Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe (VIDEO)
This Blueberry Lemon Cake is loaded with 1 pound of blueberries and every bite has sweet pops of juicy blueberry and fresh lemon flavor. It’s not too sweet and not too tangy, but just right. This is my favorite tea or coffee blueberry cake and it’s easy, easy, easy!
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Why we Love this Blueberry Cake:
I love having recipes like this or our easy Strawberry Cake that come together quickly and are perfect for unplanned company and my evening sweet-tooth cravings. Bite into this while it’s still a little warm and you’ll have no words, only sound effects… mmm!
It is moist, fluffy, and tastes like a decadent Blueberry Muffin from a fancy bakery. Seriously though, it’s really really good! Watch the blueberry lemon cake video tutorial to see just how easy it is!
Watch How to Make Lemon Blueberry Cake:
Mmm… fluffy, moist, and delicious. I hope you love every bite of this lemon blueberry cake. You’ll make this cake again and again.
Ingredients for Blueberry Lemon Cake:
This lemon blueberry cake is so quick and easy to make. It is our go-to for unexpected company and it always disappears fast! P.S. This homemade vanilla extract makes it even better!
Important Tips for Success:
Measuring Ingredients – Click here for an easy video tutorial on how to measure dry and wet ingredients correctly.
Do Not Overmix – overmixing the batter can make the cake dense.
Substituting Yogurt – Reader Polina wrote that she “used the Stonefield whole milk yogurt for the recipe – turned out perfectly soft and very moist.”
Baking in a Tube Pan – Reader, Kelly, writes: “I did this in a tube pan and upped all the ingredients by half. I was feeding 2 families :). I used the “Baking Happy” Pam nonstick spray with flour and it popped out beautifully. It baked for 55 mins, and was perfect! Since the pan is larger, upping the ingredients by half was a perfect fit for the pan- once baked, the cake right to the top. I sprinkled with powdered sugar. Delicious recipe…everyone loved it! Thanks so much!”
Can I Substitute Frozen Blueberries for Baking?
If using frozen blueberries, thaw in refrigerator and drain any excess juice then in step #4: toss with a full 1 Tbsp of starch and do not add lemon juice to blueberries. Do not add more than 16 oz blueberries or they start to weigh the cake down.
How To Make Lemon Blueberry Cake:
Prep: Lightly butter a 9-inch springform pan**** and line the bottom with parchment paper. Preheat Oven to 375˚F.
1. Beat 2 eggs and 1 cup sugar with the whisk attachment on high speed 5 minutes or until lightened in color and thick.
2. Add 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp salt and whisk on low speed until well combined.
3. Whisk together the 2 cups flour with 2 tsp baking powder then add to batter 1/3 at a time, whisking to incorporate between each addition (DO NOT OVERMIX or the cake will be dense). Finally, add 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest. (I really like to use this lemon zester).
4. Rinse blueberries and drain well. Transfer to a medium bowl add 1/2 Tbsp corn starch and 1 tsp lemon juice. Stir until well combined and no dry white cornstarch remains. If using frozen blueberries, see note above.
5. Pour half of the batter into the prepared springform pan and even out the top with a spatula. Top with half of the blueberries. Spread with remaining batter then sprinkle the rest of the blueberries evenly over the top, pushing them about halfway into the batter. Bake at 375˚F for 45 to 55 minutes (mine was perfect at 55 min). Let cake rest in the pan for 15-20 minutes then remove the springform ring and cool until room temp or just warm.
To Test the Cake for Doneness: bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
How to Serve Blueberry Cake:
This blueberry lemon cake is perfectly satisfying on its own without any kind of frosting. A generous dusting of powdered sugar is all you need. It does pair well with vanilla ice cream.
Does this Blueberry Cake Work for Muffins?
Because so many of you have asked, we (finally!) have a recipe for blueberry muffins.
More Blueberry Desserts:
There’s something about cooking with blueberries which makes them so juicy and brings out their best flavor. If you haven’t tried making Blueberry Pierogi, you should put them on your list. Here are our favorite blueberry desserts:
- Blueberry Pie Recipe – bursting with sweet juicy blueberries
- Blueberry Crumble – loaded with berries under a crisp topping
- Ricotta Cake with Blueberries – the texture here is amazing!
- Cheesecake Danishes – topped with berries and glaze
- Berry Crumble – soft, moist and studded with blueberries
Go ahead and print a few extra copies of the recipe since you will likely get some recipe requests for this blueberry lemon cake :).
Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup sour cream (8oz)
- 1/2 cup light olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour *
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 medium lemon zest and juice, divided
- 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
- 16 oz fresh blueberries **
- Powdered sugar to dust the top optional
Lightly butter a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment. Preheat Oven to 375˚F.
How to Make Lemon Blueberry Cake:
Beat 2 eggs and 1 cup sugar with whisk attachment on high speed 5 min, or until light in color and thick.
Add 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp salt and whisk on low speed until well combined.
Whisk together the 2 cups flour with 2 tsp baking powder then add to batter 1/3 at a time, whisking to incorporate with each addition (DO NOT OVERMIX). Finally, add 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 Tbsp zest.
Rinse blueberries and drain well. In a medium bowl, toss blueberries with 1/2 Tbsp corn starch and 1 tsp lemon juice, stirring until well combined and no dry white cornstarch remains.
Pour half of batter into prepared springform pan and spread evenly. Top with half of the blueberries. Spread with remaining batter then sprinkle the rest of the blueberries evenly over the top, pushing them slightly into the batter (about halfway). Bake at 375˚F for 45 to 55 min (mine was perfect at 55 min), or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake rest in the pan 15-20 min then remove ring and cool until room temp or just warm. Serve dusted with powdered sugar.
**If using frozen blueberries, thaw and drain then in step #4: toss with 1 Tbsp cornstarch and omit the lemon juice. Do not add more than 16 oz blueberries
or they weigh down the cake.
*measure flour by spooning into measuring cup then scraping off the top.
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