Lemon-Berry Lentil Cake

Lentils are grown in Canada. Who knew?

When the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers decided to hold a contest to find a great lentil recipe, I couldn’t help but think “dessert.” The recipe I came up with is moist, delicious, and easy to throw together. If you’re looking for something unique to surprise your friends (or children) with, this is a great recipe to try. If you like it, or if you think you’ll like it, vote for it on the lentils.ca Facebook page. If you can, add a comment. You won’t believe this until you taste it!

Lemon-Berry Lentil Cake

Lemon-Berry Lentil Cake

  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • grated rind of one lemon (or 1 ¼ tsp)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c puréed cooked red lentils
  • juice of one lemon (or  2 tbsp)
  • ½ c blueberries (frozen)
  • ½ c raspberries (frozen)
BEFORE STARTING: cook lentils as per package directions; let cool until warm; purée (a hand blender works well). Measure out a cup of the purée for the recipe. If you have leftovers, enjoy a healthy soup for lunch.
  1. Heat oven to 350 F; grease an 8-inch square pan (cooking spray works well).
  2. Grate lemon; set peel aside. Juice lemon; set juice aside. (If you don’t have a juicer you can use your fingers—just remember to remove the seeds!)
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, lemon rind, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; blend thoroughly with a fork. In a second small bowl, mix lentil purée and lemon juice until evenly combined.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. On a lower speed, beat in flour and lentil mixtures, adding them alternately (starting and ending with dry ingredients).
  5. Fold in raspberries and blueberries.
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes (until fork comes out clean).
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3 thoughts on “Lemon-Berry Lentil Cake

  1. Trust me, folks. I’ve actually eaten this and it’s effing amazing! Thank you, Stacey.

    It’s me, Sharon, the Sales intern who sits a cubicle behind you to the left. 🙂

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