Baking | Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound Cake…and a giveaway

“Food imaginatively and lovingly prepared, and eaten in good company, warms the being.”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound CakeAs a CSN Preferred Blogger, I was offered the option of another product review or giveaway. I chose the latter which I’d like to pass to my US/Canada readers. The giveaway is valid for US and Canada residents only, as CSN can only ship for free there, though if you have a US/Canada address or would like to gift something to a friend or relative there, do feel free to enter. CSN’s product categories cover everything from cookware, office furniture, bunk bed-office combinations and fitness equipment to gaming chairs, grills, greenhouses and much much more.


To win this ‘One-time-use $75 Gift Certificate’ all you need to do is to visit CSN Stores and tell me which product you would buy if you won this giveaway. Do leave a valid email address in your comment before midnight 01 March 2011. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced thereafter. He/she will have 48 hours to respond, else a new one will be drawn.

Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound CakeNow, back to writing about what I like best, BAKING!! Was baking chocolate granola for the nth time the other day, and the teen suggested using blueberries. Something went TING in my head, and I suddenly remembered my stash of dried blueberries that had arrived from the UK not so long ago. It was cake baking day too, so I decided to bake my fave recipe buttermilk pound cake with a twist of lime and blueberries.Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound CakeBlueberries & lime – a combination made in heaven, makes for beautiful pairing. The buttermilk in the pound cake gives it a beautiful, light crumb. The cake tastes very nice warm, and is great the next day as well. The dried blueberries rehydrate with the lime and buttermilk and add glory to the cake. This is one basic cake I make ALL the time, the recipe lives in my head.Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound CakeIt’s an amazingly versatile recipe and takes any number of flavour combinations willingly. Versions I’ve tried before include lime buttermilk cake with a lime glazing, orange chocolate-chip, coffee chocolate-chip, plain chocolate, and even a chocolate-vanilla marble cake. See, I told you I make this very often, or at least used to until the teen began dieting…Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound Cake… She now checks the ingredients before taking a bite, and exhales a loudewwww!!!” if she as much as hears the word b u t t e r ! Drama in everyday life, so it’s been a while since I made this … 2-3 weeks actually. I did a tangerine yogurt cake yesterday {read low fat, oil not butter}, and will hopefully post that soon.

Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound CakeBlueberries Lime Buttermilk Pound Cake
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour {or 100% plain flour for a lighter crumb}
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup vanilla sugar
2 eggs
100ml buttermilk {or substitute recipe below}
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Juice of 2 limes {or 1 lemon}
Zest of 2 limes {or 1 lemon}
2/3 cup dried blueberries
To make buttermilk substitute at home:
Take 100ml milk at room temperature and add 1 tsp of white vinegar. Let it stand 5-10 minutes. When it curdles, it’s ready to use.

Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound Cake
Method:
Grease and flour the sides of a 8″ ring tin, or a 6″ round tin. Line the bottom. { I play safe line the sides too}.
Preheat the oven to 170C.
Mix the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl with a whisk. Reserve.
Beat the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, followed by the vanilla extract, lime juice and zest.
With the beater on low speed, add the flour mix and buttermilk alternately in three lots. Gently fold in the dried blueberries.
Bake for 50-60 minutes till golden brown on top, and the tester comes out clean.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

Blueberry Lime Buttermilk Pound Cake

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As I write this post, my heart and thoughts are with the people of New Zealand which has been devastated by the most horrific earthquake. It just seems to unfair, so tragic … the scale of loss unbelievable.

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Comments

  1. I love blueberries, and these look delicious. There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh wild blueberries. I would also like to try this with the lime glaze you mentioned Sounds fantastic!

  2. Cake looks yum..blueberry n lime combo sounds too gud and looks as always beautiful …n I love would to get few from these http://www.csnstores.com/Cake-Pans-C417538.html

  3. That’s a wonderful combo, haven’t tried before. I have a stash of fresh blueberries sitting in the fridge!

    Btw, its easy peasy what I’d pick from CSN (I am going to the US next month!). Silpat, a springform pan, and a stovetop waffle pan.

