It’s finally starting to look like spring outside! The sun is shining and it doesn’t set until about 7 pm which means summer really is right around the corner.
My kids were cruising around on their scooters outside, albeit with their winter coats on because it was about 28 degrees today. But nothing can dampen my spirits right now that spring is here!
When it comes to baking, nothing says sunshine to me more than the flavor of lemon. And when lemon is paired with bright, juicy blueberries in a lucius bundt cake, it just really brings a smile to my face!
This Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake is perfect for an Easter brunch. Who could resist a slice of this citrusy, moist and tangy piece of goodness.
And with the fresh blueberries, this cake is the perfect fit for our “fruit-a-palooza” series that we have been sharing this past week. Have you seen our other recipes in the series?
We started with this decadent breakfast treat, Bananas Foster French Toast. We then shared a perfect fresh salad for spring time; Asian Chicken Wonton Salad, complete with fresh, juicy clementines! After our Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake, we will have two more great recipes to give you ideas of how to showcase fruit in your spring cooking and baking.
Make sure you stay tuned because, at the end of our series, we are going to have a Harry and David’s giftbasket giveaway! Complete with fresh fruit, specialty cheese and crackers, and their signature Moose Munch, you really want to make sure you are around for your chance to win!!
I hope you are enjoying your spring with your family, no matter what the weather is like. And I hope you are finding plenty of ways to enjoy fresh fruit in your culinary creations like this lucius Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake! Happy Spring!! 🙂
- 1 c. unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
- 1 3/4 c. sugar
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 t. vanilla
- 4 large eggs
- 2 3/4 c. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 c. lemon juice
- 1/2 c. buttermilk
- 2 c. blueberries
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 2TBLS milk
- 2-3 TBLSP lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large bundt cake with baking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar till smooth. Add the lemon zest, vanilla, and eggs one at a time, mixing each just until incorporated.
- In a medium bowl, strain together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice and buttermilk.
- Starting and ending with the flour mixture, add the flour mixture alternatively with the buttermilk mixture and blend after each addition just until incorporated. Do NOT overmix or the cake will be tough. Carefully, fold in the blueberries.
- Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and spread until smooth.
- Bake for 60 minutes. Sides should be golden brown and the cake should no longer jiggle and a toothpick should come out clean. Do NOT over bake.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes before you invert it carefully on a serving plate.
Try these other cake recipes:
Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
This cake is so pretty it just brings a smile to my face — I love that pop of blueberries and the freshness of lemon! I’m so happy that blueberries are back in season, and this cake is the perfect way to use some up. 🙂
YOu know what, I always feel that way too when lemon is involved!! Have a great spring!!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
I love, love, love, love, love the look of this cake! If this is not springtime fresh, I don’t know what is – blueberries and lemon? Bring them on! And bring the sunshine with it! Swoon! Pinned!
I definitely need more sunshine in my life!! Lemons always bring it for me! 🙂 Thanks for the pin Kristi!!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Blueberry and Lemon totally scream spring to me and I want summer now! So I’ll just sit and wait and burrow my sorrows in this cake as it snows!
I agree Julie! I could totally skip spring and move on to summer right now but until then…..bring on the lemons!! 🙂
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
Blueberry and lemon is such a springtime flavor combo – love it! And I especially love how many blueberries are dotted throughout each slice. The more the merrier for me when it comes to blueberries! 🙂
I so agree Alyssa! When blueberries are at their juiciest right now, I just want to add them to everything!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing with us at Marvelous Monday! I love this flavor combo – pinned and sharing on G+
Thanks so much for the pin and share Deb! I LOVE Marvelous Monday!! 🙂
I absolutely adore bundt cakes- I recently made my first bundt and it was fab! Been waiting until Spring to make a blueberry & lemon version- so definitely will give your recipe a go!
Thanks Jessica. I’m glad your first bundt turned out great!! 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
When spring comes around, one of the first things I start craving is lemon. This cake just screams spring, and looks gorgeous too!
Thanks so much for the nice compliments Natalie!! 🙂
Alison Moore Smith says
I have this strange oddity. I don’t like bread or cake with “stuff” in them, meaning bread or cake with nuts, fruit, chunks or blobs or anything. The rare exception is chocolate (which is grand in ANY form) and my mom’s chocolate zucchini cake, where the zucchini is so finely grated that it disintegrates and just makes a super moist cake.
However, there is something about the blueberry WITH the lemon that tells me I would love this recipe. And I KNOW my family would love it. Thank you!
