Surprise, surprise. A “modest” cake (Another blueberry muffin cake?! I’ve done this before!) is actually a cake to be proud of, to bake and to eat. It is, after all, bigger than a simple muffin.

The recipe for “Blueberry Muffin Cake” is unapologetically included in the Zoë Bakes Cakes cookbook by Zoë François. And that’s good for us.













A very small amount of whole-wheat and almond flours are included in the batter along with all-purpose flour.

The stand mixer (rather than a food processor) does the perfect job to mix all of the ingredients together.

Many fresh berries are swirled in. I look forward to a very-berry cake.



Cook for 45 minutes until golden brown. Then sprinkle the sweet walnut topping over the top, before returning the cake to the oven.





A tester comes out clean after another 55 minutes of baking. Cover the cake with foil after 40 minutes of baking, so as not to burn the walnuts. The baking time is this long because the berries are keeping the inside of the cake wet.




The cake tastes surprisingly like a fluffy muffin, with many pleasing, juicy berries. The sweetness of the nutty top takes some of the spotlight away from the walnuts. The cake is easy to eat.


A dollop of ice cream can never be wrong. Summery ice cream partners with summery blueberries.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Zoë Bakes Cakes by Zoē François. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the links below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Zoë Bakes Cakes - and our choices for July 2022 were ~

Beehive Cake

Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Blueberry Muffin Cake