Steam Baked Lavender and Blueberry Loaf Cake

October 19, 2021
This moist, delicious blueberry loaf cake has a hint of lavender. The small amount of steam added by the Anova Precision Oven, along with the fresh blueberries, helps keep the cake moist. Notes: You can omit the lavender if you like for a blueberry loaf cake. Tossing the blueberries in flour before adding to the batter helps to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the cake.
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Steam Baked Lavender and Blueberry Loaf Cake
2 cups plus 2 tsp
all-purpose flour, divided
¾ cup
granulated sugar
1.5 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
¼ tsp
1 cup
vanilla yogurt
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
2 large
eggs, at room temperature
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
3 tsp
lavender extract (see note)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 cup
fresh blueberries, plus more for garnish
Powdered sugar or glaze, for garnish

1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare Pan

Grease a loaf pan with butter.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 15%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear

2. Mix Dry Ingredients

Combine 2 cups of the flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Mix Dry Ingredients

3. Mix Wet Ingredients

Combine the yogurt, butter, eggs, oil, lavender extract, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Mix Wet Ingredients

4. Combine Wet and Dry

Add the flour mixture to the yogurt mixture. Beat with an electric hand mixer until just combined. Do not overmix the batter.
 Combine Wet and Dry

5. Toss Blueberries in Flour

In a second medium bowl, toss the blueberries with the remaining 2 teaspoons flour (see note).

6. Add Blueberries

Gently fold the blueberries into the batter. Do not overmix.
Add Blueberries

7. Add to Pan

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Tap gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
Add to Pan

8. Bake

Transfer to the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 15%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear
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9. Serve

Garnish the cake with powdered sugar or a simple glaze, along with additional fresh blueberries. Serve.
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