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Lemon blueberry pound cake

Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 16 servings


  • Bundt or Tube Pan


  • 3 cups all purpose flour (plus extra for dusting pan and blueberries)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries washed and dried


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Prepare a 10" tube or bundt pan by greasing, throughly, and dusting well with powder. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in lemon juice and zest and beat well. Scrape down bowl to make sure all ingredients are well combined.
  • With mixer on low speed, add in 1/2 of dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add in half of buttermilk, and mix until just combined. Repeat.
  • Toss blueberries in flour to coat, then gently fold into the cake batter. Scoop batter into prepared pan. Bake for approximately 65-75 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into cake comes out clean, and cake bounces back when lightly pressed.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then use a spatula or knife to gently loosen the cake from the sides of the pan. Then allow cake to continue to cool for approximately 10 minutes. Once cooled, invert cake onto a cake plate or pan. Allow to cool completely.
  • To make frosting, combine frosting ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Drizzle over cake.
  • Store tightly covered.


Frosting can easily be made thicker, or thinner. 
For thicker frosting, add additional powdered sugar, a tablespoon at a time. 
For thinner frosting, add additional lemon juice 1-2 teaspoons at a time. 


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 447IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg