Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake

This Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake recipe is probably my favorite to make. If you love the taste of fresh blueberries, this one is for you!

lemon blueberry loaf cake

I absolutely love making this Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake. And so do my family and friends for that matter. Now you can make it for your family and friends.

lemon blueberry loaf cake

This time around I did a couple of things differently. The first is instead of using your typical loaf pan, I decided to use disposable and recyclable mini loaf pans. I wanted to give a couple of loaves as a gift and these cool pans make it so easy.

lemon blueberry loaf cake

Another way to use this delicious cake batter is to use a bundt pan. Obviously it doesn’t change the flavor of this delicious lemon blueberry cake but if you were to top with a nice lemon glaze. When I think about it, this blueberry loaf cake is similar to my Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake.

Danish Dough Whisk

The second thing I did differently this time was instead of using my stand-mixer or electric beaters, I decided to use my new (to me) Danish Dough Whisks. If you’ve never used a Danish Dough Whisk, you have no idea what you are missing.

lemon blueberry loaf cake

The whisk did a great job with this thick batter. I got quite the workout though because of how thick it was. Next time I might have to go back to my stand-mixer. But these whisks make it easy to fold in blueberries without crushing them!

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

cultured buttermilk blend

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

lemon blueberry loaf cake

A frequently asked question is if you can use frozen blueberries instead of fresh blueberries. The short answer is yes. BUT, you must unthaw them first and let them sit on a paper towel or something similar to get as much of the water out otherwise they will “bleed” inside the cake.

sous chefs checking out this lemon blueberry loaf cake
Sous-Chefs Max and Ginger checking out the final product.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, White Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, Salt, Ground Nutmeg, Buttermilk, Eggs, Canola Oil, Lemon Zest, Vanilla Extract and Fresh Blueberries.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and dust with flour.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Stir just until blended. Gently fold in the fresh blueberries.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  6. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and let cool completely on the rack.

Printable Recipe Card

lemon blueberry loaf cake

Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake

This Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake recipe is probably my favorite to make. If you love the taste of fresh blueberries, this one is for you!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 10 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 373 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • ½ Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Fresh Blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and dust with flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, oil, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Stir just until blended. Gently fold in the fresh blueberries.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Let cool in the pan on a rack 15 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and let cool completely on the rack.

Notes

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 2gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Abby says:

    This lemon blueberry cake is to die for. Very easy to make and so moist. I used a regular loaf pan and it turned out perfectly.