With a hint of lemon and fresh blueberries, this easy Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake recipe is a delicious dessert for any time of the year.

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Baking with fresh berries is a treat and always results in delightful desserts. Whether it’s strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or any sweet berry, I don’t discriminate. I like them all. And when added to cakes, pies or cobblers, fresh berries really do marvelous things. This Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake is no exception.

Fresh blueberries top this light and lemony Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake that is so very easy to make. A bit of basic cake mixing is all that is required, then spread the fresh blueberries on top and sprinkle with a smidgen of brown sugar for a slight added crunch and that is it! This cake is so simple, yet oh so delicious. It’s a cake perfect for any gathering and would shine at a baby or bridal shower or afternoon tea.

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I’ve baked this cake recipe in both an iron skillet and a 9-inch round. While I do prefer baking this cake in an iron skillet, as it lends a more crispy edge similar to a muffin (I do like crispy edges), 9-inch round cake pans are so easy to work with. And if you do have multiple 9-inch round cake pans, it is very simple to make a couple of cakes at one time if feeding a larger group. I’ve served this Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake straight out of the pan, but if you do want to transfer it to a cake stand or platter, make sure to let it cool completely.

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Serve this delicious Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake topped with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, and even more fresh blueberries for a delightful dessert for any occasion throughout the year.

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake Recipe | shewearsmanyhats.com

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This easy light lemony cake topped with fresh blueberries is nice for serving with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


  • 6 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 12 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325-degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round 2-inches tall cake pan or a 9-inch oven-proof skillet with deep sides.
  2. Beat softened butter, granulated sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon on medium for 4 minutes, until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, beat for 1 minute on medium, stopping at least once to scrape down bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Alternate gradually adding flour mixture and buttermilk to batter mixture. Mix until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into greased pan. Spread batter evenly. Top with blueberries. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly on top.
  5. Bake at 325-degrees F until tooth pick or cake tester comes out clean, about 50-55 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cake plate or serve straight from pan.

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