Blueberry Lemon Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
1hr
Prep 35 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a heavenly cake. I got the recipe from Bon Appetit (don't remember the month and year) I love the classic combination of lemon and blueberries. The cake itself is very delicate and moist. The frosting is so good that I have used it in a pinch on (heaven forbid) box cake mixes that I've doctored up with extra lemon zest. Presentation is also very nice when you take the time to add the feathery strands of lemon zest and a few blueberries to the top. (I've estimated the active work time. This isn't a hard cake to make, but you do have to have patience)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cake Directions:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F Butter three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides.
  3. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper; butter paper.
  4. Dust pans with flour.
  5. Sift cake flour, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl.
  6. Transfer 1 tablespoon flour mixture to large bowl.
  7. Add fresh blueberries and toss to coat.
  8. Set remaining flour mixture and blueberries aside.
  9. Stir whole milk, vanilla extract, and grated lemon peel in small bowl.
  10. Using electric mixer, beat butter in another large bowl until light and creamy.
  11. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy.
  12. Beat in eggs 1 at a time (mixture will get'rocky' keep beating until well blended).
  13. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk mixture in 3 additions each, just until blended.
  14. Fold in blueberries.
  15. Divide batter equally among pans.
  16. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  17. Cool cakes in pans on racks 10 minutes.
  18. Run knife around pan sides to loosen.
  19. Turn cakes out onto racks to cool completely.
  20. Peel off parchment paper.
  21. Frosting Directions:.
  22. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  23. Gradually beat in powdered sugar.
  24. Beat in lemon peel and vanilla.
  25. Cover and refrigerate until just firm enough to spread, about 30 minutes.
  26. Assembly:.
  27. Transfer 1 cake layer to platter.
  28. Spread 3/4 cup frosting over cake layer.
  29. Top with another cake layer; spread with 3/4 cup frosting.
  30. Top with third cake layer.
  31. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.
  32. (Cake can be prepared up to 1 day ahead of time. Cover with cake dome and refrigerate. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature before continuing).
  33. Garnish cake with lemon peel strips and additional blueberries, if desired, and serve.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful cake that is not very sweet, but the frosting really gives it just the sweet touch it needs. I added about 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to enhance the lemon flavor.