  4. tahemeem says:

    Hey Deeba,
    Beautiful pound cake.. a doubt though… can i make this with fresh blueberries? love the clicks…
    I tried ur chocolate granola and posted on my blog.. it was awesome…
    If i win the CSN Stores Give away i would buy Rachel Ray’s “Bubble and Brown” Stone ware set. My email is Tahemeem.shaik@gmail.com

  5. A wonderful cake! A pity that giveaway is only valid for US and Canada residents…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  6. Blueberries matched with lime & buttermilk for a heavenly treat! Lovely clicks.

  7. It looks so tasty ! wondering if I can make the same thing with strawberry as that;s what i have in my fridge right now :)

  8. Great giveaway! :) I would pick the Calphalon – KN4008VS – Katana Series Cutlery 8″ VG-1 Chef’s Knife – I so need a new sharp knife!! :)

  9. The cake looks absolutely lip smacking. And fabulous shots Deeba :)

  10. The cake looks divine!

  11. Deeba, I love classic cakes that you can vary according to whatever you feel like! I’ll be trying this classic cake of yours with some fresh blueberries I have in my fridge. And ditto about the people of Christchurch. Thinking about everyone there.

  12. I dont think i have seen dried bluberries here. I should search for them to see if i find it here. I love pound cakes and yours just look so so good.
    I am always looking for pound cakes, budnt cakes etc…. so that i can make for Shyama and send it with her when she goes on sunday back to college to share with her friends in her building :-)

  13. Outstanding recipe and photos.
    The perfect teatime treat so moist and delicious ♥

  14. Oh what a lovely cake showed off beautifully against vintage props. A great giveaway, too! I would love to get a small cake stand for my cupcakes or more cake pans as my old ones are getting quite raggedy.

  15. Wow, I would buy the kitchen aid stand mixer if I were to win.. and I love blueberries in any recipe will try this one out. Thanks

  16. Such simple looking lovely cake. I discovered it for you. ;)
    I would really like an emulsion blender. (You pick me and I’ll pick you. hehe)

  17. Though I haven’t tasted Blueberries,I am in this cake it would taste awesome.Having tried out two variations of this cake,I can say as much!!Looks lovely!!

    I would go crazy at the Bakeware section..so many choices!!

  18. Your blueberries & lime pound cake is beautiful! I bet the flavor is bright and delicious, great giveaway! I would put the money towards new crisp white sheets :)

  19. Your pound cake looks wonderful!

    Speaking of cake… I would definitely buy a cake serving plate, you can’t have too many… however I can use anything in the entire Bakeware section.

  20. At CSN I have had my eye on some creme brulee molds as well as a watcher pitcher. As for the cake I do not shy away from butter with the flavour it adds to cakes, but I love using olive oil for the texture it creates.valleygurl43(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

  21. That cake looks lovely especially after you put it over the blue napkin I sent you :) I brought the same one with me to US but haven’t used it much :)

    Cookware/Bakeware, of course!

  22. Rebecca says:

    That pound cake – looks amazing!

    Af for the CSN – I had never heard of the site before, but there are so many storage items and baking items I want – but especially the practical canrack stacks which my pantry desperatly needs!

    dubois_rebecca@hotmail.com

  23. I’d love a Le Creuset deep dish casserole.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

  24. Your pictures are so tempting! From CSN, I would choose the Nostagia Electrics Retro Slushee Maker

  25. I was thinking I would put it towards a Le Creuset, but then I saw the Rooster handle on that staub DO. Holy so in love!
    saregardner at gmail dot com

  26. Ashwini says:

    I would buy the slow cooker.

  27. vinodh says:

    The waffle maker. I love ur blog

  28. Deeba, This pound cake sounds wonderful, and I even have limes and blueberries (hopefully frozen works)! Beautiful images as always! Have a great week!

  29. The cake looks heavenly. I have lots of frozen blueberries from the last summer in my freezer. Will try. Thanks for sharing the recipe Deeba.
    I would love to win this – http://www.csnstores.com/Nesco-American-Harvest-FD-60-NCO1029.html

  30. this give away seems too good to passup..:)
    I have been a silent reader and admirer of ur blog until now…ur pictures, recipes, ideas, stories everything is wonderful…

  31. I love blueberries too. A very pretty cake this one.
    I’d pick up a waffle maker from CSN Stores – have been craving them for a while now.

