Sticky blueberry lemon curd cake - a delicious crowd pleaser for spring, summer, or any time!

Sticky blueberry lemon curd cake

A beautiful sticky and yet not overly sweet loaf cake packed with fresh blueberries and pockets and swirls of lemon curd. Perfect for a lazy afternoon tea.
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword blueberries, lemon curd, lemons
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 350 kcal
Author Helen


  • 6 ounces butter softened (1.5 sticks butter)
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt plus extra to serve
  • 1.5 cups self-raising flour (just over 1.5 cups, or 7 ounces)
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons lemon curd plus extra to serve
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
US Customary - Metric


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 320F/160C and line a loaf tin (I used a 9 x 5 inch tin) with baking paper.

  2. Cream together the butter and sugar with a handheld mixer. Whisk in the eggs one by one, then stir in the yoghurt. Fold through the flour, then stir in the lemon zest and juice.

  3. Roll most of the blueberries lightly in flour (this stops them from sinking).
  4. Pour a layer of cake batter into the prepared baking tin, then spoon and slightly swirl some of the lemon curd over it. Scatter some of the blueberries on top, then pour in the rest of the batter. Finally, dot the rest of the lemon curd on top and swirl it a little again and lightly press in the rest of the floured blueberries.

  5. Bake the cake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until it is golden and a skewer pushed into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool the cake in the tin for a while, then lift onto a cooling rack. Serve when the cake is still slightly warm with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and reserved blueberries on top.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from this recipe from BBC Goodfood.

I first published this post on 20th June 2014. Updated with new photos, writing, and a video.

Nutrition Facts
Sticky blueberry lemon curd cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 17g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 12.7%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.