This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is a refreshing dessert with a nice hint of lemon and packed with blueberries. It is a staple for my holiday gatherings. The tangy and sweet lemon glaze goes perfectly with it.
How is your weekend going? Mine is a little busy, since I’m trying to finish some stuff before I take off for the holidays.
Christmas is all about traditions and a tradition we have in my family is to make a bundt cake of some kind for the holiday. Pretty much any cake looks gorgeous, if baked in a bundt cake pan. I love the festive, old-fashioned look.
But instead of gingerbread or a cranberry bundt I’m planning to make a Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake. The reason why blueberry ? I’ve noticed that everyone around me enjoys this lemon blueberry pound cake and I just can’t go wrong with it. Plus, I’m starting to miss summer and baking with blueberries. And if for some reason I get some cake leftover it makes a great coffee snack for the day after Christmas.
This blueberry cake is moist, buttery, light and refreshing. It is scrumptious, lemony and worth the calories.
The sweet lemon glaze is completely optional, but I like the cake even better with it. It brings a burst of lemon flavor and makes the cake look even more appealing.
In this recipe I used frozen (unthawed) blueberries, but I’ve made it numerous times with fresh and it works great. Frozen berries are just easier to fold and they don’t “bleed”.
If you don’t feel like making a bundt cake, you can divide the batter between two loaf pans and bake two smaller cakes. Just make sure you adjust the baking time.
This dessert is easy to prepare and great for any time of the year, from summer barbecues to winter holiday parties.
I hope everyone is having a nice and restful weekend. Just a few more days till Christmas, how exciting !
- ¾ cup butter
- 1¾ cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw, if using frozen)
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Grease and flour bundt cake pan and set a side.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes.
- Add eggs, one at a time and beat at least one minute per egg.
- In a bowl combine salt, flour and baking powder.
- Add dry ingredients, alternatively with the buttermilk to the butter/sugar/egg mixture.
- Carefully fold in blueberries.
- Transfer to bundt cake pan and bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Mix all ingredients together. If mixture appears too-thick, add some more milk. Drizzle over cake. (You can use a zip lock bag or a squeeze bottle).
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