Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake Recipe

Leisurely brunches are hands-down my favorite weekend indulgence this time of year. With summer offering a wide variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, it’s easy to take advantage of making healthy recipes.


Pick up some fresh blueberries to use in this tangy blueberry lemon coffee cake - and don’t be surprised when guests go back for a second slice!

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup buttermilk

16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

4 large eggs, at room temperature

2-3 cups blueberries

For the Glaze:

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon buttermilk

3 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12-cup bundt pan with melted butter, add a few tablespoons of flour and rotate pan to evenly coat, tapping out excess.

Sift 3 cups flour with baking powder and salt into a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, vanilla and buttermilk.

In a second large bowl, beat butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add about ¼ of flour mixture, followed by 1/4 of buttermilk mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Repeat, alternating dry and liquid ingredients, until batter is thoroughly combined. Gently fold in blueberries. Transfer batter to pan, spreading evenly.

Bake until a tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then unmold cake.

To make the glaze, mix confectioners’ sugar, buttermilk and 3 tablespoons lemon juice in a bowl, stirring until smooth. Glaze should be pourable, but if it’s too thick, add lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches desired consistency. Pour half of glaze over warm cake. Slightly cool for about 30 minutes, then pour remaining glaze over cake and serve.

Find more party planning inspirations for Dessert Recipes
RELATED CONTENT

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Cold Peppermint 'Hot Chocolate' Cocktail Link to image gallery. Who says hot chocolate needs to be warm? This delicious peppermint chocolate martini is made from hot cocoa mix. Perfect for the holiday season! »
#merryandbright

Use the hashtag #merryandbright and join the fun!

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.