“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This is GOOD, really GOOD! Light and easy to make it's always a hit during the summer. You are going to have a lot of egg yolks left over. I cook all of them and use them diced as a little special treat for my kitties and doggies mixed with their kibble. YUM! They sure ♥ their momma!


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • 12 large egg whites (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sifted cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375°.

Sift together 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup flour.

In a large bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

Sift flour mixture over egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time; fold in. Fold in vanilla and blueberries.

Combine 2 tablespoons flour and lemon rind; toss to coat. Sprinkle over egg white mixture; fold in.

Spoon the batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan; cool completely. Loosen the cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert cake onto plate.

To prepare the glaze, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Drizzle over cooled cake.


Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm it surely must be real soft and fluffy. A cake that just melts in you mouth. And a dozen eggs! My! Definitely reserved for a special occasion. :-)

T said...

Wow, that is alot of eggs, but oh so yummy this sounds.

Anything with blueberries, I always have to try, my husbands favorite!

Deanna said...

Mimi, you are just turning me into a Betty Crocker! I'll have to try this recipe when DH and I return from Austin on Monday.

Deanna :D

Katie said...

Oooooo this sounds so refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

Shopgirl said...

Thank You...my daughter Jenny would just love this. We get together for a Jenny and Mom day after she returns from family vacation to Jackson Hole.
Hope you are having a fun summer,

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Oh be still my heart! This looks so delicious - I really need to find something sweet to eat right about now!!! ☺ Diane

Martha said...

I have got to make this, thank you so much!! Greetings for Los Angeles.