Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
A moist lemon bundt cake filled with fresh blueberries and topped with a sweet lemon glaze. This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is a perfect dessert for lemon lovers!
When it comes to cakes, I absolutely love baking bundt cakes. Not only do they always turn out perfect, but you hardly need any decorating skills when it comes to making them. You can usually just top them with a simple glaze and they always look so beautiful.
Today’s bundt cake recipe is one of my favorite flavor combinations (and I think it’s safe to say, a lot of you love it too!) lemons + blueberries. This cake is so incredibly moist, lemony, and packed with a ton of beautiful fresh blueberries. It’s like summer in the form of a bundt cake.
To get started, I suggest tossing your blueberries in a little bit of flour until they’re well coated. The flour helps to keep the blueberries suspended in the batter so they don’t end up sinking straight to the bottom of the pan. Instead, your blueberries will be nicely distributed throughout the cake.
Then, you’ll whisk together some flour (make sure to measure it correctly), baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
For the wet ingredients, you’ll start by creaming together some butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This usually takes about 4-5 minutes to get to this stage, the butter will be light/pale in color and the mixture will look “fluffy”. Then, you’ll mix in the some eggs and pure vanilla extract.
Next, mix in some lemon juice, lemon zest, and oil. I find that bundt cakes made with just butter tend to dry out a little on day two. To combat this problem, I like to use a combination of butter and oil. The cake will still have that rich buttery flavor and the oil will help to keep the cake moist, even on day two and three. Trust me on this one!
One important thing, there is a lot of batter for this bundt cake. Make sure to alternate mixing your sour cream with the dry ingredients to avoid over mixing the batter. Then, gently fold in your blueberries that you tossed in some flour just until they’re evenly distributed into the batter.
You’ll pour the batter into your bundt pan, spread it around, and bake it for about 50-65 minutes. I suggest checking the cake around the 50 minute mark just to be safe.
To really add some more lemon flavor to this lemon blueberry bundt cake, I love to use lemon juice in the glaze. You can use milk if you prefer or even leave the glaze off and enjoy it plain!
- Make sure to toss your blueberries in 1 tablespoon of flour before adding them to the batter. This will help to keep the blueberries from sinking straight to the bottom of the pan.
- Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before getting starting (even the sour cream!).
- Avoid over mixing your batter by alternating mixing the dry ingredients with the sour cream.
- If the top of the bundt cake starts too brown too much before the cake is fully finished, cover it loosely with some foil.
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
For the cake:
- 2 cups (300 grams fresh) blueberries + 1 tablespoon (8 grams) all-purpose flour
- 2 and ¾ cups (345 grams) all-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup (80ml) fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon zest
- ¼ cup (60 ml) canola or vegetable oil
- 1 cup (230 grams) full fat sour cream, room temperature
For the lemon glaze:
- 1 cup (120 grams) confectioners sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons (30-45 ml) fresh lemon juice, use as needed
To make the cake:
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Add the blueberries and 1 tablespoon of flour to a mixing bowl and toss together until all of the blueberries are coated with the flour. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar for about 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Mix in the eggs one a time until well combined, then mix in the vanilla. Slowly mix in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and oil.
- Add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients on low speed. Mix in each addition until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter. There will be quite a bit of batter, so I suggest using a rubber spatula to turn the batter a few times to make sure everything is well combined. Then add the blueberries and gently fold them into the batter until just combined.
- Spray a 10-inch bundt pan well with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and evenly spread it around.
- Bake at 350°F for 50-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil if needed for the last 5-10 minutes of baking to prevent excess browning.
- Remove from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then invert the cake onto the wire rack to finish cooling.
To make the glaze:
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until well combined and no lumps remain. If the glaze is too thick, add a little more lemon juice. If the glaze is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar to thicken it up.
- Pour the glaze on top of the bundt cake and allow to sit for about 10-15 minutes so the glaze can harden.
Adapted from my Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake
Love the combination of lemon and berries?
Try my Baked Lemon Blueberry Donuts next!
Or these easy Lemon Berry Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups!
Absolutely amazing blueberry lemon cake. Full of flavour, and sooo moist. I followed the recipe to a tee. Doubled the glaze just because you can never have too much of that and I had some lemon juice leftover. This is a winner!
I have made this cake before and it turned out picture perfect. Today I made an error because USPS lost my contacts and I was trying to squint to read the recipe. I used 3 sticks of butter (1 1/2 cups) instead of 3/4 cup. I did everything else perfectly and mixed up a very light, fluffy batter. I didn’t realize my mistake until it would not fit into my Blossom Nordic Ware Bundt form.
