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?

Cake.

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 Recipe

Serves 8 - 10 Prep Time: Cook Time:

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

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

2

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.

3

In another bowl combine cake flour, baking powder and salt.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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.

8

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.

9

Cover and refrigerate any leftovers. Remove from the refrigerator about 1 hour before serving.

Notes

Enjoy!

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

  • 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.

  • Judy Verkoelen

    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.

    Judy

  • Aimee @ shugarysweets

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

  • 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 ;)

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

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

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

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

  • sounds delish!

  • Kelli

    What could you sub for a gluten free option??

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  • Hi Kelli- I am not familiar with gluten free baking but this link might help you. http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2013/05/gluten-free-baking-and-substitutions/

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  • Faye

    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!

  • Amy

    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 !!