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Lemon Blueberry Cake

The flavor of summer is in full swing with this lemon blueberry cake.

It’s one of the easiest cakes to make. I made it in a bundt pan and it came out wonderfully moist and so full of flavor. Add a simple lemon glaze to the top and you’ve got the perfect dessert. 

A Delicious Dessert

Lemon Blueberry Cake on a plate with blueberries and lemonade

This recipe and post were created for #SummerDessertWeek! Sponsor companies sent me samples, but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Lemon and blueberry cake is a sweet treat that is perfect any time of year, but especially summer time. The recipe is refreshing and its a hit at parties and barbecues.

If you love this cake, give lemon chess squares a try.

Lemon blueberry cake with blueberries

Ingredients Needed For Lemon And Blueberry Cake


  • All-purpose flour + 1 Tbsp.
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Butter, softened
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon extract
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon zest

Lemon Glaze

  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Watch How To Make Lemon Blueberry Cake

Lemon blueberry cake on a plate with lemons and blueberries

I honestly love lemon and I will take it in just about any form I can get it–lemonade, cake, lemon lush, lemon cookies–I could go on and on.

And this super moist lemon cake recipe is such a cinch to make and has some ingredients that will guarantee it will stay moist.

And, some of the ingredients that do make it moist are eggs and sour cream.

Let’s get started.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Lemon Blueberry Cake

Flour in a glass bowl

Start off by adding your all-purpose flour, baking powder, and baking soda to a bowl.

Whisk everything together and set the bowl aside. Getting the dry ingredients ready will help you make the cake faster.

Butter in a glass bowl

Next, add the softened butter to a large bowl. 

Sugar and butter in a glass bowl

Then you are going to add the sugar to the bowl. 

For this recipe, I used Dixie Crystals and it tasted divine.

Eggs, sugar, butter in a glass bowl

Add the eggs and mix everything together with your hand mixer.

Sour cream, sugar, eggs, and butter in a glass bowl

Now comes the sour cream. I love the taste of sour cream.

Years ago, I didn’t like it at all (I have no clue why). I went to a football game with the guy I was dating and his family. His sweet sister brought back a potato with sour cream and I had to eat it–I can’t be rude!

Well, wouldn’t ya know, I loved it. Seriously, I went all those years without eating it, but I have made up for it. Believe me.

And there’s not a better place to add sour cream than in a lemon blueberry cake recipe.

Vanilla in a small glass bowl

The next ingredient is the vanilla extract. 

I used Adams Best Vanilla Extract. I love the smell just opening the jar, not to mention the flavor it adds to desserts.

Lemon extract in a bowl with vanilla and lemon cake batter

Add the lemon extract and mix everything together. I sure love that smell.

The lemon extract also came from Adams Best.

Flour in a glass bowl with lemon cake batter

Once you’ve mixed the ingredients, you can add part of the flour mixture. I add about half and mix everything together, then add the rest and mix it up.

Blueberries with flour on top in a bowl

This can seem a little strange, but put your blueberries in a bowl and sprinkle about one tablespoon of flour on top and mix them up. Just mix enough to get a coating on them. 

This will help the blueberries not sink to the bottom of the cake while baking.

Blueberries and lemon in a lemon cake batter

Add the blueberries and the lemon zest to the batter. Mix everything together with a spatula and do it gently so you don’t break the blueberries.

Gotta be gentle with those little things.

Lemon blueberry cake in a bundt pan

Once you get the batter into the pan, smooth it out with your spatula and tamp it down a couple of times to get any air pockets out. 

Bake the blueberry lemon cake for about one hour and 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool for about an hour before pouring the glaze over the top.

Lemon Glaze for the Bundt Cake

Powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl

Start by adding the powdered sugar to the bowl, followed by the lemon juice. 

If it ends up being too thin, add some more powdered sugar, and if too thick, add some more juice.

Mixing the lemon glaze with a hand mixer

Mix the two ingredients together and set it aside until you’re ready to pour it over the cake. 

This really is an amazing glaze. It’s perfect for a lot of desserts including lemon pound cake.

Lemon blueberry cake on a plate with glaze

Once the cake cools, you can turn it over onto a plate, or a cake stand and pour the lemon glaze over the top. It will dry and taste amazing.

Lemon Blueberry Cake with Lemon Glaze

Lemon blueberry cake on a counter

How Do You Keep Blueberries From Sinking In A Cake?

Toss the blueberries in a little bit of flour and that will help keep the blueberries from sinking.

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries For Cake?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries for cake. Just let them thaw before adding them to the batter.

How Do You Make A Cake Moist?

Add sour cream to your cake. Sour cream adds moisture to a cake.

Lemon bundt cake on a plate with blueberries and vanilla and lemon extract
Bundt cake with lemons and blueberries on top
A slice of blueberry cake on a plate

Sponsored Items Used In This Recipe:

Lemon blueberry cake with lemonade, blueberries, and a lemon

Lemon Blueberry Cake

Yield: 16 pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

The flavor of summer is in full swing with this lemon blueberry cake. It's one of the easiest cakes to make. I made it in a bundt pan and it came out wonderfully moist and so full of flavor. Add a simple lemon glaze to the top and you've got the perfect dessert. 



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour + 1 Tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice


Preheat oven to 325-degrees. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan.


  1. Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder to a bowl and mix together.
  2. In a new bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream together until fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and mix together.
  4. Next, add the flour mixture a little bit at a time. Mix and add the rest. Mix again until well blended.
  5. Place the blueberries in a bowl and add the one tablespoon of flour. Gently mix until covered.
  6. Add the blueberries and lemon zest to the cake batter. Gently fold in with a spatula.
  7. Pour into bundt cake pan. Tamp the bundt pan down a couple of times to get all of the air out.
  8. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.
  9. Cool for about half an hour before inverting the bundt pan onto a cake plate. Cool for another half an hour before glazing.

Lemon Glaze

  1. Add the powdered sugar to a bowl.
  2. Pour the lemon juice into the bowl and mix.
  3. Pour over the cooled cake.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 5g

Nutrition is approximate.

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