But it still turned out beautifully, albeit a bit richer than usual. It has the more heavenly, butter smell!. All I can say is if this cake does fail with such a huge error, then it must be bullet proof.
Making this for the second time. It was a hit the first time I made it. It comes out perfectly. Great recipe, and will be my go-to.
Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing. My second time in a month making it.
I have made the blueberry lemon bundt cake several times and it has come out beautifully every time and so delicious. Have shared the recipe with friends. They all have loved it.
This came out great! No sticking to the pan or falling apart. I used King Arthur gluten free cup for cup and monk fruit sweetener. The batter was definitely not pourable it was very thick and needed to be scooped. Thanks for the recipe!
SO PERFECT! Truly delicious with a delicate crumb. I made minimal changes Had to sub vanilla yogurt for sour cream based on availability so I reduced the sugar by about a 1/3 of a cup. And I added about 1/4tsp or so of almond extract. Used frozen blueberries.
I only have frozen blueberries… Do I have to thaw first or I can use???
You can use frozen blueberries. No need to thaw them first, just gently mix the frozen berries into the batter.
Absolutely wonderful! Light, moist and packed with lemon flavor. I’ve tried countless recipes for lemon blueberry bundt cake and this is a keeper! Thanks!
I found this recipe a few years ago and have been making it for every event I go to. It always turns out perfect and it always is a huge hit! Love this recipe and finally commented to let you know. Thank you for sharing!!!
can you use forzen blueberries? and sub yogurt for sour cream?
Yes, that would be okay.
I absolutely love this recipe it tastes delicious however, I have made it twice now and when I in the process of taking it out of the pan it falls apart. Does anyone have any tips?
Are you making sure to spray your pan really well with nonstick cooking spray?
I made this recipe today and I didn’t add the butter to the sugar to be creamed first. I overlooked that step, I did the eggs with the sugar and then I realized oops. So I added the butter in and whipped it really well. Do you think that it will affect the outcome? The cake is in the oven now.
It will probably be okay, the texture may be a little different though.
I made your Lemon Blueberry Bundt cake for a Palm Sunday Brunch. I had blueberries and sour cream that I wanted to use and so this recipe worked perfectly! I love the fluffy batter and the beautiful color! My guests raved about the delicious cake! Thank you for a great recipe and for introducing me to your website. I subscribed and I am looking forward to more fun baking ideas!
I am NOT normally a baker, but because I love lemons and blueberries together, I had to make it. I have now made this twice and it came out perfect and beautiful both times!!
My family can’t believe I can make this it’s so good. Thank you for your recipe!
This looks delicious! If making the day before, what is the best way to store the cake? Can the glaze be added the day before or is it better the day of?
You can store it in a large cake carrier/container. You can add the glaze the day before or the day of, either way is fine!
Woman you are amazing!! I have made so many of your recipes you come up first in my saved sites….this blueberry lemon Bundt cake is now my mother in laws favorite! Have to make it for her birthday and every other special event. Cheesecake raspberry brownies cause a fight between the kids. Who gets leftovers to take home!thanks so much!
You’re so kind, Linda! Thank you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes on my site!
Can you use 2 loaf pans instead.
Yes, that would be fine. Or you can use my lemon blueberry bread recipe here instead.
I baked the cake but it was quite dense, especially towards the outer edges of the cake. I followed the recipe to a tea, so I’m not sure what happened! Any suggestions?
It’s made with sour cream, so it’s meant to be denser. Did you make sure to cream the butter and sugar together for several minutes? Did you spoon & level your flour too?
This cake is absolutely delicious! The first time I made it as is. It has a beautiful texture and flavor. It was so good I made it again yesterday for a gathering and in order to accommodate food allergies I used a 1:1 gluten free flower and substituted coconut oil for the vegetable oil. Maybe I’m crazy but the coconut oil elevated a cake that didn’t need improvement! A happy accident. Thank you so much for this perfect bundt cake recipe.
I made this for a birthday brunch and it was wonderful: moist, tender and perfect lemon flavor. It smelled so delicious while baking that I had to chase my family away when I took it out of the oven. I definitely recommend GENEROUSLY spraying the pan with a non-stick spray. A little bit of mine was stuck to the pan but I was able to cover the missing part with the glaze. Thanks for a delicious recipe!