2011

this looks sooo good! have to make it soon!...yummo!

By Apu on Feb 1, 2011

Looks really yummy!! Love the blueberry-lemon combination!!

By VeenaAravind on Feb 1, 2011

8) This looks delicious and such a coincidence that I saw this recipe in MY Diverse Kitchen. The blueberry combination looks great! Just that we don't any here in India! What would be the best substitute for greek yogurt ??

Regular thick yogurt will work perfect too

By Priya on Feb 1, 2011

Great looking super moist cake,looks yumm!

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By cheruba on Feb 1, 2011

hi i have doubt abt greasing the cake always sticks

By Sanjeeta kk on Feb 1, 2011

Love the light brown color of the cake, and cornmeal with yogurt & bluberries will be a good combo to try.

By Caroline on Feb 1, 2011

Cornmeal cakes are so beautiful, and I happen to have blueberries in my fridge and a massive blizzard on the way in my area. I might see this cake coming out of my kitchen, soon!

By shyam on Feb 1, 2011

Oh, JUST in time to use up my remaining blueberries! Yay!

By CurryLeaf on Jan 31, 2011

:P :P :P :P :P :P. . LOVE this and miss blueberries

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By sandhya on Jan 31, 2011

Only thing I don't have with me is greek Yogurt or I would have tried it right away.what if I use plain yogurt?

You can def. use regular yogurt. Just make sure its thick and not runny. :)