Cake of the Month

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Blueberry, Lime & Lemon Thyme Cake

It’s blueberry season and Penny could not resist the urge to show you one of her most attractive and favourite cakes. As a regular member of The Yurt cake selection, the Blueberry, Lime and Lemon Thyme cake has been an intriguing and popular option for customers. With a unique approach to baking, this cake combines sweet and bitter, to bring about a dense and mouthwatering option to go with your cup of coffee.



For the Cake:


300g unsalted butter

300g caster sugar

150g ground almonds

150g polenta

110g plain flour

2tsp baking powder

5 large eggs

Juice of 2 limes

300g blueberry’s

Zest of 3 limes

5-6 sprigs of lemon thyme



300g caster sugar

Juice of 3/4 limes

Blueberries and sprigs of lemon thyme to decorate






Preheat the oven to 160oC fan


Grease and line a 23cm cake tin


Cream butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy


In a separate bowl, beat all the eggs together


Pick the lemon thyme leaves from the stalk


Next, add: ground almonds, polenta, plain flour, baking powder, lime juice, lime zest, beaten eggs and lemon thyme leaves to the creamed mix and gently beat until completely combined


Pour mixture into lined cake tin and add the blueberries, pushing them just under the surface


Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean


Icing: While the cake is baking, mix the lime juice and sugar together until you reach the desired consistency (runny or thick, it’s up to you!)


Cool the cake slightly then prick the surface of the cake all over and pour over the icing


Decorate with blueberries and lemon thyme leaves & sprigs


Don’t forget, if you have a go at this delicious recipe and share it with us on social media, we will send you your unique voucher for a free coffee at the Yurt!


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