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Blueberry Cake

Blueberry Cake is a simple yet delicious dessert. A traditional cake recipe brought to life by adding lemon zest and blueberries. It takes cake and makes it into a whole new level of sweet!

blueberry cake finished in pan

Is Cake the perfect Dessert?

In a world of endless dessert options, I would have to say cake ranks close to the top. Cakes can be made so many different ways and to fit so many levels of sweetness, it is certainly versatile. Just like this great Coca Cola Cake! This alone, makes it almost perfect in my opinion.

When you can take a standard vanilla cake recipe, like this Blueberry cake and add different components to it, it becomes the perfect recipe. Recipes are meant to be owned, modified and given new life. To be handed down from one generation to the next. For years people have taken something good and made it great.

How to make Blueberry Cake

You are getting two real treats here. Almost two recipes in one. The basis of this is a traditional vanilla cake. Eggs, vanilla, flour, butter, sugar and buttermilk all on their own make for a great cake base. From there you can take power flavor punches like we did with lemon zest coupled with blueberries and make it spectacular. Almost to fit any occasion you need it for.

Scratch made cakes are scary things for most folks. But I am here to show you how easy it really is! Let’s get to it!

~Ingredients~

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon for berries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Self rising flour, divided 1 & 3/4 cup for cake and 1/4 cup for berries
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups blueberries ( thawed if using frozen)
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

~Method~

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix berries with 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter, lemon zest and sugar with a mixer until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla well. Add flour, salt and buttermilk and mix well.
  3. Gently fold in blueberries. Grease loaf pan well. Pour cake into prepared pan. Bake 60 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Turn cake out and allow to cool 5 to 10 min more. Slice, serve and Enjoy!

Tips for Making Blueberry Cake

  • You can make this cake any time of year! Fresh blueberries are wonderful, don’t get me wrong! I am here to tell you though, if you want this cake in February, you can have this cake in February! Get the frozen berries and thaw them out. All will be just fine.
  • Lemon zest. If there is one cooking skill that you MUST do right, its zesting lemons. Be sure you don’t get any pith aka, white stuff , in your zest. The presence of pith means a huge difference. Get yourself a really good zester like you will find at the bottom of this post. Trust me, its a good investment.
  • All cake pans are NOT created equal. I can tell you, just like the zester, the tool makes the difference. In this case, I only use Wilton cake pans for all of my cakes. Take my word on this one too. A link for a great one for this cake can also be found at the bottom of the post.

Blueberry Cake

This cake is perfect to have for company coming over, for food gifting or just when you want to look good at Sunday Church lunch. This recipe is one to keep in your arsenal for frequent use!

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sliced blueberry cake

Blueberry Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Blueberry Cake is a simple yet delicious dessert. A traditional cake recipe brought to life by adding lemon juice, zest and blueberries. It takes cake and makes it into a whole new level of sweet!

Ingredients

  • * 1/2 cup butter softened
  • * 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • * 1 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon for berries
  • * 1 egg
  • * 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • * 2 cups Self rising flour, divided 1 & 3/4 cup for cake and 1/4 cup for berries
  • * 1 teaspoon salt
  • * 2 cups blueberries ( thawed if using frozen)
  • * 2/3 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix berries with 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter, lemon zest and sugar with a mixer until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla well. Add flour, salt and buttermilk and mix well.
  3. Gently fold in blueberries. Grease loaf pan well. Pour cake into prepared pan. Bake 60 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Turn cake out and allow to cool 5 to 10 min more. Slice, serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 290Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 47mgSodium 556mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 1gSugar 26gProtein 4g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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