Recently my husband and I moved into a new apartment all the way on the west side of Manhattan in an area known as West Chelsea. For those unfamiliar with West Chelsea, it’s a great up and coming neighborhood that is slowly converting from an industrial area to a great new residential region of New York City. With that being said, the world of supermarkets has not quite made it over to our neck of the woods yet, so I have taken to doing all of my food shopping on Fresh Direct. For those unfamiliar, Fresh Direct is an online supermarket where I can do all my food and pantry shopping and then it is magically delivered to our apartment at my desired time, and I don’t have to carry 100 pound bags from the nearest grocery store over a mile away. All in all, I am very happy with this arrangement.
So in addition to working full time as a Private Chef, and making sure my client’s pantry and fridge is always stocked with their essentials (also from Fresh Direct), I also do the same for our house and sometimes the confusion of who needs/has what gets my food ordering out of whack.
My husband requires 2 things to bring with him to work everyday for breakfast: 1 lemon and 1 pack of fresh blueberries. With this past week at work being kind of hectic, I over ordered the hubby’s breakfast essentials and found myself inundated with blueberries and lemons. While lemons I can always find a use for, blueberries don’t always have the longest shelf life, and I know if I freeze them, I will inevitably forget that they’re in my freezer and will most likely go to waste. So with my first world problem of this influx in blueberries I decided to make a blueberry and lemon cake topped with a lemon glaze... which is clearly the logical progression of thought when faced with such a situation.....
This recipe is incredibly easy, and perfect for the summer – blueberries are in season! This is a great option for dessert or for a great brunch side!
After eating almost a 1/3 of this cake in one sitting, my husband and I both agreed that the glaze was the star of the show - so my next attempt in making this cake will be to turn it into cake pops - thus allowing more surface area of glaze and insuring a bite of glaze in every bite!
Blueberry Lemon Cake with a Lemon Glaze
Moist blueberry and lemon cake topped with a sweet lemon glaze