That’s funny Alison! I am actually normally like that too when thinking about a completely frosted layer cake. But i think of this bundt more as like a coffee cake/ pound cake, and the blueberries in it are smooth and taste amazing!! Blueberry+Lemon is quite simply amazing!! 🙂
Lemon and blueberry is such a good combo! And I always love the way bundt cakes look – this looks perfect for easter too!
Thank you so much Ashley!! 🙂
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
I love blueberries!! This bundt cake looks so moist and soft. Love the pictures too 🙂
Thank you Zainab!! 🙂
Yay for spring 🙂 Love blueberries and lemon together so perfect for welcoming spring 🙂 This bundt cake looks gorgeous – love how moist it looks and the blueberries looks so plump and pretty!
Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker says
Such a beautiful fresh and bright cake. Pinned
Thank you for the pin Rochelle! 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I’ll pray that the sun continues to shine for you! We’re finally getting rain. 🙂
LOVE this cake, it’s so gorgeous! Pinned!
I’ll take all the prayers for sunshine that you can give me!! Glad you are getting much needed rain in your neck of the woods. Thank you for the pin Dorothy!
Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen says
I just made a bundt cake yesterday too! Your blueberry lemon cake turned out beautiful!
Bundt cakes are fun aren’t they?! Thanks for the compliment Kristi!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Blueberry and lemon is one of my favorite flavor combinations Renee! This cake looks fabulous! Pinned!
Thanks so much Trish!! 🙂
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
Renee, don’t you just love the sound of kids being outside on their bikes and scooters! We’ve even been riding our bikes to school… I get on mine and ride with him. But, not today. Snow, happened. Springtime in Utah.
I have got to make this. I have about 4 bundt pans, I think. I’ve lost count. But, I LOVE making bundt cakes! This one is going to my favorite to DEVOUR! Pinning and sharing on G+. 🙂
I’m SO with you about the sounds of spring Gloria! Especially after this crazy winter!! I love that you have four bundt pans!! Thanks so much Gloria for the pin and share!! 🙂
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
Love a blueberry and lemon combo! It’s so refreshing and definitely key flavors for spring. 🙂 This looks delicious! Happy Spring!
Happy spring Tina! And thanks so much for the kind words!! 🙂
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
I love the sound of this cake – it looks so springy! And the flavor must be gorgeous too. Yay for all lemony things! xx
Thank you Consuelo! I hope you are enjoying spring!! 🙂
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
This looks like the perfect cake to celebrate sunshine being here. Love the bright colors and it looks amazing!!!
Thanks so much Jocelyn! I am so ready for sunshine in my life!! 🙂
Wow, this bundt cake screams spring! Love all the flavors of the delicious recipe 🙂 Thank you for linking up at Moonlight and Mason Jars, pinning <3
Thank you so much Audra for the kind words!! 🙂
Such a gorgeous cake, so perfect for spring! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Thank you Karly! 🙂
Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says
What a beauty Renee! My two favourite flavours combined – plus I love a good bundt cake!
Thank you Jessica! 🙂
I just made this and have never felt compelled to write a review until now. This was fabulous! Keys were not to over mix or over bake, and it was rich and moist and delicious. I can’t stop eating it. Thank you for a flavorful and perfect dessert/coffee snack. This gets 4 stars in my recipe box. (I bake 3-4 hours a day, so I am not easily impressed!)
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! I am so glad you enjoyed my recipe and that it worked so well for you! This really made my day!! 🙂
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
What a beautiful cake! I love anything with blueberries, and that lemony glaze sounds delicious. Thanks for a tasty recipe!
What a gorgeous cake! Blueberries and lemon are one my favorite flavor combination this time of year and I could definitely go for a slice (or two) of this pretty cake!
Thank you Sarah! I agree. Lemon and blueberries just make me feel fresh!!
Jennifer A. says
Ok, I may have had too much wine but the recipe does not tell you when to incorporate the blueberries. Help! I suppose they go in last, right before pouring into pan.
Hmmm, yes. That would be an important step wouldn’t it!! 😉
Thank you SO much for letting me know that actually including the blueberries is not in the recipe!! Funny thing is; I’ve had a few people make this already and no one even noticed!! Yes, they get folded into the batter as the last step! Thanks again, I now included it in the recipe!! Enjoy that wine! And I hope the cake turns out wonderful!! 🙂
Jennifer A. says
Looking forward to enjoying this gorgeous thing tomorrow. Thanks for confirming I am not crazy! Happy Easter.
Ha, ha!! I hope you enjoy the cake and your Easter as well!! 🙂
I made this cake last night and it turned out really good. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.
So glad it worked well for you meli!! 🙂