Lemon and blueberry are undoubtedly one of my favorite combinations. Like most of my other recipes, this one is an extremely simple recipe as well. What I love about this lemon and blueberry cake is that the batter takes about only 10 minutes to whip up and is packed with so much flavor!
I feel that this cake is just perfect for the summers. A simple butter cake with the freshness of lush lemons and lemon zest with blueberry flavors bursting in your mouth at every bite; this lemon and blueberry cake almost feels like a breath of fresh, cold air in the sweltering heat.
A small shake of your icing sugar and topped with fresh blueberries, this cake looks wholesome and immediately catches your eye but hardly takes any effort to put together! Try out this super simple recipe of the lemon blueberry cake and let me know how you feel by tagging me on Instagram!
Healthy lemon and blueberry cake
This already healthy lemon and blueberry cake can be made in a healthier manner if you choose to substitute the sugar with organic sugar or choose to add more blueberries. The combination of lemon and blueberries, as I have already mentioned gives off a beautiful flavor and can be the perfect dessert for your children or in general, if you’re looking to check your weight. Blueberries are known to be low in calories but high in terms of nutrient value. They help in lowering blood pressure, controlling DNA damage, and also managing cholesterol levels in the body.
Lemon-blueberry cake with buttercream frosting
I have chosen to not frost this beautiful lemon and blueberry cake. However, if you’re looking for a fancy twist on this cake and wish to top it off with something other than just icing sugar, you can go with frosting this fresh lemon and blueberry cake with some buttercream frosting.
You can also frost this lemon and blueberry cake with whipped cream or cream cheese frosting!
Lemon and Blueberry Cake Recipe
- 2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 + ½ cup castor sugar
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup Delmonte dried blueberries
- Lightly brush your 9-inch cake pan with oil/ butter and dust with all-purpose flour. Line with parchment paper. Pre-heat your over to 180C.
- In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, lemon zest and baking powder. Whisk until well combined.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until the mixture becomes light and pale, for about 5-7 minutes. Add lemon juice.
- Add eggs, one by one, mixing well after each edition.
- Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, alternating with milk. Do not over mix.
- Using a spatula fold the dried blueberries into the batter. Reserve some for the top.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
- Bake at 180C until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. This will take about 30-40 minutes.
Millicent ABOAGYE says
Nice and simple cake.
Chef Shivesh, can you please add metric measures to your delicious recipes for your European followers.
bake with shivesh says
Thank you! i’ll definitely try working on this. Meanwhile, you can google the conversions. Happy baking 😀
Gosh. I love your pictures, cakes – especially the ones with fruits. Have tried the orange almond one, today – am baking this. Your presentation is so lovely, makes me want to pick it up from the pictures and eat it ;). Can you please also post some savoury recipes?
bake with shivesh says
Thank you SOO much! That’s very very sweet of you 😀
Hey! Do the blueberries have to be dried ones? Got frozen ones and was just wondering if they could be used instead!
Hey! i don’t recommend frozen berries in cakes
How would ingredients change in proportion if i use fresh blueberries?
Thanks much! Love your work.
Hi. Thanks so much. Nothing at all. you can use fresh berries without changing anything
Hey, is there an eggless version of this available?
Mohini Patil says
Hi Shivesh, I love your recipes, all your cakes always come out perfect. 🙂
I was wondering if for this particular lemon blueberry cake I can use flax egg or greek yogurt instead of eggs and if so what would be the quantity?
Also I’d love to use frozen/fresh blueberries will it make a difference in the texture of the cake?
Hope you write back 🙂
Can we make this with whole wheat flour?
nupur gandhi says
What can be used as an substitute to eggs here?
Terrific. Great recipe. Turns out like a dream. Made it twice. It’s a huge hit. Made it again today. I used dried blueberries and topped the cake with a compote of blueberries. I use half the quantities and still it is a pretty large cake. I also used less sugar because I don’t like too sweet cakes.
does this measurement yield 1 kg or half kg cake?
megha moorthy says
Hey, I made this yesterday! Was absolutely delicious. I had a quick question- what did you do with the reserve blueberries left for the top? When did you add them? I stupidly added them before baking, and they sank to the bottom ? The cake remained delicious, but i would like to see the blueberries on top the next time i bake. Also, do you toss the blueberries in flour when you mix them with the batter to avoid sinking?
Can you give the substitute to make this eggless?
Swati Gupta says
Hi Shivesh can I used dry blueberry instead of fresh blueberries in the cake as in dehradun its difficult to get fresh blueberry
Ekta Varma says
Hi Shivesh, can we substitute white sugar with demerara sugar in this recipe? Also can we slice and add fresh blueberries? How long do we need to whisk after
adding in the eggs?