Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Cakes
These lemon blueberry cornmeal cakes are the perfect summertime dessert. Whether for a mid-day snack or a light dessert after dinner, they are sure to put a smile on your face!
I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I just love lemon desserts. Some women are chocoholics, but for me, I’d almost choose a lemon dessert any day over chocolate. Of course it depends on the day…I still do love me some chocolate. 😉 But there’s just something about the fresh taste of lemon. And these cakes definitely have that fresh flavor. There’s lemon juice, zest, as well as a few drops of lemon essential oil in them–they’re delightful! And paired with blueberries, you just can’t get a much fresher-tasting dessert than this.
They’re just the right size too. I baked mine in six little ramekins and had some batter left over that I put in a glass prep bowl and baked in there. I just think individual-portioned desserts are the cutest but if you don’t have any oven-safe mini dishes, you can make this in a loaf pan as well. Either way, this is a dessert you need to make. I keep thinking it’d be the perfect dessert when you invite some girl friends over. This just seems like a girl friend dessert, doesn’t it? And I have some friends in mind who love lemon stuff just as much as I do…perhaps a girls’ night is in order soon. 🙂
I found this recipe on King Arthur Flour’s website and thought the addition of cornmeal was interesting. I didn’t know how I felt about it at first, but after tasting these cakes, it’s a lovely addition. The texture the cornmeal brings makes this cake taste almost like a sweet cornbread muffin but more moist with the addition of those juicy blueberries. I used frozen blueberries because that’s what I had on hand, but I can’t wait to use fresh berries here soon.
And that glaze–oh my! It’s the perfect addition to these lightly-sweetened cakes. With fresh-squeezed juice as well as zest in it, this glaze just enhances the lemon flavor going on here. So if you’re a lemon fan like me, these cute little cakes will make your day, I promise. Try them today!