  32. Such a delicious dessert! I love blueberries…yum!

  33. wonderful looking cake…Thanks for this giveaway and I would like to get a ‘Weston – Roma Express Electric Pasta Machine’ from CSN if I won…

  34. Krista says:

    I love blueberries and lime too, Deeba. :-) Your cake looks so scrumptious, very homey and welcoming. If I were to win the giveaway, I’d have to go for a new sheet set. :-)

  35. I came across a lime-coconut cake recipe that i’d love to try out now that I’ve seent eh dizzying varieties you have chirned out. love that cake pan that the cake is sitting on. I wold go bat crazy at the CSN store, i most probably would go for the kitchen aid ice cream maker attchment and then a really really good chefs knife.

  36. A wonderful cake and a nice give away…
    From CSN i would like to buy the
    Rachael Ray – 55673 – Yum-O! Bakeware 5-Piece Bakeware Set and ZACK – 20233 – Pronto Battery Operated Milk Frother
    myculinarytrialroom@gmail.com

  37. Ashley H says:

    I’d get some paula deen cookware.

  38. I would buy the Hamilton Beach Countertop Oven with Convection & Rotisserie.
    Baking smaller dishes in a countertop grill is economic in many ways.
    Think Green!!!!

  39. Bookmarked, such a yummy pound cake and I just have buttermilk that I need to use up! Thanks!

  40. Pound cake looks absolutely gorgeous..

  41. I’ve never actually had dried blueberries, but they do look good – especially in cake!

  42. Blueberries are so versatile. Never thought of using the dried ones. Will give them a try sometime..The cake looks gorgeous. Would be quite delish with custard!!! yum!

  43. Yum! Cake looks fabulous.

    I’d use it toward this blanket:
    http://www.csnstores.com/Daniadown-65825TH-DWD1489.html

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. Celine says:

    So delicious!

    There are so many choices….candy thermometer, a pasta maker, or a wooden pizza peel!

  45. That cake sounds just scrumptious! I love blueberries in cake. It is a perfect combination.

    CSN has so many lovely things. I would probably look for a new saute pan.

  46. Love blueberries and great idea using lime! I should use that more often rather than just lemon.

  47. i love poundcakes with buttermilk! and i love blueberries. i haven’t tried the lime addition yet but sounds delicious. the one kitchen item missing in my kitchen is a food processor, so that’s probably what i’d buy if i won the giveaway! that or a bunch of cute looking baking pans! i have a ton, but you can never have too many!

  48. What a delicious treat, I love the combination of flavours. I can just imagine how delicious this would be with a cup of tea.
    *kisses* HH

  49. I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything with blueberries and lime- it sounds like a winning combo! If I won the giveaway, I would buy some Palecek Philo Leaf Pillows for my new apartment!

  50. gorgeous, just love the total look of this. Rustic but oh so gorgeous.

  51. I have not thought of blueberry with lime before but it makes perfect sense, I must try this soon especially so as here in Maine I can get real buttermilk by Kate’s Butter at my local market.
    Thanks Deeba!

  52. OOOH what a great giveaway! I would buy the 4 cup cuisinart food processor because mine died about a month ago and I miss it ever so much!!!

  53. I’d buy a Cuisipro ice cream scoop or silicone whisk. I love these kind of recipes…ones that can be adapted with different ingredients added in. This cake looks beautiful.

  54. Definitely flavors I adore! Blueberries are my very favorite fruit and lime just goes perfect with them!

  55. Amy S says:

    I love all of your pictures, you have such a beautiful blog. I would get a new dresser!

  56. 1. That blueberry pound cake looks amazing!
    2. I would probably invest in some more bakeware – either some mini ceramics, a full-sized tart pan, or a square pan!

  57. Melissa W. says:
  58. I’d get the Cuisinart Panini/Sandwich maker.

  59. Sree Vani says:

    Hi Deeba…I would looove to own a Stand Mixer!!!
    Love your blog! Have been an ardent follower of your blog for the past three years. Suma (Bangalore) and I are huuuge fans of your blog. :) All the best! :)

  60. shala_darkstone says:

    If I won I’d love to put the gift certificate toward the Aerosoles – THUMB PRI-002 – Thumb Printz Sport Shoes in Black Leather. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  61. That looks like a seriously good cake! Too bad your daughter is all anti-butter at the moment as I think butter is sooo good to work with and hey, in moderation it’s ok right? (or so I tell myself at least!)

