I took this recipe from a french website called Chic Chic Chocolat, really a great source of inspiration. This dessert “Le Gâteau Magique aux Myrtilles et au Citron” is incredible! It’s deliciously light, the blueberries are juicy and the cake looks so cool with 3 different layers … take advantage of the blueberries still in season and give it a try!
This dessert "Le Gâteau Magique aux Myrtilles et au Citron" is incredible! It's deliciously light, the blueberries are juicy and the cake looks so cool with 3 different layers ... take advantage of the blueberries still in season and give it a try!
- 4 medium eggs - at room temperature
- 150g sugar -
- 1 tablespoon water -
- 125gr butter - melted
- 115gr flour -
- 1 pinch of salt, -
- lukewarm 500 ml whole milk -
- 1 organic lemon - zest
- opt. 1 tsp vanilla extract -
- 150/250 gr fresh blueberries - (I use 250, cause I love them!)
Good to know: I used a square mold about 9" x 9", greased with butter or covered with parchment paper . I tried both ways and I would recommend using the paper so it'll be easier to tilt the cake once cooled down. Plus, I almost doubled the amount of blueberries (250gr) because I love them too much!
Melt the butter in the microwave or in a pan and let it cool. Heat the milk and turn on the oven at 300/325 ° F. Separate the yolks and the whites. Whip the latter firmly with a pinch of salt.
In an another bowl with a mixer or with an electric blender beat yolks with sugar and water for a few minutes.
Then add the (cooled) melted butter and keep mixing. Add the sifted flour into the batter. Mix.
Add the warm milk, little by little, (it will splash, so be careful!), and keep mixing with your mixer or the electric blender. Add the lemon zest and extract to the batter,
then gently a little at the time, fold the whipped whites into the batter with the help of a spatula or whisker. The batter will and must look lumpy!
Place the blueberries on the bottom of the mold and pour over the mixture. Bake for about 50 minutes. Check cooking with a toothpick: it must come out dry. If it still seems too liquid, add a few minutes.
Enjoy with yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Buon Appetito with the Blueberry Lemon Magic Cake!