This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is about to make you the most popular guest at the party. It’s also about to guarantee that you’ll never be allowed to bring any other dessert to a party again.

The best lemon blueberry bundt cake with icing

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Once your friends take a bite of this sunshine-bright, supremely moist, and oh-so-second (and third)-sliceable beauty of a bundt, they will absolutely insist. I promise you won’t mind.

Since I already have a recipe on my site for what I will brazenly claim is the best Lemon Cake on the planet, it was important to me that today’s lemon cake felt different from the first.

  • Both cakes are moist.
  • Both have what I can only describe as the ideal amount of lemon: enough to taste like a bright, refreshing ray of sunshine (like these Lemon Bars); not so much the lemon overpowers your dessert experience.
  • Both are tender, buttery, and worth your time to make.

The key differentiators of today’s lemon blueberry bundt cake are the texture of the cake’s crumb and its ease to make.

You don’t need to make lemon blueberry bundt cake with box mix to have an impressive dessert that comes together fast.

The batter takes 20 minutes to mix (fewer if you are an experienced baker), and the shape of the cake itself is in your favor.

While my first lemon cake is not difficult, as with any layer cake, it requires a little patience and assembly.

With a bundt cake, the batter goes in the pan, the pan goes in the oven, and BOOM. That’s it. Bundt cake bliss.

Easy lemon blueberry bundt cake with icing

Well, almost it. I couldn’t resist drizzling the top of the cake with a lemon buttermilk glaze. I loved that the glaze was light, not too sweet, and let the cake shine.

5 Star Review

“This is the yummiest lemon blueberry cake I’ve ever tasted ! It’s so moist and fluffy and so easy to make! It has that perfect tang, the blueberries even everything out!”

— Anette —

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Making moist lemon blueberry bundt cake with sour cream is the traditional method.

In this recipe (and in my equally delicious Buttermilk Cake), I swapped the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt. You won’t notice the difference a bit!

In my opinion, what makes a good bundt cake is exceptional flavor, a tender crumb, and a crowd-pleasing presentation.

This easy lemon blueberry bundt cake delivers on all fronts!


The Ingredients

  • Blueberries. Juicy blueberries are the star of this stunning cake. They add beautiful color, scrumptious sweetness, and nutritional benefits.

Substitution Tip

If you’d like to make a lemon bundt cake with raspberries, you can swap them for the blueberries.

  • Butter + Greek Yogurt. Instead of making a lemon blueberry bundt cake with oil, I made a lemon blueberry bundt cake with yogurt and butter. These two ingredients are essential for rich flavor, tanginess, and the perfect cake texture.
  • Sugar. For sweetness and to keep the cake moist.
  • Flour. All-purpose flour helps give this cake the perfect light and fluffy texture.

Substitution Tip

For a gluten free lemon blueberry bundt cake, swap the all-purpose flour for a GF 1:1 all-purpose flour substitution blend like this one. The baking time may need to be extended by a few minutes. (You may also enjoy my Almond Flour Cake, which has a delightful hint of lemon.)

  • Baking Powder + Baking Soda. We need both in this recipe to ensure our cake rises and becomes perfectly fluffy.
  • Buttermilk. Making a lemon blueberry bundt cake with buttermilk creates a tender cake crumb and adds a bit of pleasant tang.
  • Lemon Zest. Bright, lemony goodness that pairs wonderfully with the blueberries.

The Directions

  1. Use a stand mixer to cream the butter and yogurt together. Add the sugar and salt. Beat in the eggs.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Alternately add the dry and wet ingredients. Mix in the lemon zest.
  3. Coat a bundt pan in nonstick spray. Transfer part of the batter to the pan, then sprinkle some blueberries on top. Repeat.
  4. Bake—about 45 to 55 minutes is how long it takes to bake a bundt cake at 350 degrees F.
  5. Unmold the cake on the cooling rack and let cool completely.
  6. Whisk the glaze ingredients together. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. DIG IN!
A sliced dessert made with fruit

Storage Tips

  • How Do You Store a Lemon Blueberry Cake? Cover and refrigerate leftover cake for up to 4 days. 
  • What’s the Best Way to Freeze Cake? Wrap cake tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Lemon blueberry bundt cake with buttermilk

What to Serve with Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Lemon blueberry bundt cake with yogurt

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make this Recipe into Cupcakes?

Yes, this recipe can also be used to make lemon cupcakes. See the recipe notes below for tips and baking instructions.

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries in this Cake?

Just as you can add frozen blueberries to cake mix, you can also use them in this homemade cake. Do not thaw them before adding them to the cake. The frozen blueberries may “dye” parts of the batter blue. So, your cake may look different, but it will still taste delicious!

How Do I Keep My Bundt Cake from Sticking?