  62. I love a cake that adapts well to variations, I would have not thought to put blueberries and lime together, but it sounds like a great pairing. If I were to win the giveaway I would probably buy a waffle maker, they have so many to choose from and my old one died a long time ago.

  63. Deeba, this pound cake is absolutely gorgeous. I love the flavor combination you put together. I’m with you on the New Zealand tragedy. It’s so incredibly sad. Hopefully they will recover quickly.

    Count me in for the contest. I have been pining over the red dutch ovens on their site for some time now. Hope you have a great rest of the week!

  64. laura says:

    great post! one of my fav quick desserts is store bought pound cake, lime curd, and fresh blueberries. this sounds like a great homemade version. i’ll def give it a try, but try to make vegan and gf substitutes as i go. i’m saving this to http://cookmarked.com for safekeeping. thanks for sharing!

  65. I love every word of this title. Blueberry, lime, buttermilk, poundcake, giveaway, what’s not to love??? ;) So you know I would love this cake.

    If I won the giveaway, I would go for a new Wustof knife. http://www.csnstores.com/filters/Wusthof-l916-c419536-A7213~21096-A7286~8571.html
    dont know which one, but I have a chefs knife and I love it!

  66. Maria Malaveci says:

    Your cake looks absolutely beautiful, and so delicious! I would use
    the card toward a Food Processor! Thanks so much for such a
    wonderful giveaway!

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  67. Love the idea of blueberries and lime which would be a new combination for me!

    I know exactly what I want at CNS, a pizelle maker!

  68. Divine blueberry cake, Deeba! Looks so light it could float away!

    Love CSN….I always drool for their glassware!

  69. Colleen @ Forty Something Bride says:

    I would get a new set of sheets. We are newlyweds – but married late in life…all our sheets are ten+ years old and starting to go to tatters. The ones on CSN are gorgeous, so I would be buzzing through the Modern Store on CSN to pick out a new set.

    colleen at fortysomethingbride.com

  70. That looks so awesome. I’m now having a berry craving. I’d use the gift certificate toward a new rug for my living room. My hardwood is looking a little bare at the moment.

  71. Meryl says:

    I would buy new king size sheets for my new mattress.

  72. I’d buy a new office chair – mine has seen better days.

  73. Ohh Deeba sounds so wonderful! I love pound cake and blueberries rock!

  74. WoW Deeba look absolutely delicious is perfect!!! huggs dear Deeba!!! gloria

  75. Im sure I made a comment well here I go again! Look perfect and delicious, huggs dear!! gloria

  76. Chris M. says:

    I’d use it for a new loaf pan and baking sheet. Thanks!

  77. Wow, beautiful flavorful lime & blueberries pound cake! Perfect! :)

  78. Hello Deeba , this cake looks flavourful to me . I feel like picking one piece u so invitingly offered…lol

  79. This cake does not give me a serious complex like your other grand work of baking art. This one appears simple and involves just baking and not the dreaded decorating for me! What I really wish for is your cake majic to rub off on me, I can settle for this though
    http://www.csnstores.com/Emile-Henry-375532-EHY1925.html?cv= this though!
    Best, Sandhya.

  80. Laura says:

    I really need a new toaster. CNS has some nice ones and I’m torn between a two or four slice one.

  81. How delicious does this look, I want to put the kettle on now & make a lovely cup of tea to go with this, its looks scrumptious :)

  82. Nicole says:

    I would put the gift cert towards a nice dutch oven to cook up some hearty meals for my hunny!

  83. Oh my there are so many things I “need”!!! But I think I might use it on a apple peeler, corer, slicer-maybe or a new casserole dish;) This blueberry lime pound cake is a must try for me-Printing!!!

