Lemon Blueberry Cake

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Lemon Blueberry Cake – a super moist lemon yogurt cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a lemon glaze.

This lemon cake is a super simple cake that uses yogurt to help keep is moist and tender. It is loaded with blueberries that works perfectly with the lemon.

You really could use whatever berry you want in this, and it would work really well. I use a spring form pan, but you could use a 10×5 loaf pan, or a 9 inch square baking dish as well.

looking down on white plate with slice of lemon blueberry cake

 

Simple desserts are a must to have around, and this cake is perfect for last minute get togethers or when you just want to make something easy. You don’t need a stand mixer to make it, just whisk a few ingredients together and that is it.

What’s In Lemon Blueberry Cake

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Sugar
  • Greek Yogurt – spring for the full fat, it will make your cake extra moist and delicious
  • Lemon Zest
  • Lemon Juice
  • Blueberries
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs
slice of lemon blueberry cake on a plate

How To Make Lemon Blueberry Cake

  1. Sift together the flour with the baking powder and salt. Set aside until you are ready to use it.
  2. Then in a large mixing bowl whisk together vegetable oil and sugar until it is nice and smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until it is well combined.
  4. Then you add in the lemon flavors. Use the zest of one lemon, and the juice of two lemons. This is enough to give you a hint of lemon in the cake. If you like more lemon, you can add lemon extract or more zest.
  5. To make sure that you don’t over mix the batter, alternate adding the flour and yogurt in 2 separate batches, stirring until it is just barely combined.
adding flour to lemon cake
  1. In a separate bowl toss the blueberries with the rest of the flour. This helps to make sure they don’t sink to the bottom as your cake bakes.
tossing blueberries in flour
  1. Then add the blueberries to the cake batter and fold until they are just incorporated.
add blueberries to cake batter
  1. Pour the batter into a 9 inch spring form pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
cake batter in pan ready for oven
  1. Let the cake cool completely, and then pour the glaze over the top to serve.
baked blueberry lemon cake on cooling rack

Lemon Glaze

To really amp up the flavor, I topped this cake with a lemon glaze. I find the cake is sweet enough, it doesn’t need a full on frosting. But if you want frosting, a cream cheese frosting would be a great choice.

To make Lemon Glaze just stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice until you get it to a nice and drizzle-able consistency and then pour over the top of the cake.

blueberry lemon cake topped with lemon glaze

Can I Substitute Frozen Blueberries

Yes, you absolutely can. Blueberries can be very expensive when they are not in season, so don’t break the bank trying to get them for this cake. Thaw the frozen berries and then drain any extra liquid before tossing with the flour in the recipe. But aside from that step, they will work exactly the same!

The next time you need a last minute dessert or want a light and tender cake, this is perfect. If you are a strawberry fan, don’t miss this Strawberry Cake that is perfect for your treat!

close up lemon blueberry cake for pinterest collage

More Lemon Dessert Recipes

Yield: 10

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

cropped in close up of lemon blueberry cake

Lemon Blueberry Cake - a super moist lemon yogurt cake studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a lemon glaze.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 3/4 cups +2 Tblp flour, divided
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice, (approximately)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 inch spring form pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Sift together 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together vegetable oil and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs. Mixing until well combined. Add lemon zest and lemon juice.
  4. Alternate mixing in yogurt and flour mixture in 2 batches. Do not over mix.
  5. In a separate bowl toss blueberries with 2 Tbsp flour until well coated.
  6. Fold blueberries into cake batter.
  7. Pour into a 9 inch spring form pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely.
  9. In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar and lemon juice until desired consistency.
  10. Remove the outside of the spring form pan. Drizzle cake with the glaze.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

10 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 358Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 57mgSodium 245mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 7g

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27 Comments

  1. Yummy! Such a delicious and one of our favorites! I’ll definitely be making this one again! Can’t wait to make this bread with my daughter!

  2. I would cut the yogurt in half. Roll blueberries in sugar. Bake in a foil pan slightly smaller than 9X13. The lemon in it was spot on.