If you’ve had issues with bundt cakes sticking in the past, there’s a 99.9% chance it is your pan. There are an array of things (abrasive sponges, dishwashers, and more) that can damage the nonstick coating on your pan, making it easier for things to stick to it. Additionally, I’ve found that it’s best to wait to grease the pan until just before you add the batter. You’ll see that step noted in the recipe directions below, along with several other helpful specifics.

Super Moist Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake. BEST LEMON CAKE RECIPE! Fluffy and bursting with lemon flavor and fresh blueberries. Easy and impressive, this is one of our favorite desserts!

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

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Super moist Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake. Fluffy, bursting with lemon and fresh blueberries, and topped with lemon glaze. Easy and impressive!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Servings: 12 to 16 slices (1 cake)

Ingredients
  

For the Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick) at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup well-shaken, low-fat buttermilk at room temperature
  • Zest of 2 medium lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries optional (see notes if using frozen)

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (check your oven racks to make sure they are positioned so that you have enough room for the cake). Set out a 10- to 12-cup nonstick Bundt cake pan but do not grease it (yet!).
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and Greek yogurt on medium speed until beginning to turn smooth, about 20 seconds. Add the sugar and beat 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl, then add the salt. Beat 1 additional minute until fluffy and lightened in color.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, stopping to scrape down the bowl once or twice to make sure the ingredients are combining evenly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing on low speed just until the flour disappears. Add 1/2 of the buttermilk, beating on low to incorporate, then the second 1/3 of the flour mixture, the remaining buttermilk, then the last 1/3 of the flour mixture, beating just until the flour disappears and the ingredients are blended. The batter will look a little shaggy by should not have any large lumps. On low speed or by hand, mix in the lemon zest (I like to zest my lemons right over the mixing bowl to catch every last precious bit of the zest).
  • Thoroughly grease the bundt pan with nonstick spray (I don’t recommend adding flour as it puts a funny coating on the cake. If you’d like to be extra double sure it doesn’t stick, dust the cake lightly with almond flour or a different nut flour). Spoon 1/4 of batter into the prepared pan, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the blueberries. Add the next 1/4 of the batter and sprinkle with the next 1/3 of the blueberries. Continue alternating the cake and berries, ending with the batter. With a spoon or spatula, gently level the cake batter and smooth the top.
  • Bake the cake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If you are using a dark pan, check at the 40-minute mark as the cake will bake more quickly.
  • Remove the cake from the oven. Immediately run a thin knife carefully between cake and pan all around the edge to loosen it. Place the pan upside down on a cooling rack. If the cake immediately drops out of the pan onto the rack, remove the pan. If the cake doesn’t drop onto the rack, let it rest for 5 minutes upside down in the pan, then carefully lift the pan off the cake. If the cake STILL feels like it's sticking, give it another 5 minutes upside down, then very gently shake the pan back and forth to loosen and remove it. Let cool completely on the rack.
  • While the cake cools, prepare the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and buttermilk until smooth. If you desire a thicker glaze, add a bit more powdered sugar until your desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over the cooled cake. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

  • TO USE FROZEN BLUEBERRIES: If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw them before adding them to the cake. Be warned that frozen berries tend to “dye” parts of the batter blue. While your cake will look different, it will still taste delicious!
  • TO USE RASPBERRIES: Blueberries can be swapped for the same amount of raspberries.
  • TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE: Substitute a GF 1:1 all-purpose flour substitution blend like this one. Baking time may need to be extended by a few minutes.
  • TO MAKE YOUR OWN BUTTERMILK: If you’d like to make your own buttermilk, mix 1 cup 2% or whole milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar. Let sit 5 minutes, stir, then use in the recipe as directed.
  • I do not recommend any substitutions for the sugar or butter or reducing their amounts, as they are key to giving the cake its wonderful texture.
  • TO MAKE CUPCAKES: This recipe can also be used to make 20 lemon cupcakes! Bake in a lightly greased muffin pan (or line the pan with papers and lightly grease the papers). Use 1/4 cupfuls of batter and bake for 22 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. If you’d like to add the blueberries too, toss them with 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour first, then add them to the batter with the lemon zest, discarding any excess flour that gathers at the bottom of the bowl.
  • TO STORE: Cover and refrigerate leftover cake for up to 4 days. 
  • TO FREEZE: Wrap cake tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 12)Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 76mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 333IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg

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  1. Very moist and tender bundt cake! Nice balance of lemon and blueberry. I served it to my 92 yr old parents with ice cream for Mothers day and it went over well. I sliced the remainder and put it in the freezer for when I just want a slice. Regarding some readers who have difficulty with bundt cake sticking to the pan—- try spraying the bundt cake pan with non stick spray then using granulated sugar instead of flour to coat the pan. Be sure the sugar totally covers the pan. After taking it out of the oven loosen the edges with a dull knife and allow to sit for 10 min before releasing the cake. The sugar leaves a little crust on the cake and it has worked for me every time. Thank you for the recipe!5 stars

