Easy Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe

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A classic lemon blueberry cake has you covered for spring or summer or a lovely lunch outside. Light and airy, sweet but not cloying, and with the creamiest cream cheese frosting garnished with fresh berries, this cake is truly a beauty!

Use fresh ingredients; you’ll end with an original cake you’re proud of. And yes, this is an easy recipe, but we’re not using anything straight from a box; this is as easy as a cake made from scratch goes.

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What goes into a lemon blueberry cake?

This recipe has two parts. First, you have the cake, and then you have the frosting. The cake calls for all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. You know, the usual suspects. The standout ingredients are the lemon zest, the lemon juice and the blueberries. Yes, we’re adding blueberries into the batter, and we’re also using some as a garnish! The more the merrier, right?

The cream cheese frosting, this one really is easy. Four ingredients, that’s it. Cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and sugar, that’s all you need to make this fluffy frosting that, by the way, is super versatile! Use it to top cupcakes or other baking treats. You want to learn this recipe by heart!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Serving Size8
  • Energy990 cal


For the cake:

For the frosting:



Preheat the oven to 350°F, grease and line two 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.


In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the softened butter and beat until chunky and crumbly.


While mixing, slowly incorporate the lemon zest, eggs (one at a time,) milk, vanilla and lemon juice.


Fold in the blueberries.


Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pans and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Cool the cakes in a wire rack.


To make the frosting, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese butter and vanilla. Incorporate the sugar and beat until fluffy.


Top one cake with the frosting and cover it with the second cake. Decorate the top of the cake with the rest of the frosting and decorate with blueberries.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size8
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories990
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat47.4 g78 g60.77%
  • Saturated Fat29.2 g20 g146%
  • Cholesterol187 mg300 mg62.33%
  • Sodium514 mg2300 mg22.35%
  • Total Carbohydrate139.5 g275 g50.73%
  • Dietary Fiber1.6 g28 g5.71%
  • Total Sugars110.7 g
  • Protein9.4 g50 g18.8%
  • Calcium136 mg1300 mg10.46%
  • Iron3 mg18 mg16.67%
  • Potassium302 mg4700 mg6.43%

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