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Blueberry Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Friday Friends! I took to Facebook again to ask what I should post today and of the four options I gave that also included a pizza, dressing and a pasta, this cake won out. I just love asking you guys what you would like to see on the blog. The feedback really helps me. Especially when I have no idea what to share. And now, onto this cake. This sweet, lemony, berry filled cake.

I got an email a couple weeks back telling me that Whole Foods was going to have a one day organic blueberry sale. They were going to be selling pints for $1.99. A steal right? I knew I had to get in on it so I made sure I was there to snatch up a few pints for myself.  It’s like that shirt that you totally don’t need and probably won’t wear but must buy because it is on sale. So I bought them. And then I got them home and realized I had no idea what I was going to do with them.

I initially thought muffins but, let’s be honest, there isn’t a shortage of blueberry muffin recipes.

Then I thought about something chocolatey so I took to Facebook and Twitter to ask what people thought. While some said “yay” there was an overwhelming amount of  “nay”s so I decided against it.

I thought ice cream but I don’t have an ice cream maker. I should get one.

I’ve tried blueberry cookies before. Not really a fan.

What was left?


Once I decided that I was going to bake a cake with the blueberries, adding lemon to the batter and frosting it with a cream cheese frosting just seemed right.

And it was. It worked together beautifully. In fact I am going to go ahead and say I loved this cake. And that is saying something because I am usually a chocolate cake kinda girl. So if you’re a fan of blueberries you’ll want to try this cake, and even if you’re not crazy about them I bet you’ll like it too.

Blueberry Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A moist lemony cake filled with blueberries and frosted with a delectable cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings


Blueberry Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  • In the bowl of stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, scrapping down the sides of the bowl after each egg. Beat in the lemon extract.
  • In another bowl combine cake flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add 1/3 of the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Once mixed, add in 1/3 of the buttermilk. Continue to alternate adding 1/3 of each at a time just until mixed. Turn off mixer.
  • Combine blueberries with two tablespoons all purpose flour. Gently fold blueberries into the cake batter. Pour cake batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from the oven and allow to cool several minutes in the pan. Carefully slide a butter knife around the edges to loosen the cake and turn over onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • While cake is cooling prepare the frosting by creaming together cream cheese and butter. Once smooth beat in vanilla. Finally beat in the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Frosting should be stiff but spreadable.
  • Place one layer of the cake on your serving plate. Spread 1/3 of the frosting over the top. Place the other layer on top of the frosting. Use the remaining frosting to frost the cake. Slice and serve.
  • Cover and refrigerate any leftovers. Remove from the refrigerator about 1 hour before serving.


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Keywords: blueberries, blueberry cake, cake, cream cheese frosting, dessert, Food, Recipe, sweet, treat

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    November 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I am getting married in April and one of the cake flavors I picked is a lemon blueberry! I am going to make this one to hold me over! Fantastic choice !!

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    September 20, 2013 at 4:05 am

    I make a cake like this ,with the berries scattered throughout the cake .then when icing the cake ,I pipe a rim of icing around the top layer (making like a barrier )and fill the centre with fresh berries sticking them into the icing . Very attractive!

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    September 1, 2013 at 11:14 am

    What could you sub for a gluten free option??

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    August 31, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    sounds delish!

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    Monique Volz
    July 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This is beautiful — lemon and blueberries are one of the best combinations! Hope you are doing well. xoxo

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    July 2, 2013 at 6:18 am

    This is like my idea of the perfect summer cake! Love it! I need to make this soon.

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen
    June 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    What a delicious looking cake! Lemons and blueberries are one of my fave combinations.

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    June 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    This is an amazing cake! I will always choose blueberry+lemon in desserts…a big winner for me!

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits
    June 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    You should TOTALLY get an ice cream maker. Even if just for my pure enjoyment of seeing what you post. It would be very selfless of you ;)

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    Aimee @ shugarysweets
    June 16, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I love blueberries and lemon together! This cake looks awesome!

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    Judy Verkoelen
    June 15, 2013 at 9:59 am

    This combo of lemon and blueberries sounds absolutely delicious!
    This is one I am definitely going to make.
    You are so creative when it comes to putting a recipe together.
    Love your website.


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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    June 15, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I love the whole blueberry-lemon combo, especially in a nice moist cake. What a great summer treat. I know I’ve made this combo in bars and it was fantastic so it’s time to try something else. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More
    June 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

    oh yum! I just bought a giant container of blueberries! might have to make a cake:)

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    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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