Glazed Blueberry- Lime Pound Cake

My fridge has been stocked with an abundance of fresh blueberries all summer long. My favorites are the big, fat juicy ones… the ones that taste amazing when tucked into a bowl of fresh fruit with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of granola. Ideally, there should be a small splash of blueberry juice spilling into your mouth when you bite into a quality blueberry. Those are the best :)

Toward the end of my vacation in Massachusetts, blueberries began to appear at the local Farmer’s Markets. Freshly picked, they were a little pricey- $5.00 for a heaping pint, but they were well worth the extra splurge. I decided to use these fresh berries for a cake:  Blueberry-Lime Pound Cake.
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Blueberry and lime is a terrific flavor combination. The lime provides a very subtle taste. It’s in the glaze too. Sure, you could substitute lemon and make it a Blueberry-Lemon Cake, but the lime makes it more interesting.

Blueberry Tip: When baking with blueberries (or any fruit), make sure that your fruit is at room temperature. Cold fruit straight from the refrigerator may prevent your dessert from baking evenly.
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When making the glaze for the cake, the consistency is important. You want it thick enough so that it sticks to the cake and runs down the side a little bit. If the glaze is too thin, it will just run down the cake & not leave much of a glaze behind on the cake. I wish I had made the glaze slightly thicker on mine.

We loved this cake! It was very summery, moist and tasted fabulous, and I thought this cake tasted even better on day two.   This one’s a keeper.

This recipe can be found here: Glazed Blueberry- Lime Pound Cake

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Other recipes utilizing fresh blueberries on the blogs:
Farmgirl Fare: Blueberry Breakfast Bars
Baking Bites: Fresh Blueberry Tart
The Cooking Photographer: Blueberry-Lemon Pie
What’s For Lunch Honey?: Wild Blueberry-Lime-Coconut Ice Cream

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29 Responses to “Glazed Blueberry- Lime Pound Cake”

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    Michelle — August 10, 2009 @ 3:38 AM

    This looks absolutely beautiful. I definitely wish I could get my hands on some of those big, fat blueberries you described.

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    snooky doodle — August 10, 2009 @ 5:07 AM

    what a nice cake! Those blueberries are awesome. Pity I don t find them here. I ll try to find frozen ones :)

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    BigSis — August 10, 2009 @ 5:09 AM

    What a gorgeous cake! We’ve had a great crop of Texas blueberries this year too, and I’ve had my share. I love them just as you described with yogurt and granola, plus a sprinkle of cinnamon and maybe a touch of raw sugar. Raspberries and strawberries are awesome that way too. Great job on the photos!

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    patsyk — August 10, 2009 @ 5:25 AM

    I have a pint of blueberries in the fridge now… just trying to decide which treat to make! This one looks wonderful! Thanks for the tip on the temp… that would explain a flop or two I’ve had in the past!

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    Simply...Gluten-free — August 10, 2009 @ 5:39 AM

    How lovely. I have been loving the big fat blueberries I’ve been getting this year too. Great photos!

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    Sam@BingeNYC — August 10, 2009 @ 6:57 AM

    Mmm, looks fantastic. I’d love to try this, swapping lemon for lime perhaps. Love blueberries + citrus!

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites — August 10, 2009 @ 6:09 AM

    Okay, I need a slice of that NOW.

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    Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy — August 10, 2009 @ 6:34 AM

    I really love the blueberry-lime combination too. Unfortunately, the berries we’ve been getting here this season have been disappointing. I’m sitting here having my coffee and wishing I had a slice of your lovely cake! It looks so moist and delicious!

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    ingrid — August 10, 2009 @ 7:06 AM

    Oh, this looks awesome! So, good and packed with blueberries.
    ~ingrid

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    Bridget {Bake at 350} — August 10, 2009 @ 10:38 AM

    It’s so, so pretty!

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    grace — August 10, 2009 @ 10:55 AM

    i LOVE the splotches made by blueberries in cakes and breads and such. this is an outstanding pound cake—that lime-blueberry combination is hard to top!

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    Beckyros — August 10, 2009 @ 2:53 PM

    looks amazing! I’m loving anything with citrus and blueberry this summer!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — August 10, 2009 @ 4:31 PM

    WOW how festive this looks – I am sure the taste is just as wonderful!!

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    LilSis — August 10, 2009 @ 8:25 PM

    That is a beautiful cake! I can’t even imagine how good that tastes. We’ve got great blueberries right now and I LOVE limes! I usually have much better luck baking a bundt cake versus a sheet cake…I don’t know why. I’m gonna stumble this!

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    nina — August 10, 2009 @ 11:35 PM

    I am always fascinated by prices in different countries….to me $5 seems cheap, but it is because I am thinking with my R5 brain….here we would pay about R30 for about 500gr of blueberries!!! I would pay it to bake this divine cake though!!!

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    Adam — August 11, 2009 @ 4:39 AM

    Thanks for the tip. I mean it makes sense, but it’s nice to be reminded on a forgetful dude like me :)

    Love all the little blue explosions going on there. I can picture that juice just having a party.

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    VeggieGirl — August 11, 2009 @ 5:32 AM

    SOOOO luscious-looking!

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    cookiepie — August 11, 2009 @ 7:39 AM

    OOOOH — that is one gorgeous cake!! Love the blueberry-lime combo too. Wonderful!

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    Nicole — August 11, 2009 @ 8:00 AM

    That cake looks delicious! Great tip on the blueberries, too, never thought of that :)

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    Kristen — August 11, 2009 @ 8:19 AM

    I have been craving this style cake all week. The blueberry lime combo sounds very delicious! It is so beautiful too :)

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    leslie — August 11, 2009 @ 4:39 PM

    wow wow wow..stunningly delicious!

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    Kerstin — August 11, 2009 @ 7:35 PM

    I love how many blueberries you packed in the cake!! It looks incredible!

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    Sophie — August 11, 2009 @ 11:37 PM

    Your cake looks absolutely fabulous!!!!

    Waw!!!!!

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    Sarah — August 12, 2009 @ 9:12 AM

    Oh.my.goodness. That looks divine! I will have to try this.

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    justeatfood — August 12, 2009 @ 1:27 PM

    I just love that lime is in the glaze too. Sounds incredibly rich and sublime. I would have this whole thing gone in a half hour!

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    susan from food blogga — August 12, 2009 @ 5:36 PM

    I love the sweet and tart flavors in this cake!

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    pigpigscorner — August 14, 2009 @ 6:14 AM

    Beautiful! Loaded with blueberries!

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — August 16, 2009 @ 3:23 AM

    LOVE the abundance of blueberries!! The cake looks mouth watering

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    Manggy — August 16, 2009 @ 7:20 AM

    Oh, dear. Once again I’m jealous of people’s blueberry bounties! That looks divine!