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Cara Wassenberg talks Noni Needs through her Blueberry cake recipe. A favourite for a special occasion, like a birthday. Cream cheese frosting is essential.

View Cara’s work at www.Gallery57.co.uk or at www.carawassenberg.com.

This recipe is based on the Blueberry cake in Humming bird bakery recipe book.

You’ll need:

For the cake
350g unsalted butter, at room temperature
350g caster sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
450g plain flour
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
280ml soured cream
250g fresh blueberries plus extra to decorate

icing sugar to dust, if desired

a 25cm ring mould, greased and dusted with flour

Cream Cheese frosting x 2 lots
300g icing sugar
50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g cream cheese, cold