Newmans Very Own Lemon Blueberry Cake With Lemon Sauce

"Anything the Newmans do is top quality. Although I have not tried this yet, it looks like a "to die for" recipe. Found it on another website just this morning and wanted to share it."
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  • For the cake

  • 34 cup shortening
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons newman own old fashioned roadside virgin lemonade (or your favorite)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 14 teaspoons baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup milk
  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • For the lemonade sauce

  • 12 cup water
  • 1 12 cups newman own old fashioned roadside virgin lemonade (or your favorite)
  • 1 12 tablespoons butter
  • fresh blueberries
  • mint sprig (to garnish)


  • For the Cake: Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a 9 X 9" baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the shortening and sugar on medium-high speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the lemon extract and the lemonade.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt and add to the shortening egg mixture, alternating with the milk.
  • Beat well after each addition- the batter should be smooth.
  • Sprinkle the blueberries in the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the cake batter for the sauce and pour the remaining batter over the blueberries.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • For the Lemon Sauce: Place the reserved 1/2 cup of batter in a medium saucepan.
  • Mix the warm water with the lemonade and stir into the batter, combining well.
  • Over medium heat, cook and stir until the sauce is thick and bubbling.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the butter.
  • Cut the cake into serving pieces and place each piece on an individual plate, then pour the sauce over it.
  • Garnish with blueberries and a mint sprig.
  • Serve hot or cold.

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  1. This makes a very fine textured cake. The blueberry and lemon flavours go well together-one does not overpower the other. I used homemade lemonade for this as the local supermarkets do not carry the Newmans brand. The tart sauce was a nice accompaniment to the sweet cake. This dessert is at its best served warm and fresh. Tasty!


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