Buttermilk Blueberry Cake Recipe

Buttermilk Blueberry Cake Recipe

How To Make Buttermilk Blueberry Cake

This blueberry cake is made even more flavorful with buttermilk and a hint of lemon zest, baked into a soft and moist dessert.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Cool Time: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • cupsall-purpose flour,scoop and level to measure
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened
  • 1cupgranulated sugar,divided
  • 1tsplemon zest
  • 2large eggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ¾cupbuttermilk
  • 2cupsfresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan, line the bottom with a round of parchment paper and butter parchment.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Measure out 1½ tablespoon of the sugar and set aside for sprinkling over cake.

  4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together the remaining sugar with butter and lemon zest until pale and fluffy.

  5. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract.

  6. Add in ⅓ of the flour and mix just until combined. Then mix in ½ the buttermilk mixing just until combined, repeat process once more.

  7. Add in the last ⅓ of flour and mix just until combined. Fold in blueberries.

  8. Pour batter into prepared pan, spread into an even layer, then sprinkle sugar that was set aside evenly over top.

  9. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out free of batter.

  10. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen and remove the pan ring.

  11. Let cool for at least 20 minutes on a wire rack before slicing and serving. Cool completely if serving with topping.


  • Calories: 334.16kcal
  • Fat: 13.25g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.85g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.82g
  • Fiber: 1.55g
  • Sugar: 29.93g
  • Protein: 5.15g
  • Cholesterol: 77.92mg
  • Sodium: 300.21mg
  • Calcium: 128.20mg
  • Potassium: 110.67mg
  • Iron: 1.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 121.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.14mg
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