Monday, May 14, 2012

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake

Happy Mother's Day to all those awesome Mom's out there! Especially my awesome Mom, Barbara! We had an awesome brunch at my sister's house and I of course brought this luscious cake. I saw this recipe a few months ago, but was waiting for blueberries to get more in season than the dead of the winter. This cake is the perfect addition to any summer brunch or party. The brightness of the lemon and tons of plump blueberries made me feel like summer was right around the corner. Thank God. I'm sick of winter.

Not to "toot my own horn", but everyone loved this cake. It is super moist and the lemon zest and blueberries make it really light and airy. You could probably use any berries you like. Maybe even a mixture of raspberries and blackberries? Yum. Make sure that when you make this cake to toss the blueberries in flour. When you coat the blueberries in flour they won't sink to the bottom and make your cake soggy. The recipe I used is from Alexandra's Kitchen. If you want something that is simple and delicious to bring to someone's house or to make for breakfast for your family, you need to try this cake. 

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake

Look how many blueberries are in there!!!

Serves 6-8
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon
7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar**
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup buttermilk
* 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the blueberries.

4. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.


I will leave you with a pic of my Grandma ( who is 99!!!) and my mom from Mother's Day! What did you all do for Mother's Day??? 


  1. Hi, this blueberry lemon breakfast cake looks wonderful, but where you hooked and reeled me in was the cheddar & jalapeno corn bread. I love cooking, but my specialties are grilling, smoking, and barbecue. I also enjoy dutch oven cooking and I love baking bread and making pizza. It's a guy thing. I'm your newest follower # 152.
    Please accept my invitation to visit and hopefully to follow my blog, too. Steve

    1. wow Steve!! Your blog is awesome. You do everything well that I can't do at all! I do love grilling, but you have taken it to a whole new level!Glad you found my blog and glad I found yours!

  2. I love the family photo at the bottom! It's very cool to have generations like that! And if they cook like you, I'm coming for a family dinner!

    1. lol they totally do. I learned alot from them. Can I also say.. how impressed I was that you broke down a whole chicken!!!

  3. What a fabulous recipe, this looks absolutely delicious! And what a sweet picture of you ladies! :)

    1. Awww thanks Kelly!! It was so delish! :)

  4. What a lovely photo. I'm glad you had a happy mother's day. I love these types of simple blueberry cakes. Delicious!

  5. I agree, what a lovely photo of you with your mom and grandma!! Lemon and blueberries are two of my favourites and together, yum!