  2. Came out very nice and fluffy – image is attached (https://i.postimg.cc/k50Zcrh4/IMG-0628.jpg).
    Mine also did not come out of the pan without tearing it up – but was able to salvage it eventually.5 stars

  3. I was looking for a lemon bundt cake recipe and came across yours. Was immediately drawn to the design, as I also have the same cake pan. All the ingredientes were just what I was looking for and more. The only changes I made was to add 1Tbs of fresh lemon juice to the batter. For the glaze I doubled the amounts added some lemon zest and reserved 2Tbs of the powder sugar to dust the cake with after glazing. This cake is enjoyed all year round living here in sunny South Florida. Just last weekend I made this delicious fluffy moist bundt cake for a pool party. Again it was a huge hit with all ages. My sister-inlaw could not resist and cut into this cake. When I returned to the kitchen several party goers were eating lemon blueberry bundt cake before the pizza arrived.
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    Thank you Erin

    A tip in not having the cake stick to the pan is to make a non stick paste. This is made by combining equal amounts of flour with solid vegtable shortening, then wisking in vegetable oil. Brush this paste mixture to your pan just before adding batter. Once removed from the oven let cool on a rack for about 15min. Run a pairing knife around edge, flip over and let cool for about 20min. Then just lift pan.

    Also a good rule of thumb is to read about how altitude & humidity effects baking. I weigh my ingredients instead of measuring. For example, King Arthur unbleached AP flour is 120 grams = 1 cup. Best is to download an ingredient weight chart, different ingredients and brands vary.5 stars

    1. Hi Roger, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the cake! Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and tips too.

  4. Can you tell me what I DID WRONG ALL THE BLUE BERRY WENT TO THE BOTTOM and stuck to the bottom of the pan this was the 1st time I made a cake from scratch thank you the cake was good but it was a mess

    1. Hi Annmarie, I’m so sorry this recipe was frustrating for you! I have not had this issue before, but this article offers some tips that may be helpful to you. I’m happy to hear the flavors turned out well otherwise!

  5. THe tipe on how to take the cake out the pan was helpful but why would the blueberry sink to the bottom

    1. Hi Ann, I’m not sure exactly what might’ve happened since I wasn’t in the kitchen with you. However, you could try to toss your blueberries with a little flour before adding to the batter next time. This will help them stay up in the batter. I hope this helps!

    1. Kari, I am afraid the eggs are quite essential to this recipe, as they make the cake fluffy and rise. I’d suggest looking at some of my vegan recipes for egg-free options: https://www.wellplated.com/category/recipes-by-diet/vegan/. These almond flour cookies are an egg-free dessert that’s great! https://www.wellplated.com/almond-flour-cookies/

  6. Hi Ms. Erin,

    Just got your Well Plated cookbook & I am LOVING IT!!! I have been reading through many of your online recipes as well, but haven’t been able to find a non dairy substitute for when your recipes require nonfat plain Greek yogurt. May you please offer any recommendations : ) ???

    Thank you in advance!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

    1. I’m SO happy that you’re enjoying the cookbook, Angelisa!! It can depend on the specific recipe, but most of the time a plain non-dairy yogurt will work as a swap.

  7. This is the yummiest lemon blueberry cake I’ve ever tasted ! It’s so moist and fluffy and so easy to make! It has that perfect tang, the blueberries even everything out ! Love love . Thankyou Erin Clarke for the recipe5 stars

  8. Oh my goodness again! I just made this and it turned out just as you described! I used butter to grease my pan and it came out first time and straight away. Another delicious winner- thank you!5 stars

  9. Great recipe !!!loved the use of Greek yougurt – had some delicious blueberries just picked up and was a hit with the family !! Your pan is so fun ! Just had the “normal”Bundt – still fantastic just not as pretty 😉!5 stars

  10. My now 3 yr old has been telling me he wanted a blueberry birthday cake for the past 4 months. No exaggeration. This cake was perfect! I omitted the lemon zest and added a splash of vanilla. With cream cheese frosting it was like a decadent blueberry muffin. Thanks for making his big day extra special!

    Next time I’m making it for me WITH the lemon. Yummmm5 stars

    1. Hi Rose Ann, I’ve only used a bundt pan for this cake. If you decide to experiment with something else, I’d love to know how it goes!

  11. Good, moist cake but could use more lemons and blueberries for flavor. Most of my blueberries sunk to the bottom and top of the cake felt doughy.4 stars

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