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!