Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

  • This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake has a moist and buttery crumb, full of blueberries, and bright lemony flavor! It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

    Are you looking to brighten up your day or maybe someone else’s? This cake will do the trick! It’s like bottled up sunshine!

    A few other desserts to help put a smile on your face are Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake, Fresh Strawberry Pie, and Easy Fruit Pizza.

    Top down view of pieces of cake cut and decorated with cut lemons and extra blueberries.

    *Originally published June 2015. Photos and text updated.*

    Well hello, sunshine and beautiful weather!! It’s been what I call happy weather around here and I wanted to share something equally happy!

    This lemon blueberry cake is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face and it’s perfect for sharing with a friend!

    Ingredients for Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake.

    Ingredients for Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake:

    • All-purpose flour
    • Sugar
    • Baking powder and Baking soda: This cake is rather heavy and without both baking powder and baking soda it would be too dense. So yes, both are required.
    • Buttermilk: This is what makes this cake so incredibly moist! It also adds just a little tang.
    • Butter: Adds that nice buttery flavor!
    • Eggs: Eggs are what hold everything together to provide stability to this cake.
    • Salt and Vanilla: Both of these add so much flavor to baked goods.
    • Lemons: I am using juice from 2 lemons and the zest from 1 so there is plenty of bright lemony flavor.
    • Blueberries: Can use frozen blueberries. DO NOT thaw.
    Picture of steps in mixing together the ingredients for the cake.

    The How-To:

    Bundt cakes are SO easy to make! They are so pretty on their own so you don’t need expert decorating skills!

    1. Preheat your oven. Be sure to invest in an oven thermometer. They are very cheap and insures your baking turns out beautifully.
    2. Grease and flour your bundt pan. This is very important so don’t skip this step!
    3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    4. Combine the buttermilk, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla.
    5. Cream the butter and sugar.
    6. Combine all ingredients.
    7. Fold in blueberries.
    8. Pour into prepared pan.
    9. Bake!
    10. Let stand for 45 minutes before removing from the pan. This step is important to help prevent sticking!
    11. When completely cooled dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with icing.
    Taking a slice out of the cake ready to serve on a plate.

    Top Reasons Why You Should Make This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake:

    • SO EASY to make!
    • It’s SO PRETTY and sure to brighten up anyone’s day, I promise!
    • It’s like bottled up sunshine bursting with fresh flavor! The perfect prescription for the blues if you ask me.
    • This cake is incredibly moist.
    • You can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
    Top down view of finished cake decorated with lemon slices.

    Tips for success:

    • To ensure the cake releases without sticking you will need to grease and flour your bundt pan. Make sure every corner is covered.
    • Not all bundt pans are the same. Look for a quality pan with a non-stick finish to help release the cake. This Nordic Ware and USA Pan are my favorites. Just be sure to use a pan that holds 10-12 cups of batter.
    • Coat your blueberries in a little flour before folding into your batter to help prevent them from sinking. I almost always forget to do this and as you can see from the pictures I forgot this time too….oops!
    • Let your cake cool for at least 45 minutes in the pan before inverting! This helps ensure you have a clean release.
    Top down view of a slice of lemon blueberry bundt cake.

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    5 from 4 votes
    Taking a slice out of the cake ready to serve on a plate.
    Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    45 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr
     

    This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake has a moist and buttery crumb, full of blueberries, and bright lemony flavor! It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: blueberry bundt cake
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 471 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    CAKE:
    • cups (365g) all purpose flour
    • 1 cup (210g) sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • cups (295ml) buttermilk
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • Juice of 2 lemons
    • cups (370g) blueberries, fresh or frozen (do not thaw)
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan, set aside.
    2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

    3. In a medium bowl combine the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, zest and lemon juice; set aside.

    4. Beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, scraping sides often. Add remaining dry and wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in blueberries.

    5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool for at least 45 minutes before dumping out. DO NOT try to do this sooner or the cake will stick! Then invert onto a serving plate.

    6. Once the cake has cooled completely drizzle with the powdered sugar glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    Recipe Notes
    1. Freezer Friendly: Freeze completely cooled and UNglazed cake tightly wrapped in foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw wrapped at room temperature before glazing or topping with powdered sugar. 
    2. Glaze: Combine 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk (or lemon juice!). Drizzle over completely cooled cake. Or just sprinkle completely cooled cake with powdered sugar. 
    Nutrition Facts
    Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
    Calories 471 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Saturated Fat 11g69%
    Cholesterol 84mg28%
    Sodium 319mg14%
    Potassium 216mg6%
    Carbohydrates 70g23%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 26g29%
    Protein 8g16%
    Vitamin A 599IU12%
    Vitamin C 5mg6%
    Calcium 79mg8%
    Iron 3mg17%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
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