This blueberry lemon pound cake is a delicious match of sweet and tangy!
Sadly, our season is over because I snacked on the last few remaining blueberries on the bushes yesterday.
If you have any space in your yard for growing blueberries, I encourage you to do so. For tips on how to grow them, read this post: How to Grow Blueberries
Steps in Making a Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake
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To make this cake, you’re going to need 2 cups of blueberries. Fresh is always best, but you can use frozen blueberries. Just let them thaw and drain in a colander before using.
You may be tempted to make this cake without it, but it gives the cake a real lemony zing. I purchased the all natural lemon oil on Amazon. It gives a real depth of flavor that you cannot get with just lemon juice.
To get started preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a large bundt pan with baking spray. I always use Baker’s Joy with good results.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together 2 sticks butter and 1 3/4 cups sugar.
In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1/2 cup lemon juice. If you cannot find buttermilk, you can make your own by adding a teaspoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Let it sit for a few minutes.
I can’t say enough good things about this lemon squeezer that I’ve had a very long time. I’ve linked to a similar one in case you don’t have one.F
Next, you are going to zest one lemon.
I don’t know if you have a zester or not. I’ve linked to this pretty microplane one that I found on Amazon. Mine has a black handle, and I’ve had it a long time. I love the little brush that comes with this one so that you can more easily gather the zest.
Add the zest, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 4 large eggs (one at a time) to the creamed butter and sugar.
Starting and ending with the flour mixture, add the flour mixture alternatively with the buttermilk mixture and blend after each addition. Take care not to overmix or your cake will be tough.
Fold in the blueberries and then pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Smooth out the top.
Bake for 60 minutes. Sides should be golden brown and until a wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do NOT overbake! Allow to cool for 15 minutes before inverting it over a serving plate.
Are you wondering why I haven’t shown you the whole cake? Well, it was dark when it finished baking and Leo was leaving to go on a golf trip early the next morning. So I sliced it up so that the guys could enjoy the cake!
Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake
A delicious, moist cake bursting with zesty lemon flavor and blueberry goodness!
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 lemon zested
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/4 teaspoon lemon oil
- 4 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar for garnishing
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a large bundt pan with baking spray.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
Add the lemon zest, vanilla extract, lemon oil, and eggs one at a time to the creamed butter and sugar mixture. Mix until just incorporated.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix the fresh lemon juice and the buttermilk.
Starting and ending with the flour mixture, add the flour mixture alternatively with the buttermilk mixture and blend after each addition. Do NOT over mix.
Stir in the blueberries and pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and spread until smooth.
Bake for 60 minutes. Sides should be golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean. Do NOT over bake!
Allow to cool for 15 minutes before you invert the cake over a serving plate.
If desired, dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar.
Frozen blueberries may be used. Thaw them in a colander and allow the liquid to drain before using.
If you cannot find buttermilk, you can make buttermilk by adding a teaspoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Let sit for a few minutes before using.