  84. poundcake with bluberries…would love to try this…as my son loves blueberries…ur pics r always a treat to eyes and ur lipsamcking posts r treat to the tongue and finally to the belly…
    i simply love CSN and adore Le Crueset
    and would like to buy square casserole in black
    http://www.cookware.com/Le-Creuset-PG1357-2331-LEC1884.html
    elegant addition to my kitchen…
    awesome giveaway dear
    creativesanyukta@gmail.com
    (http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/)

  85. Beautiful Cake Deeba…..I’d use the gift certificate for micing bowls..

  86. A gorgeous Emile Henry – Pie Dish would be fun. I bet I could even bake your scrumptious cake in it.

  87. Carolsue says:

    That Blueberry Pound Cake looks soooooooo good! I want a pice!
    Anyway, I would like o get the Smart Gear – SG311C33 – Classic Wooden Training Bike if I won.
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  88. Jennai says:

    That cake looks good enough to eat!!! :) I wish I weren’t baking challenged.
    I would like the get the Belle Epoque – 80 – Chateau Down Pillow
    HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

  89. Beautiful post! Love the combination of blueberries and lime. :) Yummers.

    I would totally love to get any of the le creuset stoneware baking dishes in caribbean! What a beautiful colour. :)

  90. I’d love to get my 4 year old her first pots and pans!
    http://www.csnstores.com/Melissa-and-Doug-2610-JW1522.html

  91. Hey Deeba, I also love blueberry pound cake. I use Dorie Greenspan’s recipe and it uses brown sugar. Brown sugar and blueberries taste awesome together!

    I would love to buy an ice cream maker from CSN. Can’t wait for summer now :)

    http://www.csnstores.com/Cuisinart-ICE-30BC-CUI1031.html

  92. Have never tasted blueberries or a cake with lemon(sound strange I know!) , this looks and sounds real homey and delicious!

    What would I like to buy from CSN stores?? Tough tough question! A new cake carrier, angel food pan, bundt pans… boy!! This is like putting a child in a toy store:-)

  93. Hetal says:

    cake looks so lovely, can’t wait to try it. I would love to get an ice cream maker and cake stand from CSN.

  94. That looks lovely. I love that you added blueberries into a poundcake.

  95. Never before I had tried a bookmarked recipe within a week’s time Deeba.I tried this recipe today.Gorgeous texture of the cake.Soft and fluffy.I didnt use lime though…just with fresh blueberries.Thanks so much.Will post if I get decent pictures :)

  96. This pound cake looks A-Mazing! I love csn and have had my eye on the green Rachel Ray ramekins.

  97. Wow, so many great things. Think I’ll take a Le Creuset grill pan! Cassis, please. :D Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

  98. I can’t wait to try making this!
    I definitely need a spice rack and this one is quite pretty:
    http://www.csnstores.com/Spectrum-43710CAT-SPM1021.html

  99. If I won, I’d definitely put the gift card towards getting a bed frame or a platform bed. The (futon) frame on my current bed has been broken for months now and is long overdue for a replacement. I’m getting sick of sleeping in a crater.

  100. Cake luks awesome. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    I would like to get some Baker ware Products :)
    thesaji.blogspot.com

  101. Amy M says:

    I would love to get a new handbag from CSN. I’ve got my eye on the Parinda – Marguerite Small Handbag.

  102. Sharon says:

    If I won, I’d love to get something from the Microplane implement line, such as the zester or adjustable slicer.

  103. SPice racks! I am in desperate need of spice racks as my spices are taking over my one cupboard entirely and it is hard to find anything.

  104. Jolica says:

    I just have so many picks at the CSN stores.. a Wusthof knife would be first choice, or a Victorinox, or a Rachel Ray Saute Pan or a Le Creuset Skillet.. I could go on.. Anything would make me happy I think :)
    I have a packet of dried blueberries which are really drying. I should stop being lazy right now and whisk one of this beauties.
    Thank you Deeba

  105. Annapet says:

    Deeba, in my head I have baked blueberries so many times! Every time I grab fresh blueberries at the market, I eat them! I should plan on getting two ;-).

    If I win, I would love to have this Calphalon:
    http://www.csnstores.com/Calphalon-1767725-CPH1796.html

    Thank you!

  106. I could really use a roaster! :)

  107. LOVE THE HANDBAGS!

  108. Oh I really need to haul my ass to the kitchen and try atleast one variation of this recipe. I think I’ve bookmarked all of them. It looks amazing :)

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